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)
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
M Other specialised business services Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 413,127 40,076 34,046 721,945 411,206 18,701 2,336 14,160 379
M Other specialised business services Sole proprietorship 2020* 296,607 30,802 26,732 238,720 12,941 13,603 59 12,463 46
M Other specialised business services Limited liability enterprises 2020* 88,536 7,044 5,192 386,299 338,855 3,208 2,042 326 214
M Other specialised business services Partnership, etc. 2020* 27,984 2,230 2,122 96,926 59,410 1,890 235 1,371 119
702 Management and business consultancy Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 145,285 13,797 13,258 164,556 56,949 6,349 529 5,525 78
702 Management and business consultancy Sole proprietorship 2020* 103,644 10,773 10,371 82,794 . . 8 . 6
702 Management and business consultancy Limited liability enterprises 2020* 34,944 2,484 2,281 69,621 51,419 806 . . .
702 Management and business consultancy Partnership, etc. 2020* 6,697 540 606 12,140 . . . 363 .
7022 Management en business consultancy Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 140,916 13,009 12,907 158,921 54,640 6,095 . 5,360 78
7022 Management en business consultancy Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
7022 Management en business consultancy Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
7022 Management en business consultancy Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
74 Other specialised business services Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 99,296 12,722 8,663 82,312 18,810 4,941 138 3,382 58
74 Other specialised business services Sole proprietorship 2020* 88,868 11,645 7,717 56,695 1,077 4,326 13 3,020 5
74 Other specialised business services Limited liability enterprises 2020* 4,638 398 370 17,148 15,605 151 117 26 22
74 Other specialised business services Partnership, etc. 2020* 5,790 679 576 8,469 2,129 464 7 337 31
749 Other specialised business services Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 27,682 3,729 2,789 31,736 12,567 1,702 100 1,176 35
749 Other specialised business services Sole proprietorship 2020* 23,053 3,335 2,328 16,936 533 1,475 . 1,034 0
749 Other specialised business services Limited liability enterprises 2020* 2,739 224 224 11,306 10,416 . 86 . .
749 Other specialised business services Partnership, etc. 2020* 1,890 170 237 3,494 1,619 . . . .
7490 Other specialised business services Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 27,682 3,729 2,789 31,736 12,567 1,702 100 1,176 35
7490 Other specialised business services Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
7490 Other specialised business services Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
7490 Other specialised business services Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
N Renting and other business support Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 94,162 11,888 7,416 1,028,211 949,459 11,707 6,075 3,992 824
N Renting and other business support Sole proprietorship 2020* 65,292 9,521 5,343 69,527 14,849 4,859 . 2,672 105
N Renting and other business support Limited liability enterprises 2020* 18,304 1,406 1,226 909,690 901,595 3,008 . 540 498
N Renting and other business support Partnership, etc. 2020* 10,566 961 847 48,994 33,015 3,840 . 780 221
82 Other business services Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 20,839 3,766 2,228 54,730 40,047 1,781 183 1,006 83
82 Other business services Sole proprietorship 2020* 17,095 3,419 1,833 13,062 731 1,493 24 . .
82 Other business services Limited liability enterprises 2020* 2,258 170 191 35,866 35,075 163 146 . 79
82 Other business services Partnership, etc. 2020* 1,486 177 204 5,802 4,241 124 14 86 .
829 Other business support activities Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 7,571 1,657 836 22,528 17,156 744 58 388 24
829 Other business support activities Sole proprietorship 2020* 5,865 1,483 666 4,589 339 632 . . .
829 Other business support activities Limited liability enterprises 2020* 1,112 82 101 13,910 13,526 50 . 23 .
829 Other business support activities Partnership, etc. 2020* 594 92 69 4,030 3,291 62 0 . .
8299 Other business support activities Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* 6,504 1,550 731 12,585 8,025 675 32 341 20
8299 Other business support activities Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
8299 Other business support activities Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
8299 Other business support activities Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business economy, B-N, incl 95 Total legal forms all nationalities 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business economy, B-N, incl 95 Sole proprietorship 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business economy, B-N, incl 95 Limited liability enterprises 2020* . . . . . . . . .
Business economy, B-N, incl 95 Partnership, etc. 2020* . . . . . . . . .
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, 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.