Vacancies (new and filled); government and education

Vacancies (new and filled); government and education

Government sectors Periods Unfilled vacancies (x 1000) New vacancies (x 1000) Filled vacancies (x 1000)
Total government 2018 1st quarter 17.4 19.0 18.3
Total government 2018 2nd quarter 20.5 28.4 25.4
Total government 2018 3rd quarter 18.5 23.1 25.1
Total government 2018 4th quarter 19.6 23.3 22.2
Total government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 18.6 93.8 90.9
Total government 2019 1st quarter 20.1 21.5 21.0
Total government 2019 2nd quarter 24.4 32.0 27.7
Total government 2019 3rd quarter 20.6 24.6 28.4
Total government 2019 4th quarter 24.5 26.9 23.0
Total government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 21.8 105.0 100.1
Total government 2020 1st quarter* 22.9 23.5 25.0
Total government 2020 2nd quarter* 22.0 25.9 26.7
Total government 2020 3rd quarter* 20.2 24.4 26.2
Central government 2018 1st quarter 2.3 1.8 1.5
Central government 2018 2nd quarter 3.1 2.4 1.5
Central government 2018 3rd quarter 3.4 2.0 1.7
Central government 2018 4th quarter 3.2 1.9 2.1
Central government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 2.9 8.0 6.8
Central government 2019 1st quarter 3.6 2.3 1.9
Central government 2019 2nd quarter 4.8 3.7 2.5
Central government 2019 3rd quarter 3.8 2.5 3.5
Central government 2019 4th quarter 6.0 5.8 3.6
Central government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 4.2 14.4 11.6
Central government 2020 1st quarter* 5.5 4.3 4.8
Central government 2020 2nd quarter* 5.1 3.2 3.6
Central government 2020 3rd quarter* 5.3 3.4 3.2
Provincial government 2018 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.4
Provincial government 2018 2nd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 3rd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 4th quarter 0.4 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.3 1.0 1.0
Provincial government 2019 1st quarter 0.3 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 2nd quarter 0.4 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 3rd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2019 4th quarter 0.5 0.3 0.2
Provincial government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.4 1.2 1.1
Provincial government 2020 1st quarter* 0.3 0.2 0.4
Provincial government 2020 2nd quarter* 0.3 0.3 0.3
Provincial government 2020 3rd quarter* 0.3 0.4 0.4
Municipal government 2018 1st quarter 4.5 5.4 5.0
Municipal government 2018 2nd quarter 4.1 5.2 5.5
Municipal government 2018 3rd quarter 3.9 4.6 4.8
Municipal government 2018 4th quarter 4.6 6.5 5.8
Municipal government 2018 annual aver. /annual total 4.2 21.7 21.1
Municipal government 2019 1st quarter 4.8 6.2 6.1
Municipal government 2019 2nd quarter 4.6 5.5 5.7
Municipal government 2019 3rd quarter 4.3 5.1 5.5
Municipal government 2019 4th quarter 4.7 5.9 5.4
Municipal government 2019 annual aver. /annual total 4.6 22.7 22.7
Municipal government 2020 1st quarter* 4.5 5.6 5.7
Municipal government 2020 2nd quarter* 4.0 4.7 5.2
Municipal government 2020 3rd quarter* . . .
Education sector 2018 1st quarter 5.8 8.6 8.4
Education sector 2018 2nd quarter 8.5 16.9 14.1
Education sector 2018 3rd quarter 6.2 12.9 15.2
Education sector 2018 4th quarter 6.7 10.9 10.5
Education sector 2018 annual aver. /annual total 6.7 49.4 48.3
Education sector 2019 1st quarter 7.2 9.9 9.4
Education sector 2019 2nd quarter 10.2 18.5 15.5
Education sector 2019 3rd quarter 7.8 13.3 15.6
Education sector 2019 4th quarter 8.3 11.2 10.7
Education sector 2019 annual aver. /annual total 8.2 52.9 51.3
Education sector 2020 1st quarter* 7.9 10.1 10.5
Education sector 2020 2nd quarter* 8.3 14.5 14.1
Education sector 2020 3rd quarter* . . .
Police 2018 1st quarter 4.4 1.8 1.9
Police 2018 2nd quarter 4.2 2.0 2.2
Police 2018 3rd quarter 4.3 1.7 1.5
Police 2018 4th quarter 4.4 2.0 1.9
Police 2018 annual aver. /annual total 4.3 7.4 7.5
Police 2019 1st quarter 3.9 1.5 2.0
Police 2019 2nd quarter 4.0 2.2 2.1
Police 2019 3rd quarter 4.1 1.5 1.5
Police 2019 4th quarter 4.5 2.4 1.9
Police 2019 annual aver. /annual total 4.1 7.7 7.5
Police 2020 1st quarter* 4.3 2.0 2.2
Police 2020 2nd quarter* 3.9 1.8 2.2
Police 2020 3rd quarter* 3.9 1.7 1.8
Defence 2018 1st quarter 0.0 0.6 0.6
Defence 2018 2nd quarter 0.0 1.2 1.2
Defence 2018 3rd quarter 0.0 1.2 1.2
Defence 2018 4th quarter 0.0 1.1 1.1
Defence 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.0 4.1 4.1
Defence 2019 1st quarter 0.0 0.8 0.8
Defence 2019 2nd quarter 0.0 1.1 1.1
Defence 2019 3rd quarter 0.0 1.4 1.4
Defence 2019 4th quarter 0.0 0.6 0.6
Defence 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.0 4.0 4.0
Defence 2020 1st quarter* 0.0 0.7 0.7
Defence 2020 2nd quarter* 0.0 1.0 1.0
Defence 2020 3rd quarter* . . .
Judiciary 2018 1st quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2018 2nd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2018 3rd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2018 4th quarter 0.1 0.3 0.4
Judiciary 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.1 1.0 1.1
Judiciary 2019 1st quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2019 2nd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.3
Judiciary 2019 3rd quarter 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2019 4th quarter 0.1 0.3 0.3
Judiciary 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.1 1.0 1.0
Judiciary 2020 1st quarter* 0.1 0.3 0.3
Judiciary 2020 2nd quarter* 0.1 0.2 0.2
Judiciary 2020 3rd quarter* 0.1 0.2 0.2
Water boards 2018 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2018 2nd quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2018 3rd quarter 0.2 0.2 0.2
Water boards 2018 4th quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Water boards 2018 annual aver. /annual total 0.2 1.1 1.0
Water boards 2019 1st quarter 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2019 2nd quarter 0.3 0.3 0.2
Water boards 2019 3rd quarter 0.2 0.2 0.3
Water boards 2019 4th quarter 0.3 0.4 0.3
Water boards 2019 annual aver. /annual total 0.3 1.1 1.1
Water boards 2020 1st quarter* 0.2 0.4 0.5
Water boards 2020 2nd quarter* 0.2 0.3 0.3
Water boards 2020 3rd quarter* 0.2 0.3 0.3
Source: CBS
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Table description


This table contains the number of unfilled, new and filled vacancies in the government and education.
The figures over vacancies are specified to government sector.

This table replaces the StatLine-table Vacancies; government and education 1992-2009.
In 2010 the observation is based on the standard industrial classification 2008, SIC2008. Because of this the original figures of the period 1997 up to the second quarter of 2009, all based on SIC 1993, are recalculated to SIC 2008. Therefore these figures can deviate slightly from the figures from the Vacancies; government and education 1992-2009.

Data available since 1997, quarter 1.

Status of the figures:
The figures of 2020 are provisional, other figures are final.

A number of figures are not released for publication yet, and can therefore not be displayed. These figures are however included in the total figures. As soon as these figures are released for publication, they will available on StatLine

As of the third quarter of 2008 the job vacancy survey is capable of compiling the number of job vacancies at the Ministry of Defence in a much better way. Due to this more than 7 thousand vacancies are added to the government. This should be taken into account, when interpreting the results. Because of this extra number of vacancies, the numbers of vacancies, new vacancies and filled vacancies are not completely consistent with the vacancies in the third quarter of 2008.
The results of this table are including the second quarter of 2009 based on recalculated information on basis of the perception according SBI 2008. Because of this the numbers of vacancies, new vacancies and filled vacancies are in the third quarter of 2009 not completely consistent with the vacancies in the second quarter.

Changes as of 13 November 2020:
New figures of third quarter of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures of fourth quarter of 2020 will be published in February 2021.

Description topics

Unfilled vacancies
A vacancy is a job that is readily available in a company or institution and can be filled by internal or external recruitment.
Also included in vacancies are:
- jobs that have already been applied for; even if the applicants have already been interviewed;
- cases in which engagement at short notice is unlikely due to a time-consuming selection procedure;
- jobs that are to be filled by temporary staff.
- unfilled places assigned to apprentices and others persons receiving training under employment contract (hence unpaid trainee posts are excluded).
- New vacancies in the year under review which are filled in that same year are also included in new and filled vacancies.
Unfilled places in government institutions are only defined as vacancies if regular internal or external recruitment is allowed.
Unfilled places which, as a result of reorganisations or staff reductions, are only allowed to be filled by employees whose jobs will disappear, are not considered as vacancies.
The weighted annual average of unfilled vacancies is calculated as follows:
Vacancies 4th quarter previous year under review, weight 1.
Vacancies 1st, 2nd 3rd quarter year under review, weight 2.
Vacancies 4th quarter year under review, weight 1.
Vacancies annual average = Total number of vacancies/8.
The annual result of new and filled vacancies is the total of the four quarters.
New vacancies
The number of vacancies per quarter refers to vacancies in the government and education at the end of each quarter.
New and filled vacancies also include new vacancies which were filled in that same quarter.
The annual result of the new and filled vacancies is the total of the four quarters.
The annual figure regarding unfilled vacancies is a weighted average.
Filled vacancies
The number of vacancies per quarter refers to vacancies in the government and education at the end of each quarter.
New and filled vacancies also include new vacancies which were filled in that same quarter.
The annual result of the new and filled vacancies is the total of the four quarters.
The annual figure regarding unfilled vacancies is a weighted average.