The number of adults held in custody by order of Dutch courts fell in 2015 by 3,450 to 39,790. It represents a decline of nearly eight percent on the 2014 prison population, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), a reversal after two straight years of slight increases.
An increasing number of babies in the Netherlands are born to older fathers, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. Last year 2.5 thousand babies were born to fathers over the age of 50.
Last year a total of 170.5 thousand babies were born in the Netherlands. 16 percent of them have a father that is 40 years old or older, compared to 10 percent 20 years ago.
Dutch youth smoke less, drink less, use fewer drugs and are less often in trouble with the law, according to Statistics Netherlands 2016 Youth Monitor which was published on Thursday, the Telegraaf reports.
VMBO pupils with wealthier families go on to college more often that pupils whose families live on a lower income, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
In total 1 in 5 VMBO pupils eventually end up in an HBO education. And their parents' income seem to play a role in this - 40 percent of children from wealthier families move on to HBO, compared to 30 percent of kids whose parents have lower incomes.
In the third quarter unemployment was down in all provinces in the Netherlands, compared to the same quarter three years ago, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday. On the same day Amsterdam announced that municipal program Participate Work found work for 3 thousand long-term unemployed people so far this year.
Dutch with a Turkish or Moroccan backgroun far more often don't have permanent jobs than their Dutc counterparts. Their temporary jobs less often turn into permanent contracts, they spend more time in temporary work or even lose those jobs, according to Statistics Netherlands in its annual report on integration.
The wage gap between men and women in the Netherlands is decreasing, mostly due to an increasing level of education among women, according to Statistics Netherlands. Young women in the country now earn more on average than young men.
According to the Statistics Office, this goes hand in hand with the fact that on average young women are better educated than young men. Women under the age of 36 that work for the government earn more on average than their male counterparts. In the industry, women under the age of 30 earn more than their male peers.
People working in the healthcare and welfare sector experience an above average workload, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and TNO. They also feel they have less space to organize their work at their own discretion, NU.nl reports.
For this study, the researchers asked workers in various sectors about how they perceive their workload last year.
The Dutch economy grew by 0.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter and by 2.4 percent compared to the third quarter in 2015, according to the initial figures by Statistics entherlands. This is the 10th quarter in a row that the Dutch economy showed growth.
Statistics Netherlands mainly attributes the growth to exports and household consumption. Consumers spent more on electronics, restaurants and other forms of entertainment. More foreign tourists also visited the Netherlands.
Inflation in the Netherlands increased to 0.4 percent in October, the highest level of the past six months, according to Statistics Netherlands on Thursday. In September inflation was still at 0.1 percent.
According to Statistics Netherlands, the increase in inflation can mainly be attributed to higher petrol and diesel prices. In October a liter of gasoline cost 1.52 euros on average, 4 cents more than a year earlier. The price of motor fuels hasn't been this high in over a year, according to the statistics office.
A fifth of Dutch companies with at least 10 employees analyze so-called Big Data - large amounts of unstructured data, according to Statistics Netherlands. This often involves analysis of their own data, but one in 10 companies also analyze data from outside the company.
Big data analysis is more common in large companies than smaller ones. About 15 percent of companies with between 10 and 20 employees do it, compared to 42 percent of companies with 500 or more employees.
While the Netherlands is working hard to meet the United Nations targets for a fairer and sustainable world, other European countries are doing relatively better when it comes to clean energy and combatting climate change, according to a report Statistics Netherlands released on Friday.
The percentage of young Dutch without a basic qualification that are unemployed is increasing, according to Statistics Netherlands. In 2008 more than 70 percent of young people without a basic qualification had a job. Now less than 60 percent are employed.
The unemployment rate for young people with a basic qualification is also higher than before the financial crisis. In the Netherlands a basic qualification is considered a completed MBO level 2, HAVO or VWO
The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and Statistics Netherlands are dropping the Dutch terms "autochtoon" and "allochtoon", the Volkskrant reports. According to the two institutions, the words aren't accurate enough anymore and are stigatizing.
Dutch exports to Australia and New Zealand increased significantly over the past years, Statistics Netherlands announced at the start of the Dutch state visit to the two countire.s Since 2010 the number of Dutch companies exporting to the two countries roughly doubled.
As of 2022 the retirement age for state pension will increase from 67 years to 67 years and thee months, affecting those born after 1954, the Volkskrant reports based on a new life expectancy estimate by Statistics Netherlands
The retirement age is currently slowly being increased from 65 to 67 years. From the moment retirement age reaches 67 years in 2021, retirement age will increase along with life expectancy. According to the newspaper, this is recorded in Dutch law. The aim is for the average Dutch person to receive state pension for 18 years.
The mood among Dutch consumers improved again in October, climbing to the highest level of consumer confidence in nine years, according to Statistics Netherlands. Consumer confidences increased by four points to 12 in October.
There was a slight increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands last month compared to August, according to Statistics Netherlands. The number has been slowly increasing since April.
The number of crimes registered in the Netherlands declined to under one million last year, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. This is in line with the downward trend in the crime rate over the past years.
In the third quarter of this year collective bargaining wages increased by 2.1 percent compared to the same period last year. That is the biggest increase since 2009, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.
Many minority children don't visit the dentist in the Netherlands, according to dentistry professor Albert Feilzer of Acta. This could be reversed by paying more attention to prevention in dental care and adding adult dental care to the basic health insurance package, he said in an interview with newspaper Trouw.
The wage gap between management and the average employee grew again in the 1,000 largest Dutch companies last year, according to Statistics Netherlands. The five top earners per company earned over 6 times more than the average worker, compared to 5.5 percent in 2010.
On September 1st a total of 64 thousand Syrian people were registered as a resident of a Dutch municipality, Statistics Netherlands said on Wednesday. Most of them were part of the massive influx of asylum seekers in 2014 and 2015.
Last year a total of 2,682 births in the Netherlands involved two or more babies. Most of them were twins, though 43 of them were triplets or more. According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of twins born annually in the country is thereby continuing its annual decline.