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 2022* 178,953 106,539 45,929 . . 72,414 5,113 67,301 . 126,928 74,327 39,628 . . 52,602 4,286 48,316 32,265 51,042 45,929 45,929 . . 16,356 5,113 15,591 37,616
Total Noord-Nederland (LD) 2022* 27,761 20,996 8,783 . . 6,765 426 6,339 . 19,163 14,990 7,784 . . 4,173 334 3,839 1,631 9,209 8,783 8,783 . . 2,868 426 2,804 7,223
Total Oost-Nederland (LD) 2022* 50,659 36,019 15,589 . . 14,640 1,060 13,580 . 34,198 24,677 13,240 . . 9,520 824 8,696 4,343 16,649 15,589 15,589 . . 4,670 1,060 4,489 12,761
Total West-Nederland (LD) 2022* 57,097 25,781 10,994 . . 31,316 1,744 29,572 . 42,555 18,184 9,674 . . 24,371 1,550 22,821 17,306 12,738 10,994 10,994 . . 4,676 1,744 4,487 9,038
Total Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2022* 43,436 23,743 10,563 . . 19,693 1,883 17,810 . 31,013 16,475 8,930 . . 14,538 1,578 12,960 8,985 12,446 10,563 10,563 . . 4,142 1,883 3,811 8,594
Total Groningen (PV) 2022* 7,540 5,588 2,340 . . 1,952 120 1,832 . 5,106 3,891 2,066 . . 1,215 93 1,122 312 2,460 2,340 2,340 . . 823 120 804 1,868
Total Fryslân (PV) 2022* 12,035 9,513 3,921 . . 2,522 152 2,370 . 8,387 6,911 3,540 . . 1,476 118 1,358 786 4,073 3,921 3,921 . . 1,201 152 1,173 3,350
Total Drenthe (PV) 2022* 8,186 5,895 2,522 . . 2,291 154 2,137 . 5,670 4,188 2,178 . . 1,482 123 1,359 532 2,676 2,522 2,522 . . 844 154 827 2,005
Total Overijssel (PV) 2022* 18,393 14,598 6,197 . . 3,795 251 3,544 . 12,087 10,023 5,274 . . 2,064 189 1,875 617 6,448 6,197 6,197 . . 1,525 251 1,488 5,139
Total Flevoland (PV) 2022* 5,844 3,563 1,477 . . 2,281 157 2,124 . 4,246 2,536 1,366 . . 1,710 135 1,575 1,593 1,634 1,477 1,477 . . 623 157 592 1,345
Total Gelderland (PV) 2022* 26,422 17,858 7,915 . . 8,564 652 7,912 . 17,865 12,118 6,601 . . 5,746 501 5,246 2,133 8,567 7,915 7,915 . . 2,522 652 2,409 6,277
Total Utrecht (PV) 2022* 6,726 4,924 2,097 . . 1,802 166 1,636 . 4,540 3,465 1,868 . . 1,075 141 934 576 2,263 2,097 2,097 . . 654 166 631 1,821
Total Noord-Holland (PV) 2022* 15,288 6,854 2,870 . . 8,434 514 7,920 . 11,792 5,042 2,620 . . 6,750 465 6,286 5,301 3,384 2,870 2,870 . . 1,210 514 1,157 2,481
Total Zuid-Holland (PV) 2022* 27,140 8,101 3,450 . . 19,039 926 18,113 . 21,214 5,884 3,096 . . 15,330 849 14,480 10,480 4,376 3,450 3,450 . . 2,065 926 1,986 3,035
Total Zeeland (PV) 2022* 7,943 5,902 2,577 . . 2,041 138 1,903 . 5,010 3,794 2,089 . . 1,216 95 1,121 949 2,715 2,577 2,577 . . 747 138 713 1,701
Total Noord-Brabant (PV) 2022* 30,261 17,303 7,646 . . 12,958 1,291 11,667 . 21,590 12,015 6,504 . . 9,575 1,067 8,508 6,005 8,937 7,646 7,646 . . 2,994 1,291 2,763 6,393
Total Limburg (PV) 2022* 13,175 6,440 2,917 . . 6,735 592 6,143 . 9,423 4,459 2,426 . . 4,963 511 4,452 2,980 3,509 2,917 2,917 . . 1,148 592 1,048 2,201
Total Oost-Groningen (CR) 2022* 2,018 1,564 660 . . 454 41 413 . 1,308 1,029 560 . . 278 31 247 79 701 660 660 . . 218 41 209 499
Total Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2022* 938 713 289 . . 225 11 214 . 617 502 262 . . 115 7 107 47 300 289 289 . . 113 11 111 250
Total Overig Groningen (CR) 2022* 4,584 3,311 1,391 . . 1,273 68 1,205 . 3,182 2,360 1,244 . . 822 54 768 186 1,459 1,391 1,391 . . 492 68 484 1,119
Total Noord-Friesland (CR) 2022* 4,966 3,889 1,587 . . 1,077 78 999 . 3,425 2,766 1,418 . . 659 58 602 586 1,665 1,587 1,587 . . 530 78 515 1,333
Total Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2022* 3,507 2,883 1,198 . . 624 31 593 . 2,485 2,151 1,101 . . 334 25 309 94 1,229 1,198 1,198 . . 314 31 307 1,050
Total Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2022* 3,562 2,741 1,136 . . 821 43 778 . 2,476 1,994 1,022 . . 483 35 447 106 1,179 1,136 1,136 . . 357 43 351 967
Total Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 2,778 2,076 893 . . 702 59 643 . 1,888 1,475 766 . . 413 46 368 143 952 893 893 . . 310 59 303 668
Total Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 3,037 2,012 851 . . 1,025 64 961 . 2,181 1,434 738 . . 747 50 697 227 915 851 851 . . 314 64 307 692
Total Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 2,371 1,807 778 . . 564 31 533 . 1,602 1,280 674 . . 322 27 294 162 809 778 778 . . 220 31 217 645
Total Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2022* 7,323 5,596 2,343 . . 1,727 88 1,639 . 4,908 3,937 2,049 . . 970 65 906 304 2,431 2,343 2,343 . . 628 88 618 1,913
Total Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2022* 2,502 2,032 884 . . 470 35 435 . 1,598 1,376 752 . . 222 26 197 71 919 884 884 . . 241 35 234 735
Total Twente (CR) 2022* 8,568 6,970 2,970 . . 1,598 128 1,470 . 5,581 4,710 2,472 . . 871 99 773 242 3,098 2,970 2,970 . . 656 128 636 2,491
Total Veluwe (CR) 2022* 7,396 5,397 2,508 . . 1,999 206 1,793 . 4,928 3,709 2,099 . . 1,219 146 1,073 233 2,714 2,508 2,508 . . 747 206 704 1,899
Total Achterhoek (CR) 2022* 8,715 6,901 3,031 . . 1,814 117 1,697 . 5,536 4,534 2,457 . . 1,002 87 915 238 3,148 3,031 3,031 . . 743 117 721 2,473
Total Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2022* 3,789 2,204 961 . . 1,585 123 1,462 . 2,584 1,491 814 . . 1,093 94 1,000 495 1,084 961 961 . . 425 123 397 759
Total Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2022* 6,522 3,356 1,415 . . 3,166 206 2,960 . 4,817 2,385 1,232 . . 2,433 174 2,259 1,167 1,621 1,415 1,415 . . 607 206 587 1,146
Total Utrecht (CR) 2022* 6,726 4,924 2,097 . . 1,802 166 1,636 . 4,540 3,465 1,868 . . 1,075 141 934 576 2,263 2,097 2,097 . . 654 166 631 1,821
Total Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2022* 8,719 3,779 1,564 . . 4,940 288 4,652 . 6,899 2,836 1,452 . . 4,064 275 3,789 4,165 1,852 1,564 1,564 . . 683 288 655 1,438
Total Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2022* 1,637 738 302 . . 899 37 862 . 1,191 538 274 . . 653 34 620 311 339 302 302 . . 118 37 117 242
Total IJmond (CR) 2022* 446 303 116 . . 143 15 128 . 309 219 105 . . 90 11 79 53 131 116 116 . . 50 15 49 94
Total Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2022* 54 28 13 . . 26 5 21 . 43 20 11 . . 22 4 18 11 18 13 13 . . 9 5 9 12
Total Zaanstreek (CR) 2022* 499 249 115 . . 250 6 244 . 364 177 98 . . 188 6 182 16 121 115 115 . . 26 6 26 79
Total Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2022* 3,688 1,566 679 . . 2,122 155 1,967 . 2,818 1,119 609 . . 1,699 127 1,572 740 834 679 679 . . 299 155 278 557
Total Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2022* 245 191 81 . . 54 8 46 . 169 134 72 . . 35 8 27 5 89 81 81 . . 25 8 23 59
Total Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2022* 2,595 1,121 487 . . 1,474 103 1,371 . 2,059 840 443 . . 1,218 99 1,120 788 590 487 487 . . 289 103 279 408
Total Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2022* 1,321 395 167 . . 926 64 862 . 1,048 291 151 . . 757 57 700 450 231 167 167 . . 120 64 117 165
Total Delft en Westland (CR) 2022* 10,069 988 416 . . 9,081 368 8,713 . 8,093 772 390 . . 7,320 343 6,978 5,860 784 416 416 . . 580 368 556 540
Total Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2022* 4,080 2,045 869 . . 2,035 135 1,900 . 3,058 1,489 792 . . 1,569 123 1,447 780 1,004 869 869 . . 396 135 382 694
Total Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2022* 7,470 2,385 1,045 . . 5,085 236 4,849 . 5,801 1,663 901 . . 4,138 213 3,925 2,533 1,281 1,045 1,045 . . 564 236 541 852
Total Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2022* 1,605 1,167 466 . . 438 20 418 . 1,155 828 419 . . 326 15 311 69 486 466 466 . . 116 20 111 376
Total Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2022* 2,953 2,470 1,137 . . 483 34 449 . 1,835 1,571 886 . . 265 23 242 172 1,171 1,137 1,137 . . 254 34 245 691
Total Overig Zeeland (CR) 2022* 4,990 3,432 1,440 . . 1,558 104 1,454 . 3,174 2,223 1,203 . . 951 72 879 777 1,544 1,440 1,440 . . 493 104 468 1,010
Total West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 7,838 4,193 1,760 . . 3,645 287 3,358 . 5,832 2,953 1,513 . . 2,879 242 2,637 2,776 2,047 1,760 1,760 . . 732 287 684 1,442
Total Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 5,004 2,919 1,324 . . 2,085 187 1,898 . 3,543 2,041 1,120 . . 1,502 155 1,347 528 1,511 1,324 1,324 . . 485 187 451 1,162
Total Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 9,635 5,498 2,446 . . 4,137 406 3,731 . 6,632 3,704 2,059 . . 2,928 325 2,604 1,206 2,852 2,446 2,446 . . 940 406 863 2,086
Total Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 7,784 4,693 2,116 . . 3,091 411 2,680 . 5,582 3,317 1,813 . . 2,266 345 1,921 1,495 2,527 2,116 2,116 . . 837 411 765 1,703
Total Noord-Limburg (CR) 2022* 7,478 2,591 1,168 . . 4,887 379 4,508 . 5,442 1,851 996 . . 3,591 330 3,261 2,263 1,547 1,168 1,168 . . 667 379 617 1,023
Total Midden-Limburg (CR) 2022* 3,416 2,003 929 . . 1,413 162 1,251 . 2,473 1,364 762 . . 1,109 144 965 599 1,091 929 929 . . 322 162 285 603
Total Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2022* 2,281 1,846 820 . . 435 51 384 . 1,508 1,244 669 . . 264 38 226 118 871 820 820 . . 159 51 146 575
Total Flevoland (CR) 2022* 5,844 3,563 1,477 . . 2,281 157 2,124 . 4,246 2,536 1,366 . . 1,710 135 1,575 1,593 1,634 1,477 1,477 . . 623 157 592 1,345
Total De Marne (LB) 2022* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2022* 334 273 125 . . 61 3 58 . 232 203 111 . . 29 1 28 12 128 125 125 . . 32 3 32 99
Total Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2022* 2,570 1,740 701 . . 830 41 789 . 1,746 1,189 618 . . 557 34 523 111 742 701 701 . . 274 41 270 579
Total Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2022* 1,478 1,153 505 . . 325 29 296 . 964 762 425 . . 202 20 182 46 534 505 505 . . 158 29 151 371
Total Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2022* 1,597 1,273 547 . . 324 25 299 . 1,082 912 489 . . 170 19 151 66 572 547 547 . . 156 25 151 445
Total Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2022* 1,561 1,149 462 . . 412 22 390 . 1,082 825 423 . . 257 19 239 78 484 462 462 . . 203 22 200 374
Total Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2022* 2,723 2,089 832 . . 634 51 583 . 1,916 1,488 746 . . 428 39 389 525 883 832 832 . . 290 51 280 696
Total Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2022* 4,264 3,467 1,434 . . 797 37 760 . 3,019 2,588 1,323 . . 431 30 401 114 1,471 1,434 1,434 . . 392 37 385 1,265
Total De Wouden (LB) 2022* 4,854 3,795 1,583 . . 1,059 63 996 . 3,329 2,723 1,412 . . 605 48 557 139 1,646 1,583 1,583 . . 499 63 488 1,335
Total Eilanden (LB) 2022* 194 162 72 . . 32 1 31 . 124 113 60 . . 11 0 11 8 73 72 72 . . 20 1 20 54
Total Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2022* 465 367 157 . . 98 6 92 . 305 251 130 . . 53 5 48 20 163 157 157 . . 50 6 49 119
Total Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2022* 1,680 1,201 518 . . 479 42 437 . 1,158 876 450 . . 283 32 251 106 560 518 518 . . 199 42 194 382
Total Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2022* 1,842 1,465 626 . . 377 23 354 . 1,242 1,041 547 . . 201 20 181 104 649 626 626 . . 177 23 176 529
Total Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2022* 1,562 1,167 485 . . 395 16 379 . 1,050 832 417 . . 218 11 208 91 501 485 485 . . 148 16 144 369
Total Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2022* 2,637 1,695 736 . . 942 67 875 . 1,915 1,189 633 . . 727 56 671 211 803 736 736 . . 270 67 264 606
Total Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2022* 4,798 3,585 1,498 . . 1,213 53 1,160 . 3,187 2,526 1,320 . . 661 38 623 207 1,551 1,498 1,498 . . 394 53 387 1,212
Total Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2022* 2,525 2,011 845 . . 514 35 479 . 1,721 1,411 729 . . 309 26 283 96 880 845 845 . . 234 35 231 701
Total Twente (LB) 2022* 8,115 6,598 2,812 . . 1,517 121 1,396 . 5,299 4,461 2,341 . . 838 92 746 233 2,933 2,812 2,812 . . 618 121 598 2,348
Total Salland (LB) 2022* 2,955 2,404 1,042 . . 551 42 509 . 1,880 1,625 884 . . 256 33 223 80 1,084 1,042 1,042 . . 279 42 272 878
Total Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2022* 2,991 1,740 737 . . 1,251 69 1,182 . 2,189 1,227 678 . . 962 63 899 1,058 806 737 737 . . 283 69 273 657
Total Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2022* 2,853 1,823 740 . . 1,030 88 942 . 2,057 1,309 688 . . 748 72 676 535 828 740 740 . . 340 88 319 688
Total Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2022* 2,054 1,495 678 . . 559 39 520 . 1,388 1,040 568 . . 348 27 321 77 717 678 678 . . 166 39 157 512
Total IJsselstreek (LB) 2022* 1,138 809 360 . . 329 31 298 . 758 557 303 . . 201 22 178 54 391 360 360 . . 107 31 101 323
Total Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2022* 2,315 1,620 704 . . 695 61 634 . 1,516 1,097 594 . . 419 47 372 193 765 704 704 . . 263 61 248 573
Total Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2022* 939 302 136 . . 637 38 599 . 676 197 113 . . 479 31 449 254 174 136 136 . . 96 38 90 87
Total Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2022* 4,751 2,888 1,226 . . 1,863 130 1,733 . 3,381 2,030 1,065 . . 1,351 107 1,245 754 1,356 1,226 1,226 . . 481 130 464 993
Total Bommelerwaard (LB) 2022* 2,237 691 288 . . 1,546 96 1,450 . 1,789 516 256 . . 1,274 82 1,192 458 384 288 288 . . 180 96 170 237
Total Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2022* 4,485 3,337 1,581 . . 1,148 143 1,005 . 2,962 2,276 1,320 . . 687 99 588 114 1,724 1,581 1,581 . . 503 143 474 1,155
Total Achterhoek (LB) 2022* 8,503 6,716 2,942 . . 1,787 114 1,673 . 5,395 4,407 2,381 . . 988 86 902 230 3,056 2,942 2,942 . . 726 114 705 2,397
Total Kromme Rijn-streek en Heuvelrug (LB) 2022* 1,366 920 397 . . 446 38 408 . 941 635 350 . . 307 36 271 314 435 397 397 . . 133 38 126 330
Total Westelijk Weidegebied in Utrecht (LB) 2022* 3,111 2,321 958 . . 790 67 723 . 2,107 1,638 862 . . 469 57 412 143 1,025 958 958 . . 298 67 291 832
Total Centraal Tuinbouwgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2022* 128 50 27 . . 78 13 65 . 83 35 24 . . 48 9 39 27 40 27 27 . . 26 13 23 32
Total Eemland (LB) 2022* 560 401 182 . . 159 9 150 . 355 276 157 . . 79 7 73 13 191 182 182 . . 53 9 52 138
Total Zandgebied in Utrecht (LB) 2022* 783 586 261 . . 197 30 167 . 528 421 233 . . 107 26 82 14 291 261 261 . . 96 30 92 238
Total Wieringen en Wieringermeer (LB) 2022* 2,246 1,202 483 . . 1,044 63 981 . 1,773 893 451 . . 880 60 820 1,615 546 483 483 . . 188 63 185 438
Total Haarlemmermeer (LB) 2022* 999 358 164 . . 641 54 587 . 782 260 146 . . 523 43 480 303 218 164 164 . . 94 54 84 133
Total Amstelland en Aalsmeer (LB) 2022* 1,453 194 83 . . 1,259 77 1,182 . 1,183 138 75 . . 1,045 67 978 386 160 83 83 . . 101 77 95 96
Total Texel en Land van Zijpe (LB) 2022* 2,644 1,127 485 . . 1,517 77 1,440 . 2,122 854 448 . . 1,268 74 1,194 721 562 485 485 . . 193 77 180 409
Total West-Friesland en omgeving (LB) 2022* 4,961 1,798 738 . . 3,163 177 2,986 . 3,847 1,349 685 . . 2,497 169 2,328 2,078 915 738 738 . . 374 177 362 716
Total Waterland en NH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2022* 2,153 1,590 676 . . 563 36 527 . 1,504 1,128 597 . . 377 27 350 124 712 676 676 . . 162 36 156 499
Total 't Gein en Gooiland (LB) 2022* 337 264 115 . . 73 10 63 . 231 184 103 . . 47 10 37 6 125 115 115 . . 34 10 32 85
Total Kennemerland (LB) 2022* 495 321 126 . . 174 20 154 . 350 237 116 . . 114 16 98 68 146 126 126 . . 64 20 63 105
Total Voorne-Putten en Hoeksche Waard (LB) 2022* 2,061 1,239 536 . . 822 65 757 . 1,455 835 464 . . 620 59 561 382 601 536 536 . . 204 65 194 391
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.

In 2022, equidae are not part of the Agricultural Census. This affects the farm type and the total number of farms in the Agricultural Census. Farms with horses, ponies and donkeys that were previously classified as ‘specialist grazing livestock' could be classified, according to their dominant activity, as another farm type in 2022.

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 2022 are provisional, the other figures are definite.

Changes as of November 30, 2022: the provisional figures for 2022 have been added.

Changes as of August 26, 2022:
Due to an error in the input file, the data on labour force for 2021 have been adjusted.

hn 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.
_
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.