Wealth distribution of households; National Accounts

Wealth distribution of households; National Accounts

Characteristics of households Periods Total amount Assets Currency and deposits (million euros) Average amount Assets Currency and deposits (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Assets Currency and deposits (1,000 euro) Share in total net worth Assets Currency and deposits (%)
Total 2019* 428,800 52.9 35.1 12.0
Disposable income: 1st 20%-group 2019* 40,325 24.9 19.4 18.3
Disposable income: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 52,527 32.4 23.1 15.6
Disposable income: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 73,779 45.5 28.8 12.2
Disposable income: 4th 20%-group 2019* 94,934 58.6 35.6 11.2
Disposable income: 5th 20%-group 2019* 167,235 103.1 63.2 10.7
Type: Single man 2019* 44,931 31.1 31.1 12.9
Type: Single woman 2019* 56,226 36.8 36.8 15.0
Type: One-parent family 2019* 17,731 32.5 19.7 12.7
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 2019* 134,783 70.0 31.2 11.9
Type: Couple, no children 2019* 155,977 72.1 47.4 10.7
Other types of households 2019* 19,152 38.1 26.1 18.5
Source of income: mixed income 2019* 80,027 98.6 60.6 11.3
Source of income: compensation of employ 2019* 202,002 48.8 29.3 12.0
Source of income: old age benefits 2019* 130,900 63.7 50.8 12.4
Source of income: other 2019* 15,871 14.4 11.1 12.6
Main earner: to 35 years 2019* 31,657 18.6 13.9 20.2
Main earner: 35 to 50 years 2019* 92,878 47.1 26.5 13.3
Main earner: 50 to 65 years 2019* 147,919 67.2 41.3 10.0
Main earner: 65 years or older 2019* 156,346 70.2 54.7 12.6
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 2019* 347,447 79.9 47.5 11.2
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 2019* 9,285 7.2 5.5 12.2
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 2019* 64,184 30.4 22.8 17.2
Home ownership: Other 2019* 7,884 22.1 20.3 32.1
Net worth: 1st 20%-group 2019* 12,190 7.5 6.0 -58.0
Net worth: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 26,817 16.5 12.3 19.9
Net worth: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 56,378 34.8 22.2 14.3
Net worth: 4th 20%-group 2019* 94,977 58.6 35.3 11.5
Net worth: 5th 20%-group 2019* 238,438 147.1 85.9 10.7
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table describes the wealth distribution of the sector households in the national accounts over different household groups. Households are identified by main source of income, living situation, household composition, age classes of the head of the household, income class by 20% groups, and net worth class by 20% groups.

Data available from: 2015.

Status of the figures:
Data of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of September 10th 2021:
The figures of 2015-2018 are revised, because national accounts figures are changed due to the revision policy of Statistics Netherlands. For 2018 also microdata are added that were not available before. Results for 2019 are added to the table.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be released in September 2022.

Description topics

Total amount
Assets
Assets are possessions of households. Up to and including 2010 these data concern the households sector including the non-profit institutions serving households. From 2011 onwards these NPISH are no longer included.
Currency and deposits
Currency is notes and coins that are issued or authorised by monetary authorities. Deposits are standardised, non-negotiable contracts with the public at large, offered by deposit-taking corporations and, in some cases, by central government as debtors, and allowing the placement and the later withdrawal of the principal amount by the creditor. Deposits usually involve the debtor giving back the full principal amount to the investor.
Average amount
Amount per household.
Assets
Assets are possessions of households. Up to and including 2010 these data concern the households sector including the non-profit institutions serving households. From 2011 onwards these NPISH are no longer included.
Currency and deposits
Currency is notes and coins that are issued or authorised by monetary authorities. Deposits are standardised, non-negotiable contracts with the public at large, offered by deposit-taking corporations and, in some cases, by central government as debtors, and allowing the placement and the later withdrawal of the principal amount by the creditor. Deposits usually involve the debtor giving back the full principal amount to the investor.
Standardised amount
Amount per household converted to a single-person household.
Assets
Assets are possessions of households. Up to and including 2010 these data concern the households sector including the non-profit institutions serving households. From 2011 onwards these NPISH are no longer included.
Currency and deposits
Currency is notes and coins that are issued or authorised by monetary authorities. Deposits are standardised, non-negotiable contracts with the public at large, offered by deposit-taking corporations and, in some cases, by central government as debtors, and allowing the placement and the later withdrawal of the principal amount by the creditor. Deposits usually involve the debtor giving back the full principal amount to the investor.
Share in total net worth
Percentage share in total net worth.
Assets
Assets are possessions of households. Up to and including 2010 these data concern the households sector including the non-profit institutions serving households. From 2011 onwards these NPISH are no longer included.
Currency and deposits
Currency is notes and coins that are issued or authorised by monetary authorities. Deposits are standardised, non-negotiable contracts with the public at large, offered by deposit-taking corporations and, in some cases, by central government as debtors, and allowing the placement and the later withdrawal of the principal amount by the creditor. Deposits usually involve the debtor giving back the full principal amount to the investor.