Trends in the Netherlands 2017 is the latest edition of an annual publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) which started out as the ‘Statistical Pocket Book’ in 1924.
This new digital format is a very distant cousin of the dry and dusty publication of tables which was the Statistical Pocket Book. With this edition, CBS displays the great variety of figures as well as trends that may be observed in a highly interactive way. Two of these trends are healthy ageing and the flexible workforce.
Prompted by the UN list of provisional indicators to monitor progress on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), CBS has conducted a baseline measurement of where the Netherlands stands in terms of achieving the targets set for the SDGs.
Relevant available data show that overall the Netherlands is doing well in many domains, but that there are also some areas of concern. For each SDG there are positive and less positive points and the picture may differ depending on the indicator used.