Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008)


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on the economic activities where people work. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) in paid employment is classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2008). A division by sex, age, level of education, professional status and working hours is available.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 29 November 2019:
The yearly and quarterly figures on 2018 are added.
The figures on the level of education in this table have been corrected for the period 2012 4th quarter – 2017 4th quarter. It concerns a correction in the derivation of the level of education for people who obtained a diploma abroad with a level comparable to a bachelor degree (hbo). This group was incorrectly awarded the level of the basic vocational track (mbo2).

When will new figures be published?
The figures on 2019 will be published at the end of 2020.

Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008)

Sex Personal characteristics SIC 2008 Periods Employed labour force (x 1 000)
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2008 8,358
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2009 8,361
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2010 8,278
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2011 8,280
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2012 8,330
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2013 8,266
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2014 8,214
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2015 8,294
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2016 8,403
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2017 8,579
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2018 8,774
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2008 235
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2009 231
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2010 212
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2011 205
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2012 201
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2013 162
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2014 174
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2015 178
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2016 176
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2017 178
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 170
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2008 12
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2009 12
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2010 10
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2011 8
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2012 11
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2013 12
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2014 10
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2015 14
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2016 11
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2017 9
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2018 9
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2008 965
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2009 914
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2010 890
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2011 876
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2012 865
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2013 787
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2014 777
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2015 805
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2016 816
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2017 812
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2018 832
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2008 33
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2009 37
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2010 38
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2011 35
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2012 40
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2013 32
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2014 28
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2015 28
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2016 33
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2017 30
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2018 31
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2008 36
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2009 38
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2010 39
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2011 36
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2012 38
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2013 36
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2014 33
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2015 31
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2016 34
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2017 36
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2018 32
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2008 543
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2009 538
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2010 499
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2011 488
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2012 488
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2013 427
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2014 404
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2015 410
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2016 404
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2017 415
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2018 411
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2008 1,240
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2009 1,230
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2010 1,211
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2011 1,229
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2012 1,260
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2013 1,259
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2014 1,269
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2015 1,284
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2016 1,280
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2017 1,288
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 1,293
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2008 440
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2009 428
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2010 407
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2011 411
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2012 409
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2013 376
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2014 365
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2015 365
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2016 383
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2017 392
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2018 417
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2008 331
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2009 335
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2010 341
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2011 350
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2012 353
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2013 325
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2014 335
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2015 370
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2016 374
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2017 380
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2018 411
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2008 331
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2009 322
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2010 324
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2011 320
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2012 314
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2013 268
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2014 256
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2015 265
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2016 280
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2017 282
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2018 292
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2008 263
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2009 256
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2010 243
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2011 240
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2012 239
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2013 280
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2014 286
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2015 276
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2016 270
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2017 255
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2018 261
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2008 76
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2009 74
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2010 69
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2011 67
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2012 70
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2013 64
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2014 64
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2015 69
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2016 66
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2017 65
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 66
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2008 616
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2009 591
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2010 582
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2011 577
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2012 594
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2013 604
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2014 598
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2015 600
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2016 591
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2017 603
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2018 661
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2008 316
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2009 327
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2010 336
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2011 339
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2012 350
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2013 408
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2014 430
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2015 444
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2016 462
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2017 461
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2018 473
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2008 533
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2009 541
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2010 546
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2011 546
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2012 524
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2013 510
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2014 494
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2015 493
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2016 489
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2017 501
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2018 512
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2008 560
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2009 568
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2010 582
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2011 580
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2012 580
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2013 560
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2014 552
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2015 570
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2016 572
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2017 567
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2018 593
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2008 1,326
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2009 1,368
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2010 1,391
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2011 1,415
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2012 1,415
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2013 1,368
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2014 1,322
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2015 1,326
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2016 1,327
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2017 1,300
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2018 1,354
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2008 179
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2009 179
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2010 181
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2011 187
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2012 184
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2013 165
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2014 163
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2015 174
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2016 174
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2017 178
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 182
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2008 182
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2009 197
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2010 194
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2011 182
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2012 192
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2013 191
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2014 188
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2015 186
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2016 183
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2017 180
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2018 179
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2008 10
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2009 8
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2010 10
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2011 10
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2012 11
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2013 14
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2014 15
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2015 10
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2016 11
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2017 15
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2018 15
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2008 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2009 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2010 3
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2011 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2012 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2013 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2014 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2015 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2016 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2017 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2018 0
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2008 129
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2009 164
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2010 169
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2011 177
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2012 192
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2013 417
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2014 449
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2015 393
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2016 464
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2017 631
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2018 578
Source: CBS.
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