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

Feedstock for the chemical industry and a half-product within refineries.

Explanation
It consist mainly of light oil with a distillation range between 30 and 210 degrees Celsius. Aromatics for use in the petrochemical industry and light oils with unknown destination belong to this category

Law rescinded on 1 January 2004 and replaced by the Work and Social Assistance Act (WWB) . It was a social provision for financial support to people who did not have the means to support themselves. In the Dutch social security system it is the last recourse.

Goods transport where both the place of loading and the place of unloading is in the Netherlands.

Explanation
This also includes the national transport by foreign vehicles (cabotage by foreigners).

All income received by Dutch residents as a result of their participation in a production process (domestic or foreign) or of the assets they own. This income consists of remuneration of employees, interest, dividends, taxes and subsidies related to production and imports.

The amount showing how much a country or sector can lend or has to borrow given the current and capital transactions.

See also: Net lending/net borrowing

The difference between disposable national income and consumer spending and correction for pension provisions. The saving can be gross (including depreciation) and net (excluding depreciation).

Being the legal subject of a particular nation (citizenship).

Gaseous fuel of natural origin mainly consisting of methane.

Explanation
This results from the same process that leads to the formation of crude oil. Natural gas is liquefied for transport over long distances by ship.

Light hydrocarbons derived as by-products from the extraction of natural gas or crude oil. These include ethane, propane, butane and pentane.

Explanation
Under normal pressure and temperature, natural gas liquids are gaseous, however for transport the hydrocarbons are liquefied.

The number of live births minus the number of deaths within a given period.

Human being (individual) as a legal persona.

See also: Legal entity, Legal entity

Obtaining Dutch citizenship by granting independent or co-naturalisation

Deposits with a maturity of up to two years and deposits redeemable at a period of notice of up to three months.

The classification of agricultural holdings based on type of activity.

See also: Standard gross margins

Part of a municipality dominated by a given type of land use or buildings. For instance: industrial area, residential area with high-rise or low-rise buildings.

See also: Neighbourhood area

Part of a municipality, with a homogenous socio-economic structure or planning (e.g. residential, industrial, recreational).

See also: Neighbourhood

Diseased tissue growth. There are benign and malignant tumours (cancer), including malignant diseases of the blood (ICD-10 codes C00-D48).

The sum of the net annual costs of environmental measures taken by the enterprise, plus levies, subsidies and payments for environmental services, minus levies, subsidies and payments received for environmental services.

Revenues minus costs not related to normal operational management, such as costs resulting from reorganisations, book profits and losses from the sale of a company or other assets, including tangible and intangible fixed assets. Depreciation of questionable debtors also is included in this item.

Total revenues and profits minus costs and losses of: - interest; - participations; - dividends; - loans; - investments; - other financial items.

The percentage of the employed labour force in the population (labour force and not in the 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.

See also: Working age population, Employed labour force (12-hours threshold)

The current and capital receipts of a country or sector minus the current and capital expenditure.

See also: National net lending or net borrowing

The number of people moving in minus the number of people moving out.

The number of people arriving minus the number of people departing, including the balance of administrative corrections. (administrative entries minus administrative removals).

The average number of daughters a group of women would give birth to, if certain age-specific fertility and mortality figures were to apply.

Business returns, excluding VAT (value added taxes) from the selling of goods and services to customers. Turnover is calculated after deduction of discounts, bonuses, returnable deposits and on-charged freight costs

Explanation
Turnover is calculated after deduction of discounts, bonuses, returnable
deposits and on-charged freight costs

Remuneration of labour and capital input in enterprises. Equals total revenues minus direct costs of the production process and depreciation of equipment and buildings and costs of equipment maintenance, fuels and general costs.

The gross wage minus pension premiums, early retirement and health insurance paid by the employee, if applicable plus transfer and minus wage tax and social security premiums.

Marital status indicating that someone was never married or never in a registered partnership at the moment the survey took place.

See also: Marital status

Entry in the municipal population register after a reported move from another municipality or country.

See also: Administrative entry

Volatile organic substances excluding methane. Forming smog and sometimes carcinogenic.

Area for planning how secondary schools can be spread.

The regional division prescribed by Eurostat for regional statistics.

Services that are not primarily engaged in profit making. SIC sections O-U. These include: public administration and defence; compulsory social security; education; health and social work; other community, social and personal service activities, recreational, cultural and sporting activities; other service activities; private households with employed persons; extra-territorial organizations and bodies.

See also:

Everyone who does not posses the Dutch nationality and is not to be treated as a Dutch citizen on the basis of a legal clause.

People who don't have paid work.

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. The non-employed population consists of the unemployed labour force and the people not in the labour force. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

People who don't have paid work or work less than twelve hours per week.

Explanation
This definition of the non-employed 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.

Corporation or quasi-corporation that is a market producer whose main activity is the production of goods and non-financial services.

See also: Private company, Public company, Quasi-corporations

Payment made by resident and non-resident insurance companies to resident and non-resident policy holders in order to compensate for damage resulting from accident, illness, theft, collision etc.

Premiums paid by resident and non-resident policy holders to resident and non-resident insurance companies in order to insure against damage resulting from accident, illness, theft, collision etc.

Medicine that can be bought over the counter without a doctor’s prescription.

Economic assets that came about by a something that was not the result of a production process. These may be tangible and intangible assets and are classified by how they came into being. Some occur in nature, some are social constructs that came about by legal or administrative actions.

A legal or social unit intended for the production of goods whose status does not permit it to use profits or other financial earnings as a source of income. In practice, its productive activities will generate financial surpluses or deficits, buy any surpluses may not be used for other institutional units.

Explanation
A legal or social unit intended for the production of goods whose status does not permit it to use profits or other financial earnings as a source of income. In practice, its productive activities will generate financial surpluses or deficits, buy any surpluses may not be used for other institutional units.

A private non-profit institution where over 50 % of the production costs are covered by sales.

See also: Non-profit institution (NPI), Sector financial corporations, Sector non-financial corporations

A private non-profit institution where less than 50 % of the production costs are covered by sales.

See also: Non-profit institution (NPI), Sector non-profit institutions serving households

Individual or company not part of the Dutch economy.

See also: Rest of the world (NA), Resident

Building for commercial use.

Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.

The body of water to the west of the coast of the provinces Zeeland, North and South Holland and the Wadden islands.

See also: Land use, classification

People who don't have paid work, who haven't recently looked for work of are not directly available for it.

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), Working age population

People who don't have paid work or for less than twelve hours per week and who didn't recently look for paid work for twelve hours or more per week or are not directly available for it.

Explanation
This definition of the people not in 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 (12-hours threshold), Working age population

Medical decision at the end of life in which the likelihood or certainty exists that a patient will die sooner.

Energy released when splitting atoms.

Explanation
The amount of
steam produced in in nuclear plants is measured. The steam is used to
generate
electricity.

The weekly working hours as determined on the basis of the respondent's statement.

Education for children aged 4 to 12 after which they start secondary education. Until 1985 this was called pre-school and elementary school. It includes special needs education.

Education for children aged 4 to 12 after which they start secondary education. Until 1985 this was called pre-school and elementary school.

The number of nursing days in a given period divided by the number of patients admitted.