Agriculture; labour force by region

Agriculture; labour force by region

Gender Regions Periods Persons Regularly employed Regularly employed, total (number) Persons Regularly employed Family labour Family labour, total (number) Persons Regularly employed Family labour Holder (number) Persons Regularly employed Family labour Spouse (number) Persons Regularly employed Family labour Family workers (number) Persons Regularly employed Non-family labour Non-family labour, total (number) Persons Regularly employed Non-family labour Manager (number) Persons Regularly employed Non-family labour Other persons regularly employed (number) Persons Not regularly employed (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Regularly employed, total (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Family labour Family labour, total (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Family labour Holder (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Family labour Spouse (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Family labour Family workers (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Non-family labour Non-family labour, total (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Non-family labour Manager (number) Annual work units (AWU) Regularly employed Non-family labour Other persons regularly employed (number) Annual work units (AWU) Not regularly employed (number) Holdings Regularly employed Regularly employed, total (number) Holdings Regularly employed Family labour Family labour, total (number) Holdings Regularly employed Family labour Holder (number) Holdings Regularly employed Family labour Spouse (number) Holdings Regularly employed Family labour Family workers (number) Holdings Regularly employed Non-family labour Non-family labour, total (number) Holdings Regularly employed Non-family labour Manager (number) Holdings Regularly employed Non-family labour Other persons regularly employed (number) Holdings Not regularly employed (number)
Total Nederland 2021* 182,059 109,856 47,192 . . 72,203 4,928 67,275 . 128,861 76,358 40,725 . . 52,503 4,132 48,371 32,775 52,120 47,192 47,192 . . 16,101 4,928 15,328 38,169
Total Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021* 28,395 21,606 8,985 . . 6,789 403 6,386 . 19,556 15,302 7,961 . . 4,253 316 3,937 1,691 9,388 8,985 8,985 . . 2,813 403 2,735 7,304
Total Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021* 51,590 36,998 15,975 . . 14,592 1,005 13,587 . 34,774 25,211 13,558 . . 9,564 786 8,778 4,083 16,980 15,975 15,975 . . 4,587 1,005 4,407 12,963
Total West-Nederland (LD) 2021* 58,035 26,566 11,291 . . 31,469 1,664 29,805 . 43,187 18,683 9,928 . . 24,504 1,481 23,023 17,440 12,955 11,291 11,291 . . 4,582 1,664 4,408 9,218
Total Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021* 44,039 24,686 10,941 . . 19,353 1,856 17,497 . 31,345 17,162 9,277 . . 14,182 1,549 12,634 9,562 12,797 10,941 10,941 . . 4,119 1,856 3,778 8,684
Total Groningen (PV) 2021* 7,567 5,682 2,366 . . 1,885 115 1,770 . 5,133 3,952 2,102 . . 1,181 90 1,091 310 2,481 2,366 2,366 . . 798 115 775 1,882
Total Fryslân (PV) 2021* 12,564 9,817 4,023 . . 2,747 142 2,605 . 8,745 7,049 3,624 . . 1,696 113 1,583 838 4,165 4,023 4,023 . . 1,217 142 1,185 3,399
Total Drenthe (PV) 2021* 8,264 6,107 2,596 . . 2,157 146 2,011 . 5,677 4,301 2,235 . . 1,376 113 1,263 543 2,742 2,596 2,596 . . 798 146 775 2,023
Total Overijssel (PV) 2021* 18,552 14,977 6,345 . . 3,575 231 3,344 . 12,181 10,229 5,384 . . 1,953 174 1,779 605 6,576 6,345 6,345 . . 1,471 231 1,440 5,243
Total Flevoland (PV) 2021* 6,149 3,628 1,499 . . 2,521 152 2,369 . 4,511 2,562 1,390 . . 1,949 129 1,820 1,379 1,651 1,499 1,499 . . 618 152 589 1,351
Total Gelderland (PV) 2021* 26,889 18,393 8,131 . . 8,496 622 7,874 . 18,082 12,420 6,784 . . 5,662 483 5,179 2,099 8,753 8,131 8,131 . . 2,498 622 2,378 6,369
Total Utrecht (PV) 2021* 7,188 5,048 2,162 . . 2,140 163 1,977 . 4,752 3,527 1,922 . . 1,225 134 1,091 579 2,325 2,162 2,162 . . 687 163 662 1,875
Total Noord-Holland (PV) 2021* 16,834 7,139 2,967 . . 9,695 486 9,209 . 13,121 5,247 2,707 . . 7,874 444 7,431 5,011 3,453 2,967 2,967 . . 1,214 486 1,167 2,524
Total Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021* 25,930 8,309 3,526 . . 17,621 885 16,736 . 20,206 6,032 3,166 . . 14,174 814 13,359 10,836 4,411 3,526 3,526 . . 1,971 885 1,903 3,073
Total Zeeland (PV) 2021* 8,083 6,070 2,636 . . 2,013 130 1,883 . 5,108 3,877 2,133 . . 1,231 89 1,142 1,013 2,766 2,636 2,636 . . 710 130 676 1,746
Total Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021* 30,912 18,036 7,937 . . 12,876 1,261 11,615 . 21,989 12,551 6,765 . . 9,438 1,035 8,403 5,997 9,198 7,937 7,937 . . 2,970 1,261 2,740 6,460
Total Limburg (PV) 2021* 13,127 6,650 3,004 . . 6,477 595 5,882 . 9,356 4,612 2,512 . . 4,744 514 4,230 3,565 3,599 3,004 3,004 . . 1,149 595 1,038 2,224
Total Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021* 2,041 1,615 670 . . 426 40 386 . 1,327 1,072 576 . . 256 30 226 75 710 670 670 . . 207 40 196 497
Total Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021* 952 734 293 . . 218 11 207 . 621 511 266 . . 110 8 103 45 304 293 293 . . 111 11 108 255
Total Overig Groningen (CR) 2021* 4,574 3,333 1,403 . . 1,241 64 1,177 . 3,185 2,370 1,260 . . 815 53 763 190 1,467 1,403 1,403 . . 480 64 471 1,130
Total Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021* 5,248 4,024 1,635 . . 1,224 74 1,150 . 3,615 2,823 1,455 . . 792 58 735 633 1,709 1,635 1,635 . . 552 74 536 1,350
Total Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021* 3,583 3,004 1,226 . . 579 30 549 . 2,508 2,193 1,125 . . 315 24 292 99 1,256 1,226 1,226 . . 312 30 302 1,070
Total Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021* 3,733 2,789 1,162 . . 944 38 906 . 2,622 2,033 1,044 . . 589 32 557 106 1,200 1,162 1,162 . . 353 38 347 979
Total Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 2,805 2,193 928 . . 612 50 562 . 1,920 1,549 799 . . 371 38 334 142 978 928 928 . . 285 50 278 700
Total Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 3,042 2,060 872 . . 982 64 918 . 2,161 1,457 753 . . 704 48 656 243 936 872 872 . . 300 64 289 682
Total Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 2,417 1,854 796 . . 563 32 531 . 1,596 1,295 683 . . 301 28 273 157 828 796 796 . . 213 32 208 641
Total Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 7,241 5,731 2,398 . . 1,510 80 1,430 . 4,872 4,011 2,086 . . 861 59 803 296 2,478 2,398 2,398 . . 627 80 617 1,929
Total Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 2,555 2,079 905 . . 476 30 446 . 1,621 1,392 768 . . 229 22 207 69 935 905 905 . . 222 30 218 754
Total Twente (CR) 2021* 8,756 7,167 3,042 . . 1,589 121 1,468 . 5,688 4,826 2,529 . . 862 93 769 240 3,163 3,042 3,042 . . 622 121 605 2,560
Total Veluwe (CR) 2021* 7,659 5,603 2,572 . . 2,056 198 1,858 . 5,077 3,806 2,160 . . 1,271 141 1,130 228 2,770 2,572 2,572 . . 753 198 713 1,920
Total Achterhoek (CR) 2021* 8,876 7,035 3,108 . . 1,841 108 1,733 . 5,637 4,621 2,521 . . 1,015 82 934 238 3,216 3,108 3,108 . . 751 108 724 2,488
Total Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021* 3,735 2,251 987 . . 1,484 120 1,364 . 2,556 1,518 836 . . 1,038 92 946 531 1,107 987 987 . . 388 120 362 789
Total Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021* 6,619 3,504 1,464 . . 3,115 196 2,919 . 4,813 2,474 1,267 . . 2,338 169 2,169 1,102 1,660 1,464 1,464 . . 606 196 579 1,172
Total Utrecht (CR) 2021* 7,188 5,048 2,162 . . 2,140 163 1,977 . 4,752 3,527 1,922 . . 1,225 134 1,091 579 2,325 2,162 2,162 . . 687 163 662 1,875
Total Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021* 8,941 3,976 1,635 . . 4,965 263 4,702 . 7,102 2,960 1,517 . . 4,141 254 3,887 3,966 1,898 1,635 1,635 . . 687 263 662 1,472
Total Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021* 2,952 756 312 . . 2,196 38 2,158 . 2,337 565 284 . . 1,772 35 1,738 304 350 312 312 . . 114 38 112 257
Total IJmond (CR) 2021* 418 298 118 . . 120 15 105 . 303 222 107 . . 81 12 69 44 133 118 118 . . 43 15 42 85
Total Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021* 63 34 15 . . 29 4 25 . 48 24 13 . . 24 4 20 11 19 15 15 . . 11 4 11 12
Total Zaanstreek (CR) 2021* 543 263 118 . . 280 6 274 . 382 179 99 . . 203 5 197 12 124 118 118 . . 27 6 27 72
Total Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021* 3,525 1,532 652 . . 1,993 153 1,840 . 2,684 1,103 582 . . 1,581 127 1,454 667 805 652 652 . . 299 153 282 539
Total Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021* 392 280 117 . . 112 7 105 . 265 193 105 . . 72 7 65 7 124 117 117 . . 33 7 31 87
Total Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021* 2,591 1,155 496 . . 1,436 94 1,342 . 2,021 873 454 . . 1,148 89 1,058 792 590 496 496 . . 276 94 266 405
Total Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021* 1,369 394 173 . . 975 61 914 . 1,117 294 157 . . 823 57 766 419 234 173 173 . . 121 61 121 161
Total Delft en Westland (CR) 2021* 9,418 994 419 . . 8,424 353 8,071 . 7,521 780 393 . . 6,741 332 6,409 6,259 772 419 419 . . 558 353 539 543
Total Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 3,987 2,114 899 . . 1,873 127 1,746 . 2,940 1,535 815 . . 1,404 114 1,290 747 1,026 899 899 . . 370 127 357 717
Total Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021* 6,929 2,466 1,068 . . 4,463 230 4,233 . 5,449 1,699 921 . . 3,749 207 3,542 2,562 1,298 1,068 1,068 . . 542 230 520 862
Total Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 1,636 1,186 471 . . 450 20 430 . 1,160 851 425 . . 309 15 294 57 491 471 471 . . 104 20 100 385
Total Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021* 3,040 2,539 1,156 . . 501 33 468 . 1,878 1,589 898 . . 289 22 267 207 1,189 1,156 1,156 . . 251 33 238 710
Total Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021* 5,043 3,531 1,480 . . 1,512 97 1,415 . 3,230 2,288 1,235 . . 942 67 875 806 1,577 1,480 1,480 . . 459 97 438 1,036
Total West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 7,938 4,422 1,816 . . 3,516 271 3,245 . 5,828 3,101 1,566 . . 2,727 228 2,499 2,799 2,087 1,816 1,816 . . 707 271 665 1,463
Total Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 5,124 3,023 1,382 . . 2,101 173 1,928 . 3,595 2,123 1,174 . . 1,473 143 1,329 484 1,555 1,382 1,382 . . 476 173 449 1,150
Total Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 9,834 5,691 2,541 . . 4,143 410 3,733 . 6,805 3,858 2,143 . . 2,947 324 2,623 1,170 2,951 2,541 2,541 . . 936 410 849 2,127
Total Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 8,016 4,900 2,198 . . 3,116 407 2,709 . 5,760 3,468 1,882 . . 2,292 339 1,952 1,544 2,605 2,198 2,198 . . 851 407 777 1,720
Total Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 7,513 2,704 1,215 . . 4,809 383 4,426 . 5,447 1,928 1,039 . . 3,519 338 3,181 2,875 1,598 1,215 1,215 . . 680 383 631 1,057
Total Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 3,341 2,052 951 . . 1,289 162 1,127 . 2,399 1,408 785 . . 991 140 851 572 1,113 951 951 . . 311 162 266 591
Total Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 2,273 1,894 838 . . 379 50 329 . 1,510 1,276 688 . . 234 36 198 119 888 838 838 . . 158 50 141 576
Total Flevoland (CR) 2021* 6,149 3,628 1,499 . . 2,521 152 2,369 . 4,511 2,562 1,390 . . 1,949 129 1,820 1,379 1,651 1,499 1,499 . . 618 152 589 1,351
Total De Marne (LB) 2021* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021* 344 288 125 . . 56 2 54 . 233 208 111 . . 25 1 24 12 127 125 125 . . 29 2 29 101
Total Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021* 2,620 1,797 717 . . 823 37 786 . 1,795 1,232 634 . . 563 30 533 113 754 717 717 . . 257 37 252 601
Total Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021* 1,492 1,183 510 . . 309 30 279 . 977 788 436 . . 189 21 168 40 540 510 510 . . 153 30 144 362
Total Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021* 1,596 1,294 554 . . 302 26 276 . 1,077 914 496 . . 163 21 142 76 580 554 554 . . 157 26 150 439
Total Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021* 1,515 1,120 460 . . 395 20 375 . 1,052 811 425 . . 240 17 223 69 480 460 460 . . 202 20 200 379
Total Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021* 2,926 2,158 858 . . 768 49 719 . 2,070 1,525 768 . . 545 39 506 575 907 858 858 . . 298 49 290 711
Total Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021* 4,378 3,615 1,470 . . 763 38 725 . 3,061 2,634 1,352 . . 428 31 397 120 1,508 1,470 1,470 . . 399 38 387 1,289
Total De Wouden (LB) 2021* 5,060 3,869 1,622 . . 1,191 55 1,136 . 3,480 2,771 1,444 . . 709 43 666 138 1,677 1,622 1,622 . . 501 55 489 1,349
Total Eilanden (LB) 2021* 200 175 73 . . 25 0 25 . 134 120 61 . . 14 0 14 6 73 73 73 . . 19 0 19 50
Total Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021* 470 377 166 . . 93 5 88 . 308 257 137 . . 52 4 48 19 171 166 166 . . 54 5 54 127
Total Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021* 1,668 1,268 538 . . 400 35 365 . 1,170 925 470 . . 245 26 220 106 573 538 538 . . 174 35 167 402
Total Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 1,865 1,493 640 . . 372 24 348 . 1,224 1,042 553 . . 182 21 162 95 664 640 640 . . 163 24 160 526
Total Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 1,593 1,202 497 . . 391 19 372 . 1,071 854 425 . . 217 12 205 92 516 497 497 . . 156 19 150 367
Total Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021* 2,668 1,767 755 . . 901 63 838 . 1,904 1,224 650 . . 680 52 628 231 818 755 755 . . 251 63 244 601
Total Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021* 4,681 3,665 1,534 . . 1,016 51 965 . 3,142 2,570 1,339 . . 572 37 534 197 1,585 1,534 1,534 . . 395 51 389 1,215
Total Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021* 2,560 2,066 864 . . 494 29 465 . 1,731 1,441 747 . . 290 21 269 98 893 864 864 . . 232 29 228 714
Total Twente (LB) 2021* 8,266 6,764 2,880 . . 1,502 115 1,387 . 5,388 4,565 2,396 . . 823 87 736 231 2,995 2,880 2,880 . . 585 115 568 2,421
Total Salland (LB) 2021* 3,045 2,482 1,067 . . 563 36 527 . 1,921 1,653 901 . . 268 28 241 78 1,103 1,067 1,067 . . 259 36 255 893
Total Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021* 3,212 1,798 752 . . 1,414 66 1,348 . 2,410 1,261 693 . . 1,150 60 1,089 833 818 752 752 . . 289 66 281 656
Total Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021* 2,937 1,830 747 . . 1,107 86 1,021 . 2,100 1,301 698 . . 799 69 731 546 833 747 747 . . 329 86 308 695
Total Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 2,096 1,548 687 . . 548 41 507 . 1,398 1,051 573 . . 348 29 319 78 728 687 687 . . 176 41 167 519
Total IJsselstreek (LB) 2021* 1,222 849 369 . . 373 29 344 . 813 570 311 . . 243 22 221 58 398 369 369 . . 115 29 111 331
Total Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021* 2,313 1,663 721 . . 650 60 590 . 1,503 1,115 611 . . 388 48 340 220 781 721 721 . . 241 60 223 594
Total Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021* 855 301 140 . . 554 37 517 . 632 200 116 . . 432 30 402 272 177 140 140 . . 84 37 78 99
Total Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021* 4,802 2,973 1,253 . . 1,829 121 1,708 . 3,396 2,088 1,083 . . 1,307 101 1,207 734 1,374 1,253 1,253 . . 466 121 451 1,009
Total Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021* 2,299 752 314 . . 1,547 94 1,453 . 1,796 551 275 . . 1,245 81 1,164 402 408 314 314 . . 188 94 173 243
Total Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 4,662 3,475 1,633 . . 1,187 134 1,053 . 3,061 2,358 1,373 . . 703 93 610 105 1,767 1,633 1,633 . . 499 134 473 1,163
Total Achterhoek (LB) 2021* 8,640 6,832 3,014 . . 1,808 106 1,702 . 5,484 4,487 2,443 . . 997 80 917 230 3,120 3,014 3,014 . . 729 106 702 2,411
Total Kromme Rijn-streek en Heuvelrug (LB) 2021* 1,465 946 402 . . 519 40 479 . 1,006 643 352 . . 363 36 327 326 442 402 402 . . 153 40 144 344
Total Westelijk Weidegebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021* 3,126 2,362 984 . . 764 64 700 . 2,102 1,652 883 . . 450 53 397 147 1,048 984 984 . . 300 64 294 848
Total Centraal Tuinbouwgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021* 200 53 29 . . 147 11 136 . 116 32 25 . . 84 9 75 14 40 29 29 . . 24 11 23 30
Total Eemland (LB) 2021* 671 405 190 . . 266 9 257 . 413 284 165 . . 129 6 123 13 199 190 190 . . 55 9 54 150
Total Zandgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021* 930 612 268 . . 318 31 287 . 572 437 242 . . 135 27 108 18 299 268 268 . . 99 31 94 240
Total Wieringen en Wieringermeer (LB) 2021* 2,181 1,219 495 . . 962 62 900 . 1,696 898 461 . . 798 59 738 1,388 557 495 495 . . 193 62 188 453
Total Haarlemmermeer (LB) 2021* 965 371 170 . . 594 55 539 . 745 265 151 . . 480 43 437 206 225 170 170 . . 94 55 86 135
Total Amstelland en Aalsmeer (LB) 2021* 1,364 199 83 . . 1,165 74 1,091 . 1,120 140 75 . . 980 67 913 404 157 83 83 . . 100 74 95 101
Total Texel en Land van Zijpe (LB) 2021* 2,531 1,192 508 . . 1,339 74 1,265 . 2,026 904 471 . . 1,122 71 1,051 740 582 508 508 . . 201 74 188 420
Total West-Friesland en omgeving (LB) 2021* 6,689 1,938 786 . . 4,751 156 4,595 . 5,367 1,443 728 . . 3,924 152 3,772 2,082 942 786 786 . . 368 156 360 733
Total Waterland en NH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021* 2,149 1,543 645 . . 606 37 569 . 1,489 1,105 567 . . 384 27 357 125 682 645 645 . . 162 37 157 468
Total 't Gein en Gooiland (LB) 2021* 487 359 151 . . 128 9 119 . 331 248 137 . . 83 9 74 8 160 151 151 . . 40 9 38 116
Total Kennemerland (LB) 2021* 468 318 129 . . 150 19 131 . 346 242 118 . . 105 16 89 58 148 129 129 . . 56 19 55 98
Total Voorne-Putten en Hoeksche Waard (LB) 2021* 1,999 1,255 544 . . 744 66 678 . 1,418 840 468 . . 578 58 520 462 610 544 544 . . 194 66 183 396
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data at regional level on the number of persons employed on agricultural holdings, the corresponding annual work units (AWUs) and the number of holdings with workers.

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.

Data on labour force refer to the period April to March of the year preceding the agricultural census.

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, 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, and 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 was in 2016.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: the figures for 2021 are provisional, the other figures are final.

Changes as of 19 November 2021: the provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

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

Description topics

Persons
Persons working on the agricultural holding.
Regularly employed
Persons working regularly at the holding, generally on the basis of a permanent contract.
Regularly employed, total
Family labour
Family labour, total
Holder
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The holder is the person on whose account and in whose name the holding is operated and who is legally and economically responsible for the holding, i.e. who takes the economic risks of the business.
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If there is joint responsibility or management the holder is the person with the largest business responsibility. If all persons have equal responsibility, the eldest is considered holder. In most cases the holder is also the manager.
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Note: In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Spouse
Spouse of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
Family workers
Family members of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
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Family members are relatives in the first or second degree (brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild), aged 16 years and over.
Non-family labour
Non-family labour, total
Manager
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The manager is the person responsible for the normal daily financial and production routines of running the holding concerned.
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In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. This also means that the number of managers represents the number of legal persons.
If the holding is a natural person the holder is in most cases also the manager.
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For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Other persons regularly employed
Persons working regularly at the holding, excluding family workers and
managers.
Not regularly employed
Persons working on a non-regular basis, usually on contracts for a fixed time, for specific work or occasional work.
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For persons not regularly employed only the number of working days is known, therefore only annual work units (AWU) and the number of holdings are available.
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In 2003 and from 2005 onwards this includes labour from persons working on the holding but employed by a third party or under mutual-aid arrangements (e.g. labour supplied by agricultural contractors or cooperatives). Third party labour was not surveyed from 2000 to 2002 and in 2004. Unfortunately it cannot be determined whether or not this
labour was included.
Annual work units (AWU)
Annual work units (AWU) of the persons working at the holding.
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An annual work unit is a full-time equivalent employment, i.e. the total hours worked divided by the average annual hours worked in full-time jobs.
Regularly employed
Persons working regularly on the holding, generally on the basis of a permanent contract.
Regularly employed, total
Family labour
Family labour, total
Holder
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The holder is the person on whose account and in whose name the holding is operated and who is legally and economically responsible for the holding, i.e. who takes the economic risks of the business.
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If there is joint responsibility or management the holder is the person with the largest business responsibility. If all persons have equal responsibility, the eldest is considered holder. In most cases the holder is also the manager.
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Note: In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Spouse
Spouse of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
Family workers
Family members of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
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Family members are relatives in the first or second degree (brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild), aged 16 years or older.
Non-family labour
Non-family labour, total
Manager
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The manager is the person responsible for the normal daily financial and production routines of running the holding concerned.
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In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. This also means that the number of managers represents the number of legal persons.
If the holding is a natural person the holder is in most cases also the manager.
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For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Other persons regularly employed
Persons working regularly at the holding, excluding family workers and managers.
Not regularly employed
Persons working on a non-regular basis, usually on contracts for a fixed time, for specific work or occasional work.
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For persons not regularly employed only the number of working days is known, therefore only annual work units (AWU) and the number of holdings are available.
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In 2003 and from 2005 onwards this includes labour from persons working on the holding but employed by a third party or under mutual-aid arrangements (e.g. labour supplied by agricultural contractors or cooperatives). Third party labour was not surveyed from 2000 to 2002 and in 2004. Unfortunately it cannot be determined whether or not this
labour was included.
Holdings
Agricultural holdings with workers.
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Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several types of labour force (such a holding is counted for each type, but only once in the total).
Regularly employed
Persons working regularly on the holding, generally on the basis of a permanent contract.
Regularly employed, total
Family labour
Family labour, total
Holder
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The holder is the person on whose account and in whose name the holding is operated and who is legally and economically responsible for the holding, i.e. who takes the economic risks of the business.
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If there is joint responsibility or management the holder is the person with the largest business responsibility. If all persons have equal responsibility, the eldest is considered holder. In most cases the holder is also the manager.
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Note: In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Spouse
Spouse of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
Family workers
Family members of the holder/manager, working regularly at the holding.
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Family members are relatives in the first or second degree (brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild), aged 16 years or older.
Non-family labour
Non-family labour, total
Manager
If the legal personality of the holding is a natural person or a cooperation of natural persons, there is a holder.
If the legal personality of the holding is a legal person there is a manager.
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The manager is the person responsible for the normal daily financial and production routines of running the holding concerned.
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In the agricultural census information on the manager is only available if the holding is a legal person. This also means that the number of managers represents the number of legal persons.
If the holding is a natural person the holder is in most cases also the manager.
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For the European Farm Structure Survey information on the manager is asked additionally if the holding is a natural person.
Other persons regularly employed
Persons working regularly at the holding, excluding family workers and
managers.
Not regularly employed
Persons working on a non-regular basis, usually on contracts for a fixed time, for specific work or occasional work.
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For persons not regularly employed only the number of working days is known, therefore only annual work units (AWU) and the number of holdings are available.
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In 2003 and from 2005 onwards this includes labour from persons working on the holding but employed by a third party or under mutual-aid arrangements (e.g. labour supplied by agricultural contractors or cooperatives). Third party labour was not surveyed from 2000 to 2002 and in 2004. Unfortunately it cannot be determined whether or not this
labour was included.