Labour participation; position in the household

Labour participation; position in the household

Sex Age Position in household Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Not in the labour force (x 1 000)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 13,232 9,939 9,573 366 3,293
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 2,984 2,086 1,992 94 898
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 4,283 3,759 3,694 66 524
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 449 340 325 15 109
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 7,744 5,798 5,677 121 1,946
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 3,835 3,420 3,368 51 415
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 3,909 2,378 2,309 70 1,531
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 1,866 1,558 1,426 131 308
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 1,288 1,109 1,035 73 179
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 578 449 391 58 128
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 190 158 153 5 32
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 2,138 1,778 1,630 148 360
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 381 305 281 24 76
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 14 12 11 1 3
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 8 7 6 1 0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 120 109 101 9 10
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 6 4 4 0 2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 113 105 96 9 8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 1,592 1,325 1,212 113 267
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 1,014 875 821 55 139
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 578 449 391 58 128
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 37 32 31 1 5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 4,414 3,966 3,850 116 448
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 1,068 936 900 36 132
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 2,067 1,855 1,818 36 212
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 173 130 123 7 43
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 2,796 2,573 2,522 51 223
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,894 1,724 1,695 29 169
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 902 848 827 21 54
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 262 227 209 18 35
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 262 227 209 18 35
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 114 100 96 4 14
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 2,287 2,070 1,994 76 217
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 673 595 573 22 78
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 620 551 535 15 69
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 52 34 31 3 17
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 1,233 1,150 1,119 31 83
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 568 516 504 12 52
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 665 634 615 18 31
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 248 217 200 17 30
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 248 217 200 17 30
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 81 73 70 3 8
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 2,127 1,896 1,856 40 231
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 395 341 327 14 54
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 1,447 1,304 1,283 21 143
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 122 96 92 4 26
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 1,563 1,423 1,403 20 140
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,325 1,208 1,191 17 117
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 237 214 211 3 23
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 15 10 9 1 5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 15 10 9 1 5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 33 27 26 1 6
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 2,329 2,039 2,004 35 290
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 447 357 346 11 90
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 1,481 1,334 1,315 18 147
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 168 138 134 4 30
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 1,688 1,526 1,507 19 162
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,312 1,195 1,182 14 117
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 376 331 326 5 45
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 9 5 4 1 4
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 9 5 4 1 4
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 16 12 12 0 4
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 6,681 4,195 4,092 102 2,486
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 1,535 844 811 33 691
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 2,202 1,893 1,864 28 309
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 267 202 196 6 65
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 4,828 3,116 3,054 62 1,712
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,935 1,691 1,669 22 244
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 2,893 1,425 1,385 40 1,468
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 11 6 5 1 5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 11 6 5 1 5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 39 26 26 0 13
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 2,418 1,825 1,772 53 593
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 585 405 384 20 180
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 639 537 527 9 102
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 84 61 59 2 23
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 1,731 1,346 1,315 30 385
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 554 475 468 8 79
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,176 870 847 23 306
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 2 1 1 0 1
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 2 1 1 0 1
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 16 13 13 0 4
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 1,934 331 316 15 1,603
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Single person 2022 3rd quarter 503 83 80 2 420
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent 2022 3rd quarter 83 23 22 1 60
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Parent in single-parent household 2022 3rd quarter 15 3 2 0 12
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple 2022 3rd quarter 1,409 244 232 12 1,165
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple with child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 68 20 19 1 48
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Partner in couple without child(ren) 2022 3rd quarter 1,341 224 213 11 1,117
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Child living at home 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Adult child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Minor child 2022 3rd quarter 0 0 0 0 0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Other household member 2022 3rd quarter 7 1 1 0 5
Male 15 to 74 years Total persons 2022 3rd quarter 6,617 5,241 5,060 181 1,376
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on labour participation by position in the household in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force and those not in the labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the professional status and the average working hours. A division by sex, age and whether they are in education is available.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of November 15, 2022:
None, this is a new table. This table has been compiled on the basis of the Labor Force Survey (LFS). Due to changes in the research design and the questionnaire of the LFS, the figures for 2021 are not automatically comparable with the figures up to and including 2020. The key figures in this table have therefore been made consistent with the (non-seasonally adjusted) figures in the table Arbeidsdeelname, kerncijfers seizoengecorrigeerd (see section 4), in which the outcomes for the period 2013-2020 have been recalculated to align with the outcomes from 2021. When further detailing the outcomes according to job and personal characteristics, there may nevertheless be differences from 2020 to 2021 as a result of the new method.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published on February 14, 2023.

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are not in the labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.