This table contains statistics regarding income and capital of self-employed persons in the Netherlands. A distinction is made between, on the one hand, persons for whom self-employment provides for the main source of income, and on the other hand all persons with income from self-employed work. The number of sources of self-employed income is reported as well. The figures in this table are broken down by type of self-employed person, sector, gender, age, migration background, position in the household, and by income and wealth decile groups.
All statistics in this table are at the individual level, this includes capital; (corporate) assets are summed per household and then assigned to all household members, thus serving as a measure of personal prosperity. The sample date for both population and capital is the first of January of the reporting year. For the older years 2007 up to and including 2010, capital is sampled on the first of January of the year following the reporting year.
The General Business Register (ABR) is used to determine the sector (SBI) of self-employed persons. The ABR has been subject to various trend breaks in the period 2007-2011. This leads to a sharp decrease in the number of self-employed persons in the financial services (sector K) in 2010. Therefore caution is advised when consulting sector trends or comparing numbers across sectors.
Data available for 2007-2016.
Status of the figures:
All figures are provisional. Since this table has been discontinued, the status will remain fixed.
Changes as of 2019 March 1:
None, the table has been discontinued
When will new figures be published?
Not applicable. This table has been replaced, see paragraph 3 for a link to the new table.
|Type of self-employed||Self-employed, main incomeSelf-employed persons (x 1 000)||Self-employed, main incomeSelf-employed incomeMedian personal income (1 000 euro)||Self-employed, main incomeSelf-employed wealthMedian wealth (1 000 euro)||Self-employed, all incomesSelf-employed persons (x 1 000)||Self-employed, all incomesSelf-employed incomeMedian personal income (1 000 euro)||Self-employed, all incomesSelf-employed wealthMedian wealth (1 000 euro)|
|Self-employed without employee||894.6||26.8||101.5||1,441.2||29.6||93.0|
|Self-employed with employee||289.3||46.2||217.0||312.2||45.6||217.5|