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

Tit-for-tat policy for young first offenders who have committed certain types of crime, such as vandalism, yobbism and less serious crimes against property.

HALT is an acronym for the alternative (Het ALTernatief).

See also: Crime, Under age suspect, Public Prosecution Service, Police, Dismissal, Criminal offence

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Sort of coal with a calorific value greater than 23,865 megajoule per kilogram of the ash free en wet product.

Of hard coal four sorts are distinguished, namely anthracite, cokes, blast furnace coal and coal briquettes.

European index of prices developed to compare the inflation rates of the member states of the European Union.

Until 31 December 2005 Dutch health insurance was divided into a collective and a private part. The collective part was based on the Compulsory Health Insurance Act (ZFW) and the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ) The private part consisted of private and compulsory health insurance (IZA/IZR). As of 1 January 2006 Dutch health insurance is divided into a collective and a private part. The collective part is based on the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ) and the basic health insurance under the new Health Insurance Act (Zorgverzekeringswet) which pays out in kind. The private part consists of additional insurances which pay out in cash.

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The number of years a person of a certain age can expect to live in good health, assuming that the age specific chances on mortality and ill-health remain constant. Good health can be defined in four different ways, namely: as the absence of chronic disease, the absence of physical limitations, or as a state of general health that is perceived as good, or a state of good mental health.

The answer in surveys where the person interviewed indicates that he/she is healthy or very healthy.

Energy in the form of steam and/or warm water Steam is water with a temperature of more than 100 degrees Celsius. Warm water has a temperature of less than 100 degrees Celsius

Heat obtained by cooling of just milked milk on farms.

This heat is used for the heating of tap water.

Heating and other gasoil for use outside road traffic, for example for lighter ship engines, diesel trains and other diesel engines, such as used in agriculture and construction.

The properties are almost identical to diesel used in cars. The levies on it are different.

Someone who drinks six glasses of alcohol or more a day at least once a week.

Someone who smokes on average 20 cigarettes or more a day.

Measuring unit for air pressure; 1 hPa = 1 millibar.

Vocational colleges and university education.

See also: University education

The highest level of education completed (according to the Dutch Standard Classification of Education (SOI))

See also: Dutch Standard Classification of Education (SOI) 1998

Collection of books, periodicals etc. containing mostly results of historical research based on archives.

The country where the largest number of nights was spent during a holiday.

The country where the largest number of nights was spent. The destination of domestic holidays is indicated by municipality codes. Holidays abroad (outbound holidays) use country codes, and tourist regions of some countries. If an equal number of nights is spent at two or more locations, the destination furthest away from the respondent's home is taken.

A building intended for habitation situated on an officially allocated recreation area and/or designated for habitation during holidays.

An area with at least twenty beds, consisting of a number of holiday homes, bungalows or apartments that are available for rent from the owner/manager. Apartments without hotel services are also included. Not included are second homes where individual dwellings in a block are owned by different private individuals and that are not made available for rent by the manager of the block; apartments rented out with hotel services, since these are considered hotels.

Care aimed to support clients in such a way that they can live at home instead of being hospitalised or admitted to a nursing home etc.

Permanent dwelling made available to older people, including care such as meals, cleaning, monitoring alarm systems and personal support.

See also: Housing unit

Labour performed by people working from their home.

See also: People working from home

Garden for scientific study.

An officially recognised institution for intramural health care, where patients with a specific physical disease are provided with one or more forms of specialist medical treatment and nursing and care during the day and night.

A hospital thrombosis service has its thrombosis activities located in a hospital.

See also: Care for thrombotic patients

Accommodation providing beds mostly in 1 and 2-bed rooms available for reservation per night, which may also provide separate meals, food and drink to guests and to non-guests. Also included are apartments with hotel service.

See also: Guest, Transient, Boarding house

Cleaning rooms and making beds during the guests' stay in the accommodation. Other services may be available such as reception, room, and telephone services.

The provision to customers of lodging and/or prepared meals, snacks, and beverages for immediate consumption.

The wage, calculated by dividing the monthly wage, excluding overtime, by 1/12 of the annual working hours.

The sum of the hours agreed and the paid extra hours.

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The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.

The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.

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Private or institutional household.

See: Institutional household, Private household

See also: Sector households

The classification of private households on the basis of the relationships within the household.

Private household consisting of a couple and at least one child who lives at home (and possibly with other members).

See also: Household composition

Private household consisting of a couple without children living at home (and possibly with other members).

See also: Household composition

Expected future developments in the number of households by type and size and in the population by future household position.

Position someone has in a household in relation to the reference person of that household.

See also: Parent in a one-parent family, Other household member, Couple (household), Partner (household), Reference person, Child living at home

Number of people in a private household.

Area primarily intended for housing, incl. primary housing facilities.

See also: Land use, classification

Including rent, lease and repair and maintenance of housing and premises, cleaning services and insurance premiums water consumption, furniture, etc.

Group of municipalities designed for the housing requirements survey.

Social-economic perspective on how people live in their homes.

A building intended for housing which, from a construction perspective, is intended for permanent housing by a private household. It meets all criteria applicable to dwellings, except for having a kitchen fitted to prepare full meals and/or having a toilet.. The unit must be in a building that provides common facilities to compensate for the elements lacking in the unit.

See also: Home for the elderly


See: Hectopascal (hPa)

Hydrogen derived from chemical reactions.

Energy generated by falling or flowing water.