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

The stage of life in which a woman is biologically capable of having children, barring exceptions. The period used for this phase in life is generally the 15 to 50 age bracket.

Term used in demography to indicate the actual reproduction by individuals, couples or the population in general.

The place of educational programs in the ISCED classification based on thematic content.

The place of educational programs in the Dutch Standard Classification of Education (SOI) based on the economic sector, area of working live or scientific area on which the program focuses.

The place of educational programs in the Dutch Standard Classification of Education (SOI) 2006 based on the economic sector, area of working live or scientific area on which the program focuses.

Only field and tracks outside. Excluding natural ice rinks and field that belong to army barracks, schools and other institutions.

Final use of energy as a source of power or heat.

Final use of energy other than as a source of power or heat.

Verdict by a judge in civil law started with a petition, ending a case in the relevant instance.

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Verdict by a judge in a civil law case started with a summons and ending with a final decision in the relevant instance.

See also: Civil law, Summons

The use of energy after which no energy source remains.

Ruling by the judge in a criminal case, which terminates the proceedings before the court concerned. See also: Settlement by judge.

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An institution engaged in the following activities: - providing credit through supplying cash loans, credit by purchasing in instalments or deferred payments, revolving credit and credit card credit; - providing short-term loans against property; - factoring. The institution differs from a bank in that it does not attract short-term liabilities like deposits.

The account records changes in acquisitions and disposals of financial assets. The balance is in principle equal to the surplus or deficit ( like the budget deficit or surplus used in the EMU).

Company that has financial intermediation as its main activity and whose shares or certificates are included officially on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Euronext).

See also: Financial intermediation

Institution playing a role as intermediate between money suppliers and people applying for money.

See: Sector financial corporations

The channelling, on one's own account, of funds from parties that have financial means available to parties requiring extra financial means.

See also: Financial company quoted on the Amsterdam Stock exchange, Sector financial corporations

Calculation method for the production of banks in the National Accounts called FISIM.


All purchases of new or second hand material fixed assets that became available for production during the reporting year and will be used for more than one year, that were obtained through financial lease.

The changes in acquisitions and liabilities of a sector to other sectors and the rest of the world. These are often mirror images of real transactions, but they can also stand on their own (such as the purchase or sales of stocks and bonds).

Situation in which the personal income from primary income sources and social insurances is higher than the low income concept used by Statistics Netherlands for one-person households.

See also: Economically independent

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Person charged for the first time with having committed an offence.

See also: Suspect

A newly formed or immigrated household that becomes the new main occupant of a dwelling and that was not a main occupant of a dwelling in the Netherlands before. (A newly formed household is one formed due to marriage, divorce, or leaving home.)

The number of babies that died within seven days of birth.

Produced tangible or intangible assets that are used in the production process for longer than one year.

See also: Fixed capital formation

Assets acquired or produced under own management intended as input in the production process. These are mostly assets with a lifecycle of more than one year (e.g. buildings, dwellings, machines, transport equipment etc.)

Type of credit where the entire amount of the loan becomes available to the lender. The amount plus interest and costs has to be repaid in a fixed number of terms. The amounts repaid cannot be used again by the lender.

Ending marriage by changing it to a registered partnership and then dissolving the partnership.

See also: Divorce procedure, Annulment of registered partnership

The total of all (motorised) vehicles with a Dutch registration number.

This includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, motorcycles and mopeds.

Job based on a flexible employment contract.

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Interval in which the population (or the number of households) will find itself with a certain degree of probability.

Someone who is employed in the Netherlands and does not have the Dutch nationality.

Total net turnover from sales to foreign buyers

Area grown with trees for wood production and/or nature management.

See also: Land use, classification

A legal person created through a notarised deed or will to serve a certain purpose with the aid of capital. It may generate profits, but these must be paid to an idealistic or social purpose.

A foundation can be instituted by a natural and/or legal person.

See also: Legal entity

A member of an association who has continuous free access to the botanical garden or zoo.

Heavy oil for use in mainly maritime shipping, but also in power plants.

This oil remains after the distillation in the refinery. Fuel oil at room temperature is viscous and needs to be heated to make it liquid enough for use in an engine.

See also: Fuel oil, high sulphur, Fuel oil, low sulphur

Heavy oil with a sulphur content greater than 1 percent.

See also: Fuel oil, Fuel oil, low sulphur

Heavy oil with a sulphur content of 1 percent or less.

See also: Fuel oil, Fuel oil, high sulphur

A levy on the purchase and import of mineral oils labelled fuels (led-free petrol, leaded petrol, petroleum, diesel etc.), for the delivery or use of coal and of gas not labelled as mineral oil, and for the use of petroleum cokes. The tax is levied per unit of fuel expressed in litres, kilograms, normal cubic metres or gigajoules.

Daytime education, provided on weekdays

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Employee working full days and full weeks with exception of temp workers, workers on call and stand-by workers.

A measure of labour volume, calculated by converting all full-time and part-time jobs to full-time jobs

See also: Labour volume, Full-time job

An employee's job when he or she has a contract and tasks for a full working day and full working week.

See also: Part-time job