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Dutch statistics & Facts about the Netherlands

Dutch statistics & Facts about the Netherlands

How much do you know about the Netherlands? Here is a list of useful facts and statistics:

Democracy

  • Head of State: King Willem-Alexander
  • Type of state: Constitutional monarchy
  • Seat of government: The Hague
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Voting: not compulsory

Province - Provincial capital

Geography of the Netherlands

  • Forested land: 11,1% of total surface area
  • Arable land: 21,96% of total surface area
  • Total land surface area: 33.948 square km
  • Including water surface area: 41.526 square km
  • Belgium borders: 407 km
  • Germany borders: 556 km
  • North Sea coastline: 642 km

Population of the Netherlands

  • Population: 16,5 million
  • "Non-Western" non-natives: 1,8 million
  • “Western” non-natives: 1,44 million
  • Immigrants: 143.000
  • Countries of origin of immigrants: EU countries and returning Dutch citizens
  • Emigrants: 116.000
  • Countries of origin of asylum seekers: mostly Iraq, Somalia and China

Income & Labour stats

  • Average income (in euros): 31.000 net
  • Labour force: 7,714 million
  • Unemployment: 320.000 (4,5% - March 2009)
  • Number of job vacancies: 200.000 (decreasing)
  • Income distribution: 25,1%
  • Population below poverty line: 10,5%
  • Public dept: 45,5% of GDP

Other stats and figures

  • Number of households: 7,24 million
  • Average life expectancy: 78 years (men) and 82 years (women)
  • Average age: 38,7
  • Religion: 6 out of 10 persons profess to being religious
  • Healthy to very healthy: 81%
  • Population density: 481,7 people per square km
  • Cars: 383 per 1.000 people
  • Walking in dark (perception of safety): 81%
  • Prisoners: 112 per 100.000 people
  • Daily smokers: 32%
  • Broadband subscribers: 4,1 million
  • Internet users: 15 million
  • Happiness level (quite happy): 55%
  • Happiness level (very happy): 40%
  • Not proud of their nationality: 23%
  • Very proud of their nationality: 23%
  • Will fight for country: 69%
  • Trust people: 54%
  • Household with TV: 99,42%
  • Mobile phones: 72,24 per 100 people
  • Age at first marriage: 30,7 (men) & 28,3 (women)
  • Average size of households: 2,3
  • Birth rate: 10,53 births per 1.000 people
  • Death rate: 8,71 deaths per 1.000 people
  • Divorces: 39,3 per 100 marriages

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