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 Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) Not in the labour force (x 1 000) Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 13,118 9,329 355 3.8 8,974 3,789 71.1 68.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 2,350 1,461 87 5.9 1,374 889 62.2 58.5
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 4,571 3,964 74 1.9 3,890 607 86.7 85.1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 488 370 13 3.5 357 118 75.9 73.2
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 7,995 5,929 116 2.0 5,813 2,065 74.2 72.7
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 4,083 3,594 61 1.7 3,533 490 88.0 86.5
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 3,911 2,336 56 2.4 2,280 1,576 59.7 58.3
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 1,949 1,323 123 9.3 1,200 626 67.9 61.6
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 1,358 1,001 81 8.1 920 357 73.7 67.8
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 591 322 42 13.1 280 269 54.5 47.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 336 245 16 6.5 229 91 73.0 68.3
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 2,126 1,433 135 9.4 1,298 694 67.4 61.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 218 156 17 11.2 138 62 71.4 63.4
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 19 11 1 . 10 8 . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 3 2 0 . 2 2 . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 131 111 8 6.9 103 20 84.4 78.5
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 16 10 1 . 8 6 . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 115 101 6 6.4 95 14 87.7 82.1
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 1,667 1,096 102 9.3 994 571 65.8 59.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 1,076 774 60 7.8 714 302 72.0 66.4
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 591 322 42 13.1 280 269 54.5 47.4
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 107 68 8 11.2 61 39 63.9 56.7
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 4,278 3,802 120 3.2 3,682 476 88.9 86.1
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 828 690 40 5.8 650 138 83.3 78.5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 2,024 1,814 32 1.7 1,783 210 89.6 88.1
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 161 119 6 4.6 113 42 73.8 70.4
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 2,866 2,639 47 1.8 2,592 226 92.1 90.5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,863 1,695 26 1.5 1,669 168 91.0 89.6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,003 944 21 2.2 923 59 94.1 92.0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 266 216 20 9.3 196 50 81.1 73.6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 266 216 20 9.3 196 50 81.1 73.6
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 157 138 7 5.0 131 20 87.6 83.2
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 2,226 1,995 67 3.4 1,928 230 89.6 86.6
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 518 446 21 4.6 426 72 86.1 82.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 595 527 10 1.8 518 68 88.6 87.0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 36 24 2 . 22 12 66.2 60.4
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 1,303 1,214 22 1.8 1,192 89 93.1 91.4
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 559 504 8 1.5 496 56 90.0 88.7
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 744 710 14 2.0 696 34 95.5 93.5
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 242 200 18 8.9 182 43 82.4 75.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 242 200 18 8.9 182 43 82.4 75.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 126 112 4 4.0 107 14 88.6 85.0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 2,052 1,806 53 2.9 1,754 246 88.0 85.5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 310 243 19 7.9 224 66 78.7 72.4
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 1,429 1,287 22 1.7 1,265 142 90.1 88.5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 125 95 3 3.6 92 30 76.0 73.3
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 1,562 1,425 25 1.8 1,400 137 91.2 89.6
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,303 1,192 18 1.5 1,173 112 91.4 90.0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 259 234 7 2.9 227 25 90.3 87.7
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 24 16 2 . 14 8 . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 24 16 2 . 14 8 . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 31 26 2 . 23 5 83.6 75.8
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 2,383 2,061 47 2.3 2,015 322 86.5 84.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 357 269 11 4.0 258 89 75.1 72.1
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 1,641 1,465 27 1.9 1,438 176 89.3 87.6
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 191 161 5 2.8 156 30 84.3 81.9
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 1,800 1,605 30 1.9 1,574 195 89.1 87.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,450 1,304 23 1.7 1,282 146 89.9 88.4
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 350 300 8 2.5 292 49 85.8 83.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 10 8 0 . 8 3 . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 10 8 0 . 8 3 . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 25 19 1 . 19 5 . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 6,714 4,094 100 2.4 3,994 2,619 61.0 59.5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 1,304 615 29 4.7 586 689 47.2 45.0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 2,529 2,139 41 1.9 2,098 390 84.6 83.0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 324 250 7 3.0 243 74 77.2 74.9
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 4,998 3,179 61 1.9 3,118 1,819 63.6 62.4
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 2,205 1,889 33 1.8 1,855 316 85.7 84.2
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 2,793 1,290 28 2.2 1,262 1,503 46.2 45.2
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 16 10 1 . 10 5 . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 16 10 1 . 10 5 . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 72 39 1 3.7 38 32 54.9 52.9
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 2,379 1,735 45 2.6 1,689 644 72.9 71.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 478 293 16 5.4 277 185 61.4 58.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 783 642 13 2.0 630 140 82.1 80.5
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 109 85 3 3.2 82 24 77.8 75.4
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 1,761 1,336 25 1.9 1,311 425 75.9 74.4
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 673 557 10 1.8 548 116 82.8 81.3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,087 779 16 2.0 763 309 71.6 70.2
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 5 3 0 . 2 2 . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 5 3 0 . 2 2 . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 26 18 1 . 17 8 . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 1,952 299 8 2.7 290 1,653 15.3 14.9
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Single person 2021 1st quarter 469 54 2 4.4 51 416 11.4 10.9
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent 2021 1st quarter 105 31 1 2.6 30 74 29.4 28.6
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2021 1st quarter 24 4 0 . 4 20 . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple 2021 1st quarter 1,437 238 6 2.4 233 1,199 16.6 16.2
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 81 27 1 . 26 54 33.0 32.3
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2021 1st quarter 1,356 212 5 2.4 207 1,145 15.6 15.2
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Child living at home 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Adult child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Minor child 2021 1st quarter 0 0 0 . 0 0 . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Other household member 2021 1st quarter 21 2 0 . 2 19 . .
Male 15 to 74 years Total persons 2021 1st quarter 6,566 4,942 182 3.7 4,760 1,624 75.3 72.5
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.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 18 May 2021:
The quarterly figures for the 1st quarter 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
Each quarter new figures will be published.

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.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

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.
Unemployment rate
The unemployed labour force as a percentage of the (employed and 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.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

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.
Gross labour participation rate
The percentage of the (employed and unemployed) labour force in the population (labour force and 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.
Net labour participation rate
The percentage of the employed labour force in the population (labour force and 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.