Construction industry; productive hours in (non-)residential buildings

Table description


This table shows quarterly data of the number of productive hours per employee in residential and non-residential building. The number of productive hours is calculated by reducing the number of theoretically available hours with the number of non-productive hours due to holidays, sickness absence, strikes, frost and precipitation delays, etc. All figures are rounded off to the nearest 5 hours.

Data available from: 1st quarter of 1990.

Status of the figures:
Data of the four most recent quarters are provisional, the remainder are definite.

Changes as of July 15, 2022:
The figures of the second quarter of 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Statistics Netherlands usually publishes the first results six to eight weeks after the reporting period. After the definitive figures are published Statistics Netherlands only adapts the results if large adjustments or corrections are necessary.

Description topics

Theoretically available hours
Number of hours in a quarter theoretically available for labour in the
construction industry by a full-time employee. A working week of 40
available hours is assumed. All figures are rounded off to the nearest 5
hours.
Non-productive hours
Average number of hours not worked by a full-time employee in a quarter
due to holidays, absence due to sickness, strikes, frost and
precipitation delays, etc. All figures are rounded off to the nearest 5
hours.
Total non-productive hours
Frost and precipitation delays
Non-productive hours due to rain, snow, frost, etc. All figures are
rounded off to the nearest 5 hours.
Other
Non-productive hours due to holidays, absence due to sickness, strikes,
etc. All figures are rounded off to the nearest 5 hours.
Productive hours
The difference between the number of theoretically available hours and
the number of non-productive hours. All figures are rounded off to the
nearest 5 hours.