How are various population groups faring during the coronavirus crisis?

Are older people more willing to be vaccinated than young people?

The willingness to vaccinate increases with age. Among 16- to 29-year-olds, 64 percent intend to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have already been vaccinated. Among he over 75s, this is 81 percent.

Are men more likely to be vaccinated than women?

Men are about as likely as women to intend to be vaccinated or have already been vaccinated (72 versus 70 percent).

Are higher educated people more likely to be vaccinated than lower educated people?

Among the over-25s, higher educated people (with a higher professional (HBO) or university (WO) qualification) are more likely to say they intend to be vaccinated or have already been vaccinated (77 percent) than those with a low education level (68 percent) and intermediate education level (69 percent).

Are any there differences in vaccination willingness by migration background?

Of people aged 16 years and over with a non-western migration background, just over half (52 percent) would like to be vaccinated or have already been vaccinated. Vaccination willingness is higher among people with a western migration background (69 percent) and with a Dutch background (74 percent). Even if differences in the age structure and education level of these population groups are taken into account, vaccination willingness among people with a non-western migration background is lower than among the other two groups.

Has the number of employed decreased more sharply among men than among women?

In Q2 2020, the number of men and women in the active labour force dropped at a comparable rate. Relative to one year previously, the number of men in employment was 0.7 percent lower and the number of women in employment was 0.6 percent lower. In Q1 2021 as well, the active labour force still declined, but more strongly among men than among women. Year-on-year, the number of men and women in work was down by 0.6 and 0.2 percent respectively. As a result, 4.8 million men and 4.2 million women belonged to the active labour force in Q1 2021. StatLine

Has the number of employed decreased more sharply among young people than among older people?

The number of 15 to 24-year-olds in the active labour force fell sharply in Q2 2020. There were 7.1 percent fewer young people in employment compared to the previous year. The number of young people in employment continued to declined sharply in Q1 2021, when it was down by 5.5 percent year-on-year. The active labour force grew in nearly all other age groups during the same period. Only the 45-54 age group experienced a decline of 1.9 percent. StatLine

Has the number of employed decreased more sharply among lower educated than among higher educated?

In Q2 2020, the number of lower educated people in the active labour force was 10.5 percent down on the same quarter last year. In Q1 2021, the decrease was similar, at 10.1 percent. Many students who lost their jobs are also included here. The decline among people with an intermediate education level (MBO, levels 2-4 or only HAVO/VWO) was considerably smaller in both quarters. In Q1 2021, the active labour force included 4.3 percent fewer people with an intermediate education level than one year previously. In contrast, the number of higher educated people (HBO or WO) did not shrink at all, but grew considerably. In Q1 2021, the number of higher educated in the active labour force was 8.3 percent up on one year previously. StatLine

Was the decline in the number of flex workers stronger than that for other types of workers?

In Q2 2020, the number of flexible employees in the labour force decreased by as much as 14.1 percent, while the number of permanent employees was still higher than one year previously. (Permanent employees have an employment contract for an indefinite period of time and a fixed number of hours per week). In Q1 2021, the loss of employment among flexible employees was smaller but substantial at the same time. The number of employees with a flexible employment contract was 6.7 percent lower than one year previously. The number of employees in permanent employment rose by 1.0 percent during this period. The number of self-employed rose as well, by 1.7 percent (the number of self-employed without employees (so-called zzp'ers) even rose by 3.5 percent). This does not mean, however, that self-employed persons had more work. In April and May last year in particular, they had considerably less to do than usual, but in December they were only working 2.5 hours a week less than one year previously. In Q1 2021, the decrease was limited to 1.3 hours per week.