Proximity to facilities; distances by car, sub-municipal data 2020

Proximity to facilities; distances by car, sub-municipal data 2020

Districts and neighbourhoods Health and well-being General Practitioner's Practice Distance to GP practice (km) Health and well-being General Practitioner's Practice Distance to GP post (km)
Business Zone Delta 1.7 3.3
Businesspark Midden-Limburg . .
Generalenbuurt 0.7 1.0
Business park Ijmond . .
De Zwette IV Businesspark 1.5 3.6
Business & Science Park 0.2 6.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the average distances for residents of the Netherlands from their home address to the nearest facilities (e.g. school, GP or library). The table also includes information about the number of facilities located within a certain distance from the residential address. These data are calculated as an average over all persons in the area.
The data is available per municipality at district and neighbourhood level, as of 1 January.

Data available for 2020

Changes as of December 2021
None, this is a new table.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

When will new numbers be released?
No new figures are expected for this table.

Description topics

Health and well-being
General Practitioner's Practice
Building or space in which one or more general practitioners work (together).

General practitioner:
The general practitioner is responsible for general medical care. He/she provides personal and continuous care to a fixed practice population.
Distance to GP practice
The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest general practitioner, calculated by road.
As of the reporting year 2020, Statistics Netherlands receives the population of GP practices in a different form than before: the secondary addresses of GP practices are no longer part of the population. Due to this change in the source files, the results from reporting year 2020 are no longer comparable with those of previous years. An analysis for the reporting year 2019 into the effect of omitting the secondary addresses shows that the distance to the nearest general practitioner practice increases by 0.1 km on a national level. At neighbourhood level, the distance can be up to 7 km longer in certain regions.
Distance to GP post
GP post
Place where general practitioners from the region provide evening, night and weekend shifts. A number of GP posts work with alternating shifts.

The average distance of all residents in an area to the nearest GP post, calculated by road.

The distance from a residential address to one of the GP posts in a cluster of alternating shifts is the average of the distances to all GP posts within that cluster.