Municipal accounts; municipal tasks by region and size class

Municipal accounts; municipal tasks by region and size class

Municipal tasks Regions Periods Municipal accounts in million of euros Revenues (million euros) Municipal accounts in million of euros Expenditures (million euros) Municipal accounts in million of euros Balance (million euros) Municipal accounts in euro/inhabitant Revenues (euro/inhabitant) Municipal accounts in euro/inhabitant Expenditures (euro/inhabitant) Municipal accounts in euro/inhabitant Balance (euro/inhabitant)
Total municipal tasks The Netherlands 2020* 76,830 76,830 0 4,414 4,414 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Nederland (LD) 2020* 7,113 7,113 0 4,113 4,113 0
Total municipal tasks Oost-Nederland (LD) 2020* 14,094 14,094 0 3,839 3,839 0
Total municipal tasks West-Nederland (LD) 2020* 41,555 41,555 0 4,991 4,991 0
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2020* 14,067 14,067 0 3,823 3,823 0
Total municipal tasks Groningen (PV) 2020* 2,591 2,591 0 4,423 4,423 0
Total municipal tasks Fryslân (PV) 2020* 2,607 2,607 0 4,011 4,011 0
Total municipal tasks Drenthe (PV) 2020* 1,914 1,914 0 3,878 3,878 0
Total municipal tasks Overijssel (PV) 2020* 4,590 4,590 0 3,948 3,948 0
Total municipal tasks Flevoland (PV) 2020* 1,848 1,848 0 4,368 4,368 0
Total municipal tasks Gelderland (PV) 2020* 7,657 7,657 0 3,671 3,671 0
Total municipal tasks Utrecht (PV) 2020* 5,182 5,182 0 3,825 3,825 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Holland (PV) 2020* 14,132 14,132 0 4,908 4,908 0
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Holland (PV) 2020* 20,728 20,728 0 5,589 5,589 0
Total municipal tasks Zeeland (PV) 2020* 1,512 1,512 0 3,944 3,944 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Brabant (PV) 2020* 9,775 9,775 0 3,814 3,814 0
Total municipal tasks Limburg (PV) 2020* 4,292 4,292 0 3,842 3,842 0
Total municipal tasks Oost-Groningen (CR) 2020* 589 589 0 4,356 4,356 0
Total municipal tasks Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2020* 259 259 0 5,641 5,641 0
Total municipal tasks Overig Groningen (CR) 2020* 1,744 1,744 0 4,308 4,308 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Friesland (CR) 2020* 1,428 1,428 0 4,455 4,455 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2020* 502 502 0 3,544 3,544 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2020* 677 677 0 3,605 3,605 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2020* 777 777 0 4,038 4,038 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2020* 700 700 0 4,171 4,171 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2020* 437 437 0 3,278 3,278 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2020* 1,536 1,536 0 4,100 4,100 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2020* 591 591 0 3,772 3,772 0
Total municipal tasks Twente (CR) 2020* 2,463 2,463 0 3,902 3,902 0
Total municipal tasks Veluwe (CR) 2020* 2,503 2,503 0 3,599 3,599 0
Total municipal tasks Achterhoek (CR) 2020* 1,390 1,390 0 3,465 3,465 0
Total municipal tasks Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2020* 2,978 2,978 0 4,010 4,010 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2020* 786 786 0 3,187 3,187 0
Total municipal tasks Utrecht (CR) 2020* 5,182 5,182 0 3,825 3,825 0
Total municipal tasks Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2020* 1,291 1,291 0 3,419 3,419 0
Total municipal tasks Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2020* 947 947 0 3,803 3,803 0
Total municipal tasks IJmond (CR) 2020* 625 625 0 3,139 3,139 0
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2020* 948 948 0 4,107 4,107 0
Total municipal tasks Zaanstreek (CR) 2020* 639 639 0 3,691 3,691 0
Total municipal tasks Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2020* 8,879 8,879 0 6,376 6,376 0
Total municipal tasks Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2020* 803 803 0 3,123 3,123 0
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2020* 1,553 1,553 0 3,610 3,610 0
Total municipal tasks Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2020* 5,558 5,558 0 6,289 6,289 0
Total municipal tasks Delft en Westland (CR) 2020* 1,026 1,026 0 4,397 4,397 0
Total municipal tasks Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2020* 1,218 1,218 0 3,639 3,639 0
Total municipal tasks Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2020* 9,169 9,169 0 6,303 6,303 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2020* 2,204 2,204 0 5,926 5,926 0
Total municipal tasks Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2020* 355 355 0 3,375 3,375 0
Total municipal tasks Overig Zeeland (CR) 2020* 1,157 1,157 0 4,159 4,159 0
Total municipal tasks West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020* 2,297 2,297 0 3,612 3,612 0
Total municipal tasks Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020* 1,896 1,896 0 3,924 3,924 0
Total municipal tasks Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020* 2,646 2,646 0 3,990 3,990 0
Total municipal tasks Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2020* 2,936 2,936 0 3,761 3,761 0
Total municipal tasks Noord-Limburg (CR) 2020* 1,002 1,002 0 3,547 3,547 0
Total municipal tasks Midden-Limburg (CR) 2020* 847 847 0 3,568 3,568 0
Total municipal tasks Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2020* 2,443 2,443 0 4,091 4,091 0
Total municipal tasks Flevoland (CR) 2020* 1,848 1,848 0 4,368 4,368 0
Total municipal tasks Fewer than 5,000 inhabitants 2020* 84 84 0 6,767 6,767 -1
Total municipal tasks 5,000 to 9,999 inhabitants 2020* 261 261 0 3,507 3,507 0
Total municipal tasks 10,000 to 19,999 inhabitants 2020* 3,286 3,286 0 3,235 3,235 0
Total municipal tasks 20,000 to 49,999 inhabitants 2020* 19,673 19,673 0 3,291 3,291 0
Total municipal tasks 50,000 to 99,999 inhabitants 2020* 15,057 15,057 0 4,004 4,004 0
Total municipal tasks 100,000 to 149,999 inhabitants 2020* 8,022 8,022 0 4,994 4,994 0
Total municipal tasks 150,000 to 249,999 inhabitants 2020* 11,882 11,882 0 4,690 4,690 0
Total municipal tasks 250,000 inhabitants or more 2020* 18,564 18,564 0 7,648 7,648 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the expenditures and per task (policy area) according to region and size (in number of inhabitants) in millions of euros and in euros per inhabitant. The presented figures are based on data that adhere to the definitions and classifications that municipalities themselves use in their administration. These data are supplied to Statistics Netherlands through the questionnaire called Information for Third Parties (Iv3). The directives for this questionnaire have been laid down in the Directive for Budgeting and Accounting for provinces and municipalities (BBV).
In 2017 the policy areas have been revised and these are now called tasks (before that they were called functions), and a direct comparison of the policy areas with earlier years is therefore no longer possible. In the administration of municipalities for the years 2017 and 2018 the classification of expenditures and revenues by task is sometimes revised, which could cause (small) shifts between tasks between the years 2017 and 2018.

Data available from: 2017

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are provisional at the time of first publication.
The figures become definitive when figures for the following year are added to the series.

Changes as of 16 December 2021:
The provisional figures for 2020 have been added.
The figures for 2019 have been adjusted from provisional to definite.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures are published 12 months after the reporting period. The figures can be adjusted on the basis of the availability of new or updated source material. In general, the adjustments are small. The adjustments are made the moment a new annual figure is added to the series.

Description topics

Municipal accounts in million of euros
Figures based on the municipal accounts shown in million of euros.
Revenues
The revenues of the municipal accounts in million of euros.

The municipal revenues include received interest, sale of land, sale of goods and services, received subsidies, transfers and taxes by municipalities.
The revenues are recorded including internal settlements (including withdrawals from reserves and release of provisions).

The largest part of the municipal revenues consists of the government contribution received from the Municipalities Fund and the municipal taxes received.
Expenditures
The expenditures of the municipal accounts in million of euros.

The municipal expenditures include wages and salaries paid, interest charges, purchase of (non) durable goods and services (including energy costs and costs of hiring staff) and paid income transfers, paid investment contributions to governments and third parties and the land purchases.
Expenses are recorded including internal settlements (including depreciation, deposits in reserves and provisions).
Balance
The difference between the revenues and the expenditures of the municipal accounts in million of euros.
Municipal accounts in euro/inhabitant
Figures based on the municipal accounts shown in euro per inhabitant.
Revenues
The revenues of the municipal accounts in euro per inhabitant.

The municipal revenues include received interest, sale of land, sale of goods and services, received subsidies, transfers and taxes by municipalities.
The revenues are recorded including internal settlements (including withdrawals from reserves and release of provisions).

The largest part of the municipal revenues consists of the government contribution received from the Municipalities Fund and the municipal taxes received.
Expenditures
The expenditures of the municipal accounts in euro per inhabitant.

The municipal expenditures include wages and salaries paid, interest charges, purchase of (non) durable goods and services (including energy costs and costs of hiring staff) and paid income transfers, paid investment contributions to governments and third parties and the land purchases.
Expenses are recorded including internal settlements (including depreciation, deposits in reserves and provisions).
Balance
The difference between the revenues and the expenditures of the municipal accounts in euro per inhabitant.