Sick leave; frequency, period of absence, 2002 - 2005

Sick leave; frequency, period of absence, 2002 - 2005

Char., regional/business classification Periods Sick leave Sickness absence rate 1st yr and 2nd yr Sickness absence rate, total (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate 1st yr and 2nd yr Sickness absence rate, 1st year (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate 1st yr and 2nd yr Sickness absence rate, 2nd year (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, total (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, 1-7 days (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate,, 8-42 days (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, 43-91 days (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, 92-182 days (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, 183-365 days (%) Sick leave Sickness absence rate, categories Sickness absence rate, 366-730 days (%) Sick leave frequency (absolute)
Total men and women 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Men 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.8 0.1 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.97
Women 2005 annual figure* 4.3 4.2 0.1 4.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.02
Age category 15 - 65 yrs 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Age category 15 - 20 yrs 2005 annual figure* 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.37
Age category 15 - 25 yrs 2005 annual figure* 1.6 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.60
Age category 20 - 25 yrs 2005 annual figure* 2.1 2.1 0.0 2.1 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.76
Age category 25 - 30 yrs 2005 annual figure* 3.3 3.3 0.0 3.3 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.09
Age category 25 - 35 yrs 2005 annual figure* 3.5 3.4 0.0 3.5 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 1.09
Age category 30 - 35 yrs 2005 annual figure* 3.7 3.6 0.0 3.7 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 1.09
Age category 35 - 40 yrs 2005 annual figure* 4.2 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.12
Age category 35 - 45 yrs 2005 annual figure* 4.4 4.3 0.1 4.4 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.12
Age category 40 - 45 yrs 2005 annual figure* 4.6 4.6 0.1 4.6 0.7 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.11
Age category 45 - 50 yrs 2005 annual figure* 5.2 5.1 0.1 5.2 0.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.12
Age category 45 - 55 yrs 2005 annual figure* 5.5 5.4 0.1 5.5 0.7 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.10
Age category 50 - 55 yrs 2005 annual figure* 5.8 5.7 0.1 5.8 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.09
Age category 55 - 60 yrs 2005 annual figure* 6.4 6.3 0.2 6.4 0.6 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.03
Age category 55 - 65 yrs 2005 annual figure* 6.2 6.1 0.1 6.2 0.6 1.4 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.95
Age category 60 - 65 yrs 2005 annual figure* 5.4 5.2 0.1 5.4 0.4 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.9 0.69
Age category 25 - 45 yrs 2005 annual figure* 4.0 3.9 0.1 4.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 1.10
Age category 45 - 65 yrs 2005 annual figure* 6.1 5.9 0.1 6.1 0.6 1.4 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.02
Marital state: total 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Marital state: not married 2005 annual figure* 2.9 2.9 0.0 2.9 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.92
Marital state: married 2005 annual figure* 4.6 4.6 0.1 4.6 0.7 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.00
Marital state: widowed 2005 annual figure* 6.3 6.2 0.1 6.3 0.6 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.01
Marital state: divorced 2005 annual figure* 6.7 6.5 0.1 6.7 0.8 1.7 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.33
Origin: total 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Origin: native Dutch 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.9 0.1 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.96
Origin: western foreigners 2005 annual figure* 4.2 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.09
Western foreigners, 1st generation 2005 annual figure* 4.3 4.2 0.1 4.3 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.08
Western foreigners, 2nd generation 2005 annual figure* 4.2 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.09
Origin: non-western foreigners 2005 annual figure* 4.6 4.5 0.1 4.6 0.8 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 1.16
Non-western foreigners 1st generation 2005 annual figure* 5.0 5.0 0.1 5.0 0.8 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 1.19
Non-western foreigners 2nd generation 2005 annual figure* 3.2 3.1 0.0 3.2 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.09
Non-western foreigners: Moroccans 2005 annual figure* 5.0 4.9 0.1 5.0 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 1.13
Non-western foreigners: Turks 2005 annual figure* 5.2 5.1 0.1 5.2 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.05
Non-western foreigners: Surinamese 2005 annual figure* 5.3 5.3 0.1 5.3 1.0 1.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 1.54
Non-west. foreigners: Antilleans/Arubans 2005 annual figure* 4.3 4.3 0.1 4.3 0.9 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 1.35
Non-western foreigners: other 2005 annual figure* 3.4 3.3 0.0 3.4 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.90
Wage group: total 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Wage group < 30,000 euro 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.96
Wage group 30,000 - 40,000 euro 2005 annual figure* 4.6 4.5 0.1 4.6 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.15
Wage group 40,000 - 50,000 euro 2005 annual figure* 3.5 3.4 0.0 3.5 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.04
Wage group >= 50,000 euro 2005 annual figure* 2.5 2.5 0.0 2.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.83
The Netherlands 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
North part of the country 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.92
East part of the country 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.90
West part of the country 2005 annual figure* 4.0 3.9 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.04
West Netherlands, 4 largest munic. 2005 annual figure* 4.3 4.2 0.1 4.3 0.8 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.17
West Netherlands, other municipalities 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.8 0.1 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.00
South part of the country 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.95
Province of Groningen 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.9 0.1 3.9 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.91
Province of Friesland 2005 annual figure* 4.0 3.9 0.1 4.0 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.92
Province of Drenthe 2005 annual figure* 4.5 4.4 0.1 4.5 0.6 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.94
Province of Overijssel 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.90
Province of Flevoland 2005 annual figure* 4.4 4.3 0.1 4.4 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 1.10
Province of Gelderland 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.87
Province of Utrecht 2005 annual figure* 3.8 3.7 0.1 3.8 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.01
Province of Noord-Holland 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.8 0.1 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.00
Province of Zuid-Holland 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.09
Province of Zeeland 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.8 0.1 3.9 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.91
Province of Noord-Brabant 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.97
Province of Limburg 2005 annual figure* 4.0 3.9 0.1 4.0 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.90
Degree of urbanisation: total 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
Very high degree of urbanisation 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.1 0.1 4.1 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.14
High degree of urbanisation 2005 annual figure* 4.1 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.05
Average degree of urbanisation 2005 annual figure* 4.2 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.01
Low degree of urbanisation 2005 annual figure* 3.9 3.8 0.1 3.9 0.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.84
Very low degree of urbanisation 2005 annual figure* 3.7 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.77
A-O total SIC'93 2005 annual figure* 4.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.99
A, B Agriculture/fishing 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
C-F Manufacturing and construction 2005 annual figure* 5.2 5.1 0.1 5.2 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.14
C Mining and quarrying 2005 annual figure* 3.4 3.3 0.0 3.4 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.00
D Manufacturing industry 2005 annual figure* 5.4 5.3 0.1 5.4 0.9 1.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.26
E Public utility companies 2005 annual figure* 4.8 4.7 0.1 4.8 1.0 1.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.50
F Construction 2005 annual figure* 4.7 4.6 0.1 4.7 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.83
G-K Commercial services 2005 annual figure* 3.4 3.3 0.1 3.4 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.83
G Repair consumer articles, trade 2005 annual figure* 3.3 3.2 0.1 3.3 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.71
H Hotels and restaurants 2005 annual figure* 2.2 2.1 0.0 2.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.37
I Transport and communication 2005 annual figure* 4.9 4.8 0.1 4.9 0.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.5 1.06
J Financial institutions 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
K Real estate, business services 2005 annual figure* 3.2 3.1 0.0 3.2 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.98
L-O Non-commercial services 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
L Public admin., social insurances 2005 annual figure* 5.5 5.4 0.1 5.5 1.2 1.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.75
M Education 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
N Health care and welfare 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
O Culture, recreation, other services 2005 annual figure* 3.6 3.5 0.1 3.6 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.86
DA Food, drinks and tobacco 2005 annual figure* 4.7 4.7 0.1 4.7 0.7 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.98
22 Printing and publishing 2005 annual figure* 4.2 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.13
2300b Petroleum/chem/rubber/plastics 2005 annual figure* 4.7 4.6 0.1 4.7 0.9 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.33
2700b Metal prod.,machinery,transp. eq. 2005 annual figure* 4.6 4.5 0.1 4.6 0.9 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.20
DN Other manuf . ind., prep. recycling 2005 annual figure* 7.7 7.6 0.1 7.7 1.0 2.3 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.52
50 Car trade and repairs 2005 annual figure* 3.5 3.5 0.1 3.5 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.77
51 Wholesale trade 2005 annual figure* 3.5 3.5 0.1 3.5 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.94
52 Retail trade 2005 annual figure* 3.1 3.0 0.1 3.1 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.54
60 Public and road transport 2005 annual figure* 4.9 4.8 0.1 4.9 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.79
6100b Transp. (excl. agr.) + telecom. 2005 annual figure* 5.0 4.9 0.1 5.0 0.9 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.29
747 Cleaning buildings,transport equip. 2005 annual figure* 4.7 4.6 0.1 4.7 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.60
748 Business services n.e.c. 2005 annual figure* 3.0 2.9 0.0 3.0 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.03
8511 Hospital,clinic with acc.facilities 2005 annual figure* . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS
Explanation of symbols

Table description

National Statistics on sick leave in %, excl. pregnancy and maternity
leave, by personscharistics, region - and businessclassification
2002 - 2005, 2002 Q I - 2005 Q IV
Changed on December 15 2006.
Frequency: Discontinued.

Description topics

Sick leave
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate 1st yr and 2nd yr
Sickness absence rate, total
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, 1st year:
The sickness absence rate in the 1st year is exclusive of absence lasting
more than one year and exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, 2nd year:
The sickness absence rate in the 2nd year is absence lasting between one
and two years and exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, 1st year
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
Sickness absence rate, 1st year:
The sickness absence rate in the 1st year is exclusive of absence lasting
more than one year and exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, 2nd year
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
Sickness absence rate, 2nd year:
The sickness absence rate in the 2nd year is absence lasting between one
and two years and exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, categories
Sickness absence rate, total
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
Sickness absence rate, 1-7 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Short-term absence due to sickness.
Cases covering a period of less than 8 calendar days are included.
Sickness absence rate,, 8-42 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Medium-term absence due to sickness.
Cases covering a period of at least 8 calendar days and no more than 42
calendar days are included.
Sickness absence rate, 43-91 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Long-term absence due to sickness:
there are four categories of long-term absence due to sickness:
1st category: cases covering a period of 43-91 days
2nd category: cases covering a period of 92-182 days
3rd category: cases covering a period of 183-365 days
4th category: cases covering a period of 366-730 days.
Sickness absence rate, 92-182 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Long-term absence due to sickness:
there are four categories of long-term absence due to sickness:
1st category: cases covering a period of 43-91 days
2nd category: cases covering a period of 92-182 days
3rd category: cases covering a period of 183-365 days
4th category: cases covering a period of 366-730 days.
Sickness absence rate, 183-365 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Long-term absence due to sickness:
there are four categories of long-term absence due to sickness:
1st category: cases covering a period of 43-91 days
2nd category: cases covering a period of 92-182 days
3rd category: cases covering a period of 183-365 days
4th category: cases covering a period of 366-730 days.
Sickness absence rate, 366-730 days
Sickness absence rate:
the number of days an employee is absent due to sickness as a rate of the
total number of calendar days available in the period under review.
The total sickness absence rate includes absence up to a maximum of two
years, and is exclusive of pregnancy and maternity leave.
A distinction is made between short-term, medium-term and long-term
periods of absence due to sickness. The length of the period of absence is
defined as the number of calendar days from the first day the employee is
reported sick until the day of recovery (or the last day of the period
under review, if it is a current case) and consequently does not only
refer to the number of days of absence due to sickness in the period under
review. Subsequently, the sickness absence rate is calculated only over
the number of days of absence due to sickness included in the period under
review.
Long-term absence due to sickness:
there are four categories of long-term absence due to sickness:
1st category: cases covering a period of 43-91 days
2nd category: cases covering a period of 92-182 days
3rd category: cases covering a period of 183-365 days
4th category: cases covering a period of 366-730 days.
Sick leave frequency
Sick leave frequency: the average amount of reported cases of absence due
to sickness on an annual basis.