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

Water between Afsluitdijk, Ketelbrug from Noordoostpolder to Oostelijk Flevoland, Hollandsebrug near Muiderberg and Oranjesluizen near Amsterdam.

See also: Land use, classification

People moving to the Netherlands from another country.

See also: International migration

Immovable objects attached to or set in the land, such as dwellings, buildings, business premises, land, woods and mines.

The goods and services sold to residents by the rest of the world.

See also: Resident, Imports of services, Import of goods

The goods sold to residents by the rest of the world.

See also: Resident, Import value of goods (trade)

The value of all goods brought into the Dutch economy for consumption. This is the case when import duties and national taxes have been paid. For imports from EU countries this is the value of the goods including freight and insurance up to the Dutch border (CIF). For imports from non-EU countries this is the value including freight and insurance up to the border of the European Union.

See also: Resident, Import of goods

The services sold to residents by the rest of the world.

See also: Resident

The compensation of banks for financial intermediation, i.e. the acquisition, transformation and issuing of financial assets. The compensation for these services is implicitly included in the interest paid to and received from banks. The value of these is calculated as the margin on attracted deposits and put out loans.

See also: Gross domestic product (market prices) (GDP), Financial intermediation, Interest margin

Contributions by the government meant to increase the pension schemes reserves are recorded as other capital transfers of the government to pension funds. Subsequently these amounts are imputed to households by way of an imputed capital transfer to the policyholders. Eventually the amounts are paid back to the insurers as a component of the change in net equity of households in the pension scheme reserves (financial transaction).

See also: Capital account, Other capital transfers

These include: wage during illness, redundancy pay and contribution to health insurance costs.

See also: Social security contributions

VAT is a tax on goods and services collected in stages by producers, which is ultimately charges in full to the final purchasers. Producers are obliged to hand over only the difference between the VAT on their sales and the VAT on their purchases.

See also: Value added tax (VAT)

Primary court dealing with a case.

See also: Cassation, Appeal, District court

The ratio between people who are inactive and those who are active. The inactive population are people aged 15 and over claiming benefits (AOW, ANW, ZW, WAO, WAZ, Wajong, WW, benefits for hold-ups due to frost, ABW, IOAW and IOAZ). The active population are people aged 15 and over with jobs (in fulltime equivalents), minus the absence due to sickness (in years).

The part of the development of the average earned wage that does not result from a collective labour agreement change. It is divided into demographic-economic effects and other effects.

The distribution of the income generated over the various domestic sectors and of the rest of the world. Can be divided into primary income distribution and secondary income distribution (income redistribution).

Someone who receives an income from work as an employee or as a self-employed person.

See also: One-earner household, Dual income households

or persons and households this is wage and salary including employee-paid and employer-paid premiums for social insurance, bonuses, save-as-you-earn deductions and remuneration for labour carried out outside the employment contract. This also includes the value of private use of a company car.

Sum of the income from financial assets, income from real estate, and income from other property, minus interest paid.

Wages and salaries of employees plus the attributed pay for self-employed people and family-members working in the family business.

See also: Labour income quote

Insurance covering the risk of loss of income from work or insufficient income due to certain needs or other personal circumstances (such as illness, disability, unemployment, old age or death).

A couple or unmarried person with an income

Welfare recipient who has a debt outstanding with a municipality, related to the welfare provisions (WWB, IOAW, IOAZ or (W)WIK).

Gross benefits received under the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW).

A ship loading and/or unloading in a Dutch port.

Granting Dutch nationality to non-Dutch adults.

Enterprises classified in SBI 86.92.4 ("Medical laboratories, intensive care for thrombotic patients and other analyses supporting medical treatment") with the only activity thrombosis service.

See also: Care for thrombotic patients

Index showing the development of the gross wages unconditionally due to employees when they work fulltime.

Index showing the development of the average wage earned, corrected for changes in the composition of the work force in the branch of industry, age, sex and kind of work.

Total number of live births per 1,000 women aged 15-49, indirectly standardised by age.

A work-related accident due to or during paid work, except traffic accidents to and from work.

See also: Paid labour

A key economic indicator for the developments of production in industry. The index measures the volume changes of the gross value added at basic prices of a given base year.

Special boiling point spirits (SBP) for industrial use.

The distillation range lies between 30 and 200 degrees Celsius.

The non-biogenic fraction of industrial waste used for the production of energy.

Material of little value to the company that the company wants to dispose of (Environmental Management Act, C.1, art. 1.1). Exceptions are: radioactive waste; hazardous waste registered with the Dutch Waste Administration Office (LMA); construction and demolition waste; ashes from incineration of own waste within the company; and waste discharged into water or emitted into the air.

'SIC sections B-F, thus including: - Mineral extraction; - Manufacturing industry; - Production and distribution of and trade in electricity, natural gas, steam and water; - Construction industry.

A fund in a branch of industry collecting money to insure the pensions of employees within that branch of industry (all funds come under paragraph 1, item b of the Pensioen- en spaarfondsenwet (1952, Stb. 275).

Since February 1994 the year-on-year percentage changes in the consumer price index (CPI) for all households. Before that the official figure was based on the CPI for employees, low.

Waste water transported to a waste water treatment plant (for treatment).

Information provided by archives to ministries and other government bodies.

Person belonging to the population living in a given area.

In the population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands the inhabitants of a given area are the people registered in the population register, whose address is located in that area.

See also: Population

The amount of oxygen-binding substances of which the oxygen consumption during biodegradation equals the amount of waste water produced by one inhabitant.

The value on the balance sheet of commodities at the start of the period under review.

Initial stock of raw and auxiliary materials and packing material.

The value on the balance sheet of raw and auxiliary materials (including purchased semi-finished products), packing material at the start of the period under review

Inland water used for shipping, recreation, extraction, water reservoir or sludge field, excluding the IJsselmeer.

See also: Inland water (land use)

Inland water used for shipping, recreation, extraction, water reservoir or sludge field, including the IJsselmeer.

See also: Inland water (Gf, Fvw), Land use, classification

Inland water in use for extraction.

See also: Land use, classification

Inland water in use for recreational purposes, such as water on golf links and parks, stretches for rowing and lakes for recreation.

See also: Land use, classification

All activities aimed at renewal within a company.

The gross stock of capital goods in relation to the gross value added.

See also: Stocks of fixed assets, Value added

A non-profit legal entity with its own budget active in arts and education.

Institution certified by the Health Care Insurance Board (College van Zorgverzekeringen) as an institution providing care for mentally disabled people.

Household consisting of two or more people living in one accommodation whose housing and daily needs are provided professionally.

See also: Institutionalised population, Sector households

An institution with money at its disposal for investment, such as an insurance company, pension fund or investment company.

A group of participants in the economic process with the same position and function in the economy. The residential units that make up the total economy, according to the European system of national and regional accounts (ESR), are grouped into five mutually exclusive sectors: non-financial corporations; financial corporations; general government; non-profit institutions serving households; households

See also: Collective labour agreement sector (CAO sector), Institutional unit, Sector financial corporations, Sector households, Sector non-profit institutions serving households, Sector non-financial corporations, Sector general government

The institutional unit is an elementary economic decision-making centre characterised by uniformity of behaviour and decision-making autonomy in the exercise of its principle function. A unit is regarded as constituting an institutional unit if it has decision-making autonomy in respect of its principle function and keeps a complete set of accounts. Autonomy of decision in respect of its principle function means that a unit must be responsible and accountable for the decisions and actions it takes. Keeping a complete set of accounts means that a unit must keep accounting records covering all its economic and financial transactions carried out during the accounting period, as well as a balance sheet of assets and liabilities.

See also: Institutional sector

The total population in institutional households.

See also: Institutional household

Non-monetary fixed assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured.

Medical action at the end of life by which the treatment of pain or symptoms is intensified through one or more types of medication, taking into account that this treatment is likely to or will certainly end the patient’s life faster.

Official interest rates as determined by the European Central Bank (ECB) or the government and interest rates on the money market.

The goods and services consumed as inputs by a process of production, which are transformed into new products at the end of the process such as raw materials, semi-manufactured goods, services of accountants or cleaners, telephone costs. Imputed bank services are also included.

See also: Value added

Goods transport between the Netherlands and abroad, where either the place of loading or the place of unloading is outside the Netherlands.

Loaded and empty sea vessels entering Dutch ports to load and/or unload cargo and/or passengers.

Refers to people who moved to the Netherlands (immigration) or inhabitants who leave the Netherlands (emigration).

See also: Emigration, Immigration

An international multi-dimensional classification of education of UNESCO recommended by the United Nations. It divides education into the characteristics of level and sequencing of the program, preparation to the next level of education or to the job market, contents (general/vocational), cumulative length of a programme in fulltime equivalents, the aspect of on the job training, the ranking in the hierarchy of national exams in higher education and the field of study.

The International Standard Classification of Occupations revised in 1988 under the supervision of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and introduced in 1990.

A move from one address in a municipality to another address in the same municipality.

Assets consisting of goods and services produced in the current or earlier period which are kept on for sales, use in the production process or another future use.

A systematic description of the archive with an introduction explaining the archive. Inventory lists of dossiers are also included.

Capital transfers in cash or in kind to other units to finance all or part of the costs of acquiring fixed assets.

Fixed capital formation with the primary aim to protect, restore or improve the environment, of which the costs will not be recovered within three years.

Gross fixed capital formation as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Refugee selected in first instance by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and subsequently invited by the Dutch government to settle in the Netherlands. This person will get a residence permit without previously submitting a request for asylum.

See also: Asylum request, Asylum seeker

Work that does not take place at set times.

International Standard Classification of Occupations 1988

See: International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) 1988

The issuing of securities (stocks and bonds) by companies or government to attract new funds.

See also: Re-issuing of shares, Public emission

The amount attracted by issuing stocks or bonds by the issuer.