Definitions

List with definitions of the concepts used by CBS in their statistics. Using the same definitions throughout makes comparison of figures easier.

List of definitions

Prices of several global markets as published daily in the Dutch ‘Financieele Dagblad’.

Explanation
Prices of several global markets as published daily in the Dutch ‘Financieele Dagblad’. On the basis of daily prices, Statistics Netherlands calculates average monthly prices, quarterly averages and annual averages.

The wage per day including the holiday bonus share that serves as the basis for calculating social benefits.

A kind of treatment or nursing taking several hours (less than 24) in a health care institution, necessary because of an examination or treatment on that same day.

A calendar day, in the period between admission and release in an AWBZ-accredited health care facility, that will be charged. Days of absence, such as days a client spends at home (weekends, brief stays) are counted as days in care. The days present plus the days absent are the days in care.

Day preceding a night in which a patient is absent from the hospital, not being the day the patient is dismissed.

See also: Nursing day in inpatient health care

A recreational activity for which a person is away from the usual environment for at least two hours, without an overnight stay, excluding visits to relatives or friends, and excluding trips from a holiday address.

Explanation
Every day trip means one person. A four-person family that visits an attraction together is counted as four day trips.

See also: Length of day trip, Leisure activities (day trips)

The place where the visitor has been. If the visitor went to more than one place, the place that is furthest away from the place of departure is used.

Paid days leave agreed on a yearly basis, including extra days paid leave granted on the basis of age, position, seniority etc.

Non-residential care, support, or recreation provided for disabled people during the day. The aim is to increase and maintain the independence and integration of disabled people by social and (ped)agogic training. In support of this the institution also offers support and information to the people close to the disabled person.

The lifting capacity of a ship expressed in tonnes (1000 kilograms).

Person declared dead by an authorized doctor.

Verdict by a judge to which there are no normal legal remedies open.

See also: Legal remedy

The weighted average of price changes of parts of a given variable.

See also: Price change

The degree to which a company used its means of production.

The number of overnight stays in a given period divided by the product of the number of sleeping places and the number of days in that period (gross). The net degree refers to the capacity in accommodations open to the public at the time.

The ratio between the loading capacity took up by the goods carried by a freight transport vehicle and the total loading capacity of that vehicle.

Explanation
Depending on the chosen application, the degree of loading might be expressed as a ratio of weight (ton), volume (m³) or area (m2).

The percentage determined by the UWV (social security agency) indicating to what extent someone is unable to earn the same as a comparable healthy person. The UVW determines the percentage on the basis of examinations by a medical insurer and an ergonomist.

The number of employees who are trade union members, expressed as a percentage of the total number of employees.

The classification of surrounding address density based on five categories: - extremely urbanised: 2,500 addresses or more per square kilometre; - strongly urbanised: 1,500 to 2,000 addresses per square kilometre; - moderately urbanised: 1,000 to 1,500 addresses per square kilometre; - hardly urbanised: 500 to 1,000 addresses per square kilometre; - not urbanised: fewer than 500 addresses per square kilometre.

See also: Surrounding address density

The sum of the number of people aged between 0 and 20 and people aged 65 and over, in relation to people aged 20 to 65.

Someone who has passed the dentist's exams and are registered in the Dentists Register of the Medical Inspector General of Public Health.

Removal from the municipal population register because of a move to another municipality or another country.

See also: Administrative removal

An administrative unit used to determine the level of family allowance.

See also: General Child Benefit Act (AKW)

The section of the labour force pertaining to people working in paid employment.

See also: Labour force (12-hours threshold), Employee

Physical removal of someone from the Netherlands.

See also: Deportation of asylum seeker

Action taking place when a request for asylum is definitely rejected. There are three kinds of expulsion from the country: deportation, supervised departure, address check after notification.

See also: Asylum request, Deportation, Supervised departure

Written record by an investigator about facts and circumstances observed.

See also:

Depreciation of durable means of production, e.g. machinery buildings, transport equipment, computers and software due to normal usage and economic obsolescence. Depreciation of intangible assets, e.g. costs of research and development, acquisition of intellectual rights and goodwill.

Measure in criminal justice where the judge orders that a crime suspect who has mental or physical problems must be treated or counselled or nursed in an appropriate facility outside the prison system. This is done in the care of the government and in circumstances specified by law.

See also: Suspect

Someone forced to spend time in a Dutch penitentiary, such as a detention centre or jail, either awaiting a court case or serving a prison sentence or a measure passed by a judge, or awaiting extradition/expulsion or placement in a special penitentiary.

See also: Penitentiary institution

There are two types of detention: imprisonment for a maximum of one year and four months that is less severe than a jail sentence, usually the time is spent in a detention centre. The other is imprisonment for not (fully) paying fines.

See also: Jail sentence, Detention centre

Penitentiary for imprisonment of several types of offenders: People in detention on remand who must await their trial in detention, people serving a short jail sentence, several special legal cases such as foreigners waiting to be deported, hostages or bankrupt people, and convicts waiting for placement in a special penitentiary, where they can be detained under hospital orders etc. The final category is people passing through and transported detainees.

See also: Penitentiary institution

Detention in a detention centre before the court hearings start. This is generally applied to suspects of serious crimes, punishable by at least four years in jail, or when there is a security risk or risk of re-offending.

Indication of the disease or disability that has led to disablement.

Imputed VAT differs from VAT actually paid to the government. This is due to acquittals, bad debts, fines, the Regulation for small entrepreneurs and VAT evasion. The difference imputed and paid VAT is not distributed over industries. On the level of the total economy it is added to GDP ( and the operating surplus/mixed income).

An enterprise with direct foreign investments is an enterprise in which an investor from another country owns at least 10 percent of the regular shares or votes or their equivalent. This relates to a permanent interest and gaining substantial influence on the management of the enterprise. Direct investments are made up of capital in shares in the enterprise, participations in enterprise groups abroad and providing credit.

The regular payment in money that belong to the gross wage applicable for social insurance schemes plus the value of the untaxed vacation certificates and savings schemes, the employee’s contribution to pension and early retirement and the compensation for commuting to and from work. Not included in the direct wages are the contribution for the savings schemes, wages for hours not worked, wages for illness and compensation for medical expenses.

Provision for the financial consequences of long-term disablement for people who cannot claim WAO benefits because they have no employment record.

Explanation
These are people who are incapacitated to work on the day they turn 17, or students who became disabled after 17.

Situation in which people find themselves when they are unable to find work or work due to an illness or disability.

A compulsory insurance (WAZ) against long-term disablement for self-employed people, directors/major shareholders and spouses working in the family business.

Explanation
The WAZ ended on 1 August 2004.

Benefits paid periodically on the basis of disablement legislation.

See also: Disablement legislation

Laws providing for the financial consequences of long-term disablement.

Explanation
For example the WIA, WAO, WAZ, Wajong and Wet Wajong. The benefits are paid periodically.

These include the law on industrial accidents of 1901 and 1921, the law on accidents in agriculture and horticulture of 1922-1967, the law on invalidity (since 1919), the law on industrial disability insurance (since 1969) and the General disablement act (since 1976).

Pupil in regular primary education who belongs to a disadvantaged category. In order to calculate the financial contribution to schools, each pupil is assigned a weight. Special needs pupils are assigned a higher weight than pupils who do not belong to a disadvantaged category. The higher the weight the higher the contribution.

See also: Cultural minority pupil

A court order issued in cases where the Public Prosecution Service has been able to prove the charges against a defendant, but the relevant offence or the offender is not punishable.

See also: Verdict of guilty, Criminal offence, Suspect, Acquittal

Court decision to discharge parents from their authority or to relieve a guardian of guardianship on the basis of inability to fulfil their tasks of care and education.

See also: Guardianship

Putting durable (material) means of production out of use by a company.

Decision by the Public Prosecution Service to dismiss the case against a suspect on political or technical grounds.

See also: Dismissal by the public prosecutor, Dismissal on technical grounds

Decision by the public prosecutor not to prosecute after a punishable offence for reasons of public interest.

See also: Public Prosecution Service, Criminal offence

Decision by the public prosecutor not to take action because the prosecution is unlikely to lead to a conviction (for instance due to lack of evidence or because the fact or the suspect is not punishable).

See also: Public Prosecution Service, Criminal offence

Income after deduction of taxes, plus benefits, that is spent on consumption and savings.

Gross income minus - current transfers paid, - income insurance premiums, - health insurance premiums, - tax on income and wealth.

The national income (including depreciations) plus the balance of the income transfers from abroad.

Explanation
These income transfers are mainly transfers to and from the EU and transfers for development cooperation.

The national income (excluding depreciations) plus the balance of the income transfers from abroad.

Explanation
These income transfers are mainly transfers to and from the EU and transfers for development cooperation.

In civil law: decision by a judge that does not lead to a temporary or permanent settlement of a conflict, or final decision by a judge on a petition. In administrative law: one-sided decision by an administrative body in a concrete individual case. In criminal law: decision by a judge during the criminal proceedings not pronounced during the trial.

See also:

Decisions under the Administrative Law Enforcement of Traffic ("Wet Mulder"). This law regulates the administrative settlement of traffic offences, with the aim of alleviating the workload of police, public prosecutor and courts. Only minor traffic violations (e.g. speeding, ignoring red lights) are settled administratively.

See also:

Dissolution of a marriage, partnership or relationship of unmarried couples living together, other than by death.

The distance travelled per journey.

Transport measure based on distance travelled and transport volume.

Explanation
In passenger transport these are expressed as passenger-kilometres and in goods transport they are expressed as tonne-kilometres.

Court of law that hears all cases in first instance for which no other judge is designated. There are nineteen district courts.

Criminal case tried in a district court. There are eleven district courts.

See also: Criminal offence

Dissolution of the marriage pronounced by a judge on the basis of legal grounds.

Explanation
The divorce comes into force once it has been recorded in the municipal population register.

See also: Marriage dissolution

Procedure petitioning a Dutch court to grant a divorce, a legal separation, an annulment of a marriage after a legal separation or an annulment of a registered partnership.

See also: Divorce, Petition

Marital status resulting from ending a legal marriage by divorce, or by ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.

See also: Marital status

Marital status resulting from ending a registered partnership other than by the death of the partner.

See also: Marital status

All expenditure by households in the Netherlands, at trade, or directly at the producer plus the expenditure through non-profit institutions for households.

Explanation
Expenditure by residents abroad is not included, but expenditure by foreign residents in the Netherlands is included.

See also: Consumption expenditure, Household, Resident, Non-resident, Sector non-profit institutions serving households

Total net turnover from sales to domestic buyers

Household where both partners earn a living.

See also: Income earner

Area for waste storage.

See also: Land use, classification

Products that can be used more than once and over a longer period of time.

The weighted average time of the payment of interest and redemption of a group of bonds.

See also: Yield to redemption

The duration in working days per conflict is determined by the company that has the longest strike action. In case of several strike actions within one company due to one conflict, the duration of the strike is the sum of the duration of each of the strike actions.

The number of months (weeks and days) between conception and (still)birth.

The number of days counted from the first calendar day of absence to the last, including weekends.

There is a classification of the linguistic competence in Dutch as a second language based on the qualification structure for adult education laid down in the Adult and Vocational Education Act of 1997. There are five levels: DSL1 through DSL5.

The Dutch Caribbean consists of the islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

Pertaining to Dutch nationality.

See also: Dutch national

Person with the Dutch nationality.

See also: Dutch citizenship

An economic size unit based on the standard gross margins (sgm) divided by a specific factor.

The classification of occupations used by Statistics Netherlands until 2012 is based on type of work. In the 1992 classification the level and field of the required skills are the main criteria. The categories created in this way are subdivided by the three main tasks. The total classification contains groupings of those main tasks coded by equal criteria values that make up 1 211 occupations.

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The classification of educational programs by level and field used by Statistics Netherlands since 2003 developed for use in statistics and research and for administrative purposes in the Netherlands.

The classification of educational programs by level and field used by Statistics Netherlands since 2006 developed for use in statistics and research and for administrative purposes in the Netherlands.

The classification of educational programs by level and field used by Statistics Netherlands developed for use in statistics and research and for administrative purposes in the Netherlands.

See also: Highest completed education level, Educational sector SOI

The classification of educational programs by level and field used by Statistics Netherlands since 1978 developed for use in statistics and research and for administrative purposes in the Netherlands.

The classification of educational programs by level and field used by Statistics Netherlands since 1998 developed for use in statistics and research and for administrative purposes in the Netherlands.

A residential building that - from a construction-technical point of view - is intended for permanent residence by one private household.

Real estate used primarily for housing purposes and real estate used in the service of housing purposes.

The developments of the purchasing power of an individual calculated as the change in standardised household income corrected for price changes.