Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Study on Housing
Woningonderzoek Nederland (WoON)

Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
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Contact information

Department of Labour, Income and Living conditions - Production
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected every three years. The next round will take place in 2016.

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data

Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access

Access to data requires: (1) Access fee (2) official authorization is required (CCS)


Anonymised microdata

SPSS (default)

Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Data was collected in 2006, 2009, and 2012 with a sample size of more than 60,000 individuals; data collection is ongoing and is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


Stratified sample with national coverage of municipalities. Use of special weighting model to correct for selective non-response.

Municipal Person Registration

Dutch population in non-institutional households

Population aged 19 and over

Representative of the Dutch population aged 19 and over

Detailed study of: Attributes of former, current and future housing situation of households and people


Data from 2006 onwards are linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number

Data quality

Correction for non-response; imputation. Data are also checked and corrected for invalidities.

Data from periods under review before 2006 are not linkable to other (population) statistics.

Consistent time series.


Strengths: The survey has a long time series.

  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Kenneth Abrahamsson
  • (see Partners)