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

Solid coal product derived as a by-product from the production of town gas.

Gas derived from coal and destined for distribution in the gas network, also known as town gas.

Heavy oil used as fuel in diesel engines and heating installations.

The distillation range lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius. Gasoil is the
most common name for this product, however the term diesel oil is often used due to the use in diesel engines. This product includes heating gasoil of which the distillation range goes up to 540 degrees Celsius.

A mixture of light oils used as fuel for spark ignition engines. It contains motor gasoline, aviation gasoline and gasoline type jet fuel.

Fuel for aircrafts with a jet engine.

It is a blend of lighter motor gasoline, heavier kerosene en sometimes naphtha.

Gross domestic product (at market prices)

See: Gross domestic product (market prices) (GDP)

A study tracing family pedigrees.

The general business register is a system with a registration of identifying data and structural data on businesses. From this the statistical units Enterprise, Enterprise Group and Local Unit are being derived.

The general child benefit act offers a financial compensation for the cost of child care.

For children born before 1 January 1995 the benefits depend on family size and age of the child. Parents receive a fixed amount for children born on or after 1 January 1995, depending on the age. In the Dutch social security system this is a social insurance.

See also: Dependent child

Law rescinded on 1 July 1998 and replaced by WAZ and Wajong. It was a compulsory insurance for the entire population against the financial consequences of long-term disablement.

See also: Disablement, WAZ

The number of live born babies per 1000 of the average number of women aged 15 to 50 in a certain period (usually a calendar year)

An institution in which all kinds of medical specialist help is on offer 24 hours a day.

See also: University hospital

A general compulsory insurance for the entire population that provides people with an income from the AOW entitlement age. In the Dutch social security system this is a social insurance.

Agreement with no legal personality between two or more partners to run a business.

The partners contribute business capital, which is separated from their personal assets (‘separate estate’), and which may be used solely for the business. Each partner has unlimited liability, including personal assets, for obligations entered into by the partnership, even if these are entered into by another partner.

See also: Legal entity, Natural person

Term for various kinds of Dutch secondary school with a theoretical or predominantly theoretical content: vwo, havo, mavo (vmbo tracks theoretical and combined theoretical and prevocational programme)

Provision against the financial consequences of death. In the Dutch social security system this is a social insurance.

Further seduction of persons with a migration background to persons with a first generation migration background and persons with a second generation migration background.

See also: Migration background, Person with a first-generation migration background, Person with a second-generation migration background

Table showing how many of the 100,000 newborn boys or girls will reach the ages of 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 years etc. based on the mortality rate observed for a given birth cohort.

See also: Life expectancy table

The register contains all addresses in the Netherlands with an indication of their location.

Energy that comes from below the solid surface of the earth.

Geothermal energy from below 500 m.

Geothermal energy below this depth
originates from processes within the earth.

Geothermal energy from above 500 m below the surface.

Geothermal energy above this depth originates mainly from seasonal exchange with the atmosphere. Is also known as heat/cold storage.

Geothermal energy from above 500 m below the surface as heat storage.

An area in which the municipal mental health care services cooperate.

The quantity of energy transformed to heat from solar and sky radiation

Tangible products, such as food, durable consumer items, machinery etc.

Archive from central, provincial, municipal government or local government body.

Government bodies mainly selling the goods and services they produce at market prices to other government, households, enterprises or the rest of the world.

The ratio between the number of people aged 0 to 20 and the number of people aged 20 to 65.

Levies aiming to reduce activities that burden the environment by raising prices.

The ratio between the number of people aged 65 or over and the number of people aged 20 to 65.

Square of 500x500 metres with coordinates at 500 and 1000 metres according to the RD system.

The sum of gross wages, the annual wage applicable for social insurance schemes, employee contributions to pension and early retirement schemes and employee savings schemes.

The final result of productive activities of production units in the Netherlands. It equals the sum of value added in all sectors of industry, and includes some transactions that are not classified by sector of industry.

See also: VAT paid, Intermediate consumption, Taxes on products, Subsidies on products, Production value (at basic prices), Imputed VAT, Value added

Investments to expand or replace assets by sectors corporations, households and non-profit organisations serving households.

See also: Fixed capital formation

Investments to expand or replace assets by Central government and other public sector enterprises and social , households and non-profit organisations.

See also: Fixed capital formation

The gross monthly wage divided by 1/12 of the annual working hours. This is the hourly wage that would apply if the employee were to take the holidays and reduced working hours' compensation in equal parts each month.

Primary income plus gross transfers received.

The percentage of the (employed and unemployed) labour force in the population (labour force and 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 75 years old.

See also: Unemployed labour force

The regular wage paid excluding occasional payments before employee contributions to pension and early retirement schemes.

The average number of live-born daughters that a group of women would have if the age-specific fertility rate were to apply to them in a given period (usually a calendar year).

See also: Age specific fertility rate

The measure for the total cubic capacity of the ship in accordance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships of 1969.

Wage before income tax and employee contributions to pension and early retirement schemes, employee savings schemes and social security contribution.

The wage on which employees have to pay social security contributions such as unemployment (WW) and health insurance (ZW).

The category gross wages and salaries refers to employees on the payroll and includes - wages including employees' contributions to social insurances minus sick pay; - bonuses, holiday allowances, thirteenth month payments and dismissal payments - allowances for commuter traffic - contributions to savings schemes

Regularly paid weekly wage excluding occasional payments, before employee contributions to pension and early retirement schemes.

The total weight of transported goods plus the weight of the packaging, but excluding the weight of the transport unit.

See also: Cargo weight

The total weight of the goods carried, all packaging, and including the tare weight of the transport unit (e.g. (air) containers, swap bodies and pallets for containing goods, as well as road goods vehicles, wagons or barges carried on or in the vehicle, vessel or aircraft).

See also: Cargo weight

An establishment with at least twenty sleeping places, providing lodging to groups (not families) with rooms or chalets, campsites or collective dormitories.

A cluster of 66 agricultural areas into fourteen groups of agricultural areas.

See also: Agricultural region

Regional grouping of the provinces. The classification forms level 1 in the European NUTS classification.

Authority over a minor and over the minor’s possessions based on a court decision, given to one parent or to a third party when there is no parental authority over the child.

See also: Discharge from parental authority or guardianship, Temporary guardianship

A visitor who stays overnight in overnight accommodation.

Following persons are not counted in tourist statistics:
- Regular guests, i.e. visitors who spend more than two months in a hotel or boarding house.
- Visitors who have rented a permanent camping site or a cottage for more than two months.
- Asylum seekers, even if they remain in a lodging accommodation for less than two months.
Every month all tourists departed in that month are counted, irrespective of the month in which they arrived. It is possible that one person is counted more than once in the same lodging accommodation or in different accommodations.

See also: Hotel, Transient, Boarding house