The number of inhabitants in Amsterdam is growing, mainly due to foreign migration
The population grew by over 80 thousand in the first three quarters of 2017, mainly due to foreign migration.
Registered partnership has become popular, but 80 percent of unions were marriages in 2016.
International trade in services is dominated by a small group of traders.
Number of suicides has risen in recent years, but related to population and composition has been the same since 2013
The number of beer breweries in the Netherlands has more than quadrupled.
The number of cheese shops has risen by over one-quarter over the past ten years.
There are nearly 5 million mothers. Half of them have two children and one-fifth have one child or three children.
Asparagus production grew again in 2016, especiallyl in southwest Noord-Brabant and north Limburg.
Around 13 million Dutch residents will be entitled to vote in the general election on 15 March 2017.
House prices in Rotterdam above pre-crisis level
CBS, Heerlen start Urban Data Center
prices of owner-occupied houses
The number of overnight stays in Dutch hotels continues to rise.
On 22 September 2016 CBS and the city of Eindhoven launched the Urban Data Center/Eindhoven
Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant account for nearly two-thirds of goods trade with the United Kingdom.
Thirty percent of Amsterdam households own their home.
Friesland and North Brabant are the biggest exporters of goods to countries outside the EU.
A total of 29 thousand Syrians registered as residents of a Dutch municipality in 2014 and 2015. Syrian immigrants are young compared to other recent immigrants in the Netherlands and they often live in a family setting. Nearly 40 percent of recently registered Syrians are under the age of 18, versus only 17 percent among other groups of foreign immigrants. Nearly one-quarter of Eritreans are underage and only 5 percent of Ethiopians.
Among European countries, the Netherlands prescribed the lowest volume of antibiotics (2013) while Greece prescribed the highest. Within the Netherlands, there are regional differences in the volume of antibiotics prescribed. In some municipalities, twice as many patients received antibiotics as in other municipalities.
In the last quarter of 2015, residential property prices in all Dutch provinces were up from one year previously. The highest increase was in the province of North Holland with 6.1 percent, partly due to sharply rising property prices in the city of Amsterdam. Looking back over 2015, owner-occupied houses in the Netherlands were on average 2.8 percent more expensive than in 2014.
The total anticipated deficit of municipalities, provinces and water boards for 2013 amounts to 4.1 billion euros and is far beyond the previously agreed limit.
Municipal taxes and levies have become an important source of income for Dutch municipalities in the last fifty years. Per capita revenues from taxes and levies increased from nearly 9 euro in 1960 to 474 euro in 2010.
Last year, unemployment increased in most provinces. The most substantial unemployment growth was recorded in South Holland.
The provincial road maintenance budget amounts to 1.2 billion euro in 2011, i.e. more than one and a half times as high as in 2005.
Provincial authorities expect to receive 1.441 billion euro from the surcharge on motor vehicle tax in 2011. This is 1.9 percent more than in 2010, and the smallest increase since the turn of the century.
Together, the financial capital of the twelve Dutch provinces amounted to nearly 4 billion euro in 2008. The sale of energy companies Nuon and Essent in the third quarter of 2009 pushed this amount up to 17 billion euro.
The average distance for Dutch residents to the nearest secondary school is 2.4 km. Nine in ten residents have at least one school within a 5 km radius.