Business demography, European standard; size class,SIC2008

Business demography, European standard; size class,SIC2008

SIC 2008 Persons employed Periods Enterprises Total (number) Enterprises Births (number) Enterprises Deaths (number) Newly born enterprise survivals Newly born enterprises surviving year 1 (number) Newly born enterprise survivals Newly born enterprises surviving year 2 (number) Newly born enterprise survivals Newly born enterprises surviving year 3 (number) Newly born enterprise survivals Newly born enterprises surviving year 4 (number) Newly born enterprise survivals Newly born enterprises surviving year 5 (number) Enterprise population Persons employed (number) Enterprise population Employees (number) Newly born enterprises Persons employed (number) Newly born enterprises Employees (number) Non-surviving enterprises Persons employed (number) Non-surviving enterprises Employees (number) Persons employed In enterprises surviving 1 year (number) Persons employed In enterprises surviving 2 years (number) Persons employed In enterprises surviving 3 years (number) Persons employed In enterprises surviving 4 years (number) Persons employed In enterprises surviving 5 years (number) Persons employed In birth year of enterprises surviving 1 year (number) Persons employed In birth year of enterprises surviving 2 years (number) Persons employed In birth year of enterprises surviving 3 years (number) Persons employed In birth year of enterprises surviving 4 years (number) Persons employed In birth year of enterprises surviving 5 years (number)
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2010 1,272,747 149,109 88,943 160,132 121,969 115,961 41,090 34,664 7,883,564 6,704,969 117,860 45,397 55,264 17,545 367,044 362,408 347,125 105,679 62,995 137,059 141,285 144,443 84,181 52,290
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2011 1,342,475 157,984 99,126 139,717 139,092 108,286 104,995 39,183 7,994,983 6,759,954 132,571 53,992 53,174 14,112 202,160 349,187 348,518 335,323 99,667 114,234 122,832 127,934 131,356 79,634
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2012 1,389,274 147,938 119,588 145,419 119,231 123,176 97,324 95,837 7,996,771 6,718,822 119,020 41,767 66,476 15,788 219,331 185,653 326,411 333,808 318,299 127,470 101,113 109,643 117,244 120,373
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2013 1,414,497 148,176 107,140 134,648 124,096 102,676 108,016 86,806 7,950,590 6,649,280 114,881 44,082 67,598 16,518 192,701 204,046 172,263 307,675 315,098 115,492 113,488 88,971 98,188 106,793
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2014 1,457,482 150,879 89,173 140,222 115,369 106,987 90,769 97,776 7,904,896 6,599,274 113,042 40,548 54,463 15,800 191,420 175,091 185,813 158,374 296,077 110,549 102,433 100,404 79,623 89,580
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2015 1,519,208 152,955 89,383 143,740 122,264 102,818 97,064 83,500 8,054,219 6,613,563 114,524 29,387 64,240 11,442 206,775 188,212 173,267 184,452 156,115 109,563 98,490 92,095 91,923 73,618
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2016 1,587,303 157,705 104,517 146,388 125,891 109,034 93,236 89,401 8,216,922 6,803,121 104,824 30,203 64,115 12,347 205,430 188,431 177,674 164,682 177,391 110,066 98,236 88,800 84,136 85,208
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2017 1,636,565 159,075 85,502 150,017 128,970 110,679 96,569 83,523 8,460,376 7,005,219 102,614 28,881 46,646 8,383 208,482 203,204 181,417 174,803 160,925 100,932 97,939 87,103 79,566 76,068
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2018* 1,731,813 174,061 93,980 152,756 134,626 117,121 101,109 89,474 8,692,854 7,175,073 108,407 25,986 45,736 6,863 204,176 205,259 199,186 176,503 174,660 99,532 92,622 82,159 79,688 74,793
B to S excluding 64.2 Total 2019* 1,835,882 197,154 107,142 167,581 135,833 121,442 107,002 93,271 8,911,921 7,326,107 119,359 27,094 52,438 10,394 208,550 195,446 197,189 192,320 168,265 105,616 90,701 84,689 75,819 73,836
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table includes information on business demography according to the European standard. Figures in this table are also submitted in this form to Eurostat. Information concerns the population of active enterprises, enterprise births and deaths, broken down by legal form and by the National Classification of Economic Activity 2008 (NCEA 2008, based on NACE Rev 2.0). Data also includes persons employed and employees in these enterprises.

Data available from: 2010

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table from 2010 to 2017 are final. Figures about 2018 and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of 16 September 2022:
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be released?
Figures on a new reporting year (T – 2) will be published in July of the current year T.

Description topics

Enterprises
Total
Enterprise:
The actual transactor in the production process characterised by independence in deciding on that process and in offering its products to third parties.

It follows from this definition, and in particular from the element of independence, that an enterprise can comprise more than one establishment, but also more than one legal unit. (Legal units include both natural and legal persons.) This is the case when the separate establishments or legal units do not operate independently. Conversely, it is possible to distinguish between different parts within a legal unit that operate independently in terms of production. These then constitute as many enterprises as defined. The latter is especially the case for larger groups with diverse activities.
When a unit thus defined extends over several countries, the Dutch part will be considered as a whole company for the sake of national statistics.

In official CBS terminology the enterprise as defined here is called the enterprise unit (BE), so that there is no confusion with the term enterprise used in common parlance, which is not very precise in this respect.

The statistical unit enterprise is an operationalisation of the kind-of-activity unit, as defined by Eurostat. This definition combines two requirements that may conflict: contributing to one activity versus corresponding to one or more operational units. The Netherlands gives priority to the second requirement when operationalising to the statistical enterprise unit.
Births
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise.

This means that economic criteria for an enterprise must be met: there must be information on employment or turnover of the enterprise. Furthermore, it is important that the enterprise is actually new. The continuation of one or more existing enterprises is therefore not an enterprise birth.

There is no enterprise birth in the case of
- enterprises that are created as a result of a merger, division or demerger;
- takeover or privatisation of part of a company;
- change of name;
- change of legal form;
- change of ownership;
- gradual change of activity;
- relocation;
- reactivation.
Deaths
An enterprise death is the termination of an existing enterprise.

This means that there is no question of a significant part of the activities being continued by another enterprise. An enterprise death only occurs when the enterprise (with the associated employment) no longer belongs to the enterprise population. The best-known example of this is bankruptcy.

There is no enterprise death in the case of:
- enterprises that disappear as a result of a merger, division or demerger;
- takeover or privatisation of part of an enterprise;
- change of name;
- change of legal form;
- change of ownership;
- gradual change of activity
- relocation;
- reactivation.
Newly born enterprise survivals
Newly born enterprises surviving year 1
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise. Here, it concerns enterprise births that took place in the year preceding the reporting year and are still active.
Newly born enterprises surviving year 2
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise. Here, it concerns enterprise births that took place two years prior to the reporting year and are still active.
Newly born enterprises surviving year 3
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise. Here, it concerns enterprise births that took place three years prior to the reporting year and are still active.
Newly born enterprises surviving year 4
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise. Here, it concerns enterprise births that took place four years prior to the reporting year and are still active.
Newly born enterprises surviving year 5
An enterprise birth is the creation of a new enterprise. Here, it concerns enterprise births that took place five years prior to the reporting year and are still active.
Enterprise population
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Newly born enterprises
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Non-surviving enterprises
Persons employed
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under persons employed.
Employees
The number of employees is determined on the basis of the employees on the payroll excluding director-major shareholders. The number of employees per company is calculated from wage tax data from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Persons employed
In enterprises surviving
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under employed persons.
This concerns employed persons in surviving enterprises in the current reporting year.
1 year
The number of persons employed in the current reporting year of surviving enterprises which were born in the year preceding the reporting year.
2 years
The number of persons employed in the current reporting year of surviving enterprises which were born two years prior to the reporting year.
3 years
The number of persons employed in the current reporting year of surviving enterprises which were born three years prior to the reporting year.
4 years
The number of persons employed in the current reporting year of surviving enterprises which were born four years prior to the reporting year.
5 years
The number of persons employed in the current reporting year of surviving enterprises which were born five years prior to the reporting year.
In birth year of enterprises surviving
The number of persons employed consists of:
- employees and directors who are on the payroll;
- employees who are on the payroll of another enterprise or institution, but work in the enterprise's own place of business and as such are in fact part of the workforce (agency staff);
- employed proprietors, partners, associates and cooperating family members;
- agency staff. Loaned personnel (employees on the payroll, but working for another enterprise or institution) are not included under employed persons.
This concerns persons employed in surviving enterprises' birth year.
1 year
The number of persons employed in the year of birth of surviving enterprises which were born in the year preceding the reporting year.
2 years
The number of persons employed in the year of birth of surviving enterprises which were born two years prior to the reporting year.
3 years
The number of persons employed in the year of birth of surviving enterprises which were born three years prior to the reporting year.
4 years
Tthe number of persons employed in the year of birth of surviving enterprises which were born four years prior to the reporting year.
5 years
The number of persons employed in the year of birth of surviving enterprises which were born five years prior to the reporting year.