Business demography, European standard; legal form, SIC2008

Business demography, European standard; legal form, SIC2008

SIC 2008 Legal forms Periods Enterprises Total (aantal) Enterprises Births (aantal) Enterprises Deaths (aantal) Enterprise population Persons employed (aantal) Enterprise population Employees (aantal) Newly born enterprises Persons employed (aantal) Newly born enterprises Employees (aantal) Non-surviving enterprises Persons employed (aantal) Non-surviving enterprises Employees (aantal)
105 Manufacture of dairy products Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
29-30 Transport equipment Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 2,292 117 133 43,886 42,037 163 119 55 .
29-30 Transport equipment Sole proprietorship 2020* 948 59 67 1,110 223 29 0 36 0
29-30 Transport equipment Limited liability enterprises 2020* 1,011 46 41 41,865 41,363 . . . .
29-30 Transport equipment Partnership, etc. 2020* 333 12 25 911 451 . . . .
30 Manufacture of other transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
30 Manufacture of other transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
30 Manufacture of other transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
30 Manufacture of other transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
303 Manufacture of aircraft Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
303 Manufacture of aircraft Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
303 Manufacture of aircraft Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
303 Manufacture of aircraft Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
309 Manufacture of transport n.e.c. Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
309 Manufacture of transport n.e.c. Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
309 Manufacture of transport n.e.c. Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
309 Manufacture of transport n.e.c. Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
33 Repair and installation of machinery Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 10,650 1,033 510 50,103 40,370 626 114 262 .
33 Repair and installation of machinery Sole proprietorship 2020* 7,649 882 411 7,695 761 . . 209 0
33 Repair and installation of machinery Limited liability enterprises 2020* 2,181 121 65 38,930 37,582 119 101 . .
33 Repair and installation of machinery Partnership, etc. 2020* 820 30 34 3,478 2,027 . . . 0
331 Repair of machinery and equipment Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
331 Repair of machinery and equipment Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
331 Repair of machinery and equipment Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
331 Repair of machinery and equipment Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
353 Steam and air conditioning supply Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
353 Steam and air conditioning supply Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
353 Steam and air conditioning supply Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
353 Steam and air conditioning supply Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 37,318 2,712 1,957 146,168 108,956 1,704 339 979 82
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Sole proprietorship 2020* 23,627 2,076 1,362 29,590 8,173 1,054 24 672 10
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Limited liability enterprises 2020* 7,698 324 321 98,191 93,210 310 281 45 36
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Partnership, etc. 2020* 5,993 312 274 18,387 7,573 340 33 263 35
451 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
451 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
451 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
451 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
452 Specialised repair of motor vehicles Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
452 Specialised repair of motor vehicles Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
452 Specialised repair of motor vehicles Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
452 Specialised repair of motor vehicles Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
454 Sale and repair of motorcycles Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
454 Sale and repair of motorcycles Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
454 Sale and repair of motorcycles Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
454 Sale and repair of motorcycles Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
H Transportation and storage Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 55,622 6,958 4,101 426,141 374,401 4,395 963 2,630 667
H Transportation and storage Sole proprietorship 2020* 36,061 5,790 3,041 37,497 6,722 2,971 . 1,554 26
H Transportation and storage Limited liability enterprises 2020* 10,324 649 523 353,549 347,975 843 750 613 596
H Transportation and storage Partnership, etc. 2020* 9,237 519 537 35,095 19,704 582 . 463 46
49 Land transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 29,601 3,680 1,927 201,850 172,914 2,467 580 1,164 191
49 Land transport Sole proprietorship 2020* 19,868 3,055 1,428 20,929 3,572 1,603 58 756 .
49 Land transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* 4,854 334 246 165,467 162,455 510 464 . .
49 Land transport Partnership, etc. 2020* 4,879 291 253 15,454 6,887 354 59 . .
491 Passenger rail transport (no tram) Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
491 Passenger rail transport (no tram) Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
491 Passenger rail transport (no tram) Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
491 Passenger rail transport (no tram) Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
492 Freight rail transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
492 Freight rail transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
492 Freight rail transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
492 Freight rail transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
493 Passenger transport by road Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
493 Passenger transport by road Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
493 Passenger transport by road Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
493 Passenger transport by road Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
494 Freight transport by road Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
494 Freight transport by road Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
494 Freight transport by road Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
494 Freight transport by road Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
495 Transport via pipeline Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
495 Transport via pipeline Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
495 Transport via pipeline Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
495 Transport via pipeline Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
50 Water transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 5,123 262 304 . . . . 140 .
50 Water transport Sole proprietorship 2020* 1,632 129 133 . . . . . 0
50 Water transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* 1,289 61 54 12,703 11,883 . . . .
50 Water transport Partnership, etc. 2020* 2,202 72 117 6,429 . . . . .
501 Sea passenger water transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
501 Sea passenger water transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
501 Sea passenger water transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
501 Sea passenger water transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
502 Sea freight water transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
502 Sea freight water transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
502 Sea freight water transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
502 Sea freight water transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
503 Inland passenger water transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
503 Inland passenger water transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
503 Inland passenger water transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
503 Inland passenger water transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
504 Inland freight water transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
504 Inland freight water transport Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
504 Inland freight water transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
504 Inland freight water transport Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
51 Air transport Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 405 16 27 . . . . 10 .
51 Air transport Sole proprietorship 2020* 169 7 9 163 . . 0 5 0
51 Air transport Limited liability enterprises 2020* 140 8 10 . . . . . .
51 Air transport Partnership, etc. 2020* 96 1 8 . . . . . 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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, and the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year survivors after birth, broken down by size class based on number of employees 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 active enterprises, births and deaths, as well as persons employed for surviving births at the start and end of the survival period.

Data available from: 2010

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table from 2010 to 2018 are final. Figures about 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 29 November 2022:
The provisional figures of 2020 are added.

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 owner;
- gradual change of activity
- relocation;
- reactivation.
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.