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Nine in ten Dutch live within a 5 km radius from a secondary school
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.
North Holland has largest proportion of school drop-outs
With 4.7 percent, the province of North Holland had the highest proportion of premature school leavers in the school year 2006/’07.
Regional distribution of first-generation immigrants and migrant workers from central, eastern and southern Europe.
Custom-made tables on the regional distribution of first-generation immigrants and migrant workers from central, eastern and southern Europe, 31 December 2010. Commissioned by: Ministry of the...
418 municipalities in 2011
On 1 January 2011, there were 418 municipalities in the Netherlands versus 431 on 1 January 2010. This downward trend has been going on for many years; the aim of reducing the number of...
Refugee Integration Barometer 2011 (publication 1) (Dutch only)
Figures on demographic and regional characteristics of refugees in the Netherlands. Commissioned by: VluchtelingenWerk Nederland.
Municipalities budget 2.6 billion euro for individual care
Dutch municipalities expect to spend nearly 2.6 billion euro on home help and provisions for individual mobility covered by the Social Support Act (Wmo).
9 percent of cannabis coffee shops in the vicinity of schools
The coalition agreement stipulates that cannabis coffee shops must be located at a distance of at least 350 metres from the nearest school. Last year, 58 coffee shops in the Netherlands were located...
Vineyard expansion slows down in 2009
Last year, the area where grapevines are grown was expanded by 4 hectares (ha). Between 2003 and 2009, the average annual increase was 21.5 ha.
Number of municipalities further down
On 1 January 2014, the Netherlands comprises 403 municipalities, versus 408 on 1 January 2013.
Supermarket within walking distance for most Dutch people
On average, people in the Netherlands live 0.9 kilometres from their nearest supermarket. Eight out of ten Dutch people have at least one supermarket within a kilometre of their home.
Highest economic growth rates in Flevoland and Haarlemmermeer
The economic growth rate in the Dutch province Flevoland in 2004 was substantially higher than the economic growth rate in the rest of the country. The growth rate of Haarlemmermeer was the highest...
One in forty people in the Netherlands exposed to too high levels of fine particles
In 2006, one in forty people in the Netherlands lived in areas where the concentration of fine particles in the air was too high. High concentrations of fine particles can damage people’s health.
Randstad region and central part of the Netherlands attract many job seekers
In 2013, nearly 850 thousand people were less than one year active in their current job. Nearly a quarter of a million of these people were working outside their region of residence.
Fact sheet port of Rotterdam
This fact sheet shows information about transport flows to and from the Port of Rotterdam and the number of ships entering, and compares its importance and size with other major European ports.
The ESS report 2012
This first edition of the ESS Report provides information on the organisation and structure of the ESS and some of its key achievements and initiatives in 2012. It examines an increasingly important...
North Holland shows highest economic growth
The Dutch provinces realised economic growth in 2010 after the 2009 slump.