Labour participation; position in the household

Labour participation; position in the household

Sex Age Position in household Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Permanent employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Flexible employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed person (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed without employees (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed with employees (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Contributing family worker (x 1 000)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 13,113 9,338 9,032 7,481 5,777 1,705 1,550 1,178 347 25
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 2,347 1,463 1,386 1,139 877 262 246 209 35 2
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 4,595 3,991 3,934 3,175 2,839 336 759 532 211 16
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 488 374 363 304 262 42 59 47 12 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 7,991 5,887 5,796 4,662 4,060 602 1,134 824 289 21
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 4,108 3,617 3,571 2,872 2,577 294 700 485 199 16
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 3,883 2,269 2,225 1,791 1,483 308 434 340 90 5
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 1,952 1,353 1,237 1,163 445 718 75 70 3 2
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 1,367 1,024 955 891 399 492 64 59 3 1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 586 329 282 271 46 225 11 10 0 1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 335 261 249 213 132 81 36 28 8 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 2,126 1,461 1,340 1,252 430 822 88 84 3 2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 211 141 131 115 43 72 16 16 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 19 12 11 10 6 3 2 1 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 131 109 104 93 52 41 11 11 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 15 11 11 10 6 3 2 1 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 116 97 92 83 46 37 9 9 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 1,681 1,135 1,035 981 312 669 54 51 2 2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 1,096 806 753 710 266 443 43 41 2 1
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 586 329 282 271 46 225 11 10 0 1
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 100 76 70 63 23 40 7 7 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 4,284 3,795 3,698 3,143 2,574 570 555 428 119 8
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 859 717 681 577 436 141 104 91 11 2
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 2,010 1,794 1,769 1,466 1,285 181 302 219 77 6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 152 116 112 98 80 18 14 13 1 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 2,857 2,613 2,575 2,175 1,847 328 401 294 100 6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 1,858 1,678 1,656 1,368 1,205 163 288 206 76 6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 999 935 919 806 641 165 112 88 24 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 256 208 192 173 125 48 20 18 1 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 256 208 192 173 125 48 20 18 1 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 160 142 138 121 86 35 17 12 5 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 2,228 1,987 1,932 1,707 1,325 382 226 182 42 3
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 541 464 444 392 282 109 53 45 6 1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 584 516 510 437 375 62 73 54 17 1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 32 23 22 20 15 4 3 3 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 1,289 1,191 1,176 1,035 841 194 140 108 31 1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 551 493 488 417 359 58 70 52 17 1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 738 698 688 618 482 135 70 57 14 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 230 188 174 156 113 43 18 17 1 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 230 188 174 156 113 43 18 17 1 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 136 120 116 104 73 32 12 9 3 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 2,056 1,809 1,766 1,437 1,249 187 329 246 77 6
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 319 253 236 185 154 31 51 46 5 1
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 1,426 1,278 1,259 1,029 911 119 229 165 60 5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 120 93 90 79 65 14 11 10 1 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 1,568 1,422 1,400 1,140 1,005 134 260 186 69 5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 1,307 1,185 1,169 951 846 104 218 154 59 5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 261 237 231 189 159 30 42 32 10 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 25 20 18 17 12 5 2 1 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 25 20 18 17 12 5 2 1 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 25 22 22 17 14 3 5 3 2 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 2,371 2,047 2,011 1,592 1,435 157 419 300 113 7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 362 265 254 202 176 25 52 45 7 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 1,641 1,475 1,455 1,156 1,051 105 299 203 90 6
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 191 163 158 130 115 15 28 22 6 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 1,783 1,594 1,575 1,242 1,129 113 333 228 99 7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 1,450 1,312 1,296 1,025 935 90 271 181 84 6
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 333 282 278 217 194 23 62 47 14 1
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 11 8 8 7 6 1 1 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 11 8 8 7 6 1 1 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 23 17 16 11 8 3 6 5 1 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 6,703 4,082 3,993 3,086 2,773 314 907 666 226 15
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 1,278 606 574 448 399 49 126 102 24 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 2,566 2,186 2,154 1,699 1,548 152 455 312 134 9
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 332 258 251 205 182 23 45 34 11 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 5,003 3,165 3,118 2,395 2,162 234 722 520 188 15
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 2,234 1,928 1,904 1,494 1,366 128 410 278 123 9
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 2,769 1,237 1,214 901 796 105 313 242 65 5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 15 11 10 9 8 1 1 1 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 15 11 10 9 8 1 1 1 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 75 43 41 29 23 6 12 9 3 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 2,384 1,745 1,702 1,341 1,233 108 360 262 91 7
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 475 292 274 222 201 21 51 41 11 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 823 682 672 525 484 42 146 102 41 3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 118 90 88 71 64 7 17 12 5 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 1,753 1,338 1,317 1,030 953 77 286 206 73 7
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 704 591 584 454 420 34 130 90 36 3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 1,048 747 733 576 533 43 157 116 37 4
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 34 22 22 16 14 2 6 4 2 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 1,948 290 280 153 105 48 127 104 22 1
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Single person 2021 2nd quarter 441 50 46 24 21 3 23 17 6 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent 2021 2nd quarter 102 29 28 18 13 5 10 7 2 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 2nd quarter 22 5 5 4 3 1 1 1 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 2nd quarter 1,467 232 226 123 80 44 103 86 16 1
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 80 24 24 15 10 4 9 7 2 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 2nd quarter 1,387 208 203 109 69 39 94 79 14 1
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Adult child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Minor child 2021 2nd quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Other household member 2021 2nd quarter 18 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Male 15 to 74 years Total persons 2021 2nd quarter 6,564 4,953 4,798 3,817 2,995 822 981 714 260 8
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on labour participation by position in the household in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force and those not in the labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the professional status, and the average working hours. A division by sex and age is available.

Due to a redesign of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) the planned update on the third quarter in November 2021 will be postponed to the first quarter of 2022. Because of the changes in the survey design and questionnaire the numbers on the whole of 2021 will then be revised. As a result, the numbers of 2021 will not be comparable to the previous years.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 17 August 2021:
The quarterly figures for the 2nd quarter 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
Due to a redesign of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) the planned update of the third quarter in November will be postponed to the first quarter of 2022.

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are not in the labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Professional status
Classification of the employed labour force into:
Employee
-  permanent
-  flexible
Self-employed
-  without employees (solo self-employed)
-  with employees
-  contributing family worker

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Employee
A person who makes arrangements in a collective agreement for labour purposes and who is being paid in return.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Employee
A person who makes arrangements in a collective agreement for labour purposes and who is being paid in return.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Permanent employee
An employee with an employment contract for an indefinite period and for a fixed number of hours.
When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Flexible employee
An employee with an employment contract for a limited period or a flexible number of hours. Enclosed here are:
-  Temporary employee, view on permanent
-  Temporary employee, >=1 year
-  Temporary employee, <1 year
-  On-call worker
-  Temporary agency worker
-  Permanent employee, flexible hours
-  Temporary employee, flexible hours

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed person
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession).

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed person
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession).

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed without employees
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession), and
-  who has no employees.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed with employees
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, and
-  who has employees.
-  
When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Contributing family worker
A person who works, not on the basis of a an explicit employment contract, in the company or practice of the partner or parents.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.