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  1. Number of contaminated sites; inventory October 2014

    Indicator | 30 September 2015

    There are still approximately 250,000 sites in the Netherlands showing various degrees of soil pollution. A recently completed overview indicates that 1,518 sites are seriously… more

  2. Environmental load of pesticides, 1998-2010

    Indicator | 24 February 2015

    The decrease in the environmental load of pesticides on surface waters has levelled off. The total environmental load was about 85% lower in the period 2008-2010 than in the… more

  3. Land use in the Netherlands, 2012

    Indicator | 25 February 2016

    The Netherlands is a green country, with more than four fifths of its surface area used for recreation, agriculture, woodland and nature. However, spatial use varies greatly from… more

  4. The young, the potential working population and the elderly, 2013

    Indicator | 22 August 2014

    'Grey pressure' in the Netherlands as a whole was 28% in 2013. This represents a significant increase compared with 1960 and 2000, when it was 16.8% and 21.9% respectively. The… more

  5. Ownership of housing stock, 2006-2014

    Indicator | 24 December 2015

    On 1 January 2014, there were 7.5 million houses in the Netherlands. This represents an increase of 7.1% compared with 1 January 2006. Since 2006 a slight increase was seen in… more

  6. Unoccupied dwellings, 2013

    Indicator | 26 September 2014

    On 1 January 2013, more than 390 thousand homes in the Netherlands were unoccupied. This is 5 percent of all housing in the country. Four percent of one-family houses and eight… more

  7. Stocks of dwellings and non-residential premises, changes and utilisation functions, 2014

    Indicator | 9 October 2015

    On 31 December 2014, there were nearly 7.6 million dwellings in the Netherlands. In addition, there were over 1.1 million non-residential buildings including office and shop… more

  8. Regional economic growth, 2014

    Indicator | 6 July 2016

    Excluding the sector mineral extraction, the Dutch economy grew 1.6 percent in 2014, following two years of contraction. Economic growth including mineral extraction was only 1.0… more

  9. Dutch biodiversity footprint, 1990- 2010

    Indicator | 5 August 2016

    The total Dutch biodiversity footprint increased by 11 percent between 1990 and 2000 and has decreased since then. Compared to 1990 the footprint in 2010 increased by 5 percent.… more

  10. Population growth, 2011-2016

    Indicator | 30 August 2016

    Population growth rates were high in the four major cities of the Netherlands from 2011 to 2016. There was a strong correlation between municipality size and population growth: in… more

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