Number of inhabitants large cities grow in coming years strong

Number of inhabitants large cities grow in coming years strong

The population of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Hague and Utrecht, is growing strongly in the coming years. The four largest cities of the country get a third of the total population growth up to 2030 process.

The cities grow by 15 percent. Amsterdam has over a million inhabitants, predict the Planning bureau for the living Environment and the Central Bureau for Statistics on Monday, in a joint report.

The population growth between 2015 and 2030 is expected to be 950.000 people, three-quarters in the larger cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Also neighbouring municipalities of those cities, such as Diemen in Amsterdam and Rijswijk, near The Hague, to see the population rise.

According to the forecast, the number of households, with about 700,000. Therefore, in almost the whole country, more housing is needed, write PBL and CBS.

Outlying areas

One in five of the municipalities has about fifteen years less inhabitants. This pertains especially to the outlying areas, such as Drenthe, parts of Groningen and Limburg, the Achterhoek and Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

Also the composition of municipalities is going to change. Around the turn of the century counted both cities and villages (approximately 15 percent of the elderly.

In the future is the ageing of the population in cities is about 17 percent, while in smaller municipalities understand 26 percent of elderly people live. Cause of it is mainly young people, the villages are abandoned and to town.

The two research organizations to build an uncertainty in the forecasts. “Immigration, economic development and housing construction are difficult to predict.”

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