Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics

Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics

Sex Characteristics households persons Components of wealth Periods Number of deceased persons (x 1 000) Inherited wealth Total inherited wealth (million euros) Inherited wealth Mean inherited wealth (1,000 euros) Inherited wealth Median inherited wealth (1,000 euros)
Total male and female Total persons Wealth 2018* 152.6 18,593.3 121.8 24.8
Total male and female Total persons 1 Assets 2018* 152.6 22,277.3 146.0 30.4
Total male and female Total persons 1.1 Financial assets 2018* 148.6 8,624.8 58.0 14.0
Total male and female Total persons 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2018* 148.5 5,653.5 38.1 13.1
Total male and female Total persons 1.1.2. Securities 2018* 15.0 2,971.3 198.7 30.5
Total male and female Total persons 1.2. Real estate 2018* 53.7 10,804.7 201.0 155.0
Total male and female Total persons 1.2.1 Principal residence 2018* 52.2 9,808.1 187.9 151.2
Total male and female Total persons 1.2.2 Other real estate 2018* 7.4 996.6 134.9 61.5
Total male and female Total persons 1.3 Enterprise capital 2018* 3.8 1,821.7 476.0 26.9
Total male and female Total persons 1.5 Other assets 2018* 35.3 1,026.0 29.1 3.9
Total male and female Total persons 2 Liabilities 2018* 55.0 3,684.0 66.9 27.3
Total male and female Total persons 2.1 Principal residence loans 2018* 30.5 2,382.3 78.1 56.7
Total male and female Total persons 2.3 Other loans 2018* 34.7 1,301.7 37.5 1.8
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2016 are final. The figures for 2017 and 2018 are preliminary.

Changes as of December 2020:
Figures for 2017 and 2018 are added.
The category "Standardized income: unknown" was not in the correct order in the selection "Characteristics of households and persons". This has now been placed under the category "Standardized income 10th 10% group".
This move has no consequences for the figures.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the second half of 2021.

Description topics

Number of deceased persons
Number of deceased persons from the population on the 1st of January of the year.
Inherited wealth
Total inherited wealth
Total inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Mean inherited wealth
Mean inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Median inherited wealth
Median inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Ranking households according to their wealth, the median is equal to the wealth of the central household. Half of the households possess more wealth, the other half has less.