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 A-U All economic activities 2021* 8,558 6,501 24.42 2,756 2,725 38,310 33,070 5,240 470 29.5
Total A-F Agriculture and industry 2021* 1,298 1,152 25.16 3,422 3,358 47,140 41,060 6,080 740 35.4
Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 114 82 17.81 2,016 1,957 26,300 24,200 2,100 300 29.3
Total B-F Industry and energy 2021* 1,184 1,070 25.73 3,557 3,493 49,150 42,680 6,460 780 36.0
Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 841 757 26.03 3,548 3,482 49,960 42,580 7,380 560 35.6
Total B Mining and quarrying 2021* 8 7 37.81 5,597 5,513 83,540 67,160 16,370 710 38.7
Total C Manufacturing 2021* 766 688 25.74 3,495 3,431 49,180 41,940 7,230 540 35.4
Total D Electricity and gas supply 2021* 31 27 32.47 4,404 4,365 62,710 52,850 9,850 880 34.9
Total E Water supply and waste management 2021* 37 34 24.10 3,508 3,364 48,550 42,100 6,450 550 38.1
Total F Construction 2021* 343 313 25.04 3,578 3,521 47,150 42,940 4,210 1,320 37.0
Total G-N Commercial services 2021* 4,412 3,263 23.10 2,592 2,555 36,090 31,100 4,990 650 29.3
Total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 2,207 1,518 20.05 2,104 2,058 28,970 25,250 3,720 480 27.3
Total G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 1,432 983 20.24 2,093 2,072 29,190 25,120 4,070 610 26.9
Total H Transportation and storage 2021* 390 325 23.05 3,069 2,888 41,860 36,820 5,030 370 34.7
Total I Accommodation and food serving 2021* 385 210 14.42 1,166 1,162 15,060 13,990 1,070 110 21.1
Total J Information and communication 2021* 302 272 29.90 4,085 4,072 59,300 49,020 10,280 1,470 35.7
Total K Financial institutions 2021* 277 241 36.71 4,767 4,758 67,880 57,200 10,680 1,340 33.7
Total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 69 57 28.13 3,374 3,370 46,320 40,480 5,830 1,040 31.3
Total M-N Business services 2021* 1,557 1,175 22.43 2,573 2,537 35,580 30,870 4,710 590 30.0
Total M Other specialised business services 2021* 540 457 30.41 3,895 3,881 54,960 46,740 8,230 1,180 33.6
Total N Renting and other business support 2021* 1,017 718 17.30 1,871 1,824 25,290 22,450 2,840 280 28.2
Total O-U Noncommercial services 2021* 2,849 2,086 26.17 2,707 2,700 37,720 32,480 5,240 70 27.2
Total O-Q Government and care 2021* 2,590 1,913 26.49 2,754 2,748 38,450 33,050 5,400 50 27.3
Total O Public administration and services 2021* 556 498 28.43 3,689 3,677 52,060 44,270 7,790 20 33.4
Total P Education 2021* 561 413 27.81 2,889 2,886 40,600 34,670 5,940 50 27.5
Total Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,472 1,002 24.92 2,350 2,344 32,490 28,200 4,290 60 24.9
Total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021* 258 173 22.76 2,232 2,225 30,360 26,780 3,580 270 25.6
Total R Culture, sports and recreation 2021* 129 80 22.30 2,024 2,020 27,530 24,290 3,240 250 23.7
Total S Other service activities 2021* 130 93 23.15 2,438 2,429 33,190 29,260 3,930 290 27.5
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2021* 4,426 3,741 25.84 3,314 3,263 46,330 39,770 6,560 750 33.5
Sex: Male A-F Agriculture and industry 2021* 1,019 950 25.85 3,712 3,636 51,190 44,540 6,650 850 37.4
Sex: Male A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 74 57 18.79 2,313 2,235 30,270 27,760 2,520 390 31.8
Sex: Male B-F Industry and energy 2021* 946 893 26.31 3,821 3,745 52,820 45,850 6,970 890 37.8
Sex: Male B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 647 610 26.83 3,851 3,770 54,360 46,210 8,150 640 37.4
Sex: Male B Mining and quarrying 2021* 6 6 38.74 5,877 5,782 87,950 70,530 17,420 790 39.7
Sex: Male C Manufacturing 2021* 589 554 26.59 3,800 3,723 53,600 45,600 8,000 630 37.3
Sex: Male D Electricity and gas supply 2021* 22 21 33.43 4,880 4,827 69,900 58,560 11,340 1,110 37.5
Sex: Male E Water supply and waste management 2021* 30 29 24.08 3,660 3,488 50,680 43,920 6,760 600 39.8
Sex: Male F Construction 2021* 298 283 25.23 3,756 3,691 49,490 45,070 4,420 1,410 38.5
Sex: Male G-N Commercial services 2021* 2,563 2,079 24.92 3,101 3,046 43,560 37,210 6,350 920 32.5
Sex: Male G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 1,251 966 21.79 2,606 2,531 36,150 31,280 4,870 710 31.1
Sex: Male G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 764 596 22.29 2,649 2,616 37,350 31,790 5,560 960 31.0
Sex: Male H Transportation and storage 2021* 294 256 23.50 3,324 3,092 45,340 39,890 5,460 420 36.9
Sex: Male I Accommodation and food serving 2021* 192 114 15.17 1,337 1,333 17,290 16,050 1,240 150 23.0
Sex: Male J Information and communication 2021* 217 202 31.20 4,426 4,410 64,780 53,110 11,670 1,790 37.1
Sex: Male K Financial institutions 2021* 168 155 40.05 5,544 5,535 79,930 66,530 13,400 1,840 35.9
Sex: Male L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 35 31 30.85 4,030 4,026 55,870 48,360 7,510 1,600 34.1
Sex: Male M-N Business services 2021* 892 725 23.86 2,974 2,927 41,440 35,690 5,750 790 32.6
Sex: Male M Other specialised business services 2021* 314 284 33.16 4,557 4,540 65,000 54,680 10,310 1,600 36.0
Sex: Male N Renting and other business support 2021* 578 441 17.84 2,114 2,052 28,640 25,370 3,280 350 30.8
Sex: Male O-U Noncommercial services 2021* 845 712 28.61 3,483 3,471 48,880 41,800 7,090 150 31.7
Sex: Male O-Q Government and care 2021* 739 634 29.04 3,591 3,579 50,510 43,100 7,420 100 32.2
Sex: Male O Public administration and services 2021* 314 291 28.45 3,870 3,854 54,970 46,440 8,520 20 35.0
Sex: Male P Education 2021* 194 157 28.96 3,335 3,330 47,080 40,020 7,060 100 30.5
Sex: Male Q Health and social work activities 2021* 231 186 30.05 3,428 3,416 47,340 41,140 6,200 200 30.0
Sex: Male R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021* 106 78 25.24 2,729 2,719 37,540 32,750 4,790 470 28.2
Sex: Male R Culture, sports and recreation 2021* 61 42 24.52 2,458 2,453 33,960 29,490 4,470 410 26.1
Sex: Male S Other service activities 2021* 45 36 26.08 3,101 3,085 42,460 37,220 5,240 550 31.1
Sex: Female A-U All economic activities 2021* 4,132 2,760 22.42 2,158 2,149 29,720 25,900 3,820 160 25.3
Sex: Female A-F Agriculture and industry 2021* 278 202 21.84 2,361 2,343 32,320 28,340 3,990 320 28.2
Sex: Female A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 40 24 15.47 1,467 1,443 18,940 17,610 1,330 120 24.6
Sex: Female B-F Industry and energy 2021* 238 177 22.74 2,511 2,493 34,560 30,130 4,430 360 28.8
Sex: Female B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 194 147 22.65 2,540 2,521 35,290 30,480 4,810 270 29.3
Sex: Female B Mining and quarrying 2021* 1 1 32.32 4,169 4,143 61,040 50,020 11,020 280 33.7
Sex: Female C Manufacturing 2021* 177 134 22.17 2,482 2,462 34,460 29,780 4,680 270 29.2
Sex: Female D Electricity and gas supply 2021* 9 6 29.33 3,232 3,223 44,960 38,780 6,180 310 28.4
Sex: Female E Water supply and waste management 2021* 7 5 24.21 2,845 2,824 39,220 34,140 5,080 340 30.9
Sex: Female F Construction 2021* 44 30 23.19 2,384 2,373 31,390 28,600 2,780 730 26.8
Sex: Female G-N Commercial services 2021* 1,850 1,184 19.84 1,887 1,875 25,750 22,650 3,100 280 24.9
Sex: Female G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 957 552 16.95 1,448 1,439 19,580 17,370 2,210 180 22.3
Sex: Female G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 668 387 17.02 1,458 1,450 19,860 17,490 2,370 210 22.3
Sex: Female H Transportation and storage 2021* 96 69 21.33 2,287 2,264 31,180 27,440 3,740 210 28.1
Sex: Female I Accommodation and food serving 2021* 193 96 13.51 994 991 12,840 11,930 900 60 19.2
Sex: Female J Information and communication 2021* 85 70 26.11 3,219 3,215 45,410 38,630 6,780 650 32.2
Sex: Female K Financial institutions 2021* 109 86 30.56 3,561 3,553 49,200 42,730 6,470 580 30.3
Sex: Female L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 34 26 24.76 2,695 2,692 36,440 32,340 4,100 480 28.4
Sex: Female M-N Business services 2021* 665 450 20.08 2,034 2,015 27,720 24,410 3,310 320 26.5
Sex: Female M Other specialised business services 2021* 226 173 25.85 2,974 2,967 41,020 35,690 5,330 610 30.1
Sex: Female N Renting and other business support 2021* 439 276 16.41 1,550 1,525 20,880 18,600 2,280 180 24.7
Sex: Female O-U Noncommercial services 2021* 2,004 1,374 24.86 2,380 2,375 33,010 28,560 4,450 30 25.2
Sex: Female O-Q Government and care 2021* 1,852 1,279 25.18 2,420 2,416 33,640 29,040 4,600 30 25.3
Sex: Female O Public administration and services 2021* 243 207 28.41 3,454 3,449 48,300 41,450 6,840 10 31.3
Sex: Female P Education 2021* 367 256 27.09 2,653 2,651 37,180 31,840 5,340 20 26.0
Sex: Female Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,242 816 23.72 2,150 2,145 29,730 25,800 3,940 30 24.0
Sex: Female R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021* 152 95 20.71 1,886 1,881 25,370 22,630 2,740 130 23.8
Sex: Female R Culture, sports and recreation 2021* 67 38 19.83 1,630 1,627 21,670 19,560 2,110 100 21.4
Sex: Female S Other service activities 2021* 85 57 21.29 2,089 2,084 28,310 25,070 3,240 150 25.7
Age: Younger than 15 years A-U All economic activities 2021* 18 3 4.69 123 122 1,530 1,480 60 0 6.8
Age: Younger than 15 years A-F Agriculture and industry 2021* 4 1 4.41 136 135 1,670 1,630 40 0 8.0
Age: Younger than 15 years A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 4 1 4.26 131 131 1,600 1,570 30 0 8.0
Age: Younger than 15 years B-F Industry and energy 2021* 1 0 5.08 157 155 1,940 1,880 60 0 8.0
Age: Younger than 15 years B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 1 0 4.83 138 137 1,720 1,660 60 0 7.5
Age: Younger than 15 years B Mining and quarrying 2021* 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years C Manufacturing 2021* 1 0 4.83 139 138 1,730 1,670 60 0 7.5
Age: Younger than 15 years D Electricity and gas supply 2021* 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years E Water supply and waste management 2021* 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years F Construction 2021* 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Age: Younger than 15 years G-N Commercial services 2021* 13 2 4.77 117 117 1,470 1,410 60 0 6.4
Age: Younger than 15 years G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 12 2 4.57 110 110 1,370 1,320 50 0 6.3
Age: Younger than 15 years G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 8 1 4.62 105 104 1,300 1,260 50 0 5.9
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. Figures for 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 22 April 2022:
- Provisional figures for 2021 are added.
- The figures for 2021 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 final figures for 2021 will be published in October 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.