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 mode of transport assigned when multiple modes of transport are used in a given journey. The assignment is based on a sequence of priorities, determined in advance.

See also: Travelling time per person per day

Categorisation of households by the highest amount of income. Income from all household members is added up by source.

The person who drives most kilometres in a car

Legal status involving someone's rights and competences as determined by legal marriage and registered partnership.

See also: Married, Divorced, Divorced after a partnership, Divorced after a legal marriage, Never married, Partnership, Widowed, Widowed after a partnership, Widowed after a legal marriage, Widowing, Legally married

A waterway allowing ocean vessels excluding the open sea areas.

The price paid by the buyer for the product purchased.

See also: Basic price

The value of a security on the stock exchange.

Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people.

Ending a marriage through death or divorce.

See also: Divorce, Widowing

The duration of the marriage in years calculated as the difference between the year of observation and the year in which the marriage was contracted.

Marital status resulting from concluding a legal marriage or a registered partnership.

See also: Marital status

Couple consisting of two married people, including people with a registered partnership.

Contracting a marriage.

Mothers dying as a result of (complications of) the pregnancy or birth.

If there is more than one decision, the death is classified on the basis of the most drastic intervention.

Medical decision at the end of life in which the medical doctor reports that: - the patient’s death resulted from a treatment prescribed or administered by her/him or a colleague with the explicit aim to speed up the end of life, and - the decision was not made at the explicit request of the patient.

Someone who practices one branch of medicine.

All ocean vessels specially intended for the transport of goods and/or passengers or vessels specially adapted for a commercial role.

Area with uninterrupted urban development.

See also: Urban region

Micro copies on celluloid of archives kept in depot to prevent wear and tear of the originals.

Vehicle with four wheels capable of a maximum speed of 45 km/h and a weight of less than 350 kg.

As the term "Microcar" is not a separate legal category, these vehicles are legally classified as mopeds. Vehicles for the disabled are excluded.

Someone trained to assist a woman during birth and by monitoring the pregnancy through regular check ups.

A move between two geographic entities resulting in a change of municipality or country.

The country with which a person has the closest ties, based on his/her parents' country of birth or his/her own country of birth.

The migration background of a person with a first-generation migration background is defined as his or her country of birth.

The migration background of a person with a second-generation migration background is defined as his or her mother's country of birth, unless the mother's country of birth is the Netherlands. In that case, the migration background is defined as the father's country of birth.

The group with a second-generation migration background may also be divided into persons with one parent born abroad and persons with two parents born abroad.

See also: Person with a first-generation migration background, Person with a migration background, Person with a Dutch background, Person with a non-western migration background, Person with a second-generation migration background, Person with a western migration background

Reason why someone moves to an other country.

For instance a job or family reunification.

The legal minimum on 1 January for the wage of a fulltime employee.

See also: Minimum wage earner

Employee earning the minimum wage applicable to his/her age or less. For part-time workers the minimum wage is proportional to the number of weekly hours worked.

See also: Minimum wage for young people, Minimum wage

The legal minimum wage on 1 January for a fulltime employee aged under 23.

See also: Minimum wage earner

Punishable offence of a less serious nature, mentioned as such in the Penal Code. The classification of punishable offences is important in procedural law (absolute competence and legal remedies) and punishment. Often settled or involving a transaction with the public prosecutor, or trial in first instance by the sub district sector of the court.

See also: Criminal offence, Criminal offence, Penal Code

Figure showing the number of moves in a regional unit in a given period of time. A regional unit is a municipality, province or region.

The figure is the total number of moves within a regional unit plus half of the sum of the moves into and departures from the regional unit.
The national figure is the sum of all people who moved within and between regional units.

The activity at the destination of the trip. If this is the home address, then it is the activity at the origin of the trip.

Changing jobs or work.

Survey aiming to describe the mobility pattern of the Dutch population.

Monetary financial institutions include: De Nederlandsche Bank, general banks, co-operative credit institutions and its central credit institution, general savings banks.

See: Sector monetary financial institutions (MFI)

The market in which financial transactions take place with a duration of less than two years.

See also: Capital market

Volume-indicator on a monthly basis for economic variables that are also part of the Quarterly National Accounts.

The gross wage paid each month before deducting the pension and early retirement premiums paid by the employee.

Vehicle with a maximum speed of not more than 45 km/h, equipped with an internal combustion engine, with a cylinder capacity of not more than 50 cubic centimetres (according to the Dutch law) or an electric motor with a power not exceeding 4 KW.

These may be moped or scooter style vehicles. The scooter model has small broad wheels, and the driver's feet are placed between handlebars and saddle.
Vehicles for the disabled are excluded.

The total number of people pronounced dead by an authorized medical doctor in a given period.

Risk to die in a given year.

A secured money loan on real estate with a private individual as its mortgagor

Mortgage loans are registered with the Land Registry Office (Cadastre).

Fuel for spark ignition engines of cars.

It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties. These distinguish leaded and unleaded motor gasoline.

Motor vehicle on two or three wheels, with or without sidecar, fitted with a combustion engine with a cylinder capacity of 50 cubic centimetres or more.

Change of address with the exception of changes that are the result of a change in street names, house numbers, municipal boundary changes etc.

Each move within the Netherlands.

Every dwelling that forms an entire property together with other dwellings and business premises. This includes apartment blocks, flats with gallery entrances or entrance halls, dwellings occupying a lower or an upper floor or floors, and dwellings above company premises when they have a separate entrance outside the company premises.

Private household consisting of two or more people.

Private household consisting of one or two parents and at least one child living at home, and possibly additional members.

See also: Household composition, Child living at home

Private household consisting of at least two people without children living at home, and possibly more additional members.

See also: Household composition, Child living at home

Birth of two or more babies born from the same pregnancy.

Two or more babies born from the same pregnancy.

Archive storage for a municipality managed by an appointed archivist.

A computerised population register used by the municipalities.

Local tax or retribution.

The land and water area under municipal authority.

Waste from waste treatment plants. renewable as well as non-renewable.

The smallest local government unit as determined by the States General.

The municipality in which someone was born.

A permanent non-profit institution for the benefit of society and its development, accessible to the public, which collects items relating to the history and heritage of mankind and its environment, conserves it, scientifically researches it, presents it and informs the public about it for the purposes of study, education and pleasure.

Card providing free entry or entry at reduced cost for many museums and several botanical gardens. The card is valid for one year and can be bought for a certain amount from the Stichting Museumkaart. It is strictly for personal use.

A temporary exhibition of a collection in a museum and/or organised by a museum. It may be an exhibition of part of the collection or museum where the exhibition is held, or part of the collection of the organising museum.

The person or institution responsible for the museum and for the preservation and putting together of the collection. This is not necessarily the owner of the collection.

Register of museums that meet the basic quality criteria. Its aim is to show, safeguard and improve the quality of the Dutch museums and preservation of the cultural heritage.

Institutions providing courses in music and sometimes dance.