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 Wages and salaries (million euros) Compensation of employees Year-on-year change Wages and salaries (%) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation per fte Wages per fte (1,000 euro) Compensation per labour volume Amount Compensation per hour worked Wages per hour worked (euro) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation per fte Wages per fte (%) Compensation per labour volume Year-on-year change Compensation per hour worked Wages per hour worked (%)
A-U All economic activities 2019* 304,715 4.8 47.4 27.8 2.3 2.2
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2019* 2,904 5.0 34.5 18.9 1.2 1.6
01 Agriculture 2019* 2,742 5.1 33.8 18.6 1.2 1.6
02 Forestry and logging 2019* 86 5.4 47.3 28.8 1.9 1.6
03 Fishing and aquaculture 2019* 76 1.1 61.3 29.0 1.6 1.4
B Mining and quarrying 2019* 674 2.7 88.9 46.9 1.7 3.8
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2019* 39,365 4.7 51.7 29.4 2.4 2.2
C Manufacturing 2019* 35,311 4.9 50.8 29.0 2.4 2.2
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2019* 5,726 7.2 49.9 28.2 2.0 1.4
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2019* 544 1.2 44.5 25.1 2.1 -0.7
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2019* 1,952 2.4 45.1 26.2 2.0 2.1
16 Manufacture of wood products 2019* 472 6.6 39.3 22.6 2.0 2.1
17 Manufacture of paper 2019* 910 4.5 52.4 30.2 2.4 2.6
18 Printing and reproduction 2019* 570 -3.8 41.0 24.5 1.0 1.2
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2019* 452 -0.4 85.9 49.9 -1.2 -0.7
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2019* 3,226 3.8 75.2 42.6 1.8 1.6
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2019* 4,056 4.0 73.4 41.7 1.6 1.4
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2019* 830 5.1 67.1 38.3 1.1 0.7
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2019* 1,430 3.3 47.6 27.0 1.6 1.6
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2019* 2,429 3.1 48.2 27.1 1.6 1.5
23 Manufacture of building materials 2019* 999 2.9 49.2 27.2 1.7 1.5
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2019* 1,228 6.4 58.2 32.3 4.8 4.2
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2019* 4,879 4.3 48.1 26.9 2.3 2.3
25 Manufacture of metal products 2019* 3,651 3.6 45.4 25.5 1.6 1.7
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2019* 1,754 5.4 68.2 39.3 0.2 0.1
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2019* 2,988 4.0 63.4 36.4 -0.1 -0.1
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2019* 1,234 2.0 57.6 32.9 -0.7 -0.7
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2019* 4,961 8.4 59.1 33.0 2.9 3.2
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2019* 1,237 6.6 50.2 29.2 2.6 3.8
29-30 Transport equipment 2019* 2,159 7.7 51.8 29.7 2.8 3.4
30 Manufacture of other transport 2019* 922 9.3 54.2 30.3 3.1 2.8
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2019* 5,165 2.3 37.0 22.0 3.4 2.8
31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2019* 3,175 1.4 31.7 19.5 4.0 3.7
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2019* 1,990 3.8 50.2 27.4 0.7 0.3
D Energy supply 2019* 1,742 4.2 68.2 38.2 3.7 3.2
35 Energy supply 2019* 1,742 4.2 68.2 38.2 3.7 3.2
E Water supply and waste management 2019* 1,638 3.4 49.6 26.6 1.3 2.3
36 Water collection and distribution 2019* 284 2.7 57.5 35.5 1.4 1.8
37-39 Sewerage and waste treatment 2019* 1,354 3.5 48.3 25.2 1.3 2.4
F Construction 2019* 14,817 5.8 49.1 27.1 1.9 1.2
41 Construction buildings, development 2019* 4,344 7.9 52.0 29.4 2.3 0.7
42 Civil engineering 2019* 2,840 4.6 58.0 30.3 1.7 -0.3
43 Specialised construction activities 2019* 7,633 5.2 45.1 25.1 1.7 1.8
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2019* 61,722 4.2 40.7 23.1 1.7 1.8
G Wholesale and retail trade 2019* 39,253 3.5 41.0 23.5 1.6 1.6
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2019* 4,083 3.4 40.4 23.0 2.1 2.1
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2019* 22,804 3.6 52.6 29.6 1.5 1.6
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2019* 12,366 3.5 29.2 17.2 1.6 1.5
H Transportation and storage 2019* 15,652 5.0 48.4 26.1 2.4 2.6
49 Land transport 2019* 7,058 4.2 44.5 22.6 2.1 2.7
50 Water transport 2019* 769 4.5 54.1 30.3 2.6 2.9
51 Air transport 2019* 1,829 6.3 76.3 46.5 3.9 3.2
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2019* 4,844 5.8 52.4 29.6 1.4 1.5
53 Postal and courier activities 2019* 1,152 4.1 33.8 19.8 3.5 2.8
I Accommodation and food serving 2019* 6,817 6.2 28.8 16.9 1.6 2.1
J Information and communication 2019* 16,230 6.7 64.2 36.4 2.8 2.8
58 Publishing 2019* 1,155 -1.3 56.7 33.9 0.4 0.3
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2019* 2,157 1.9 56.1 32.9 2.0 1.8
59-60 Movies, TV and radio 2019* 1,002 6.0 55.4 31.8 4.0 3.8
61 Telecommunications 2019* 1,805 -3.2 69.7 39.6 2.6 2.8
62-63 IT- and information services 2019* 12,268 9.3 65.1 36.7 2.9 3.0
K Financial institutions 2019* 13,887 2.5 75.7 43.8 2.8 2.1
64 Financial institutions, no insurance 2019* 7,330 2.0 82.6 48.0 1.6 0.6
65 Insurance and pension funding 2019* 3,888 4.2 72.8 42.4 5.2 4.6
66 Other financial services 2019* 2,669 1.6 64.6 36.7 2.5 2.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2019* 3,025 4.0 54.6 32.6 1.9 1.3
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2019* 3,025 4.0 54.6 32.6 1.9 1.3
M-N Business services 2019* 57,801 4.0 45.6 25.8 2.6 2.4
M Other specialised business services 2019* 32,059 5.4 64.5 36.5 1.7 1.6
69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2019* 20,723 5.5 71.2 40.4 2.1 2.0
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2019* 26,712 5.4 67.4 38.0 1.9 1.8
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2019* 5,989 5.0 56.9 31.6 1.2 1.2
72 Research and development 2019* 2,258 3.5 63.3 36.6 0.1 0.3
73 Advertising and market research 2019* 1,799 4.4 49.1 27.6 2.1 2.1
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2019* 3,089 7.0 47.8 27.0 2.1 2.0
74-75 Other specialised services 2019* 1,290 10.9 46.2 26.1 2.2 2.1
N Renting and other business support 2019* 25,742 2.3 33.4 18.9 2.3 2.0
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2019* 1,481 3.9 48.2 26.6 -0.3 -0.5
78 Employment activities 2019* 17,675 1.2 31.4 17.6 1.8 1.5
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2019* 1,027 8.6 53.4 31.1 7.9 7.4
80-82 Security, other business services 2019* 5,559 4.0 35.1 20.6 2.9 2.9
O-Q Government and care 2019* 86,517 5.8 48.0 30.6 2.6 2.3
O Public administration and services 2019* 25,156 6.1 54.5 33.4 4.1 3.5
84 Public administration and services 2019* 25,156 6.1 54.5 33.4 4.1 3.5
P Education 2019* 19,985 3.3 50.7 32.4 1.8 1.4
85 Education 2019* 19,985 3.3 50.7 32.4 1.8 1.4
Q Health and social work activities 2019* 41,376 6.8 43.8 28.4 2.3 2.2
86 Human health activities 2019* 20,957 3.8 50.9 32.2 2.5 2.2
87-88 Care and social work 2019* 20,419 9.9 38.3 25.4 2.8 2.9
R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2019* 8,447 5.5 42.8 25.4 2.8 2.8
R Culture, sports and recreation 2019* 3,522 7.0 42.5 25.1 3.6 3.6
90-92 Arts, culture and lotteries 2019* 1,793 5.1 45.0 26.9 2.1 2.1
93 Sports and recreation 2019* 1,729 9.0 40.1 23.4 5.3 5.2
S Other service activities 2019* 4,162 3.5 43.6 26.0 2.1 2.3
94 Membership organisations 2019* 2,801 3.6 53.5 32.5 2.1 2.4
95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2019* 159 1.1 36.2 20.5 3.6 4.0
96 Other personal services 2019* 1,202 3.4 31.0 18.1 1.9 1.8
T Activities of households 2019* 763 10.3 40.0 23.6 2.7 2.2
U Extraterritorial organisations 2019* . . . . . .
99 Extraterritorial organisations 2019* . . . . . .
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 2018 are final. Data over 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2020:
Data of 2019 have been added. Data of 2018 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
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.
Year-on-year change
%-change with respect to the previous year
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.
Compensation per labour volume
Compensation of employees per labour volume.
Amount
Compensation per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wages per fte
Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent (fte).
Compensation per hour worked
Compensation of employees per hour worked.
Wages per hour worked
Wages and salaries per hour worked.
Year-on-year change
%-change with respect to the previous year
Compensation per fte
Compensation of employees per full-time equivalent (fte).
Wages per fte
Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent (fte).
Compensation per hour worked
Compensation of employees per hour worked.
Wages per hour worked
Wages and salaries per hour worked.