Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts

Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts

Sex Employment type Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Employed persons (x 1,000) Jobs (x 1,000) Full-time equivalent (fte) (x 1,000) Hours worked (million hours)
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2020* 797 830 736 1,261
Total male and female Total 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 138 147 122 215
Total male and female Total 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 18 19 16 28
Total male and female Total 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 50 52 46 79
Total male and female Total 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 16 16 14 26
Total male and female Total 17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 18 18 17 28
Total male and female Total 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 6 6 5 9
Total male and female Total 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 45 45 42 74
Total male and female Total 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 14 15 14 25
Total male and female Total 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 33 34 31 48
Total male and female Total 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 56 57 52 87
Total male and female Total 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 23 24 22 39
Total male and female Total 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 21 21 21 36
Total male and female Total 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 116 120 109 195
Total male and female Total 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 95 99 88 158
Total male and female Total 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* 27 27 25 44
Total male and female Total 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 22 24 22 38
Total male and female Total 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 91 93 87 144
Total male and female Total 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* 25 25 24 32
Total male and female Total 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 18 19 17 31
Total male and female Total 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 172 180 153 261
Total male and female Total 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2020* 124 129 109 180
Total male and female Total E Water supply and waste management 2020* 36 37 34 63
Total male and female Total 69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2020* 422 481 375 682
Total male and female Total 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020* 567 639 508 926
Total male and female Total 86 Human health activities 2020* 607 679 488 801
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 752 767 690 1,164
Total male and female Employees 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 131 134 112 195
Total male and female Employees 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 14 15 13 22
Total male and female Employees 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 46 47 43 70
Total male and female Employees 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 14 14 13 22
Total male and female Employees 17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 18 18 17 28
Total male and female Employees 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 6 6 5 9
Total male and female Employees 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 45 45 42 74
Total male and female Employees 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 14 14 13 23
Total male and female Employees 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 32 33 30 47
Total male and female Employees 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 54 55 51 84
Total male and female Employees 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 22 22 21 37
Total male and female Employees 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 21 21 21 36
Total male and female Employees 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 107 109 101 177
Total male and female Employees 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 86 88 80 141
Total male and female Employees 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* 26 27 25 43
Total male and female Employees 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 22 23 22 37
Total male and female Employees 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 90 92 86 142
Total male and female Employees 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* 24 25 24 31
Total male and female Employees 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 18 18 17 29
Total male and female Employees 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 155 157 137 226
Total male and female Employees 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2020* 113 115 99 158
Total male and female Employees E Water supply and waste management 2020* 35 36 33 62
Total male and female Employees 69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2020* 325 345 287 503
Total male and female Employees 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020* 443 467 395 696
Total male and female Employees 86 Human health activities 2020* 528 564 423 662
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 45 63 46 98
Total male and female Self-employed 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 7 13 10 20
Total male and female Self-employed 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 3 5 3 6
Total male and female Self-employed 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 4 5 4 8
Total male and female Self-employed 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 2 3 2 4
Total male and female Self-employed 17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Self-employed 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Self-employed 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Self-employed 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 0 1 1 2
Total male and female Self-employed 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 0 1 0 1
Total male and female Self-employed 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 2 2 1 3
Total male and female Self-employed 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 1 2 1 2
Total male and female Self-employed 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 0 0 0 0
Total male and female Self-employed 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 9 10 8 17
Total male and female Self-employed 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 8 10 8 17
Total male and female Self-employed 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* 0 1 0 1
Total male and female Self-employed 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 0 1 0 1
Total male and female Self-employed 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 1 1 1 2
Total male and female Self-employed 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* 0 0 0 1
Total male and female Self-employed 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 1 1 1 1
Total male and female Self-employed 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 18 23 16 35
Total male and female Self-employed 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2020* 11 14 10 22
Total male and female Self-employed E Water supply and waste management 2020* 1 1 1 1
Total male and female Self-employed 69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2020* 97 136 88 178
Total male and female Self-employed 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020* 123 172 113 229
Total male and female Self-employed 86 Human health activities 2020* 78 115 65 139
Male Total C Manufacturing 2020* 617 637 594 1,027
Male Total 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 88 93 85 152
Male Total 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 10 11 10 18
Male Total 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 40 41 38 66
Male Total 16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 14 14 13 23
Male Total 17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 15 15 14 24
Male Total 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 5 5 5 8
Male Total 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 36 36 34 61
Male Total 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 9 9 9 16
Male Total 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 26 27 26 40
Male Total 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 46 47 45 75
Male Total 23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 20 20 19 35
Male Total 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 19 19 19 33
Male Total 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 102 105 98 177
Male Total 25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 83 86 80 144
Male Total 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* 21 21 20 36
Male Total 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 18 19 18 32
Male Total 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 78 80 77 128
Male Total 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* 22 22 22 29
Male Total 30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 16 16 15 27
Male Total 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 126 131 118 204
Male Total 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2020* 85 88 78 131
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table provides annual data about the employment of employees and self-employed persons. It contains annual data on employed persons, jobs, full-time equivalent (fte) and hours worked.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2018 are final. Data of 2019 and further are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2021:
Data of 2020 have been added. Data of 2018 and 2019 have been revised.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 6 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 30 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Employed persons
Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or an institution or private household in the Netherlands.
Jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit which specifies that labour will be carried out in return for (financial) remuneration.

A distinction is made between jobs of employees and jobs of self-employed persons.
Full-time equivalent (fte)
A measure of labour volume, calculated by converting all full-time and part-time jobs to full-time jobs.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.