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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.
More children of unmarried parents officially acknowledged by fathers
Babies born to unmarried couples are increasingly being officially acknowledged by their fathers in the year they are born. Nine in ten babies born to unmarried parents in 2011 were acknowledged in...
Fewer vintage cars after introduction of new road tax regime
At the beginning of 2015, nearly 300 thousand cars in the Netherlands were aged 25 years or older, 14 thousand fewer than one year previously. The number of 25 to 40-year-old diesel and LPG-powered...
Wine imports from France declining
The share of French wine in Dutch wine imports dropped for the sixth successive year in 2009. German, Italian and Chilean wines, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly popular.
Professor at CBS investigating impact of urban life
research on urban areas and urban problems
Bird population declines in urban areas
Cities are an important habitat for a variety of birds, but the nine species most common in urban areas, according to the garden birds counts conducted in the period 2003–2006 decline.
Half of Dutch population - as many men as women - active in volunteer work
Half of the population aged 15 years and older have done volunteer work for a club or organisation at least once in 2012/2013. Most volunteer workers are active for sports clubs, schools, ideological...
More entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
The number of people setting up their own business in the Netherlands has gradually risen since the 1990s, but the proportion of business owners was still lagging behind the EU 15 average in 2006....
Food accounts for less and less of household spending
Consumers have been confronted by strong price increases in the shops in the last six months. In spite of this they have been spending less and less of their total spending on food in recent decades.
Male unemployment in age category 25-45 more than twice as high as three years ago
The number of unemployed men in the age category 25-45 has more than doubled over the past three years: from 46 thousand in the second quarter of 2008 to 99 thousand in the second quarter of 2011.
Nearly half of unemployed were also unemployed three months ago
In the first quarter van 2012, unemployment increased further to reach 484 thousand. More and more people remained unemployed for a period of at least two consecutive quarters.
Enterprises spending more money on Research and Development abroad
Enterprises and institutions together spent 12.7 billion euros on R&D by in-house personnel in 2013, which constitutes a 2 percent on 2012. Apart from this, R&D activities are also frequently...
Growing number of East European hauliers
East European lorries carry more and more goods to and from the Netherlands; between 2007 and 2011 their share increased from 8 to 12.5 percent.