Survey results of The Netherlands: Home Life

The findings of the survey show that the majority of the Dutch population own the home they live in. From the homeowners 7% inhabit an owned flat and 52% inhabit an owned house. Of the remaining 41% who rent their home the greater part lives in a house.
On average Dutch people relocate four times in their lives tallying the European average.

Homeowners and tenants in The Netherlands

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With 81% the vast majority of Dutch residents wish to own their home.
The majority of Dutch people dream of an owned home

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Just over half of the homeowners in the Netherlands are male. The majority of these is between 40 and 49 years old and lives in an owned house. In comparison to that, slightly more than half of the tenants are female.
Typical profile of a homeowner in The Netherlands

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Dutch people are currently spending 10% more of their net income on housing than they want to spend. They would like to spend a maximum of 40% instead of the current 50%.

Income spent on housing Netherlands

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Potential income spent on housing Netherlands

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More than half of the Dutch believe that the cost of living is growing in their country.

Living is rather expensive Netherlands

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Living is getting ever more expensive Netherlands

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Living is getting ever more expensive Netherlands (rented vs owned)

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18% of Dutch people live in a single household exceeding the European average of 15% slightly.

Who people share their home with Netherlands

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Who people share their home with Netherlands (residence)

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Only 5.6% of the Dutch have a second home. These are mostly located in a rural area and used for holidays.
Purposes of secondary residences Netherlands

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Location of secondary residences Netherlands

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The Dutch said that their ideal home size would be 145 square meters.
Size of ideal living space in Netherlands

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Their top features of an ideal property are:
Top five living criteria in Netherlands

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Survey results of The Netherlands: Home Life