Compensation of employees, employment; economic activity, National Accounts

Compensation of employees, employment; economic activity, National Accounts

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Compensation of employees Amount Compensation of employees (million euros) Compensation of employees Amount Wages and salaries (million euros) Compensation of employees Amount Employers' social contributions (million euros) Compensation of employees Amount Wage costs (million euros) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Compensation of employees (%) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Wages and salaries (%) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Wage costs (%) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation per fte Compensation per fte (1,000 euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation per fte Wages per fte (1,000 euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation per fte Wage costs per fte (1,000 euro)
A-U All economic activities 2020* 402,576 314,766 87,810 385,532 3.5 3.4 -0.4 62.7 49.0 60.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020* 3,804 3,006 798 3,645 3.6 3.5 1.1 44.2 35.0 42.4
01 Agriculture 2020* 3,594 2,836 758 3,443 3.6 3.5 1.2 43.4 34.2 41.6
02 Forestry and logging 2020* 112 88 24 112 0.1 2.0 0.1 60.8 47.8 60.8
03 Fishing and aquaculture 2020* 98 82 16 90 7.9 7.9 -1.0 76.3 63.7 70.0
B Mining and quarrying 2020* 864 661 203 843 6.8 -1.3 4.4 115.2 88.2 112.4
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020* 51,117 39,731 11,386 48,428 2.4 1.4 -1.9 67.5 52.5 64.0
C Manufacturing 2020* 45,784 35,608 10,176 43,155 2.3 1.3 -2.4 66.3 51.6 62.5
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* 7,198 5,612 1,586 6,983 -0.4 -0.8 -3.0 64.1 50.0 62.2
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* 743 577 166 651 6.4 6.2 -6.2 58.1 45.1 50.9
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* 2,446 1,927 519 2,294 -0.9 -0.8 -6.6 57.5 45.3 53.9
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 640 500 140 617 7.1 6.7 3.6 51.1 39.9 49.2
17 Manufacture of paper 2020* 1,138 901 237 1,097 -1.2 -0.8 -4.3 66.3 52.5 63.9
18 Printing and reproduction 2020* 668 526 142 580 -6.9 -7.0 -19.0 51.9 40.9 45.0
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* 639 450 189 634 10.5 -3.3 9.0 121.1 85.4 120.2
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* 4,178 3,183 995 4,051 4.6 -0.5 2.4 99.1 75.5 96.1
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2020* 5,317 4,098 1,219 5,174 5.6 1.7 3.8 96.1 74.1 93.5
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 1,139 915 224 1,123 9.3 10.1 9.2 86.5 69.5 85.3
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 1,873 1,465 408 1,763 2.2 2.5 -3.0 61.8 48.3 58.1
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 3,205 2,493 712 3,054 2.7 2.9 -1.6 63.0 49.0 60.1
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* 1,332 1,028 304 1,291 3.3 3.5 0.5 64.9 50.1 62.9
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* 1,513 1,186 327 1,405 -2.4 -3.4 -9.1 73.8 57.8 68.5
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* 6,335 4,930 1,405 5,972 2.0 1.3 -3.3 62.8 48.9 59.2
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* 4,822 3,744 1,078 4,567 3.4 2.9 -1.4 60.0 46.6 56.9
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* 2,214 1,753 461 2,037 1.4 0.7 -3.0 88.9 70.4 81.8
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2020* 3,827 3,011 816 3,562 3.7 3.1 -0.3 82.2 64.7 76.5
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 1,613 1,258 355 1,525 7.1 6.5 3.4 74.5 58.1 70.4
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 6,569 5,187 1,382 6,063 5.5 4.6 0.2 76.3 60.3 70.5
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* 1,636 1,286 350 1,462 3.9 4.1 -6.1 68.7 54.0 61.4
29-30 Transport equipment 2020* 2,807 2,209 598 2,536 2.8 2.4 -6.0 69.2 54.5 62.5
30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* 1,171 923 248 1,074 1.3 0.2 -6.0 69.9 55.1 64.1
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* 6,698 5,114 1,584 6,232 -0.9 -1.1 -6.7 48.9 37.3 45.5
31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2020* 4,147 3,183 964 3,915 -1.0 -0.7 -4.7 42.0 32.3 39.7
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020* 2,551 1,931 620 2,317 -0.9 -1.8 -9.9 66.5 50.3 60.4
D Energy supply 2020* 2,266 1,788 478 2,262 3.0 2.6 2.9 87.5 69.0 87.3
35 Energy supply 2020* 2,266 1,788 478 2,262 3.0 2.6 2.9 87.5 69.0 87.3
E Water supply and waste management 2020* 2,203 1,674 529 2,168 2.4 2.4 1.0 66.3 50.3 65.2
36 Water collection and distribution 2020* 382 292 90 382 3.7 3.4 4.3 76.4 58.4 76.4
37-39 Sewerage and waste treatment 2020* 1,821 1,382 439 1,786 2.1 2.1 0.3 64.5 48.9 63.2
F Construction 2020* 19,753 15,322 4,431 19,278 4.4 4.0 2.1 64.5 50.0 62.9
41 Construction buildings, development 2020* 5,905 4,566 1,339 5,773 5.7 5.2 3.4 69.2 53.5 67.7
42 Civil engineering 2020* 3,518 2,754 764 3,441 -0.4 -0.9 -2.0 74.1 58.0 72.4
43 Specialised construction activities 2020* 10,330 8,002 2,328 10,064 5.3 5.1 2.8 59.5 46.1 58.0
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020* 78,994 62,257 16,737 72,479 1.2 0.4 -6.6 52.4 41.3 48.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 2020* 50,867 40,196 10,671 48,297 2.7 2.0 -1.9 52.5 41.5 49.8
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* 5,267 4,122 1,145 4,829 1.8 1.1 -6.3 52.8 41.3 48.4
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020* 29,290 23,397 5,893 27,880 2.0 1.8 -2.4 66.3 53.0 63.1
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020* 16,310 12,677 3,633 15,588 4.4 2.8 0.6 38.2 29.7 36.5
H Transportation and storage 2020* 20,413 15,809 4,604 18,672 0.3 0.4 -7.9 63.3 49.0 57.9
49 Land transport 2020* 8,959 6,835 2,124 8,342 -3.5 -4.0 -10.0 58.5 44.7 54.5
50 Water transport 2020* 1,037 825 212 925 4.3 4.3 -1.2 70.8 56.3 63.2
51 Air transport 2020* 2,282 1,806 476 1,566 -1.1 -1.4 -32.9 96.8 76.6 66.4
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020* 6,393 4,985 1,408 6,115 3.0 3.1 -1.3 68.0 53.0 65.0
53 Postal and courier activities 2020* 1,742 1,358 384 1,724 12.4 15.7 11.7 46.8 36.5 46.3
I Accommodation and food serving 2020* 7,714 6,252 1,462 5,510 -6.3 -8.7 -32.2 35.9 29.1 25.7
J Information and communication 2020* 20,976 17,230 3,746 20,224 5.2 5.5 2.5 79.9 65.6 77.1
58 Publishing 2020* 1,411 1,148 263 1,363 0.8 1.2 -2.5 72.3 58.8 69.8
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2020* 2,678 2,183 495 2,538 1.4 1.9 -3.8 71.9 58.6 68.2
59-60 Movies, TV and radio 2020* 1,267 1,035 232 1,175 2.1 2.6 -5.3 71.5 58.5 66.3
61 Telecommunications 2020* 2,162 1,750 412 2,146 -4.5 -3.1 -5.0 86.1 69.7 85.4
62-63 IT- and information services 2020* 16,136 13,297 2,839 15,540 7.3 7.4 4.7 80.6 66.4 77.7
K Financial institutions 2020* 18,628 14,695 3,933 18,519 5.5 5.7 5.0 97.6 77.0 97.0
64 Financial institutions, no insurance 2020* 9,756 7,772 1,984 9,675 4.0 5.0 3.4 106.7 85.0 105.9
65 Insurance and pension funding 2020* 5,106 3,946 1,160 5,128 7.0 6.5 7.2 93.7 72.4 94.1
66 Other financial services 2020* 3,766 2,977 789 3,716 7.8 6.4 6.3 83.6 66.1 82.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 4,067 3,170 897 3,998 4.7 4.7 2.9 72.3 56.3 71.1
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 4,067 3,170 897 3,998 4.7 4.7 2.9 72.3 56.3 71.1
M-N Business services 2020* 71,377 56,809 14,568 67,543 -0.7 -1.7 -5.2 59.1 47.0 55.9
M Other specialised business services 2020* 40,357 32,633 7,724 39,037 2.6 2.2 0.1 81.1 65.6 78.4
69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2020* 25,677 20,802 4,875 25,263 1.9 1.2 0.4 89.6 72.6 88.1
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020* 33,310 27,026 6,284 32,571 2.3 1.8 0.4 84.3 68.4 82.4
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2020* 7,633 6,224 1,409 7,308 3.6 3.8 0.4 70.4 57.4 67.4
72 Research and development 2020* 3,091 2,410 681 2,868 5.3 5.4 3.1 82.2 64.1 76.2
73 Advertising and market research 2020* 2,226 1,796 430 1,984 1.4 1.1 -9.3 62.8 50.6 55.9
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2020* 3,956 3,197 759 3,598 3.5 3.2 -5.4 60.9 49.2 55.4
74-75 Other specialised services 2020* 1,730 1,401 329 1,614 6.3 6.0 -0.3 58.7 47.5 54.7
N Renting and other business support 2020* 31,020 24,176 6,844 28,506 -4.8 -6.5 -11.6 43.7 34.1 40.1
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2020* 2,210 1,721 489 2,067 15.8 15.4 8.7 67.0 52.2 62.7
78 Employment activities 2020* 20,414 15,863 4,551 18,707 -8.3 -10.5 -14.9 41.0 31.9 37.6
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2020* 1,197 987 210 940 -4.4 -5.0 -24.8 69.8 57.6 54.8
80-82 Security, other business services 2020* 7,199 5,605 1,594 6,792 0.4 -0.1 -4.7 44.3 34.5 41.8
O-Q Government and care 2020* 123,219 93,990 29,229 121,872 7.7 9.1 6.3 66.6 50.8 65.9
O Public administration and services 2020* 36,433 26,930 9,503 36,693 5.0 7.0 5.1 76.4 56.5 77.0
84 Public administration and services 2020* 36,433 26,930 9,503 36,693 5.0 7.0 5.1 76.4 56.5 77.0
P Education 2020* 28,279 21,334 6,945 28,064 6.6 7.5 5.7 70.6 53.3 70.1
85 Education 2020* 28,279 21,334 6,945 28,064 6.6 7.5 5.7 70.6 53.3 70.1
Q Health and social work activities 2020* 58,507 45,726 12,781 57,115 10.0 11.1 7.4 60.1 47.0 58.7
86 Human health activities 2020* 29,505 23,391 6,114 28,555 11.0 12.2 7.4 69.8 55.3 67.6
87-88 Care and social work 2020* 29,002 22,335 6,667 28,560 9.0 10.0 7.4 52.7 40.6 51.9
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2020* 10,641 8,556 2,085 9,546 1.7 1.4 -8.5 54.6 43.9 49.0
R Culture, sports and recreation 2020* 4,324 3,441 883 3,527 -1.7 -2.4 -19.6 54.5 43.4 44.5
90-92 Arts, culture and lotteries 2020* 2,285 1,791 494 1,868 -0.5 -0.6 -18.6 58.5 45.8 47.8
93 Sports and recreation 2020* 2,039 1,650 389 1,659 -3.0 -4.3 -20.7 50.7 41.0 41.3
S Other service activities 2020* 5,403 4,248 1,155 5,105 2.8 2.6 -2.5 57.1 44.9 53.9
94 Membership organisations 2020* 3,724 2,911 813 3,647 4.6 4.5 2.5 70.2 54.9 68.7
95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2020* 188 148 40 173 -3.0 -3.7 -10.3 44.7 35.3 41.2
96 Other personal services 2020* 1,491 1,189 302 1,285 -0.6 -1.0 -13.6 39.9 31.8 34.4
T Activities of households 2020* 914 867 47 914 12.9 12.5 12.9 43.5 41.3 43.5
U Extraterritorial organisations 2020* . . . . . . . . . .
99 Extraterritorial organisations 2020* . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides annual data about the compensation of employees, the wage costs and the labour volume of employees. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions. The wage costs are the total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies. The labour volume is given in jobs (by sex and by full-time or part-time), full-time equivalent (fte), hours paid, hours agreed and hours worked. The table additionally provides the compensation of employees, wages and salaries and wage costs related to full-time equivalents and hours worked.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2019 are final. Data over 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2021:
Data of 2020 have been added. Data of 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 18 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees is the total remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Amount
Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees is the total remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries include income taxes and employees' social contributions even if they are actually withheld by the employer and paid directly to tax authorities, social security schemes and pension schemes. Besides wages that are periodically and directly paid to employees, wages and salaries also contain wages in kind and holiday allowances. Furthermore, certain refunds for costs made by the employee are included as well.
Employers' social contributions
Employers' social contributions consist of payments to insurers made by employers for the benefit of their employees. They can be classified in employers' social security contributions, employers' private social contributions (of which pension schemes) and the imputed social contributions.
Wage costs
The total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies.
Year-on-year change
%-change with respect to the previous year
Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees is the total remuneration paid by employers to their employees in return for work done. Compensation of employees is classified in wages and salaries and employers' social contributions.
Wages and salaries
Wages and salaries include income taxes and employees' social contributions even if they are actually withheld by the employer and paid directly to tax authorities, social security schemes and pension schemes. Besides wages that are periodically and directly paid to employees, wages and salaries also contain wages in kind and holiday allowances. Furthermore, certain refunds for costs made by the employee are included as well.
Wage costs
The total of wages, social contributions paid by employers and taxes on wage costs minus wage cost subsidies.
Compensation per labour volume
Compensation of employees per labour volume.
Amount
Compensation per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Compensation per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wages per fte
Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wage costs per fte
Wage costs per full-time equivalent (fte).