The number of women whose home-birth plans suddenly ended up in the hospital due to complications during child birth, decreased significantly over the past five years, according to an analysis Statistics Netherlands did for newspaper Trouw.
About 421 thousand children lived in a home with a low income in 2014 and were at risk of growing up in poverty. That is 12 percent of all children in the Netherlands. Some 131 thousand of them have been living in a low-income household for more than 4 years, according to Statistics Netherlands.
The Netherlands is the largest bicycle exporter in Europe, accounting for about a quarter of all bicycle exports in the EU. Germany comes in a close second, with other countries falling further behind, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
More than 356 thousand kids received some form of help from child welfare last year. That is 10 percent of all kids in the Netherlands, according to Statistics Netherlands on Friday. This help ranged from counseling for kids with mental health problems to educational guidance for kids with learning disabilities.
More then half, 53.9 percent, of Dutch adults between the ages of 20 and 25 years still live with their mom, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
In the first quarter of 2016, existing home prices in Amsterdam rose above pre-crisis levels. A home in Amsterdam currently costs an average of 337 thousand euros, more than 100 thousand euros higher than the national average and 2 percent higher than in 2008, according to Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry.
Some 17,600 crime suspects received compensation in 2015 because they were detained without charges being pressed or suffered damage while in custody. That is an increase of 3,300 compared to 2014 and a 13 thousand increase compared to 2004. In total about 28 million euros in compensation was paid last year, according to Statistics Netherlands.
The Netherlands' economic situation is stabilizing and there were hardly any changes between March and April, according to Statistics Netherlands. In mid-April almost all economic indicators were more positive than their long-term trends.
The number of Dutch households with a relatively low income and relatively high rent increased significantly in the past years - from 8 percent in 2009 to 18 percent last year. In the same period the households living in the reverse situation - high income, low rent - decreased by 10 percent from 28 percent to 18 percent, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
The number of teenagers becoming mothers in the Netherlands has been dropping for years. Last year 1,574 teenage girls had a child, 13.5 percent less than in 2014, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Criminal activities involving drugs, illegal prostitution, illegal gambling and similar crimes contribute about 2.7 billion euros to the Netherlands' economy a year. That means that criminal activities account for about 0.4 percent of the Dutch economy, according to an estimate by Statistics Netherlands at the request of broadcaster RTL Z.
The Dutch government loses out on billions of euros due to Dutch companies evading their taxes, according to union FNV, based on a study by SOMO, a foundation that investigates multinational companies
The Netherlands is still far from reaching the objectives agreed to in the European guideline for Renewable Energy 2020. Of all the EU countries, only France is performing worse, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
In the Netherlands women more often marry a same sex partner than men. Marriages between two women are also more likely to end in divorce than marriages between two men or heterosexual marriages, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Wednesda
Last year the Dutch economy grew slightly more than Statistics Netherlands calculated based on preliminary figures last month. According to the statistics office, the economy grew by 2 percent, instead of 1.9 percent, and is now back up to pre-crisis levels. Dutch households also have more disposable income and consumer spending was significantly higher in the last quarter of 2015 than a year earlier.
Despite a record number of tulip bulbs planted in Dutch fields this year, the famed traditional bulb-growing area around Lisse saw a decrease of 10 percent. The tulip crops are steadily spreading across the rest of the country, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands.
On Monday the Netherlands' population will cross the 17 million mark. It took 15 years for the population to go from 16 million people to 17 million, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday
A growing shortage of highly trained nurses has professional associations and healthcare organizations concerned. Sectors such as district nursing, nursing hoes and specialist departments in hospitals, like oncology and dialysis, are particularly affected by the "worrying shortage", Sonja Kersten, director of nurses' professional association V&VN.
The number of burglaries throughout the Netherlands dropped by 9 percent last year, compared to 2014. All in all fewer than 65 thousand homes were broken into in the country in 2015, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Wednesday.
Wealthier people are more likely to visit the dentist than people with money troubles. Last year 70 percent of people in the lowest income groups visited the dentist, compared to 90 percent of people in the highest income groups, according to a survey done by Statistics Netherlands.
Highly-skilled Dutch people are quicker to find work in the Netherlands than migrants with a non-western ethnicity with the same level of education, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.
Statistics Netherlands estimates that the Netherlands' population will reach 17 million on March 21st. Who exactly the 17 millionth resident of the country will be is nearly impossible to say, but according to the statistics office, it is more likely to be an immigrant than a baby.
The number of homeless people in the Netherlands increased by 13 thousand to 31 thousand people over the past six years. That is an increase of 74 percent between 2009 and 2015, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Fewer Dutch people became the victims of crime in 2015. Last year 17.6 percent of the Netherlands' population was a victim of crime, compared to 18.9 percent in 2014. The crime rate was the worst in Amsterdam and the best in Emmen, according to the Safety Monitor 2015.