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 Background: Netherlands Wealth 2016 129.2 15,739.2 121.8 26.8
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1 Assets 2016 129.2 18,953.4 146.6 33.0
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.1 Financial assets 2016 125.7 7,567.7 60.2 14.8
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 125.6 4,867.0 38.7 13.7
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.1.2. Securities 2016 13.8 2,700.7 196.0 25.8
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.2. Real estate 2016 46.1 8,627.0 187.2 145.0
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 44.8 7,711.3 172.3 140.0
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 6.8 915.7 133.9 64.0
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 3.2 1,807.9 558.7 30.9
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.5 Other assets 2016 29.5 950.9 32.2 4.4
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 2 Liabilities 2016 48.0 3,214.3 67.0 23.8
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 25.8 2,023.7 78.5 54.4
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 2.3 Other loans 2016 31.6 1,190.6 37.7 1.7
Male Background: Netherlands Wealth 2016 62.1 8,536.8 137.6 35.9
Male Background: Netherlands 1 Assets 2016 62.1 10,493.4 169.1 61.3
Male Background: Netherlands 1.1 Financial assets 2016 60.3 3,718.3 61.6 14.6
Male Background: Netherlands 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 60.3 2,273.2 37.7 13.4
Male Background: Netherlands 1.1.2. Securities 2016 7.6 1,445.1 189.7 23.6
Male Background: Netherlands 1.2. Real estate 2016 26.9 4,819.7 179.2 138.0
Male Background: Netherlands 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 26.2 4,278.2 163.4 132.0
Male Background: Netherlands 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 4.2 541.5 129.2 70.0
Male Background: Netherlands 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 2.1 1,437.3 680.9 33.5
Male Background: Netherlands 1.5 Other assets 2016 15.8 518.1 32.7 5.0
Male Background: Netherlands 2 Liabilities 2016 26.3 1,956.7 74.4 27.7
Male Background: Netherlands 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 15.3 1,237.1 80.6 54.0
Male Background: Netherlands 2.3 Other loans 2016 16.5 719.5 43.6 1.8
Female Background: Netherlands Wealth 2016 67.2 7,202.4 107.2 21.8
Female Background: Netherlands 1 Assets 2016 67.2 8,460.0 125.9 24.8
Female Background: Netherlands 1.1 Financial assets 2016 65.4 3,849.3 58.9 15.0
Female Background: Netherlands 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 65.3 2,593.8 39.7 14.0
Female Background: Netherlands 1.1.2. Securities 2016 6.2 1,255.6 203.8 29.3
Female Background: Netherlands 1.2. Real estate 2016 19.2 3,807.3 198.3 156.0
Female Background: Netherlands 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 18.6 3,433.1 184.9 152.8
Female Background: Netherlands 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 2.6 374.2 141.3 55.0
Female Background: Netherlands 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 1.1 370.5 329.4 26.3
Female Background: Netherlands 1.5 Other assets 2016 13.7 432.8 31.6 3.7
Female Background: Netherlands 2 Liabilities 2016 21.7 1,257.6 58.0 18.3
Female Background: Netherlands 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 10.4 786.6 75.3 54.5
Female Background: Netherlands 2.3 Other loans 2016 15.1 471.0 31.2 1.7
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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.

Changes as of 17 September 2020:
The figures for 2016 are depicted as final, without any update. A more recent version of the source data was not available, therefore the last received source data was used to make 2016 figures final.

When will new figures be published?
New figures about 2017 and 2018 will be published in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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.