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People in poor health find it more difficult to live within their income
People who consider their own health as poor more often find it hard to make ends meet. They cannot afford a hot meal every other day or heat their houses properly.
Consumer confidence down slightly
After correction for seasonal effect consumer confidence in the Netherlands is 3 points lower in September than it was in August. Confidence has been around -20 since July this year. This is the...
More than 4 percent socially excluded
More than 4 percent in the Dutch population aged 16 years or older were socially ostracised in 2010. This group rarely participates in social activities, hardly has access to institutions, has poorly...
Sociale spanningen en emoties in de samenleving
De sociale spanningen indicator is een experimentele tool die een actuele indicatie geeft van de mate van sociale spanning en emoties in de samenleving. De sociale spanningen indicator is een...
The Netherlands now complies with the latest IMF statistical standards
From today, the Netherlands officially complies with the new, highest standards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the compilation and publication of economic and financial statistics.
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.
Fewer Dutch people experience disrespectful behaviour
Fewer and fewer people in the Netherlands encounter disrespectful behaviour. Discourteous attitudes among shop staff and public employees in particular have decreased
Towards a longer and healthier life
If the trend observed in the past three decades with respect to mortality and health is to continue, the age until which people in the Netherlands are free from physical limitations in mobility,...
65-year-olds live longer without physical limitations, but suffer more from chronic diseases
The life expectancy for 65-year-olds has risen over the past three decades. They live longer and the period, during which they define their health as good after reaching the age of 65 is also longer....
Perceived inflation back in line with observed inflation
One of the cornerstones in the description of the economy is the measurement of price increases, or inflation. Alongside actually observed inflation, economists are also confronted by perceived...
People out of work feel less healthy than those in work
People in paid employment are generally healthier than people without a job. Of all employed persons, 90 percent rate their health as good or excellent.
Army medical statistics: a 19th century mine of information
We use statistics to build up our knowledge about society. This is an age-old idea of what statistics are for. In the words of Jan Ackersdyck, professor of statistics in Utrecht in the mid-19th...
Three-quarters of Caribbean Dutch feel healthy
A health survey among residents of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba aged 15 and over shows that three-quarters felt healthy or very healthy in 2017/2018.