Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Farm types Regions Periods Land use Area Land use, total (are) Land use Area Other land (are) Land use Number of farms Land use, total (number) Land use Number of farms Other land (number) Arable land Area Arable land, total (are) Arable land Area Fallow land (are) Arable land Number of farms Arable land, total (number) Arable land Number of farms Fallow land (number) Horticulture, in the open Area Nurseries and perennial plants (are) Horticulture, in the open Number of farms Nurseries and perennial plants (number) Horticulture, under glass Area Nurseries and perennial plants (m2) Horticulture, under glass Number of farms Nurseries and perennial plants (number) Grassland and forage plants Area Grassland and forage plants, total (are) Grassland and forage plants Area Grassland Grassland, total (are)
All farm types Nederland 2021 . . . . 52,575,437 882,761 18,671 3,798 1,702,614 2,748 5,727,519 628 118,079,668 98,357,721
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 16,442,958 118,537 3,110 493 63,594 146 207,103 30 36,336,131 32,082,375
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 10,166,942 142,470 4,845 929 416,946 590 652,469 92 38,753,171 31,383,022
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 14,789,175 265,308 4,339 971 153,134 564 2,390,784 256 24,219,092 21,776,691
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 11,176,362 356,446 6,377 1,405 1,068,940 1,448 2,477,163 250 18,771,274 13,115,633
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021 . . . . 6,068,735 39,087 1,270 143 44,224 47 32,835 7 1,962,009 1,573,189
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021 . . . . 2,378,268 72,771 2,253 547 280,575 404 446,558 65 19,114,600 15,530,175
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . . 2,989,569 124,162 993 306 26,328 123 343,473 44 7,485,906 6,923,282
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . . 3,444,392 56,206 953 281 91,259 326 1,979,292 193 7,018,436 6,493,847
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021 . . . . 8,215,791 66,705 2,171 271 16,413 62 13,719 11 3,011,478 2,281,731
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021 . . . . 3,663,672 28,347 643 131 1,209 8 19,830 5 5,087,457 4,771,430
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021 . . . . 1,827,279 99,274 819 288 107,038 391 2,259,314 220 6,235,144 5,795,788
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021 . . . . 249,736 9,178 87 19 232 7 2,904 2 2,607,950 2,506,812
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021 . . . . 108,516 10,184 132 73 9,025 58 83,522 17 8,504,201 7,938,136
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021 . . . . 2,040,500 17,401 303 76 405 3 400 1 1,463,574 1,363,061
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,623,172 10,946 340 55 804 5 19,430 4 3,623,883 3,408,369
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021 . . . . 268,616 1,985 103 9 2,415 4 1,000 1 7,958,477 7,436,736
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021 . . . . 419 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 360,342 353,119
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,271,586 12,884 264 48 12,400 28 44,548 5 2,020,182 1,634,161
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 . . . . 687,165 5,026 200 26 2,227 11 1,300 1 1,666,691 1,309,136
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021 . . . . 227,761 3,239 244 73 6,590 19 28,725 3 2,961,144 2,398,746
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021 . . . . 393,003 5,516 278 33 7,436 32 81,443 9 2,035,538 1,693,012
All farm types Eemland (LB) 2021 . . . . 37,150 1,829 32 20 1,491 3 0 0 720,050 668,922
All farm types Zandgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021 . . . . 21,666 2,371 46 21 1,489 9 3,900 1 681,972 577,457
All farm types Amstelland en Aalsmeer (LB) 2021 . . . . 39,723 413 14 4 2,881 18 148,042 13 105,859 95,120
All farm types Texel en Land van Zijpe (LB) 2021 . . . . 548,458 28,944 232 72 4,738 17 4,000 2 1,223,440 1,102,429
All farm types West-Friesland en omgeving (LB) 2021 . . . . 190,785 26,796 155 60 6,699 29 128,257 15 1,641,119 1,523,343
All farm types Waterland en NH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021 . . . . 249,736 9,178 87 19 232 7 2,904 2 2,607,950 2,506,812
All farm types 't Gein en Gooiland (LB) 2021 . . . . 9,926 1,019 13 12 1,153 5 400 1 502,867 488,235
All farm types Kennemerland (LB) 2021 . . . . 8,613 1,455 21 11 2,996 17 11,020 7 323,212 309,642
All farm types Westelijk Rijnland (LB) 2021 . . . . 132,050 1,670 68 16 5,596 35 116,800 18 1,150,775 1,075,789
All farm types Krimpenerwaard en Oostel. Rijnland (LB) 2021 . . . . 5,698 1,225 16 10 2,328 20 41,422 9 1,498,552 1,432,733
All farm types Alblasserwaard en Vijfherenlanden (LB) 2021 . . . . 28,088 476 37 11 1,678 9 500 1 2,502,741 2,298,400
All farm types Westland en ZH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021 . . . . 204,759 3,841 70 15 12,296 37 965,361 48 690,809 649,388
All farm types Noordelijk Zeeland (LB) 2021 . . . . 2,075,390 16,113 435 71 5,636 19 4,400 2 786,737 596,389
All farm types Walcheren en Zuid-Beveland (LB) 2021 . . . . 2,187,957 20,272 666 112 8,590 30 7,919 7 1,052,827 804,362
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (LB) 2021 . . . . 3,952,444 30,320 1,070 88 2,187 13 1,400 2 1,171,914 880,980
All farm types Westelijke Zandgronden (LB) 2021 . . . . 840,850 29,316 420 109 90,294 143 119,647 23 1,110,751 799,735
All farm types Land van Breda (LB) 2021 . . . . 157,538 22,260 144 66 212,080 239 613,891 59 631,418 477,309
Specialist field crops Nederland 2021 . . . . 37,342,087 290,663 8,841 1,285 9,063 108 3,000 1 8,740,053 4,759,812
Specialist field crops Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 13,136,512 73,924 1,902 302 2,239 18 0 0 1,837,801 1,073,318
Specialist field crops Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 6,471,701 51,951 1,914 271 1,246 21 0 0 2,740,315 1,336,834
Specialist field crops West-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 11,536,609 104,627 2,562 397 1,169 19 0 0 1,872,950 1,315,923
Specialist field crops Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 . . . . 6,197,265 60,161 2,463 315 4,409 50 3,000 1 2,288,987 1,033,737
Specialist field crops Flevoland (PV) 2021 . . . . 4,339,385 24,975 793 88 549 4 0 0 261,989 141,372
Specialist field crops Gelderland (PV) 2021 . . . . 1,302,665 20,744 713 125 316 12 0 0 1,421,115 705,959
Specialist field crops Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . . 2,127,004 31,097 445 85 67 2 0 0 322,338 211,274
Specialist field crops Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 . . . . 2,567,226 26,596 523 136 159 5 0 0 341,785 253,792
Specialist field crops Zeeland (PV) 2021 . . . . 6,811,416 44,273 1,569 169 942 11 0 0 1,063,391 747,990
Specialist field crops Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Delft en Westland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Flevoland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Specialist field crops Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021 . . . . 3,168,193 23,767 427 102 35 1 0 0 267,968 231,112
Specialist field crops Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021 . . . . 1,138,315 23,219 272 59 86 3 0 0 284,662 213,935
Specialist field crops Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021 . . . . 207,697 1,717 53 9 67 2 0 0 47,808 36,615
Specialist field crops Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021 . . . . 26,454 1,680 16 4 0 0 0 0 141,025 107,219
Specialist field crops Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,818,265 13,871 219 56 35 1 0 0 109,394 92,072
Specialist field crops Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,349,928 9,896 208 46 0 0 0 0 158,574 139,040
Specialist field crops Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021 . . . . 163,424 1,853 39 6 0 0 0 0 110,373 90,947
Specialist field crops Eilanden (LB) 2021 . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,087 4,087
Specialist field crops Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021 . . . . 973,136 6,659 141 26 778 3 0 0 201,863 103,324
Specialist field crops Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 . . . . 505,723 2,272 107 9 31 1 0 0 163,351 62,435
Specialist field crops Salland (LB) 2021 . . . . 80,620 1,543 68 19 24 1 0 0 153,735 81,492
Specialist field crops Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021 . . . . 251,216 2,615 107 8 2 1 0 0 216,562 130,325
Specialist field crops Eemland (LB) 2021 . . . . 9,059 78 6 1 0 0 0 0 26,222 18,512
Specialist field crops Zandgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021 . . . . 700 258 2 1 0 0 0 0 9,558 5,266
Specialist field crops Amstelland en Aalsmeer (LB) 2021 . . . . 36,562 277 9 2 0 0 0 0 11,799 5,072
Specialist field crops Texel en Land van Zijpe (LB) 2021 . . . . 284,792 1,474 60 8 0 0 0 0 49,175 31,305
Specialist field crops West-Friesland en omgeving (LB) 2021 . . . . 95,159 1,345 35 7 0 0 0 0 34,944 21,871
Specialist field crops Waterland en NH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021 . . . . 207,697 1,717 53 9 67 2 0 0 47,808 36,615
Specialist field crops 't Gein en Gooiland (LB) 2021 . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,469 1,469
Specialist field crops Kennemerland (LB) 2021 . . . . 4,002 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 738 738
Specialist field crops Westelijk Rijnland (LB) 2021 . . . . 69,888 16 21 2 0 0 0 0 33,551 25,366
Specialist field crops Krimpenerwaard en Oostel. Rijnland (LB) 2021 . . . . 484 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23,800 20,955
Specialist field crops Alblasserwaard en Vijfherenlanden (LB) 2021 . . . . 11,196 29 5 1 0 0 0 0 41,938 30,133
Specialist field crops Westland en ZH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021 . . . . 122,540 1,571 34 6 86 3 0 0 37,470 29,671
Specialist field crops Noordelijk Zeeland (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,648,877 9,998 266 47 325 2 0 0 290,118 193,177
Specialist field crops Walcheren en Zuid-Beveland (LB) 2021 . . . . 1,719,758 11,070 433 58 358 5 0 0 293,116 184,698
Specialist field crops Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (LB) 2021 . . . . 3,442,781 23,205 870 64 259 4 0 0 480,157 370,115
Specialist field crops Westelijke Zandgronden (LB) 2021 . . . . 569,342 4,463 183 26 495 6 0 0 121,009 46,660
Specialist field crops Land van Breda (LB) 2021 . . . . 77,353 0 22 0 167 1 0 0 62,277 32,532
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on land use, arable farming, horticulture, grassland, grazing livestock and housed animals, at regional level, by general farm type.

The figures in this table are derived from the agricultural census. Data collection for the agricultural census is part of a combined data collection for a.o. agricultural policy use and enforcement of the manure law.

Regional breakdown is based on the main location of the holding. Due to this the region where activities (crops, animals) are allocated may differ from the location where these activities actually occur.

The agricultural census is also used as the basis for the European Farm Structure Survey (FSS). Data from the agricultural census do not fully coincide with the FSS. In the FSS years (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010) additional information was collected to meet the requirements of the FSS.

Reference date for livestock is 1 April and for crops 15 May.

From 2020 onwards, the SO2017, based on the years 2015 to 2019, will apply (see also the explanation for SO: Standard Output).

From 2018 onwards the number of calves for fattening, pigs for fattening, chicken and turkey are adjusted in the case of temporary breaks in the production cycle (e.g. sanitary cleaning).
The agricultural census is a structural survey, in which adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle is a.o. relevant for the calculation of the economic size of the holding, and its farm type.
In the livestock surveys the number of animals on the reference day is relevant, therefore no adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle are made.
This means that the number of animals in the tables of the agricultural census may differ from those in the livestock tables (see ‘links to relevant tables and relevant articles).

From 2017 onwards, animal numbers are increasingly derived from I&R registers (Identification and Registration of animals), instead of by means of the combined data collection. The I&R registers are the responsibility of RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency). Since 2017, cattle numbers are derived from I&R cattle, and from 2018 sheep, goats and poultry are also derived from the relevant I&R registers. The registration of cattle, sheep and goats takes place directly at RVO. Poultry data is collected via the designated database Poultry Information System Poultry (KIP) from Avined. Avined is a branch organization for the egg and poultry meat sectors. Avined passes the data on to the central database of RVO. Due to the transition to the use of I&R registers, a change in classification will occur for sheep and goats from 2018 onwards.

Since 2016, information of the Dutch Business Register is used to define the agricultural census. Registration in the Business Register with an agricultural standard industrial classification code (SIC), related to NACE/ISIC, (in Dutch SBI: ‘Standaard BedrijfsIndeling’) is leading to determine whether there is an agricultural holding. This aligns the agricultural census as closely as possible to the statistical regulations of Eurostat and the (Dutch) implementation of the definition of 'active farmer' as described in the common agricultural policy.

The definition of the agricultural census based on information from the Dutch Business Register mainly affects the number of holdings, a clear deviation of the trend occurs. The impact on areas (except for other land and rough grazing) and the number of animals (except for sheep, horses and ponies) is limited. This is mainly due to the holdings that are excluded as a result of the new delimitation of agricultural holdings (such as equestrian centres, city farms and organisations in nature management).

In 2011 there were changes in geographic assignment of holdings with a foreign main seat. This may influence regional figures, mainly in border regions.

Until 2010 the economic size of agricultural holdings was expressed in Dutch size units (in Dutch NGE: 'Nederlandse Grootte Eenheid'). From 2010 onwards this has become Standard Output (SO). This means that the threshold for holdings in the agricultural census has changed from 3 NGE to 3000 euro SO. For comparable time series the figures for 2000 up to and including 2009 have been recalculated, based on SO coefficients and SO typology. The latest update took place in 2016.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: the figures are now definite.

Changes as of February 24, 2022: the definite figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
According to regular planning provisional figures are published in November and the definite figures will follow in March of the following year.

Description topics

Land use
Area
Land use, total
Other land
Includes unutilised agricultural land, wooded area, and other land (e.g. buildings, farmyard, ponds, nature reserves).
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Land use, total
Other land
Includes unutilised agricultural land, wooded area, and other land (e.g. buildings, farmyard, ponds, nature reserves).
Arable land
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually for industrial processing.
Area
Arable land, total
Fallow land
Land with no intention to produce a harvest for the duration of the current crop year.
_
Includes set aside area, cover crops and fauna margins.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Arable land, total
Fallow land
Land with no intention to produce a harvest for the duration of the current crop year.
_
Includes set aside area, cover crops and fauna margins.
Horticulture, in the open
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually directly for
the market.
Area
Nurseries and perennial plants
Includes wood and hedge plantation, buxus, lane and park trees, rose bush, ornamental conifers, ornamental shrubs, climbers, fruit trees and perennial plants.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Nurseries and perennial plants
Includes wood and hedge plantation, buxus, lane and park trees, rose bush, ornamental conifers, ornamental shrubs, climbers, fruit trees and perennial plants.
Horticulture, under glass
Refers to the growing of crops under glass or other (accessible) protective cover.
Area
Nurseries and perennial plants
Excluding crops kept under glass just for hibernation.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Nurseries and perennial plants
Excluding crops kept under glass just for hibernation.
Grassland and forage plants
Grassland and green fodder usually serves as fresh forage.
Area
Grassland and forage plants, total
Grassland
Grassland, total