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. According to Statistics Netherlands, nearly 30 percent of female and almost half of male engineering graduates start working in technical occupations.

Education | 29-03-2017 | 13:03

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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. Where possible, the situation among young people in the Caribbean Netherlands is addressed as well. Topics discussed in this annual report include family situation, youth care, living and growing up safely, education, labour, health and crime.

Young people and families | 01-12-2016 | 13:12

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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. One third of all registered suspects in 2014 were young, down from 39 percent in 2007.

Safety and justice | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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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. The share of young people smoking is highest in the province of Drenthe (19 percent), followed by the province of Groningen and the northern Netherlands region, each with 18 percent. The lowest share of smokers aged 12 to 20 is found in the middle region of the country. The municipal health care regions of  Amsterdam, Utrecht and the Gooi- en Vecht area report a percentage share of 11 percent young smokers.

Health and welfare | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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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. The number of vmbo students provides an indication of the educational level of young people in a municipality.

Education | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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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. The number of minors is expected to continue falling over the next few years by 90 thousand until 2023. The decline will occur in almost every region, in particular Achterhoek and Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. On the other hand, the Randstad urban conglomeration still sees an increase in the number of young people.

Young people and families | 11-12-2015 | 08:12

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More and more underage children live with one parent

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands this week, nearly 15 percent of all underage children in the Netherlands lived in a one-parent family in 2014. Families within which children grow up have changed in the last fifteen years. More 0-17-year-olds live in a one-parent family and an ever increasing number have unmarried parents.

Young people and families | 27-03-2015 | 09:03

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More students in higher education

A growing part of 18-24 year-olds embark on a study in higher vocational education (hbo) or university (wo). Women and young people with a non-western background are the main contributors to the increase. The proportion of students in general secondary vocational education (mbo) has remained stable in recent years.

Education | 29-06-2011 | 18:06

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Young religious people form the minority

Slightly fewer than half of all people aged between 12 and 25 responded in 2009 that they had a religious denomination. This share has fallen by 6 percent points since 1997. Church attendance is low among young people. About one in seven goes to church or to a religious gathering at least once a month.

Health and welfare | 17-05-2011 | 18:05

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