Youth monitor

The Youth Monitor consists of five domains: young people and families, health and welfare, education, labour and safety and justice. Each domain comprises a large number of detailed indicators which are presented for the most recent years.

  • Three-quarters of young Bonairians not in education are working

    On Bonaire, one-third of this age group are no longer enrolled in education but are in work. They are often full-time workers, similar to the group aged 25 and over. The most common occupations are in sales.
  • Annual Report Youth Monitor 2017 Summary

    The Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor provides insights into the situation of the nearly 5 million young people in the Netherlands. The report also includes information about young people in the Caribbean Netherlands.
  • 1 in 3 women with technical degrees work in engineering

    Fewer young, highly educated people have completed technical studies compared to ten years ago. Among these engineering graduates, the number of men is four times as high as the number of women.
  • Annual Report Youth Monitor 2016 Summary

    The Annual Report 2016 provides insights into the situation of young people. It describes how the nearly 5 million young persons in the Netherlands are doing, based on certain indicators and current topics.
  • Number of minors declining

    The number of young people under 18 has declined by 170 thousand since 2005. The Netherlands had 3.4 million minors at the start of 2015, amounting to 20 percent of the total population. 
  • Relatively more children of families on income support in the big cities

    At the end of 2014, the Netherlands had almost 230 thousand children aged 0 to 18 years in families relying on income support benefits, which equals 6.5 percent of all children living with their parents. 
  • Most 15-year-olds attending vmbo live up north

    Nearly half of the 15-year-olds in the Netherlands are attending a form of pre-vocationalsecondary education (vmbo) in the academic year 2014/’15. The share is particularly large in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland.
  • Low labour participation among young people in Groningen

    Many municipalities in Groningen province have a very low employment rate among young people aged 15 to 27. Likewise, many young people in the larger cities in the provinces of South and North Holland are unemployed.
  • Many young smokers in the north

    Between 2010 and  2014, over 14 percent of young Dutch between the ages of 12 and 20 were smoking. This percentage is particularly high in the north of the Netherlands.
  • Strong decline in young crime suspects

    In 2014, 73 thousand young people between the ages of 12 and 25 (2.4 percent of the total youth population) were registered as suspects of a criminal offence. This is a decline of 43 percent since 2007.