Income distribution of households; National Accounts

Income distribution of households; National Accounts

Characteristics of households Periods Total amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (million euros) Average amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (1,000 euro) Standardised amount Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (1,000 euro) Share in adjusted disposable income Resources Compensation of employees Wages and salaries (%)
Total 2019* 296,347 36.4 24.3 55.0
Disposable income: 1st 20%-group 2019* 6,332 3.9 3.1 12.3
Disposable income: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 21,612 13.3 9.5 27.8
Disposable income: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 52,421 32.2 20.5 51.8
Disposable income: 4th 20%-group 2019* 84,793 52.1 31.8 68.6
Disposable income: 5th 20%-group 2019* 131,189 80.6 49.6 71.0
Type: Single man 2019* 29,876 20.6 20.5 56.3
Type: Single woman 2019* 17,833 11.6 11.6 30.7
Type: One-parent family 2019* 16,327 29.8 18.2 46.2
Type: Couple, with child(ren) 2019* 147,046 76.1 34.1 69.6
Type: Couple, no children 2019* 74,838 34.5 22.8 48.9
Other types of households 2019* 10,427 20.6 14.3 36.7
Source of income: mixed income 2019* 10,699 13.1 8.1 13.4
Source of income: compensation of employ 2019* 280,369 67.5 40.7 90.5
Source of income: old age benefits 2019* 2,315 1.1 0.9 2.1
Source of income: other 2019* 2,964 2.7 2.1 7.8
Main earner: to 35 years 2019* 57,557 33.7 25.3 69.6
Main earner: 35 to 50 years 2019* 112,497 56.8 32.1 70.8
Main earner: 50 to 65 years 2019* 118,341 53.5 33.0 70.1
Main earner: 65 years or older 2019* 7,952 3.6 2.8 6.2
Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 2019* 229,516 52.6 31.4 61.7
Home ownership: Rent with rent subsidy 2019* 7,815 6.0 4.6 15.0
Home ownership: Rent: no rent subsidy 2019* 56,821 26.8 20.2 55.2
Home ownership: Other 2019* 2,195 6.1 5.6 17.7
Net worth: 1st 20%-group 2019* 30,194 18.5 14.9 47.7
Net worth: 2nd 20%-group 2019* 38,422 23.6 17.6 49.4
Net worth: 3rd 20%-group 2019* 66,875 41.1 26.4 64.2
Net worth: 4th 20%-group 2019* 74,106 45.5 27.5 59.3
Net worth: 5th 20%-group 2019* 86,750 53.3 31.3 51.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table describes the income distribution of the sector households in the national accounts over different household groups. Households are identified by main source of income, living situation, household composition, age classes of the head of the household, income class by 20% groups, and net worth class by 20% groups.

Data available from: 2015.

Status of the figures:
Data of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of September 10th 2021:
The figures of 2015-2018 are revised, because national accounts figures are changed due to the revision policy of Statistics Netherlands. For 2018 also microdata are added that were not available before. Results for 2019 are added to the table.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be released in September 2022.

Description topics

Total amount
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Average amount
Amount per household.
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Standardised amount
Amount per household converted to a single-person household.
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.
Share in adjusted disposable income
Percentage in gross adjusted disposable income
Resources
Resources are transactions which add to the economic value of sectors.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration, in cash or in kind, payable by an employer to an employee in return for work done by the latter during an accounting period. The compensation of employees is equal to the sum of wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries are the remunerations an employee receives in return for work done during an accounting period. Wages and salaries include social contributions, income taxes and other payments payable by the employee, including those withheld by the employer and paid directly to social insurance schemes, tax authorities etc. on behalf of the employee. The most important form of wages and salaries is wages in cash (including withheld income taxes and social contributions). Wages in cash are composed of regular gross wages, standard extra allowances (for instance for hazardous work), bonuses, overtime pay, tips and compensation for costs related to employment (for instance refunds of fares to and from work). Bonuses include holiday pay, tantième, gratifications, profit shares and a thirteenth or fourteenth month. Wages in kind occur if an employee benefits from his or her job besides being paid wages. Examples of payment in kind are private use of a company car, free housing, free food, lower interest rates on mortgages, free or cheap use of the company's products or services, and company supplied or subsidized child care.