Native Dutch less content in neighbourhoods with high foreign populations

13/03/2007 14:00

In neighbourhoods where at least 50 percent of residents have a foreign background, native Dutch residents are clearly less satisfied with the population composition those with a foreign background. In 2006, 44 percent of the population with a native Dutch background who lived in these neighbourhoods were happy with the composition of the population there, compared with 62 percent of the residents with a non-western foreign background.

In native Dutch neighbourhoods, with fewer than 5 percent non-western foreigners, 91 percent of the native Dutch who lived there were satisfied with the population composition, compared with 78 percent of the non-western foreigners. In mixed areas (between 5 and 50 percent of people with a non-western foreign background) there was hardly any difference in the satisfaction between native and foreign-background residents. 

Percentage of residents who are content with the population composition in their neighbourhood, 2006

Percentage of residents who are content with the population composition in their neighbourhood, 2006