Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics


This table shows statistics about inherited wealth of deceased people.

The inheritances are made up for all people died, registered from the Dutch population register on January 1st.

Because of the revision of the income statistics, there are differences between 2010 and 2011. From 2007 until 2010 background characteristics of persons represent the situation on the 31st of December in that year. From 2011 onwards characteristics represent the situation on the 1st of January of the given year.

Data available from: 2007.

Status of the figures:

The figures for 2007 to 2015 are final. The figures for 2016 are preliminary.

Changes as of 25 October 2019:
The figures for 2015 are finalized. Figures for 2016 are added.
There is an improved version of the source data. Therefore figures on 2015 are updated.
The publication strategy has been changed. The figures of the most recent year are provisional.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the second half of 2020.

Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics

Sex Characteristics households persons Components of wealth Periods Number of deceased persons (x 1 000) Inherited wealthTotal inherited wealth (million euros) Inherited wealthMean inherited wealth (1,000 euros) Inherited wealthMedian inherited wealth (1,000 euros)
Total male and female Total persons Wealth 2016* 148.2 17,504.4 118.1 23.3
Total male and female Total persons 1 Assets 2016* 148.2 21,115.5 142.4 27.8
Total male and female Total persons 1.1 Financial assets 2016* 143.6 8,567.4 59.7 13.5
Total male and female Total persons 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016* 143.5 5,383.0 37.5 12.6
Total male and female Total persons 1.1.2. Securities 2016* 15.3 3,184.5 207.8 25.8
Total male and female Total persons 1.2. Real estate 2016* 51.3 9,583.8 186.8 144.0
Total male and female Total persons 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016* 49.8 8,565.2 172.0 139.1
Total male and female Total persons 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016* 7.6 1,018.6 134.2 64.5
Total male and female Total persons 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016* 3.6 1,925.6 529.8 26.6
Total male and female Total persons 1.5 Other assets 2016* 32.3 1,038.7 32.2 4.5
Total male and female Total persons 2 Liabilities 2016* 54.9 3,611.1 65.8 22.7
Total male and female Total persons 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016* 29.0 2,289.2 78.9 55.0
Total male and female Total persons 2.3 Other loans 2016* 36.6 1,321.9 36.1 1.6
Source: CBS.
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