Basic socio-demographic and socio-economic structure

The Slotermeer-Noordoost neighbourhood is actually comprised of two administrative neighbourhoods, together they had 9,408 in 2013. As with the other two areas, there are more births annually than deaths. The area has a higher proportion of young people under 18 (28%) and a lower number of elderly (10%) than average. The percentage of single-person households is much lower than the city average (at 23%) and there are more singe-parent households (13%)

The average yearly income of €15,900 and the average household income of €25,200 in 2010 are low, and in 2012 a quarter of households earned the social minimum, with 34% of youth living in such households. The educational level of the area has 48% low educated and 16% highly educated.

Ethno-national composition of the local population

Slotermeer-Noordoost has a large number of non-Western migrants, forming 64% of the local population. The largest ethnic groups are Moroccans at 27% and Turks at 19%. For a more detailed breakdown of the figures, please see the section “Slotermeer-Noordoost in numbers” below.

Physical and Housing Structure

As with the other case study areas, Slotermeer-Noordoost has a high proportion of social housing at 68% of the whole neighbourhood. A further 26% is owner-occupied and 6% is privately rented. The housing stock was largely built in the period immediately after the Second World War, from 1946-1960. The average house has 3.1 rooms and a value much lower than the city average.

Apartments tend to be in buildings with four to six stories, but some have as many as ten. The architecture tends to be quite monotonous and of relatively low quality. In 1998, renovation works began in the area and were due to take 15 years. However, they were subsequently put on hold (and in some cases cancelled completely) due to the economic crisis.

Socio-spatial features, segregation and integration

The graphics show the concentrations of the three largest ethnic groups in Slotermeer-Noordoost and confirm that the neighbourhood is dominated by Mediterranean guest-worker migrants.


Location of Slotermeer-Nordoost in Amsterdam and relative to the other two case study neighbourhoods.



Map of neighbourhood combination Slotermeer-Noordoost: the neighbourhood detailed in the spreadsheet (Buurt 3) is located in the upper half of the map. Concentrations (>2sd above city average) of mainly Moroccans (yellow) and Turkish (red) but also Surinamese (dark blue, two concentrations), other non-Western ethnicities (pink), and Western non-Dutch ethnicities (light blue).

 Slotermeer-Nordoost in numbers

Neighbourhood: Slotermeer-Noordoost – buurt 3 (F76a) – New-West city district
Population size 2013: 6043
% non-Western immigrants (first and second generation): 58,4
Country of origin (%) 2012:
Morocco 22,5
Surinam 5,9
Turkey 18,5
The Netherlands Antilles 0,8
Other non-Western 10,7
Western (non-Dutch) 11,4
Ethnic diversity index (Herfindahl): 0,2
Age distribution 2013:
0-4 7,7
5-9 6,1
10-14 5,1
15-19 4,9
20-24 8,6
25-29 10,7
30-34 8,3
35-39 7,6
40-44 7,2
45-49 6,8
50-54 5,9
55-59 5,2
60-64 3,9
65-69 3,1
70-74 2,9
75-79 2,2
80+ 3,5
Age diversity index (Herfindahl): 0,07
Housing size and value 2012 Average housing size:  3,2 rooms, most of the houses (55%) between 50 and 70 square meters
Average property value (WOZ): 155.000 Euros
Housing type (%) 2012:
Owner-occupied 28,1
Private rental 5,8
Social rental 66,1
Year of built 2012: Almost all houses built between 1946-1960
Neighbourhood combination: Slotermeer Noordoost (F76) – consists of two neighbourhoods
Area size neighbourhood combination 2013: 101,52 ha
Population neighbourhood combination 2013: 9408
% Male 51,2
% Female 48,8
Population density neighbourhood combination 2013:  93 inhabitants/ha, on average 2,23 people per dwelling
Average income neighbourhood combination 2009: 17.000 Euros
% Unemployed neighbourhood combination 2011: 8,6
% Unemployed non-Western immigrants: 11,1
Number of schools neighbourhood combination 2011-2012: 4 primary schools, 1 school for special education