New edition Trends in the Netherlands

© Hollandse Hoogte / Pim Ras
Since its introduction as an indispensable reference tool in 1924, the ‘Statistical Pocket Book’ has evolved into the informative web publication ‘Trends in the Netherlands’. The 2018 edition again includes an anthology of the latest CBS figures as well as a description of trends in economy, labour and income, and society.

Below are excerpts from each of these themes in Trends in the Netherlands 2018.

Share of HAVO/VWO students differs widely among municipalities

In academic year 2017/’18, there were nearly 956 thousand secondary students (excluding practical education and special education schools at secondary level). In Year 3 of secondary education, 47.5 percent of the student population were in senior general (HAVO) or pre-university (VWO) education. Especially in the Randstad conurbation and in/around the university cities, there are higher than average shares of students at HAVO/VWO level. In Bloemendaal, Heemstede and Oegstgeest, over 80 percent of secondary students are in HAVO or VWO. The share of HAVO/VWO students is below 35 percent in some northern municipalities.

Year 3 students in HAVO/VWO schools, 2017/'18 ( %)
 Percentage of HAVO/VWO students
Appingedam34.2
Bedum45.9
Bellingwedde29.7
Ten Boer42.2
Delfzijl33.1
Groningen (gemeente)52.1
Grootegast29.3
Haren72.7
Hoogezand-Sappemeer32.2
Leek43.4
Loppersum42.3
Marum37.2
Almere44.5
Stadskanaal35.5
Slochteren48.1
Veendam35.8
Vlagtwedde44.8
Zeewolde54.7
Winsum46.7
Zuidhorn46.6
Dongeradeel40.1
Achtkarspelen38.3
Ameland1.7
het Bildt39.4
Franekeradeel43.9
Harlingen35.6
Heerenveen48.9
Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland37.6
Leeuwarden47.8
Leeuwarderadeel50.4
Ooststellingwerf48.7
Opsterland39.4
Schiermonnikoog0
Smallingerland41.2
Terschelling34.6
Vlieland50
Weststellingwerf39.1
Assen45
Coevorden41.1
Emmen34.8
Hoogeveen29.5
Meppel44.1
Littenseradiel48.4
Almelo40.8
Borne45.4
Dalfsen46.1
Deventer46.7
Enschede39.1
Haaksbergen44.8
Hardenberg40.7
Hellendoorn41.9
Hengelo (O.)44.4
Kampen39.5
Losser38.8
Noordoostpolder36.7
Oldenzaal45.1
Ommen48.1
Raalte45.8
Staphorst42.2
Tubbergen53
Urk30.4
Wierden50.2
Zwolle48.7
Rijnwaarden38.4
Aalten46
Apeldoorn45.6
Arnhem49
Barneveld39.6
Beuningen48.1
Brummen48.5
Buren42.2
Culemborg53.9
Doesburg40.7
Doetinchem41.8
Druten52.9
Duiven48.2
Ede45.7
Elburg39.2
Epe48.7
Ermelo45.5
Geldermalsen54.8
Harderwijk47.9
Hattem50.6
Heerde41.1
Heumen56.4
Lochem53.9
Maasdriel45.6
Nijkerk47.7
Nijmegen51
Oldebroek35.5
Putten40.5
Renkum60.4
Rheden51
Rozendaal64.7
Scherpenzeel59.3
Tiel42.4
Voorst45.6
Wageningen61.7
Westervoort41.3
Winterswijk45.1
Wijchen51.3
Zaltbommel39
Zevenaar47.1
Zutphen50.4
Nunspeet39.1
Dronten43.5
Neerijnen39.7
Amersfoort54.2
Baarn62.2
De Bilt68.4
Bunnik63.5
Bunschoten47.2
Eemnes51.7
Houten64.6
Leusden60
Lopik39.2
Montfoort46.2
Renswoude47.1
Rhenen47.3
Soest55.1
Utrecht (gemeente)54.1
Veenendaal47.6
Woudenberg50.5
Wijk bij Duurstede44.4
IJsselstein48
Zeist69.7
Nieuwegein46.4
Aalsmeer50.5
Alkmaar48.1
Amstelveen68.1
Amsterdam53.5
Beemster43.8
Bergen (NH.)57.7
Beverwijk40.2
Blaricum71.8
Bloemendaal81.6
Castricum55
Diemen56.8
Edam-Volendam47.3
Enkhuizen34
Haarlem61.4
Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude47.5
Haarlemmermeer52.9
Heemskerk44.4
Heemstede81.4
Heerhugowaard42
Heiloo64.6
Den Helder32.1
Hilversum61
Hoorn47.4
Huizen59.7
Landsmeer60.1
Langedijk43.7
Laren (NH.)72
Medemblik43.2
Oostzaan52.9
Opmeer39.5
Ouder-Amstel70.3
Purmerend44.2
Schagen41.2
Texel49.1
Uitgeest54.5
Uithoorn51.8
Velsen42.3
Weesp57.9
Zandvoort58.7
Zaanstad36.6
Alblasserdam48.7
Alphen aan den Rijn51.2
Barendrecht51.5
Drechterland50
Brielle53.4
Capelle aan den IJssel47.6
Delft54.3
Dordrecht41.8
Gorinchem47.3
Gouda53.1
's-Gravenhage (gemeente)50.4
Hardinxveld-Giessendam44.3
Hellevoetsluis44.5
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht52.6
Stede Broec46.2
Hillegom43.2
Katwijk46.6
Krimpen aan den IJssel46
Leerdam40.3
Leiden58.7
Leiderdorp60.7
Lisse40.4
Maassluis40.1
Nieuwkoop48
Noordwijk62
Noordwijkerhout46.1
Oegstgeest80.6
Oud-Beijerland53.2
Binnenmaas49
Korendijk46.3
Oudewater49.2
Papendrecht46.5
Ridderkerk44.2
Rotterdam39.8
Rijswijk (ZH.)54.6
Schiedam36.7
Sliedrecht49.5
Cromstrijen41.9
Albrandswaard52.6
Westvoorne55.2
Strijen57.9
Vianen45.9
Vlaardingen35.3
Voorschoten63.9
Waddinxveen46.8
Wassenaar70.2
Woerden49.5
Zoetermeer45.9
Zoeterwoude56.9
Zwijndrecht40.6
Borsele46
Goes51.1
West Maas en Waal48.5
Hulst44.8
Kapelle45.4
Middelburg (Z.)48.4
Giessenlanden44.4
Reimerswaal37.3
Zederik33.3
Terneuzen46.6
Tholen40.8
Veere45.5
Vlissingen44.9
Lingewaal44.4
De Ronde Venen52.7
Tytsjerksteradiel41.8
Aalburg44.2
Asten51.3
Baarle-Nassau46.4
Bergen op Zoom47.4
Best49.3
Boekel46.6
Boxmeer46.2
Boxtel52.9
Breda53.4
Deurne44.7
Pekela25.5
Dongen47.1
Eersel50.3
Eindhoven45.2
Etten-Leur48.4
Geertruidenberg39
Gilze en Rijen46.3
Goirle51.3
Grave43.7
Haaren48.1
Helmond43
's-Hertogenbosch53.3
Heusden47.5
Hilvarenbeek52
Loon op Zand40.5
Mill en Sint Hubert39.5
Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten61.3
Oirschot39.8
Oisterwijk49.6
Oosterhout41.3
Oss41.3
Rucphen40.5
Sint-Michielsgestel54.5
Someren48.6
Son en Breugel51.8
Steenbergen36.9
Waterland59.8
Tilburg45.6
Uden43.4
Valkenswaard40.2
Veldhoven56
Vught61.3
Waalre60.9
Waalwijk41
Werkendam37.8
Woensdrecht30.9
Woudrichem46.9
Zundert42.8
Wormerland46.4
Onderbanken51.1
Landgraaf40.2
Beek (L.)52.5
Beesel47.3
Bergen (L.)39.1
Brunssum41.7
Gennep43.1
Heerlen39.1
Kerkrade36.1
Maastricht52.3
Meerssen64
Mook en Middelaar59
Nederweert45.7
Nuth56.1
Roermond47.1
Schinnen58.8
Simpelveld45.7
Stein (L.)48.1
Vaals42.4
Venlo39.9
Venray41.6
Voerendaal54.3
Weert45.9
Valkenburg aan de Geul62
Lelystad40.8
Horst aan de Maas48.4
Oude IJsselstreek36.1
Teylingen50.7
Utrechtse Heuvelrug64.8
Oost Gelre38.8
Koggenland50.5
Lansingerland51.9
Leudal52.3
Maasgouw48.5
Eemsmond40.5
Gemert-Bakel53.6
Halderberge46
Heeze-Leende53.9
Laarbeek47.4
De Marne41.8
Reusel-De Mierden46.6
Roerdalen42.3
Roosendaal47.7
Schouwen-Duiveland43.8
Aa en Hunze49.5
Borger-Odoorn43.1
Cuijk43.7
Landerd39.8
De Wolden39.3
Noord-Beveland46.2
Wijdemeren55.7
Noordenveld48.7
Twenterand32.3
Westerveld51.4
Sint Anthonis38.1
Lingewaard50.1
Cranendonck46.3
Steenwijkerland41.8
Moerdijk42.5
Echt-Susteren59.1
Sluis38.9
Drimmelen36.9
Bernheze44.9
Ferwerderadiel46.6
Alphen-Chaam51.9
Bergeijk39.2
Bladel44.3
Gulpen-Wittem50.4
Tynaarlo53.5
Midden-Drenthe44
Overbetuwe51.9
Hof van Twente45.1
Neder-Betuwe41.2
Rijssen-Holten48.6
Geldrop-Mierlo48.9
Olst-Wijhe38.6
Dinkelland48.5
Westland39.9
Midden-Delfland63.2
Berkelland39.1
Bronckhorst41.2
Sittard-Geleen52.1
Kaag en Braassem45.5
Dantumadiel33.8
Zuidplas54.2
Peel en Maas48.6
Oldambt35.3
Zwartewaterland31.2
S�dwest-Frysl�n42.6
Bodegraven-Reeuwijk55.6
Eijsden-Margraten60.9
Stichtse Vecht55
Menameradiel46.1
Hollands Kroon34.7
Leidschendam-Voorburg59.9
Goeree-Overflakkee44.3
Pijnacker-Nootdorp58.4
Molenwaard45.4
Nissewaard36.9
Krimpenerwaard43.4
De Fryske Marren44.3
Gooise Meren71.8
Berg en Dal47.6
Meierijstad43.8
Montferland42.8
Menterwolde36.5

More fish and cheese shops, fewer greengrocers

The number of specialty food stores hardly changed between 2008 and 2017. However, there were significant changes per sector. For example, there was a 31 percent increase in the number of fish shops during this period. The number of cheese shops increased by 20 percent and the number of health food shops by 18 percent. Many greengrocers (29 percent), butchers (16 percent) and poulterers (8 percent) disappeared from the high street. There were also fewer off-licences (6 percent) and tobacconists (8 percent).

Infographic, Number of specialist shops, 2008-2017

Differences in labour participation by migration background

The difference in employment between people with a non-western migration background and people with a native Dutch background increased during the crisis. Before the crisis, the gap was actually narrowing, as has been the case in recent years. Labour market participation among people with a Surinamese or Antillean migration background in particular has fallen significantly since 2008. Employment levels among people with a Turkish and Moroccan migration background are now almost back to where they were in 2008. The difference between these groups and people with a Dutch background is also practically the same as in that year.

Net labour participation by migration background (% of population aged 15 to 74 yrs)
 Dutch backgroundWestern migration backgroundMoroccoTurkeySuriname(Former) Netherlands Antilles, Aruba
200365.961.345.852.361.657.7
200465.561.446.650.461.158.8
200565.861.34950.661.559.1
200666.662.44951.663.160.3
200768.163.55455.964.462.7
20086965.254.658.96864.8
200968.964.854.159.464.959.9
201068.363.45355.461.460.4
2011686355.358.763.357.5
201267.963.951.757.261.261.4
201367.162.752.653.560.458.3
201466.562.650.85360.255.6
201567.163.249.554.160.357
201667.464.254.456.95956.5
201768.364.754.258.16255.3

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