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Largest rent increase in six years
As of July 2020, housing rents went up by an average of 2.9 percent year-on-year. This is the largest increase since 2014, exceeding the average over the past ten years (2.7 percent).
Population growth rate major cities above average
The population in Dutch cities has grown notably in recent years. The population growth rate is particularly high in the three major cities in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam has highest proportion of long-term low incomes
Households who have been living on low incomes for four years or more are mainly found in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Four in ten municipalities with the greatest risk of long-term poverty...
More and more young children grow up in large cities
In the four major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht), the number of 0 to 5-year old children is growing, while in the rest of the Netherlands the number of young children is...
Male labour participation rate lower in major cities than in the rest of the country
In the four major Dutch cities, the labour participation rate of the male population was below the nationwide average.
Lower havo pass rates in four large cities
Some 80 thousand students in Dutch senior general secondary education (havo) and pre-university education (vwo) are sitting their final exams this month. In the past few years, around nine out of ten...
Feelings of insecurity most widespread among residents of the four major cities
Residents of the four major cities in the Netherlands are least likely to feel safe in their own neighbourhood. City centres in particular make people feel uneasy.
Most people on long-term low incomes live in major cities
There are more than 5 thousand neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. In nearly one third, the the proportion of long-term low incomes is above the nationwide average of 3 percent.
Utrecht house prices show smallest fall of four largest cities
Asking prices for homes for sale in the Netherlands were 4.5 percent lower on average in the third quarter of 2013 than twelve months previously. In Utrecht, prices were 2.0 percent lower, the...