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Overijssel – NL21

EU regions: Netherlands > Eastern Netherlands > Overijssel

map of Overijssel NL21
Life long learning
life long learning participation202224.8
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202239.88
percentage of part time workers, men202216.75
percentage of part time workers, women202266.82
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202291.97
gender gap in unemployment rate2022109.38
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education20227.3
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021109
employment rate202282.5

More on wikipedia wikidata Q773 on OpenStreetMap Overijssel slovensky: NL21

Subregions: Noord-Overijssel, Zuidwest-Overijssel, Twente

demographic pyramid NL21 Overijssel based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive


unemployment rate20223.3
youth unemployment rate20226.9
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20220.5
share of long term unemployed202216.2


demographic pyramid NL21 1996 Overijssel, population pyramid of Overijssel
number of inhabitants20221 171 910
population density2022347.8
old-age dependency ratio202231.5
demographic pyramid NL21 Overijssel

Employment by sectors, Overijssel

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A14.72 %B-E78.812 %
F31.75 %G-I162.125 %
J21.73 %K14.12 %
L41 %M_N72.511 %
NRP12.92 %O-Q205.832 %
R-U213 %TOTAL639.4100 %

Data for the period year 2022. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Overijssel, 2022

From Wikipedia: Overijssel ( OH-vər-EYE-səl, Dutch: [ˌoːvərˈɛisəl] (listen); Low German: Oaveriessel [ˌɒːvərˈiːsəl]; German: Oberyssel) is a province of the Netherlands located in the eastern part of the country. The province's name translates to „across the IJssel“, from the perspective of the Episcopal principality of Utrecht by which it was held until 1528. The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede. The province had a population of 1,142,360 in 2015.


Overijssel is bordered by Germany (Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia) to the east, the Achterhoek region of Gelderland to the south, the Veluwe region of Gelderland and Flevoland to the west, and Friesland and the former moors of Drenthe to the north. Overijssel comprises three regions: Kop van Overijssel in the northwest, Salland in the centre of the province, and Twente in the east. Besides the capital Zwolle, other major cities are Almelo, Deventer, Enschede, and Hengelo.

To the southeast, the province's surface is mostly sandy, interspersed with small rivers such as the Regge and Dinkel and other brooks. In the northwest, the geology is dominated by sediments from the Overijsselse Vecht and clay. The northern parts were once covered by veen (bogs) which separated the dryer and more arable south from Drenthe and which have been exploited as fuel to a large degree. Only small patches survive today (Engbertsdijksvenen near Tubbergen, Witteveen (near Haaksbergen), and the Aamsveen (near Enschede).

Other: Eastern Netherlands, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland

Neighbours: Münster Government Region, Fryslân, Flevoland, Gelderland, Weser-Ems Government Region, Drenthe

Subregions: Noord-Overijssel, Zuidwest-Overijssel, Twente

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Overijssel – NL21, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​en/projects/eu-regions/NL21