For every 100 women (between the ages of 20 and 25), there are 91 men in the city of Groningen- according to new figures from the Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek (CBS).
Translation by Thomas Ansell
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that this isn’t quite as much of a mismatch as in Utrecht, the area with the highest number of women compared to men; with 73 for every 100 women in the age bracket. In Leiden there are 74 men for every 100 women, whilst Maastricht has 76. Amstelveen and Weesp, which are hotspots for many Amsterdam university students, there are also more men than women.
The CBS puts the discrepancy in large cities down to the fact that men tend to continue to live at home longer. Dutch universities also generally have a larger proportion of female students, compared to male.
At the other end of the scale, both Delft and the Wadden island of Terschelling have the least women. On Terschelling, the share of young women in the age bracket is by far the lowest; with 250 men for every 100 women. Likewise, Delft has around 170 men for every 100 women. According to the CBS, these statistics are likely to be skewed by the Maritime Institute on Terschelling- and the Technical University in Delft.
The CBS is the Dutch central statistics service, and has a wealth of studies and information that can be consulted. Though Groningen has a large number of women, it has very few streets named after them, meanwhile the city is home to a new project aiming to reduce the number of women smoking whilst pregnant.