Labour participation; position in the household

Labour participation; position in the household

Sex Age Position in household Periods Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 3.8 70.5 67.9
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 5.7 61.4 57.9
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 1.9 85.9 84.2
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 3.5 72.6 70.1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 2.0 73.5 72.0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.8 87.4 85.9
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.3 58.8 57.5
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater 9.2 68.7 62.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater 7.7 74.1 68.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater 13.8 56.6 48.8
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater 5.8 72.6 68.4
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 9.5 66.9 60.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 11.4 64.7 57.3
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 5.4 78.9 74.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 5.3 80.9 76.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater 9.6 66.7 60.3
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater 7.7 72.4 66.8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater 13.8 56.6 48.8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater 9.1 63.6 57.8
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 3.2 88.0 85.2
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 5.8 83.5 78.7
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 2.0 88.0 86.3
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 4.9 72.4 68.8
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 2.0 91.0 89.2
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.8 89.5 87.9
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.3 94.0 91.8
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater 7.6 81.4 75.3
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater 7.6 81.4 75.3
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater 4.1 87.5 83.9
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 3.6 88.8 85.6
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 4.9 86.4 82.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 2.8 86.5 84.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 7.9 65.5 60.3
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 2.4 92.0 89.8
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.5 88.2 86.0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.3 95.1 92.9
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater 7.3 82.1 76.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater 7.3 82.1 76.1
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater 3.5 88.6 85.5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 2.7 87.2 84.8
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 7.3 79.0 73.2
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 1.6 88.7 87.2
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 4.0 74.9 72.0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 1.6 90.2 88.7
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.5 90.0 88.7
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.5 90.9 88.6
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater . 83.4 77.9
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 2.1 86.2 84.4
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 4.5 76.1 72.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 1.7 88.8 87.3
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 2.9 79.9 77.6
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 1.5 89.1 87.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.5 89.9 88.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.6 86.0 84.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 2.3 60.6 59.2
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 4.2 46.4 44.5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 1.8 84.3 82.8
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 2.6 73.3 71.4
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 1.9 63.5 62.3
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 1.7 85.9 84.4
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.2 46.3 45.3
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater 5.7 55.3 52.1
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 2.6 72.5 70.7
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 4.0 60.3 57.9
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent 2020 2nd quater 2.2 82.1 80.3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater 2.3 74.5 72.7
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 2.2 75.7 74.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.2 83.4 81.5
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.2 71.2 69.6
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 2.8 13.9 13.5
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Single person 2020 2nd quater 2.9 11.2 10.9
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent 2020 2nd quater . 27.8 27.1
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple 2020 2nd quater 2.8 14.6 14.2
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2020 2nd quater . 30.0 29.2
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2020 2nd quater 2.9 13.7 13.3
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Child living at home 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Adult child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Minor child 2020 2nd quater . . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Other household member 2020 2nd quater . . .
Male 15 to 74 years Total persons 2020 2nd quater 3.8 74.9 72.1
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 14 August 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 2nd quarter 2020 are added.

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

Description topics

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.
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.
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.