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Fewer welfare children for the first time since 2009
At the end of 2017, nearly 7 procent of all minor children were living in families on income support, 228 thousand minors. This is nearly 3 thousand less than in 2016. In most of these families, a...
Social assistance and reintegration
Figures on (characteristics of) recipients of social assistance benefits in your municipality.
Municipal spending on income support down to five billion euro
Municipal authorities estimate to spend five billion euro on income support benefits in 2008, the lowest amount since 1995.
Number of social security recipients stable
According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 402 thousand people under AOW (old age pension) entitlement age received social security benefits by the end of September, i.e. as...
Custom-made tables for Counting Children, 2009 (Dutch only)
Custom-made tables on persons and households by age, municipality and postal code in terms of population, deaths, children, social benefits and job seekers. Commissioned by: Verwey-Jonker
Groningen has largest proportion of young social security claimants
By the end of 2007, the municipalities of Reiderland, Pekela and Veendam in the province of Groningen had the highest proportion of young social security claimants.
People who started to claim income support benefit in 2008 (Dutch only)
At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Statistics Netherlands’ Centre for Policy Related Statistics has compiled custom-made tables on people who first claimed income...
Number of social security benefits stable
By the end of this year, 319 thousand social security benefits were issued, i.e. an increase by more than 1 thousand compared to the previous quarter. The number of social security benefits remained...
More social security claimants in 2014, but share young claimants stable
The number of social security claimants increased further by 22 thousand in 2014, versus an increase by 32 thousand in 2013. The share of young claimants has not changed. Statistics Netherlands...
Developments in income support depend on under-45s
Changes in the number of households claiming income support in 2001-2011 correlate directly to the number of claimants under the age of 45.
Few Eastern Europeans living in the Netherlands receive social security and unemployment benefits
In recent years, the number of people from Eastern European EU countries living in the Netherlands has risen rapidly, but relatively few receive social security or unemployment (WW) benefits. By the...
Quarter of a million children depend on income support
More than 7 percent of children in the Netherlands under 18 years of age lived in a household that dependent on income support in 2007. This is a total of just over 250 thousand children.
Cluster analysis: characteristics of groups of residents
The residents of the municipality, which in this case is Eindhoven, are divided into nine clusters based on various characteristics.
Income support benefits drop below 300 thousand
The number of people younger than 65 years claiming income support fell to 297 thousand in the first quarter of 2007.
Biggest fall in income support for years
The number of people aged under 65 years claiming income support fell by nearly 11 thousand in the third quarter of 2006. This is the largest quarterly decrease since 1999.
One in twelve welfare claimants found a job in 2009
Over 297 thousand individuals aged under 64 claimed welfare benefits at the end of 2008. One in twelve of them found a job in 2009.