Enterprises; by economic activity, size and legal form, 2006-2010


This table includes information on the number of enterprises and
institutions broken down by the National Classification of Economic
Activity 2008 (NCEA 2008, based on NACE Rev 2.0). Besides the breakdown
by NCEA, the number of enterprises is broken down by size class or legal
form. The number of enterprises is rounded by a multiple of 5. The data
refer to the situation on 1 January of the year concerned.

The number of agricultural enterprises in the Economic Demographic
Statistics (EDS) is based on the Farm structure survey. This survey
classifies main economic activities of agricultural enterprises in
accordance with the NEG system of farm size units. However, Statistics
Netherlands uses the National Classification of Economic Activity (NCEA) to
determine the branch of industry in which an enterprise is active. A
conversion table has been drawn up to go from NEG to NCEA in the EDS.
According to this table, the complete number of enterprises in one NEG
branch are included in one NCEA branch. However, some NEG branches also
comprise enterprises with activities in other NCEA branches. The number of
enterprises in those NCEA branches is then unknown.

Data available from: 2006

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are definite.

Last changes:
Data broken down by NCEA 1993 have been converted to data broken down by
NCEA 2008.

When will new figures be published?
Changes as of 20 April 2012:
This table has been stopped.
Two points in the processing of the data have changed:
- the statistical unit has been changed.
- the check on economic activity of an enterprise has been broadened. As a consequence of this, more entrepeneurs have entered the population of Dutch enterprises.
Due to these changes, the figures are no longer comparable to those of the previous years. Therefore a new table has been started from 2007 onwards.

Enterprises; by economic activity, size and legal form, 2006-2010

Economic activity (NCEA 2008) Periods Total number of enterprises (number) Legal formPrivate legal forms (number) Legal formPublic legal forms (number)
A-U All economic activities 2006 725,680 515,165 210,520
A-U All economic activities 2007 761,320 538,935 222,385
A-U All economic activities 2008 797,840 563,895 233,945
A-U All economic activities 2009 844,450 600,020 244,435
A-U All economic activities 2010 863,840 615,780 248,060
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2006 90,820 85,575 5,250
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2007 88,635 83,430 5,210
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2008 86,670 81,305 5,365
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2009 86,210 80,675 5,535
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 84,520 78,880 5,640
B Mining and quarrying 2006 330 105 225
B Mining and quarrying 2007 330 80 250
B Mining and quarrying 2008 315 85 230
B Mining and quarrying 2009 320 85 235
B Mining and quarrying 2010 330 85 245
C Manufacturing 2006 41,200 23,180 18,025
C Manufacturing 2007 42,365 24,125 18,235
C Manufacturing 2008 43,520 24,775 18,750
C Manufacturing 2009 45,670 26,580 19,090
C Manufacturing 2010 45,565 26,595 18,970
D Electricity and gas supply 2006 485 255 230
D Electricity and gas supply 2007 525 240 285
D Electricity and gas supply 2008 560 245 310
D Electricity and gas supply 2009 685 280 410
D Electricity and gas supply 2010 680 280 405
E Water supply and waste management 2006 1,170 290 885
E Water supply and waste management 2007 1,210 285 925
E Water supply and waste management 2008 1,220 290 930
E Water supply and waste management 2009 1,270 295 980
E Water supply and waste management 2010 1,290 305 985
F Construction 2006 80,685 63,810 16,880
F Construction 2007 88,810 71,335 17,470
F Construction 2008 99,935 81,240 18,690
F Construction 2009 112,195 92,540 19,655
F Construction 2010 114,460 94,560 19,905
G Wholesale and retail trade 2006 151,230 103,940 47,290
G Wholesale and retail trade 2007 156,610 107,600 49,015
G Wholesale and retail trade 2008 159,830 109,180 50,655
G Wholesale and retail trade 2009 164,180 111,200 52,975
G Wholesale and retail trade 2010 163,445 110,230 53,210
H Transportation and storage 2006 23,680 15,960 7,720
H Transportation and storage 2007 24,485 16,600 7,885
H Transportation and storage 2008 25,300 17,130 8,170
H Transportation and storage 2009 26,145 17,820 8,325
H Transportation and storage 2010 26,300 17,900 8,400
I Accommodation and food serving 2006 34,850 29,170 5,685
I Accommodation and food serving 2007 35,440 29,445 5,990
I Accommodation and food serving 2008 36,090 29,605 6,485
I Accommodation and food serving 2009 38,545 31,840 6,710
I Accommodation and food serving 2010 38,515 31,645 6,870
J Information and communication 2006 23,575 13,180 10,390
J Information and communication 2007 26,205 14,980 11,225
J Information and communication 2008 28,745 16,465 12,285
J Information and communication 2009 31,760 18,425 13,335
J Information and communication 2010 33,110 19,260 13,855
K Financial institutions 2006 15,655 5,000 10,660
K Financial institutions 2007 16,705 4,905 11,805
K Financial institutions 2008 17,030 4,625 12,405
K Financial institutions 2009 17,865 4,540 13,325
K Financial institutions 2010 17,440 4,285 13,155
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2006 18,110 8,375 9,735
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2007 19,250 8,775 10,475
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2008 19,215 8,535 10,680
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2009 19,655 9,575 10,085
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2010 19,885 9,755 10,130
M Other specialised business services 2006 108,520 71,970 36,550
M Other specialised business services 2007 118,535 77,695 40,840
M Other specialised business services 2008 129,525 85,245 44,280
M Other specialised business services 2009 141,010 93,325 47,680
M Other specialised business services 2010 150,400 100,770 49,630
N Renting and other business support 2006 29,460 19,585 9,875
N Renting and other business support 2007 31,520 20,920 10,605
N Renting and other business support 2008 33,605 21,935 11,670
N Renting and other business support 2009 36,470 23,695 12,775
N Renting and other business support 2010 37,505 24,500 13,005
O Public administration and services 2006 780 20 765
O Public administration and services 2007 805 15 785
O Public administration and services 2008 765 20 745
O Public administration and services 2009 775 35 740
O Public administration and services 2010 785 45 740
P Education 2006 18,005 13,265 4,740
P Education 2007 18,080 13,315 4,765
P Education 2008 19,205 14,270 4,935
P Education 2009 20,705 15,585 5,125
P Education 2010 22,435 17,275 5,155
Q Health and social work activities 2006 40,110 27,725 12,385
Q Health and social work activities 2007 41,945 28,995 12,950
Q Health and social work activities 2008 43,595 30,130 13,465
Q Health and social work activities 2009 46,605 32,885 13,720
Q Health and social work activities 2010 51,015 36,990 14,025
R Culture, sports and recreation 2006 10,835 2,820 8,015
R Culture, sports and recreation 2007 11,240 3,010 8,230
R Culture, sports and recreation 2008 11,725 3,175 8,555
R Culture, sports and recreation 2009 11,500 3,265 8,235
R Culture, sports and recreation 2010 11,455 3,245 8,215
S Other service activities 2006 36,180 30,950 5,230
S Other service activities 2007 38,630 33,185 5,445
S Other service activities 2008 40,980 35,645 5,335
S Other service activities 2009 42,890 37,385 5,500
S Other service activities 2010 44,710 39,185 5,525
Source: CBS.
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