Pernis (light green) within Rotterdam (purple).
Pernis is a neighborhood and submunicipality (since 3 March 2010) of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The district has a population of 4,789 (2011) on a total area size of 1.60 km². Pernis is thus a full submunicipality of Rotterdam, but the former independent municipality had its own district council already. Although surrounded by ports, Pernis has preserved its village-like atmosphere very well.
Pernis is best known for its petrochemical industry. Refineries define its skyline. Shell's refinery near Pernis is the largest oil refinery in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.
Residents by age (2011)
|0 t/m 4 year||279||5,8%|
|5 t/m 9 year||267||5,6%|
|10 t/m 14 year||273||5,7%|
|15 t/m 19 year||264||5,5%|
|20 t/m 34 year||855||17,9%|
|35 t/m 54 year||1.455||30,4%|
|55 t/m 64 year||592||12,4%|
|65 t/m 79 year||580||12,1%|
|80 years and older||224||4,7%|
Births and deaths(2010)
|Number||by 1000 inhabitants|
Residents by origin (2011)
Household composition (2011)
|Type of household||Number||%|
|Couple without children||668||30,4%|
|Couple with children||590||27%|
|One-parent household with children||195||8,9%|
Born in Pernis
- Sjaak Troost (born 1959) – Feyenoord football (soccer) defender
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006.
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