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Table 1 Population characteristics of municipalities included in the studya

From: Feasibility of multi-sector policy measures that create activity-friendly environments for children: results of a Delphi study

Municipality A B C D The Netherlands
Total number of inhabitants 201,259 170,349 135,648 77,450 16,357,992
Degree of urbanization (number of inhabitants per km2) 1,716 1,344 1,606 727 394
Percentage inhabitants aged 0-14 years (%) 16.7 17.3 17.2 17.6 18.1
Percentage Western immigrants (%)b 8.2 10.0 8.6 8.7 8.8
Percentage non-Western immigrants (%)c 13.4 10.2 9.9 11.9 10.6
Number of municipal employees 1,915 2,189 1,430 679 NA
  1. a Characteristics per 1 January 2007 (start date of the research project). All data derived from CBS Statline [1] or the municipal organization (for number of employees).
  2. b Immigrants are defined as persons with at least one parent born in a foreign country. Western immigrants are all immigrants from Europe (with exception of Turkey), North-America, Oceania or Indonesia or Japan.
  3. c Immigrants are defined as persons with at least one parent born in a foreign country. Non-western immigrants are all immigrants from Turkey, Africa, Latin-America or Asia (with exception of Indonesia and Japan).
  4. NA = Not applicable.