Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; key figures

Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; key figures

Characteristics job / employee / company Industrial classes / branches (SIC2008) Periods Employment Jobs (x 1 000) Employment Labour volume (x 1 000) Wage per job Hourly wage (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage including overtime (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage excluding overtime (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage including bonuses (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage excluding special payments (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Bonuses and allowances (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Additional tax liability for company car (euro) Working hours Per job per week including overtime (hour)
Total O-Q Government and care 2020 2,512 1,848 26.21 2,693 2,686 37,820 32,320 5,500 40 27.2
Sex: Male O-Q Government and care 2020 720 617 28.91 3,543 3,531 50,040 42,510 7,530 100 32.2
Sex: Female O-Q Government and care 2020 1,792 1,230 24.80 2,351 2,347 32,910 28,220 4,690 20 25.2
Age: Younger than 15 years O-Q Government and care 2020 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: 15 to 19 years O-Q Government and care 2020 60 27 8.08 515 514 6,770 6,180 590 0 16.9
Age: 20 to 24 years O-Q Government and care 2020 190 121 15.08 1,345 1,341 18,460 16,140 2,310 10 23.7
Age: 25 to 29 years O-Q Government and care 2020 264 209 20.52 2,270 2,264 31,610 27,240 4,370 20 29.3
Age: 30 to 34 years O-Q Government and care 2020 273 210 24.19 2,610 2,604 36,550 31,320 5,230 30 28.5
Age: 35 to 39 years O-Q Government and care 2020 256 191 27.42 2,871 2,864 40,220 34,460 5,770 40 27.7
Age: 40 to 44 years O-Q Government and care 2020 251 187 29.18 3,042 3,035 42,640 36,510 6,130 50 27.6
Age: 45 to 49 years O-Q Government and care 2020 271 203 29.05 3,042 3,034 42,690 36,500 6,190 60 27.7
Age: 50 to 54 years O-Q Government and care 2020 308 230 28.81 3,003 2,995 42,260 36,040 6,230 60 27.6
Age: 55 to 59 years O-Q Government and care 2020 325 243 29.13 3,031 3,024 42,630 36,380 6,250 60 27.5
Age: 60 to 64 years O-Q Government and care 2020 258 190 29.72 3,039 3,033 43,050 36,460 6,590 60 27.1
Age: 65 to 74 years O-Q Government and care 2020 54 35 29.49 2,670 2,665 39,730 32,040 7,690 90 23.9
Age: 75 years or older O-Q Government and care 2020 1 0 21.56 1,086 1,076 14,510 13,040 1,480 270 13.1
Type of employment contract: full-time O-Q Government and care 2020 761 761 28.55 4,083 4,070 57,760 49,000 8,760 100 37.6
Type of employment contract: part-time O-Q Government and care 2020 1,751 1,087 24.50 2,088 2,085 29,150 25,060 4,090 20 22.7
Working hours: less than 12 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2020 255 48 20.54 532 527 7,570 6,380 1,190 10 6.9
Working hours: 12 to19 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2020 276 123 21.48 1,317 1,313 18,440 15,810 2,630 10 16.4
Working hours: 20 to 29 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2020 465 291 23.37 1,995 1,993 27,810 23,940 3,860 10 22.8
Working hours: 25 to 29 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2020 373 287 25.44 2,668 2,664 37,270 32,020 5,250 10 27.9
Working hours: 30 to 34 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2020 401 358 26.35 3,214 3,208 44,840 38,570 6,270 30 32.4
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more O-Q Government and care 2020 742 741 28.57 4,115 4,104 58,180 49,390 8,800 120 37.8
0 to 9 employed persons O-Q Government and care 2020 127 76 26.73 2,329 2,321 30,200 27,940 2,250 320 22.9
10 to 99 employed persons O-Q Government and care 2020 222 150 23.64 2,244 2,237 30,820 26,920 3,900 120 25.1
100 or more employed persons O-Q Government and care 2020 2,163 1,622 26.42 2,760 2,754 38,980 33,120 5,860 20 27.7
Cao-sector: private companies O-Q Government and care 2020 190 127 23.91 2,330 2,322 31,260 27,960 3,300 270 25.5
Cao-sector: subsidised corporations O-Q Government and care 2020 1,265 856 24.05 2,232 2,225 31,000 26,780 4,220 40 24.8
Cao-sector: government O-Q Government and care 2020 1,057 865 28.62 3,310 3,303 47,150 39,720 7,440 10 30.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table comprises yearly figures on the main aspects of employment, wages and working hours in the Netherlands. The information in this table is classified according to Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SIC 2008) and can be broken down into:
- employee characteristics (age and sex)
- job characteristics (type of employment contract and working hours)
- company characteristics (size of the firm and collective wage agreements)

Data available from: 2009.

Status of the figures:
Figures for the years 2009 to 2020 are definite.

Changes as of 19 October 2021:
- The final figures for 2020 are added.

Changes as of 22 April 2021:
- The publication strategy of this table has been changed. From 2021, provisional figures will be published in April. The final figures are published seven months later.
- Provisional figures for 2020 are added.
- The figures for 2020 are excluding the selections: ‘Type of employment contract: full-time’, ‘Type of employment contract: part-time’ for the branche ‘P Education’.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures for 2021 will be published in April 2022.

Description topics

Employment
Jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit, specifying that labour will be carried out in return for remuneration (financial or otherwise). An employed person may have more than one job at a time. In that case the person has a main job and a secondary job. Each job counts separately. For the calculation of the average number of jobs in a certain period the starting date and end date of a job is taking into account. The weekly working hours are left out of account. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will always count as one job in the average number of jobs, regardless of whether these jobs are full-time or part-time.
Labour volume
The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of hours worked or full-time equivalents. Part-time jobs are counted proportionally (excluding overtime, after deduction of the reduction in working hours).
Calculation of the average labour volume for a certain period is based on the starting date and end date of a job and the weekly working hours. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will count as 1 working year in the yearly average labour volume if both jobs are full-time. If they are part-time jobs they will count for less than a year.
Wage per job
Hourly wage
The hourly wage are calculated by the sum of gross wage of all the jobs of employees of the related population divide by the sum of the corresponding working hours. These wages and hours are summed by subpopulation and period.

The agreed gross wage is excluding bonuses/allowances and overtime pay, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax.
The working hours are the hours paid for a job excluding overtime hours, holiday leave and public holidays. Leave in compensation for shorter working hours (ADV) is not recognized as working hours, so this is not included in the calculation.

Bonuses and allowances are occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing and performance bonuses.
Monthly wages
The monthly wage is the agreed gross salary, excluding bonuses/allowances, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. There is a difference between monthly wage including paid overtime and excluding paid overtime.
The average monthly wage in a year is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by 12 times the average number of jobs in that year.

Monthly wage including overtime
The monthly wage including paid overtime.
Monthly wage excluding overtime
The monthly wage excluding paid overtime.
Yearly wage
Agreed gross salary including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. The average yearly wage is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by the average number of jobs in a year.
Yearly wage including bonuses
The yearly wage including bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Yearly wage excluding special payments
The yearly wage excluding bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Bonuses and allowances
Occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
These do not include contributions to wage savings schemes, compensation for dismissal, compensation for medical expenses and wages paid for overtime.
Additional tax liability for company car
Fixed value of private use of a company car minus extra payment by the employee for this use.

Working hours
The number of hours someone works in a normal or average working week. There is a distinction between weekly working hours and yearly working hours.
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime hours and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.
Also the weekly working hours without overtime is been determined. The yearly working hours of a job is the average hours paid for a job a year excluded overtime hours and leave hours through holiday, reduction of
working hours and general recognized feast-days.
For the yearly working hours of a year of employment this yearly average is determined for a year of employment instead for a job.
Per job per week including overtime
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job per year divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime, and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.