More than one third of all newcomers in Maastricht are between 18 and 21 years of age. In percentages, Maastricht scores well above Utrecht, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Groningen is number one: almost half of all newcomers there are between 18 and 21 years old. The results come from figures over the years 2006-2008, published by Statistics Netherlands.
Every year, almost one hundred thousand youngsters move to another town. Most of them - two thirds - do so for study reasons. More than half (51 per cent) of all young movers went to live more than 35 kilometres away. Of the students who ended up in Maastricht or Wageningen, this applied to almost three quarters.