Caribbean Netherlands; labour participation, key figures

Caribbean Netherlands; labour participation, key figures

Sex Age Level of education Caribbean Netherlands Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (number) Labour force Labour force (number) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Employee (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Permanent employee (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Temporary employee (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed person (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed without employees (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed with employees (number) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Contributing family worker (number)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 20,400 14,960 14,330 11,790 9,590 2,200 2,540 1,510 930 100
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total Bonaire 2020 16,450 12,040 11,490 9,360 7,510 1,850 2,130 1,240 820 80
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total St. Eustatius 2020 2,420 1,760 1,720 1,490 1,390 90 220 140 60 20
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total Saba 2020 1,540 1,170 1,130 950 690 250 180 130 50 10
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 10,530 7,170 6,810 5,630 4,640 990 1,180 670 440 70
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education Bonaire 2020 8,290 5,610 5,310 4,310 3,460 850 1,000 550 410 50
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education St. Eustatius 2020 1,630 1,100 1,070 950 890 60 120 80 30 20
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education Saba 2020 610 460 430 380 290 80 50 40 10 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 6,000 4,680 4,520 3,920 3,150 780 590 340 230 20
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education Bonaire 2020 5,100 3,960 3,820 3,330 2,640 690 490 270 200 20
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education St. Eustatius 2020 480 380 380 320 300 20 50 40 10 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education Saba 2020 420 340 330 280 210 70 50 30 20 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,450 2,730 2,680 1,990 1,620 370 690 440 250 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education Bonaire 2020 2,700 2,140 2,090 1,520 1,260 250 570 360 210 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education St. Eustatius 2020 290 260 260 210 190 20 50 30 20 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education Saba 2020 470 340 340 260 170 100 70 50 20 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown Caribbean Netherlands 2020 420 370 320 250 180 70 70 60 0 10
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown Bonaire 2020 360 320 280 210 150 60 70 60 0 10
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown St. Eustatius 2020 20 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown Saba 2020 40 40 30 30 20 10 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 2,550 1,190 1,060 1,010 470 540 50 30 0 20
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total Bonaire 2020 2,050 980 870 830 360 470 50 30 0 10
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total St. Eustatius 2020 310 130 100 100 60 30 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total Saba 2020 190 90 80 80 40 40 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,370 490 430 410 180 230 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education Bonaire 2020 1,020 350 310 300 120 180 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education St. Eustatius 2020 260 100 80 80 40 30 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education Saba 2020 90 40 40 40 20 20 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,030 600 530 510 240 280 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education Bonaire 2020 930 550 480 460 200 260 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education St. Eustatius 2020 50 20 20 20 10 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education Saba 2020 60 40 40 40 20 20 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 140 80 80 80 50 30 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education Bonaire 2020 90 70 70 70 40 30 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education St. Eustatius 2020 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education Saba 2020 40 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown Caribbean Netherlands 2020 20 20 20 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown Bonaire 2020 10 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown St. Eustatius 2020 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown Saba 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 7,640 6,920 6,590 5,830 4,650 1,180 770 450 260 60
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total Bonaire 2020 6,090 5,540 5,240 4,620 3,640 970 630 360 230 40
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total St. Eustatius 2020 910 810 790 710 660 50 90 50 20 10
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total Saba 2020 640 570 560 500 340 160 50 40 20 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,360 3,010 2,830 2,530 2,000 530 310 150 120 40
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education Bonaire 2020 2,630 2,350 2,190 1,950 1,480 470 250 110 110 20
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education St. Eustatius 2020 550 480 470 430 410 20 40 20 10 10
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education Saba 2020 180 180 170 160 120 40 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 2,670 2,460 2,390 2,130 1,810 330 260 160 80 20
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Bonaire 2020 2,240 2,080 2,020 1,790 1,510 280 230 130 70 20
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education St. Eustatius 2020 240 210 210 180 170 10 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Saba 2020 190 180 170 160 130 40 10 10 10 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,390 1,240 1,190 1,010 720 290 180 120 60 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education Bonaire 2020 1,030 930 880 750 550 190 130 90 40 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education St. Eustatius 2020 120 120 120 100 80 20 20 10 10 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education Saba 2020 240 190 190 170 90 80 30 20 10 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown Caribbean Netherlands 2020 220 210 180 160 120 40 30 30 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown Bonaire 2020 190 190 160 130 100 30 30 30 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown St. Eustatius 2020 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown Saba 2020 20 20 20 20 10 10 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,800 3,460 3,280 2,910 2,220 690 370 240 120 20
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total Bonaire 2020 3,000 2,770 2,620 2,310 1,740 570 300 180 110 20
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total St. Eustatius 2020 430 360 350 310 290 20 40 40 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total Saba 2020 380 320 310 290 190 100 30 20 10 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,530 1,400 1,300 1,180 920 260 120 60 60 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education Bonaire 2020 1,170 1,100 1,000 910 670 240 90 30 60 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education St. Eustatius 2020 250 210 200 190 170 10 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education Saba 2020 100 100 100 90 70 10 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,480 1,330 1,280 1,120 940 190 160 80 50 20
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education Bonaire 2020 1,260 1,140 1,090 960 800 160 140 70 50 20
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education St. Eustatius 2020 120 100 90 80 80 0 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education Saba 2020 100 90 90 80 60 30 10 0 10 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 680 590 580 490 270 220 80 80 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education Bonaire 2020 460 420 400 340 180 160 60 60 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education St. Eustatius 2020 50 50 50 40 40 0 20 10 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education Saba 2020 170 120 120 110 60 50 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown Caribbean Netherlands 2020 130 130 130 110 90 20 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown Bonaire 2020 120 120 120 100 90 20 20 20 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown St. Eustatius 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown Saba 2020 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,840 3,470 3,320 2,920 2,430 490 400 220 150 40
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total Bonaire 2020 3,090 2,770 2,630 2,300 1,910 400 330 180 120 20
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total St. Eustatius 2020 480 450 440 400 370 30 50 20 20 10
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total Saba 2020 260 250 240 220 150 70 30 20 10 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,830 1,600 1,530 1,350 1,080 260 190 90 60 40
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education Bonaire 2020 1,460 1,260 1,200 1,040 800 230 160 80 60 20
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education St. Eustatius 2020 300 270 270 240 240 0 30 0 10 10
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education Saba 2020 80 80 80 70 40 30 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 1,200 1,130 1,120 1,010 870 140 110 80 30 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Bonaire 2020 990 940 920 840 710 120 90 60 30 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education St. Eustatius 2020 120 110 110 100 90 10 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education Saba 2020 90 80 80 80 70 10 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education Caribbean Netherlands 2020 720 640 610 510 450 70 100 40 60 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education Bonaire 2020 570 510 470 400 380 30 70 30 40 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education St. Eustatius 2020 60 60 60 60 40 10 10 0 10 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education Saba 2020 80 70 70 50 30 30 20 10 10 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown Caribbean Netherlands 2020 90 90 50 40 20 20 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown Bonaire 2020 70 70 40 30 20 20 10 10 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown St. Eustatius 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown Saba 2020 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains yearly figures on labour participation for the special municipalities Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (the Caribbean 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, age and level of education is available.

Data available from: 2012

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

Changes as of 13 July 2021:
The figures of 2020 are added.

Changes as of 26 April 2019:
The figures of 2018 are added.
The figures about the highest level of education have been revised. The revision concerns people who attended common years of education (avo). Where they previously had an intermediate level of education, they now receive a low level of education, following the format used for the European Netherlands.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published every two years.

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 Caribbean Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.

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 Caribbean 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 Caribbean 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 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 75 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

Professional status
Classification of the employed labour force into:
Employee
-  permanent
-  temporary
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.

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


Temporary employee
An employee with an employment contract for a limited period.

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.