Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 2000-2014

Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 2000-2014

Sex Personal characteristics Periods Classification according to ISCO88 Military (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Legislators, senior officials, managers (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Scientists, scholars (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Technicians, skilled workers (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Office workers (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Service, shop and market sales workers (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Skilled workers agriculture and fishery (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Craftsmen (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Factory workers, machine operators, etc. (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Elementary occupations (x 1 000) Classification according to ISCO88 Not classifiable (x 1 000)
Total sex Total personal characteristics 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 15-25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 25-35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 35-45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 45-55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 55-65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 65-75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 15 - 20 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 20 - 25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 25 - 30 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 30 - 35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 35 - 40 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 40 - 45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 45 - 50 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 50 - 55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 55 - 60 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 60 - 65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 65 - 70 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 70 - 75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Single person households 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Partner in a couple (no children) 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Partner in a couple with children 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Single parent 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Child aged >= 18 years 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Child aged < 18 years 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Other member household 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Household position unknown 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Pre-primary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Primary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Lower secondary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Upper secondary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Post-secondary non-tertiary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Tertiary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Doctorate (PhD) 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Total sex Level of education: unknown 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Total personal characteristics 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 15-25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 25-35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 35-45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 45-55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 55-65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 65-75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 15 - 20 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 20 - 25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 25 - 30 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 30 - 35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 35 - 40 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 40 - 45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 45 - 50 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 50 - 55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 55 - 60 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 60 - 65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 65 - 70 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 70 - 75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Single person households 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Partner in a couple (no children) 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Partner in a couple with children 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Single parent 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Child aged >= 18 years 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Child aged < 18 years 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Other member household 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Household position unknown 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Pre-primary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Primary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Lower secondary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Upper secondary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Post-secondary non-tertiary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Tertiary education 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Doctorate (PhD) 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Men Level of education: unknown 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Total personal characteristics 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 15-25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 25-35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 35-45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 45-55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 55-65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 65-75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 15 - 20 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 20 - 25 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 25 - 30 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 30 - 35 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 35 - 40 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 40 - 45 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 45 - 50 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 50 - 55 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 55 - 60 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 60 - 65 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 65 - 70 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 70 - 75 yrs 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women 75 yrs and older 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Single person households 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Partner in a couple (no children) 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Partner in a couple with children 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Single parent 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Women Child aged >= 18 years 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: cbs.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


In this table you can find yearly figures about the composition of the Dutch labour force according to the international definition.

The Dutch definition of the labour force deviates from the international standard of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Because of this the size and composition of the labour force differs. Firstly for the Dutch definition a threshold value of twelve hours is used for the number of hours a person wants to work in a week. For the international definition this is not the case. Secondly the unemployed population is defined differently.
According to the international definition someone must be able to start working within two weeks. For the Dutch definition in some cases a term of three months is used when someone can start working or actively search for work.

Data available from 2000 to2013.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 26 February 2015:
None, this table was stopped.

Changes as of 1 April 2014:
The figures on 2013 were added to this table. All figures on occupation for 2012 and 2013 are not available yet. As soon as these figures are available they will be added to this table. The figures on the level of education for 2012 onwards are provisional.

When will new figures be published?
This table is stopped. The update of 1 April 2014 was the last update of this table. On 26 February 2015 new revised tables about the labour force have been published. The revision of the labour force statistics consists of two parts. The definitions will be adjusted to the international standard definitions and data collection is improved by using web interviewing. For more information about this revision, see the link to the press release in paragraph 3.

Description topics

Classification according to ISCO88
Occupations according to the International Standard Classification of
Occupations 1988.
Military
Legislators, senior officials, managers
Members of parliament, members of the national government, executives.
Scientists, scholars
Technicians, skilled workers
Technicians at various levels, skilled workers.
Office workers
Service, shop and market sales workers
Lower service and commercial personnel.
Skilled workers agriculture and fishery
Craftsmen
Factory workers, machine operators, etc.
Lower service and commercial personnel.
Elementary occupations
Not classifiable