Caribbean Netherlands; labour force characteristics 2012


This table contains information on the labour position of the population of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (Caribbean Netherlands). The figures are presented according to the international definition of the employed labour force (15 years and older) and according to the Dutch national definition (15-64 years old). The figures are broken down by sex, age, level of education and country of birth.

Data available on: 2012

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 21 October 2015:
None, this table was stopped.

When will new figures be published?
Table is stopped. On 21 October 2015 new tables on the labour force in the Caribbean Netherlands were published. The reason for these new tables is the current use of international definitions for the labour force. The tables on the labour force in the Netherlands
were already changed accordingly in February. This was now also done for the tables on the Caribbean Netherlands.

Caribbean Netherlands; labour force characteristics 2012

Gender Personal Characteristics Caribbean Netherlands Periods Position on the job market(intern. def.)Total population aged 15-64 years (number) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Labour force (number) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Employed labour force (number) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Unemployed labour force (number) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Not in the labour force (number) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Gross labour participation rate (%) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Net labour participation rate (%) Position on the job market(intern. def.)Unemployment rate (%) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Total population aged 15-64 years (number) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Labour force (number) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Employed labour force (number) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Unemployed labour force (number) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Not in the labour force (number) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Gross labour participation rate (%) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Net labour participation rate (%) Position on the job market (nat. def.)Unemployment rate (%)
Total male and female Total Bonaire 2012 13,479 9,383 8,837 546 4,096 69.6 65.6 5.8 11,795 9,120 8,559 561 2,675 77.3 72.6 6.2
Total male and female Total St. Eustatius 2012 3,106 2,168 2,099 69 938 69.8 67.6 3.2 2,762 2,040 1,940 99 722 73.8 70.3 4.9
Total male and female Total Saba 2012 1,709 1,087 1,045 42 622 63.6 61.1 3.9 1,510 1,016 971 45 494 67.3 64.3 4.4
Total male and female Age: 15 to 25 years Bonaire 2012 1,943 1,005 884 121 938 51.7 45.5 12.0 1,943 994 873 121 949 51.2 44.9 12.2
Total male and female Age: 15 to 25 years St. Eustatius 2012 384 93 88 . 291 24.1 23.0 . 384 83 73 . 301 21.5 19.0 .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 25 years Saba 2012 353 137 126 . 216 38.8 35.7 . 353 126 115 . 227 35.7 32.5 .
Total male and female Age: 25 to 45 years Bonaire 2012 4,822 4,306 4,046 260 516 89.3 83.9 6.0 4,822 4,295 4,036 260 527 89.1 83.7 6.0
Total male and female Age: 25 to 45 years St. Eustatius 2012 1,230 1,060 1,027 33 170 86.2 83.5 3.1 1,230 1,056 1,003 53 174 85.8 81.5 5.0
Total male and female Age: 25 to 45 years Saba 2012 714 544 525 19 170 76.2 73.5 3.6 714 541 521 20 173 75.8 72.9 3.8
Total male and female Age: 45 to 65 years Bonaire 2012 5,030 3,878 3,727 151 1,152 77.1 74.1 3.9 5,030 3,831 3,650 180 1,199 76.2 72.6 4.7
Total male and female Age: 45 to 65 years St. Eustatius 2012 1,148 956 924 32 192 83.3 80.5 3.3 1,148 901 865 37 247 78.5 75.3 4.1
Total male and female Age: 45 to 65 years Saba 2012 443 362 350 . 81 81.7 79.1 . 443 349 336 . 94 78.9 75.8 .
Total male and female Age: 65 years or older Bonaire 2012 1,684 194 181 . 1,490 11.5 10.7 . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Age: 65 years or older St. Eustatius 2012 344 59 59 . 285 17.3 17.3 . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Age: 65 years or older Saba 2012 199 43 43 . 156 21.7 21.7 . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Education level: low Bonaire 2012 7,786 4,984 4,693 290 2,802 64.0 60.3 5.8 6,572 4,839 4,539 301 1,732 73.6 69.1 6.2
Total male and female Education level: low St. Eustatius 2012 1,852 1,230 1,185 45 622 66.4 64.0 3.6 1,592 1,109 1,046 63 483 69.7 65.7 5.7
Total male and female Education level: low Saba 2012 872 585 558 27 287 67.1 64.0 4.5 725 541 509 33 183 74.7 70.2 6.0
Total male and female Education level: secondary Bonaire 2012 3,609 2,654 2,443 211 955 73.5 67.7 8.0 3,244 2,591 2,375 216 654 79.9 73.2 8.3
Total male and female Education level: secondary St. Eustatius 2012 764 569 554 15 194 74.6 72.5 2.7 727 562 534 28 165 77.3 73.4 5.0
Total male and female Education level: secondary Saba 2012 255 213 208 . 43 83.3 81.6 . 236 207 202 . 29 87.6 85.7 .
Total male and female Education level: high Bonaire 2012 2,062 1,736 1,692 45 326 84.2 82.0 2.6 1,958 1,682 1,637 45 276 85.9 83.6 2.6
Total male and female Education level: high St. Eustatius 2012 486 364 356 . 122 74.9 73.2 . 438 364 356 . 74 83.1 81.2 .
Total male and female Education level: high Saba 2012 578 289 278 . 288 50.1 48.1 . 545 268 260 . 277 49.2 47.8 .
Total male and female Education level: unknown Bonaire 2012 21 . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . .
Total male and female Education level: unknown St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Education level: unknown Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: Bonaire Bonaire 2012 5,649 3,340 3,078 262 2,308 59.1 54.5 7.8 4,506 3,249 2,981 268 1,257 72.1 66.1 8.3
Total male and female Country of birth: Bonaire St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: Bonaire Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: St. Eustatius Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: St. Eustatius St. Eustatius 2012 1,230 844 815 29 386 68.6 66.2 3.5 1,058 800 770 29 259 75.6 72.8 3.7
Total male and female Country of birth: St. Eustatius Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: Saba Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total male and female Country of birth: Saba St. Eustatius 2012 31 31 31 . . 100.0 100.0 . 31 31 31 . . 100.0 100.0 .
Total male and female Country of birth: Saba Saba 2012 572 396 376 20 176 69.2 65.7 5.1 460 361 340 21 99 78.5 74.0 5.7
Total male and female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Bonaire 2012 2,896 2,188 2,056 132 708 75.6 71.0 6.0 2,686 2,144 2,001 143 543 79.8 74.5 6.7
Total male and female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles St. Eustatius 2012 444 324 311 . 120 72.9 70.1 . 420 298 281 17 122 71.0 66.8 5.8
Total male and female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Saba 2012 250 165 152 . 84 66.2 61.1 . 225 161 148 . 64 71.7 66.1 .
Total male and female Country of birth: The Netherlands Bonaire 2012 1,354 1,125 1,089 36 229 83.1 80.4 3.2 1,218 1,068 1,043 25 150 87.7 85.6 2.3
Total male and female Country of birth: The Netherlands St. Eustatius 2012 249 191 191 . 58 76.6 76.6 . 221 182 182 . 39 82.5 82.5 .
Total male and female Country of birth: The Netherlands Saba 2012 99 78 78 . 21 78.7 78.7 . 82 71 71 . . 87.1 87.1 .
Total male and female Country of birth: Other Bonaire 2012 3,581 2,730 2,614 116 851 76.2 73.0 4.2 3,385 2,660 2,535 125 725 78.6 74.9 4.7
Total male and female Country of birth: Other St. Eustatius 2012 1,152 778 751 27 374 67.6 65.2 3.4 1,032 728 676 52 303 70.6 65.5 7.2
Total male and female Country of birth: Other Saba 2012 781 440 431 . 340 56.4 55.2 . 737 416 404 . 321 56.4 54.8 .
Male Total Bonaire 2012 7,137 5,131 4,842 289 2,006 71.9 67.8 5.6 6,312 4,950 4,667 283 1,362 78.4 73.9 5.7
Male Total St. Eustatius 2012 1,721 1,285 1,249 37 436 74.7 72.6 2.9 1,540 1,221 1,164 56 319 79.3 75.6 4.6
Male Total Saba 2012 894 589 562 27 305 65.9 62.9 4.6 800 547 513 33 253 68.3 64.2 6.1
Male Age: 15 to 25 years Bonaire 2012 1,004 499 430 70 505 49.7 42.8 13.9 1,004 499 430 70 505 49.7 42.8 13.9
Male Age: 15 to 25 years St. Eustatius 2012 211 51 51 . 160 24.3 24.3 . 211 46 40 . 165 21.6 18.9 .
Male Age: 15 to 25 years Saba 2012 184 95 84 . 89 51.5 45.5 . 184 84 72 . 100 45.5 39.4 .
Male Age: 25 to 45 years Bonaire 2012 2,615 2,350 2,218 132 265 89.9 84.8 5.6 2,615 2,350 2,218 132 265 89.9 84.8 5.6
Male Age: 25 to 45 years St. Eustatius 2012 653 590 576 . 63 90.3 88.3 . 653 590 567 23 63 90.3 86.9 3.8
Male Age: 25 to 45 years Saba 2012 374 271 262 . 103 72.5 70.2 . 374 271 258 . 103 72.5 69.0 .
Male Age: 45 to 65 years Bonaire 2012 2,693 2,147 2,067 81 546 79.7 76.7 3.8 2,693 2,100 2,020 81 593 78.0 75.0 3.8
Male Age: 45 to 65 years St. Eustatius 2012 676 597 574 23 79 88.3 84.9 3.9 676 585 557 28 91 86.6 82.4 4.8
Male Age: 45 to 65 years Saba 2012 242 197 189 . 45 81.2 78.2 . 242 192 183 . 50 79.3 75.6 .
Male Age: 65 years or older Bonaire 2012 825 134 128 . 691 16.3 15.5 . . . . . . . . .
Male Age: 65 years or older St. Eustatius 2012 181 47 47 . 134 26.1 26.1 . . . . . . . . .
Male Age: 65 years or older Saba 2012 94 27 27 . 67 28.3 28.3 . . . . . . . . .
Male Education level: low Bonaire 2012 4,529 3,062 2,888 174 1,467 67.6 63.8 5.7 3,908 2,962 2,783 179 946 75.8 71.2 6.1
Male Education level: low St. Eustatius 2012 1,075 772 736 37 303 71.8 68.4 4.7 941 718 667 51 223 76.3 70.9 7.1
Male Education level: low Saba 2012 462 349 329 20 113 75.5 71.2 5.8 400 319 292 26 82 79.6 73.0 8.2
Male Education level: secondary Bonaire 2012 1,614 1,237 1,135 102 378 76.6 70.3 8.2 1,485 1,201 1,111 90 284 80.9 74.8 7.5
Male Education level: secondary St. Eustatius 2012 391 321 321 . 70 82.2 82.2 . 375 311 305 . 64 82.9 81.4 .
Male Education level: secondary Saba 2012 131 112 107 . 19 85.3 82.0 . 119 108 103 . . 90.7 87.0 .
Male Education level: high Bonaire 2012 994 833 819 . 161 83.8 82.4 . 919 787 773 . 132 85.6 84.2 .
Male Education level: high St. Eustatius 2012 255 192 192 . 63 75.2 75.2 . 224 192 192 . 32 85.8 85.8 .
Male Education level: high Saba 2012 301 129 126 . 173 42.7 41.8 . 281 121 118 . 160 42.9 41.9 .
Male Education level: unknown Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Education level: unknown St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Education level: unknown Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: Bonaire Bonaire 2012 2,822 1,621 1,484 137 1,201 57.4 52.6 8.4 2,298 1,553 1,422 131 745 67.6 61.9 8.4
Male Country of birth: Bonaire St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: Bonaire Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: St. Eustatius Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: St. Eustatius St. Eustatius 2012 702 517 499 18 185 73.6 71.0 3.5 607 481 463 18 126 79.2 76.2 3.8
Male Country of birth: St. Eustatius Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: Saba Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Male Country of birth: Saba St. Eustatius 2012 23 23 23 . . 100.0 100.0 . 23 23 23 . . 100.0 100.0 .
Male Country of birth: Saba Saba 2012 310 223 209 . 87 72.0 67.3 . 257 199 184 15 58 77.6 71.7 7.6
Male Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Bonaire 2012 1,538 1,186 1,109 77 352 77.1 72.1 6.5 1,408 1,151 1,062 89 258 81.7 75.4 7.7
Male Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles St. Eustatius 2012 218 151 151 . 68 69.1 69.1 . 211 151 146 . 60 71.7 69.3 .
Male Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Saba 2012 126 101 88 . 25 79.9 69.9 . 118 97 84 . 21 82.0 71.3 .
Male Country of birth: The Netherlands Bonaire 2012 793 641 615 26 152 80.8 77.5 4.1 696 584 569 15 112 83.9 81.7 2.6
Male Country of birth: The Netherlands St. Eustatius 2012 146 109 109 . 37 74.6 74.6 . 130 109 109 . 21 83.6 83.6 .
Male Country of birth: The Netherlands Saba 2012 51 43 43 . . 84.0 84.0 . 41 41 41 . . 100.0 100.0 .
Male Country of birth: Other Bonaire 2012 1,984 1,683 1,634 49 301 84.8 82.4 2.9 1,910 1,662 1,614 49 248 87.0 84.5 2.9
Male Country of birth: Other St. Eustatius 2012 632 486 468 18 146 76.9 74.0 3.8 569 457 424 33 112 80.3 74.5 7.2
Male Country of birth: Other Saba 2012 405 220 220 . 185 54.4 54.4 . 383 208 203 . 174 54.4 53.0 .
Female Total Bonaire 2012 6,342 4,252 3,995 257 2,090 67.0 63.0 6.0 5,483 4,170 3,892 278 1,313 76.1 71.0 6.7
Female Total St. Eustatius 2012 1,385 882 851 32 503 63.7 61.4 3.6 1,222 819 776 43 403 67.0 63.5 5.2
Female Total Saba 2012 815 498 483 15 317 61.1 59.2 3.0 710 470 458 . 240 66.1 64.5 .
Female Age: 15 to 25 years Bonaire 2012 939 506 454 52 433 53.9 48.4 10.2 939 495 444 52 444 52.7 47.2 10.4
Female Age: 15 to 25 years St. Eustatius 2012 173 41 37 . 132 23.8 21.4 . 173 37 33 . 136 21.4 19.0 .
Female Age: 15 to 25 years Saba 2012 169 42 42 . 127 25.0 25.0 . 169 42 42 . 127 25.0 25.0 .
Female Age: 25 to 45 years Bonaire 2012 2,207 1,956 1,828 128 251 88.6 82.8 6.5 2,207 1,945 1,818 127 262 88.1 82.4 6.5
Female Age: 25 to 45 years St. Eustatius 2012 577 470 451 19 107 81.4 78.1 4.1 577 466 436 30 111 80.7 75.5 6.5
Female Age: 25 to 45 years Saba 2012 340 273 263 . 67 80.4 77.2 . 340 270 263 . 70 79.4 77.2 .
Female Age: 45 to 65 years Bonaire 2012 2,337 1,730 1,660 70 607 74.0 71.0 4.1 2,337 1,730 1,631 99 607 74.0 69.8 5.7
Female Age: 45 to 65 years St. Eustatius 2012 472 359 351 . 113 76.1 74.3 . 472 316 307 . 156 66.9 65.1 .
Female Age: 45 to 65 years Saba 2012 201 166 161 . 35 82.4 80.2 . 201 157 153 . 44 78.3 76.1 .
Female Age: 65 years or older Bonaire 2012 859 60 52 . 799 6.9 6.1 . . . . . . . . .
Female Age: 65 years or older St. Eustatius 2012 163 . . . 151 . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Age: 65 years or older Saba 2012 105 17 17 . 88 15.9 15.9 . . . . . . . . .
Female Education level: low Bonaire 2012 3,257 1,921 1,806 116 1,336 59.0 55.4 6.0 2,664 1,877 1,756 121 786 70.5 65.9 6.5
Female Education level: low St. Eustatius 2012 777 457 449 . 319 58.9 57.8 . 651 391 379 . 259 60.1 58.3 .
Female Education level: low Saba 2012 410 236 230 . 174 57.5 56.0 . 324 223 216 . 102 68.7 66.7 .
Female Education level: secondary Bonaire 2012 1,995 1,418 1,308 110 577 71.1 65.6 7.7 1,759 1,389 1,264 126 370 79.0 71.8 9.0
Female Education level: secondary St. Eustatius 2012 373 249 233 15 124 66.6 62.5 6.2 353 251 229 22 101 71.2 64.9 8.9
Female Education level: secondary Saba 2012 124 101 101 . 23 81.2 81.2 . 117 99 99 . 18 84.4 84.4 .
Female Education level: high Bonaire 2012 1,068 904 873 31 165 84.6 81.7 3.5 1,039 895 864 31 144 86.2 83.1 3.5
Female Education level: high St. Eustatius 2012 231 172 164 . 59 74.6 71.0 . 214 172 164 . 42 80.3 76.4 .
Female Education level: high Saba 2012 276 161 152 . 115 58.2 55.1 . 264 148 143 . 116 56.0 54.0 .
Female Education level: unknown Bonaire 2012 21 . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . .
Female Education level: unknown St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Education level: unknown Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: Bonaire Bonaire 2012 2,827 1,719 1,594 125 1,107 60.8 56.4 7.3 2,209 1,696 1,558 138 513 76.8 70.5 8.1
Female Country of birth: Bonaire St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: Bonaire Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: St. Eustatius Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: St. Eustatius St. Eustatius 2012 528 327 316 . 201 61.9 59.8 . 451 319 308 . 132 70.7 68.2 .
Female Country of birth: St. Eustatius Saba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: Saba Bonaire 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: Saba St. Eustatius 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Female Country of birth: Saba Saba 2012 263 173 167 . 90 65.8 63.7 . 203 162 156 . 41 79.8 77.0 .
Female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Bonaire 2012 1,358 1,001 947 54 356 73.8 69.8 5.4 1,278 993 938 54 285 77.7 73.4 5.5
Female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles St. Eustatius 2012 226 173 161 . 53 76.6 71.1 . 209 147 135 . 62 70.3 64.4 .
Female Country of birth: Other Dutch Antilles Saba 2012 123 64 64 . 59 52.1 52.1 . 107 64 64 . 42 60.3 60.3 .
Female Country of birth: The Netherlands Bonaire 2012 561 484 474 . 77 86.3 84.6 . 522 484 474 . 38 92.8 90.9 .
Female Country of birth: The Netherlands St. Eustatius 2012 103 82 82 . 21 79.5 79.5 . 91 74 74 . 17 80.9 80.9 .
Female Country of birth: The Netherlands Saba 2012 48 35 35 . . 73.1 73.1 . 41 30 30 . . 74.3 74.3 .
Female Country of birth: Other Bonaire 2012 1,597 1,047 980 67 550 65.6 61.4 6.4 1,475 997 921 76 477 67.6 62.5 7.6
Female Country of birth: Other St. Eustatius 2012 519 292 284 . 227 56.2 54.6 . 462 271 252 19 191 58.6 54.4 7.1
Female Country of birth: Other Saba 2012 375 220 211 . 156 58.6 56.1 . 354 207 201 . 147 58.6 56.9 .
Source: CBS.
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