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

Input of human capacity for the production of goods, as defined in Statistics Netherlands' national accounts.

See also: Unpaid work (NA), Unpaid work (TBO)

An agreement between two parties: one party, the employee, agrees to work for the other party, the employer, for a weekly number of hours in return for a wage.

Explanation
A distinction is made between a labour contract for a fixed period of time and an open-ended labour contract.

See also: Labour contract for a fixed period of time, Open-ended labour contract

An employment contract which specifies a fixed period of time, either as agreed between employer and employee, or determined by law or by custom.

See also: Labour contract, Open-ended labour contract

Subsidy on the total wage sum of a company based on the act to combat the volume of labour disability (TAV).

The employer's cost directly related to employing individuals in the production process. These consist of two main components: wages and salaries paid, and the employer's share in social contributions.

See also: Wages and salaries according to National accounts, Employers' social contributions

All costs connected with employing workers. These include compensation of employees, training costs and a number of other costs. The compensation of employees consists of two components: wages and social premiums paid by the employer. Subsidies are subtracted from the labour costs.

In the production statistics by Statistics Netherlands the labour costs are the gross wages and salaries of employees and the social contributions payable by the employers.

Ground for a strike, work interruption, employee exclusion by the employer, or a series of related strikes, work interruptions or lock-outs.

People: - who have paid work (employed labour force), or - who don't have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

Explanation
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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

See also: Labour force (12-hours threshold)

People: - who have paid work for twelve hours or more (employed labour force (12-hours threshold)), or - who don't have paid work or for less than twelve hours per week, recently looked for work for twelve hours or more per week and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force (12-hours-threshold)).

Explanation
This definition of the labour force was used in publications of Statistics Netherlands until 2015. The definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 65 years old.

See also: Labour force

The share of the rewards for labour in the net value added in the economy. The pay for labour includes the pay for employees plus the attributed pay for self-employed people and family-members working in the family business.

See also: Income from work

Gross value added (basic prices) per unit of labour volume .

Net value added per worker as an indicator of economic performance in the agricultural sector.

See also: Worker (agriculture), Net value added (agriculture)

The volume change of the gross value added in basic prices per unit of labour volume.

The system of material and immaterial terms of employment and working conditions: nature of the work, social security, status of the work, authority, working climate, information and communication.

The distinction between jobs with a fixed contract and jobs where the contract is flexible.

See also: Job, Flex job

The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of hours worked or full-time equivalents

See also: Full-time equivalent (fte), Hours worked

In determining the total land area the inland waterways of less than six metres wide, marshes, salt marshes, swamps, reedy lands etc. are included.

See also: Land use, classification

Functional classification of mutually exclusive categories which together encompass the entire surface of the Netherlands.

This law prescribes that employers must pay the employees wage during sickness for a maximum of one year.

Education for pupils in lower secondary prevocational training (vmbo) who require remedial teaching or support in dealing with their behavioural or motivational problems to graduate. Students can study the same four tracks and graduate with the same diplomas as in regular VMBO.

Marital status resulting from having married legally.

See also: Marital status

All activities undertaken for leisure purposes. For instance: a day trip to the beach or an amusement park, walking, sports, visiting a museum, theatre or café/bar, a boat trip, singing in a choir, dinning, shopping.

See also: Day trip

Difference between the time of departure and the time of return from a day trip. A day trip takes minimally two hours.

See also: Day trip

The number of years an employee has been employed at the company or institution where he or she works.

The number of full years that passed between the moment of observation and the date of the most recent immigration.

Income tax plus premiums for compulsory national insurances.

Items on the credit side of a balance sheet, often related to debts still to be paid.

The number of years someone of a certain age still is expected to live, according to a life table.

See also: Life expectancy table

The number of years someone is expected to live at birth according to the life table.

See also: Life expectancy table

Table showing how many of 100,000 newborn boys or girls will reach the age of 0.5, 1.5, 2,5 years etc. on the basis of the mortality rate during a given period or birth cohort.

See also: Generation life table, Life expectancy, Life expectancy at birth, Period life table

A contract between an insurer and an insured person. The insurer agrees to pay an amount in cash, in one or more payments, on a given date or when reaching a certain age, or when the insured person dies. The insured person agrees to pay a premium.

Fictitious cohort usually consisting of 100 thousand men or women who, at any age, are subject to sex and age-specific mortality risks as observed in a given period or for a given birth cohort.

Vehicle with two wheels capable of a maximum speed of 25 km/h.

Explanation
These may be moped and scooter style vehicles.
The scooter model has small broad wheels, and the driver's feet are placed between handlebars and saddle. Includes bicycles with an electric motor, with the exception of those with power assist. As the term "Motorised bicycle" is not a separate legal category, these vehicles are legally classified as mopeds.

Agreement with no legal personality between two or more partners to run a business. There is no distinction between business assets and personal assets (no ‘separate estate’). The partners make an agreement about who has what authority, usually in the form of a contract (partnership articles). An authorised partner may enter into agreements on behalf of the partnership, thus binding fellow partners. Partners are jointly liable and liable severally for the business.

See also: Legal entity, Natural person

Shipping according to a time table on a regular route with transport capacity on offer publicly (or scheduled services)

List of the main causes of death used at Statistics Netherlands.

A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Liquefied natural gas.

Explanation
The gas is liquefied through cooling till about minus 160 degrees Celsius. This makes transport in ships over long distances possible.

The maximum permissible cargo weight that can be transported by a single vehicle, expressed in tonnes of 1000 kilograms.

Unit of measurement for transport capacity, representing the transport of a tonne (1000 kilograms) of load capacity over one kilometre.

The number of potential clients from the residential areas in a municipality.

All generation of electricity that is not centrally co-ordinated such as by power stations, windmills, solar panels and turbines.

Provinces, municipalities, water boards and public corporate organisations and the communal arrangements based on the Wet Gemeenschappelijke Regelingen.

See also: Sector local government

The part of a kind-of-activity unit (KAU) which corresponds to a local unit.

Explanation
The local KAU corresponds to the operational definition of the establishment. According to the European System of Accounts (ESA) the local KAU is called the establishment in the SNA and ISIC Rev. 3.

See: Kind-of-activity unit

A branch that belongs to an enterprise.

See also: Location

Revenues from the taxes and retributions levied by local governments.

Each individual space, area or complex of buildings or areas used by an enterprise for its activities. Each enterprise has at least one location.

See also: Local part of an enterprise, Enterprise group

Temporarily stopping the work of employees by the employer.

Absence from home for leisure or recreation purposes with at least four consecutive nights spent away from home.

Explanation
Staying at the homes of relatives or friends abroad is included. Staying at the homes of relatives or friends in the Netherlands is not included unless the habitual occupants were away from home for all or most of the time.

Visitor who remains more than two months in a hotel or guest house.

Withdrawing or renounce the Dutch nationality.

An income converted to a single person’s income, that represents a purchasing power of less than 9 250 euro in prices of the year 2000

See also: Standardised income, Low income threshold

The threshold representing the same purchasing power for all years for all households. The level is based on the welfare benefit level for a single person in 1979.

See also: Poverty, Low income

Liquefied petroleum gas: light, straight hydrocarbons derived from refining of crude oil.

Explanation
These are mainly propane and butane or blends of these. At room temperature and normal pressure, lpg is gaseous. It is liquefied for storage and transport. The motor fuel automotive lpg also falls in this category.

Oils or greases produced from distillate by-products mainly used to reduce friction between two bearing surfaces.