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 180,669 109,835 47,183 . . 70,834 4,924 65,910 . 127,677 76,346 40,717 . . 51,331 4,128 47,203 32,751 52,107 47,183 47,183 . . 16,097 4,924 15,324 38,160
Total Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 28,355 21,583 8,978 . . 6,772 402 6,370 . 19,526 15,289 7,955 . . 4,238 316 3,922 1,691 9,380 8,978 8,978 . . 2,811 402 2,734 7,302
Total Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 51,615 37,021 15,984 . . 14,594 1,005 13,589 . 34,786 25,224 13,563 . . 9,562 785 8,777 4,087 16,989 15,984 15,984 . . 4,589 1,005 4,408 12,966
Total West-Nederland (LD) 2021 56,663 26,543 11,280 . . 30,120 1,661 28,459 . 42,023 18,669 9,920 . . 23,354 1,479 21,875 17,422 12,941 11,280 11,280 . . 4,577 1,661 4,403 9,211
Total Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 44,036 24,688 10,941 . . 19,348 1,856 17,492 . 31,341 17,164 9,278 . . 14,177 1,548 12,629 9,552 12,797 10,941 10,941 . . 4,120 1,856 3,779 8,681
Total Groningen (PV) 2021 7,564 5,681 2,365 . . 1,883 113 1,770 . 5,132 3,952 2,101 . . 1,180 89 1,091 310 2,478 2,365 2,365 . . 797 113 775 1,880
Total Fryslân (PV) 2021 12,537 9,806 4,019 . . 2,731 143 2,588 . 8,721 7,041 3,621 . . 1,681 114 1,567 838 4,162 4,019 4,019 . . 1,215 143 1,183 3,398
Total Drenthe (PV) 2021 8,254 6,096 2,594 . . 2,158 146 2,012 . 5,673 4,296 2,233 . . 1,377 113 1,263 543 2,740 2,594 2,594 . . 799 146 776 2,024
Total Overijssel (PV) 2021 18,578 14,996 6,351 . . 3,582 231 3,351 . 12,200 10,244 5,389 . . 1,956 174 1,782 606 6,582 6,351 6,351 . . 1,474 231 1,443 5,248
Total Flevoland (PV) 2021 6,133 3,618 1,496 . . 2,515 153 2,362 . 4,501 2,556 1,387 . . 1,945 129 1,816 1,382 1,649 1,496 1,496 . . 617 153 587 1,347
Total Gelderland (PV) 2021 26,904 18,407 8,137 . . 8,497 621 7,876 . 18,086 12,425 6,787 . . 5,661 482 5,179 2,099 8,758 8,137 8,137 . . 2,498 621 2,378 6,371
Total Utrecht (PV) 2021 7,171 5,034 2,156 . . 2,137 163 1,974 . 4,741 3,519 1,918 . . 1,222 134 1,088 575 2,319 2,156 2,156 . . 685 163 660 1,872
Total Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 15,514 7,140 2,968 . . 8,374 487 7,887 . 11,998 5,248 2,708 . . 6,750 444 6,306 5,015 3,455 2,968 2,968 . . 1,216 487 1,169 2,526
Total Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 25,896 8,300 3,521 . . 17,596 881 16,715 . 20,176 6,026 3,162 . . 14,151 811 13,339 10,818 4,402 3,521 3,521 . . 1,966 881 1,898 3,068
Total Zeeland (PV) 2021 8,082 6,069 2,635 . . 2,013 130 1,883 . 5,108 3,877 2,133 . . 1,231 89 1,142 1,013 2,765 2,635 2,635 . . 710 130 676 1,745
Total Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021 30,917 18,036 7,936 . . 12,881 1,262 11,619 . 21,991 12,551 6,765 . . 9,440 1,035 8,405 5,998 9,198 7,936 7,936 . . 2,971 1,262 2,741 6,458
Total Limburg (PV) 2021 13,119 6,652 3,005 . . 6,467 594 5,873 . 9,350 4,613 2,513 . . 4,737 513 4,224 3,554 3,599 3,005 3,005 . . 1,149 594 1,038 2,223
Total Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021 2,037 1,612 668 . . 425 39 386 . 1,326 1,071 575 . . 256 30 226 75 707 668 668 . . 206 39 196 496
Total Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021 950 734 293 . . 216 10 206 . 620 511 266 . . 109 7 102 45 303 293 293 . . 110 10 107 254
Total Overig Groningen (CR) 2021 4,577 3,335 1,404 . . 1,242 64 1,178 . 3,186 2,371 1,260 . . 815 53 763 190 1,468 1,404 1,404 . . 481 64 472 1,130
Total Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021 5,244 4,022 1,634 . . 1,222 74 1,148 . 3,611 2,821 1,454 . . 791 58 733 633 1,708 1,634 1,634 . . 551 74 535 1,350
Total Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021 3,581 3,001 1,225 . . 580 31 549 . 2,508 2,191 1,124 . . 317 25 292 99 1,256 1,225 1,225 . . 312 31 302 1,070
Total Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021 3,712 2,783 1,160 . . 929 38 891 . 2,602 2,029 1,043 . . 573 32 542 106 1,198 1,160 1,160 . . 352 38 346 978
Total Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021 2,801 2,190 927 . . 611 50 561 . 1,917 1,546 798 . . 371 38 334 142 977 927 927 . . 284 50 277 700
Total Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021 3,045 2,062 872 . . 983 64 919 . 2,163 1,458 753 . . 704 48 656 243 936 872 872 . . 301 64 290 682
Total Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021 2,408 1,844 795 . . 564 32 532 . 1,593 1,292 682 . . 301 28 274 157 827 795 795 . . 214 32 209 642
Total Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021 7,254 5,742 2,402 . . 1,512 80 1,432 . 4,885 4,021 2,090 . . 864 59 806 296 2,482 2,402 2,402 . . 628 80 618 1,933
Total Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021 2,565 2,084 906 . . 481 30 451 . 1,624 1,395 769 . . 230 22 208 69 936 906 906 . . 224 30 220 755
Total Twente (CR) 2021 8,759 7,170 3,043 . . 1,589 121 1,468 . 5,690 4,828 2,530 . . 862 93 769 240 3,164 3,043 3,043 . . 622 121 605 2,560
Total Veluwe (CR) 2021 7,672 5,614 2,576 . . 2,058 197 1,861 . 5,081 3,811 2,163 . . 1,269 140 1,129 229 2,773 2,576 2,576 . . 753 197 713 1,922
Total Achterhoek (CR) 2021 8,878 7,037 3,110 . . 1,841 108 1,733 . 5,637 4,622 2,522 . . 1,015 82 934 238 3,218 3,110 3,110 . . 751 108 724 2,488
Total Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021 3,736 2,252 988 . . 1,484 120 1,364 . 2,556 1,518 836 . . 1,038 92 946 531 1,108 988 988 . . 388 120 362 789
Total Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021 6,618 3,504 1,463 . . 3,114 196 2,918 . 4,811 2,473 1,266 . . 2,338 169 2,169 1,102 1,659 1,463 1,463 . . 606 196 579 1,172
Total Utrecht (CR) 2021 7,171 5,034 2,156 . . 2,137 163 1,974 . 4,741 3,519 1,918 . . 1,222 134 1,088 575 2,319 2,156 2,156 . . 685 163 660 1,872
Total Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021 8,940 3,975 1,634 . . 4,965 263 4,702 . 7,101 2,960 1,517 . . 4,141 254 3,887 3,966 1,897 1,634 1,634 . . 687 263 662 1,472
Total Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021 1,624 756 312 . . 868 38 830 . 1,207 565 284 . . 643 35 608 309 350 312 312 . . 114 38 112 258
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 3,531 1,533 653 . . 1,998 154 1,844 . 2,688 1,103 583 . . 1,585 128 1,457 667 807 653 653 . . 300 154 283 539
Total Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021 395 281 118 . . 114 7 107 . 268 194 106 . . 74 7 67 7 125 118 118 . . 34 7 32 88
Total Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021 2,589 1,153 495 . . 1,436 94 1,342 . 2,019 871 453 . . 1,148 89 1,058 792 589 495 495 . . 276 94 266 405
Total Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021 1,340 392 172 . . 948 60 888 . 1,090 293 156 . . 797 56 741 402 232 172 172 . . 119 60 119 160
Total Delft en Westland (CR) 2021 9,398 993 418 . . 8,405 350 8,055 . 7,501 779 392 . . 6,722 329 6,393 6,242 768 418 418 . . 555 350 536 539
Total Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 4,007 2,113 898 . . 1,894 127 1,767 . 2,959 1,534 814 . . 1,425 115 1,310 763 1,025 898 898 . . 370 127 357 717
Total Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021 6,928 2,465 1,067 . . 4,463 230 4,233 . 5,448 1,699 921 . . 3,749 207 3,542 2,562 1,297 1,067 1,067 . . 542 230 520 862
Total Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 1,634 1,184 471 . . 450 20 430 . 1,159 850 425 . . 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 5,042 3,530 1,479 . . 1,512 97 1,415 . 3,230 2,288 1,235 . . 942 67 875 806 1,576 1,479 1,479 . . 459 97 438 1,035
Total West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 7,941 4,425 1,817 . . 3,516 271 3,245 . 5,831 3,104 1,567 . . 2,727 228 2,499 2,799 2,088 1,817 1,817 . . 707 271 665 1,463
Total Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 5,120 3,019 1,379 . . 2,101 173 1,928 . 3,592 2,119 1,171 . . 1,473 143 1,329 484 1,552 1,379 1,379 . . 476 173 449 1,147
Total Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 9,836 5,688 2,540 . . 4,148 411 3,737 . 6,805 3,856 2,142 . . 2,949 324 2,625 1,170 2,951 2,540 2,540 . . 937 411 850 2,126
Total Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 8,020 4,904 2,200 . . 3,116 407 2,709 . 5,763 3,472 1,884 . . 2,292 339 1,952 1,545 2,607 2,200 2,200 . . 851 407 777 1,722
Total Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021 7,503 2,704 1,215 . . 4,799 383 4,416 . 5,439 1,928 1,039 . . 3,511 338 3,174 2,863 1,598 1,215 1,215 . . 680 383 630 1,056
Total Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021 3,343 2,054 952 . . 1,289 161 1,128 . 2,401 1,409 786 . . 991 140 852 572 1,113 952 952 . . 311 161 267 591
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 6,133 3,618 1,496 . . 2,515 153 2,362 . 4,501 2,556 1,387 . . 1,945 129 1,816 1,382 1,649 1,496 1,496 . . 617 153 587 1,347
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 2,612 1,792 715 . . 820 35 785 . 1,792 1,230 633 . . 562 29 533 113 750 715 715 . . 255 35 251 598
Total Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021 1,491 1,182 509 . . 309 30 279 . 977 788 436 . . 189 21 168 40 539 509 509 . . 153 30 144 362
Total Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021 1,604 1,301 556 . . 303 26 277 . 1,081 917 498 . . 164 21 142 76 582 556 556 . . 158 26 151 441
Total Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021 1,513 1,118 460 . . 395 20 375 . 1,050 810 424 . . 240 17 223 69 480 460 460 . . 202 20 200 378
Total Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021 2,929 2,159 858 . . 770 49 721 . 2,070 1,526 768 . . 545 39 505 575 907 858 858 . . 298 49 290 712
Total Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021 4,376 3,612 1,469 . . 764 39 725 . 3,061 2,631 1,351 . . 429 32 398 120 1,508 1,469 1,469 . . 399 39 387 1,289
Total De Wouden (LB) 2021 5,032 3,860 1,619 . . 1,172 55 1,117 . 3,457 2,764 1,441 . . 693 43 650 138 1,674 1,619 1,619 . . 499 55 487 1,347
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 1,664 1,265 537 . . 399 35 364 . 1,166 921 469 . . 245 26 220 105 572 537 537 . . 173 35 166 402
Total Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 1,856 1,483 639 . . 373 24 349 . 1,221 1,038 552 . . 183 21 162 95 663 639 639 . . 164 24 161 527
Total Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 1,596 1,204 497 . . 392 19 373 . 1,073 855 425 . . 217 12 206 92 516 497 497 . . 157 19 151 367
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 4,692 3,674 1,537 . . 1,018 51 967 . 3,152 2,578 1,342 . . 574 37 537 198 1,588 1,537 1,537 . . 396 51 390 1,218
Total Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021 2,562 2,068 865 . . 494 29 465 . 1,733 1,443 748 . . 290 21 269 98 894 865 865 . . 232 29 228 715
Total Twente (LB) 2021 8,268 6,766 2,880 . . 1,502 115 1,387 . 5,389 4,567 2,396 . . 823 87 736 231 2,995 2,880 2,880 . . 585 115 568 2,420
Total Salland (LB) 2021 3,056 2,488 1,069 . . 568 36 532 . 1,925 1,656 903 . . 269 28 241 78 1,105 1,069 1,069 . . 261 36 257 895
Total Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021 3,211 1,797 752 . . 1,414 67 1,347 . 2,407 1,259 692 . . 1,149 61 1,088 836 819 752 752 . . 290 67 281 656
Total Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021 2,922 1,821 744 . . 1,101 86 1,015 . 2,094 1,297 695 . . 797 69 728 546 830 744 744 . . 327 86 306 691
Total Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021 2,107 1,557 690 . . 550 40 510 . 1,400 1,054 575 . . 346 28 319 78 730 690 690 . . 176 40 167 521
Total IJsselstreek (LB) 2021 1,224 851 370 . . 373 29 344 . 814 571 312 . . 243 22 221 58 399 370 370 . . 115 29 111 331
Total Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021 2,314 1,664 722 . . 650 60 590 . 1,503 1,116 611 . . 388 48 340 220 782 722 722 . . 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 4,806 2,976 1,254 . . 1,830 121 1,709 . 3,398 2,090 1,084 . . 1,308 101 1,207 734 1,375 1,254 1,254 . . 467 121 452 1,010
Total Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021 2,294 749 312 . . 1,545 94 1,451 . 1,792 548 274 . . 1,244 81 1,163 402 406 312 312 . . 187 94 172 242
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 8,642 6,834 3,016 . . 1,808 106 1,702 . 5,484 4,487 2,444 . . 997 80 917 230 3,122 3,016 3,016 . . 729 106 702 2,411
Total Kromme Rijn-streek en Heuvelrug (LB) 2021 1,455 939 400 . . 516 40 476 . 1,000 639 351 . . 361 36 325 322 440 400 400 . . 151 40 142 342
Total Westelijk Weidegebied in Utrecht (LB) 2021 3,127 2,362 984 . . 765 64 701 . 2,102 1,652 883 . . 450 53 398 147 1,048 984 984 . . 301 64 295 849
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 668 402 188 . . 266 9 257 . 412 282 164 . . 129 6 123 13 197 188 188 . . 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 1,369 199 83 . . 1,170 75 1,095 . 1,124 140 75 . . 984 67 917 404 158 83 83 . . 101 75 96 101
Total Texel en Land van Zijpe (LB) 2021 2,530 1,191 507 . . 1,339 74 1,265 . 2,026 904 471 . . 1,122 71 1,051 740 581 507 507 . . 201 74 188 420
Total West-Friesland en omgeving (LB) 2021 5,361 1,938 786 . . 3,423 156 3,267 . 4,237 1,443 728 . . 2,794 152 2,642 2,086 942 786 786 . . 368 156 360 734
Total Waterland en NH.'se Droogmakerijen (LB) 2021 2,150 1,544 646 . . 606 37 569 . 1,489 1,105 567 . . 384 27 357 125 683 646 646 . . 162 37 157 468
Total 't Gein en Gooiland (LB) 2021 490 360 152 . . 130 9 121 . 334 249 138 . . 85 9 76 8 161 152 152 . . 41 9 39 117
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 1,996 1,252 543 . . 744 66 678 . 1,417 839 467 . . 578 58 520 461 609 543 543 . . 194 66 183 395
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 are now definite.

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.
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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.