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 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
Total male and female Marital status: never married Wealth 2016 15.8 1,810.8 114.5 19.3
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1 Assets 2016 15.8 2,094.3 132.4 24.4
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.1 Financial assets 2016 14.5 1,101.0 76.1 15.8
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 14.4 811.6 56.2 14.5
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.1.2. Securities 2016 1.4 289.4 202.1 40.1
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.2. Real estate 2016 3.6 780.5 214.0 163.0
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 3.5 652.2 186.4 159.9
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 0.5 128.3 236.8 74.2
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.4 102.2 286.3 18.3
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.5 Other assets 2016 4.7 110.6 23.7 3.0
Total male and female Marital status: never married 2 Liabilities 2016 7.0 283.5 40.6 2.9
Total male and female Marital status: never married 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 2.0 205.5 104.1 80.1
Total male and female Marital status: never married 2.3 Other loans 2016 6.0 77.9 12.9 1.4
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership Wealth 2016 60.8 7,804.7 128.3 46.2
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1 Assets 2016 60.8 9,762.9 160.5 88.4
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.1 Financial assets 2016 59.6 3,337.5 56.0 13.3
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 59.5 1,829.6 30.7 12.1
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.1.2. Securities 2016 8.6 1,508.0 175.7 18.3
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.2. Real estate 2016 32.5 5,048.6 155.4 120.8
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 31.8 4,505.3 141.7 116.8
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 4.9 543.3 109.9 64.2
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 2.6 911.2 351.8 22.9
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.5 Other assets 2016 13.3 465.5 35.0 5.6
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 2 Liabilities 2016 27.8 1,958.2 70.4 36.3
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 19.8 1,386.3 70.1 49.6
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 2.3 Other loans 2016 14.4 571.9 39.8 1.6
Total male and female Marital status: widowed Wealth 2016 56.0 6,451.6 115.3 21.1
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1 Assets 2016 56.0 7,338.0 131.1 21.8
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.1 Financial assets 2016 54.8 3,520.6 64.3 16.8
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 54.7 2,388.0 43.7 15.8
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.1.2. Securities 2016 4.4 1,132.6 258.6 41.8
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.2. Real estate 2016 12.0 3,076.5 256.7 209.0
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 11.4 2,798.8 245.0 208.0
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 1.7 277.7 162.8 59.3
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.4 360.0 991.7 157.6
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.5 Other assets 2016 11.9 381.0 31.9 3.5
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 2 Liabilities 2016 14.6 886.4 60.6 7.5
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 4.9 420.8 86.1 60.3
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 2.3 Other loans 2016 12.0 465.6 38.9 2.0
Total male and female Marital status: divorced Wealth 2016 15.6 1,437.3 92.0 5.1
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1 Assets 2016 15.6 1,920.4 122.9 6.5
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.1 Financial assets 2016 14.8 608.4 41.1 4.8
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 14.8 353.8 23.9 4.6
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.1.2. Securities 2016 0.9 254.6 272.6 25.2
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.2. Real estate 2016 3.2 678.1 212.6 170.6
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 3.1 608.9 198.4 169.1
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 0.4 69.2 174.8 77.8
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.3 552.2 1,699.1 10.5
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.5 Other assets 2016 2.4 81.7 34.0 5.0
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 2 Liabilities 2016 5.5 483.0 88.4 10.0
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 2.4 276.5 116.1 94.1
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 2.3 Other loans 2016 4.2 206.5 49.0 1.2
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years Wealth 2016 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.0
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1 Assets 2016 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.0
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.1 Financial assets 2016 0.1 0.2 1.8 0.6
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 0.1 0.2 1.8 0.6
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.1.2. Securities 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.2. Real estate 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.5 Other assets 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 2 Liabilities 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 2.3 Other loans 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Wealth 2016 0.5 3.0 6.0 0.6
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1 Assets 2016 0.5 5.0 9.9 1.1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.1 Financial assets 2016 0.4 3.3 7.9 1.8
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 0.4 3.2 7.6 1.8
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.1.2. Securities 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.2. Real estate 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.5 Other assets 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 2 Liabilities 2016 0.2 2.0 12.3 2.4
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 2.1 Principal residence loans 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 2.3 Other loans 2016 0.2 0.8 5.2 1.6
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Wealth 2016 0.9 13.5 15.7 0.8
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1 Assets 2016 0.9 42.8 49.7 3.6
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.1 Financial assets 2016 0.8 9.1 11.6 2.2
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2016 0.8 8.4 10.7 2.2
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.1.2. Securities 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.2. Real estate 2016 0.2 27.4 118.5 109.0
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.2.1 Principal residence 2016 0.2 26.1 116.9 108.5
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.2.2 Other real estate 2016 0.0 . . .
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.3 Enterprise capital 2016 0.0 . . .
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.