More twenty-somethings in cities

8th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 October 2007, VOORBURG – More and more people in their 20s are settling in the four large cities. They move to the cities for work or education. These students and starters on the job market are taking the place of residents who are moving abroad.

8 October 2007

VOORBURG – More and more people in their 20s are settling in the four large cities. They move to the cities for work or education. These students and starters on the job market are taking the place of residents who are moving abroad.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced on Monday that this has put an end to the trend of the past years which saw many immigrants settling in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, while many city residents started moving to smaller towns in the Netherlands.

Since 2000 the number of foreign immigrants moving to the large cities has slowly decreased. Since 2005 however more people have been leaving the big cities to move abroad.

The number of house moves from the four big cities to other Dutch municipalities has been relatively constant over the past years, but there has been an upward trend in the other direction, i.e. the number of house moves from other Dutch municipalities to the four large cities. The CBS says this is partly due to the construction of new developments like the Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht and Leidschenveen in The Hague.

It is mostly thirty-somethings who are leaving the areas where twenty-somethings are now settling. Those in their thirties who are opting to move do so mainly after having children.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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