Investors in shares or obligations in the Netherlands 2017, by age group

This statistic shows the share of individuals in the Netherlands who invest in shares or obligations in 2017, by age group. Despite the low interest rate for savings, most people in the Netherlands younger than 45 years old do not seem willing to invest in shares or obligations. Approximately 25 percent of the individuals ages 65 years and older do actively invest their savings.
Overall, households in the Netherlands look uncertain to invest their money outside traditional savings accounts. An example of this can be found in a survey on the leading reasons for not investing in crowdfunding projects. Approximately 15 percent of the respondents answered they did not invest in crowdfunding projects because they had no experience with it.

Share of individuals in the Netherlands who invest in shares or obligations in 2017, by age group*

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Sources

Release date

June 2017

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

2,000 households

Age group

25 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The source states its uses the following definition of investors: "people who invest in shares, obligations or investment funds".

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