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

Saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons residual from dewaxing lubricants.

Explanation
These are colourless, odourless and translucent with a melting point above 45
degrees Celsius.

Release from punishment for an offence by the Head of State recommended by the Minister of Justice

Person without a partner but with at least one child living at home, forming a private household.

See also: Household position, Child living at home

Area with grass and plants used for leisure activities.

See also: Land use, classification

Someone who participates in traffic as a pedestrian or as the user of a means of transport (driver or passenger).

Someone who forms a couple with someone else in a private household.

See also: Household position

Marital status resulting from entering into a registered partnership.

See also: Marital status

A marriage-like relationship recorded at the registry office. Partnership registration is open to same-sex and different-sex couples.

Employee with a part-time job.

See also: Part-time job, Employee

A job for which there is a permanent contract and for which a fixed number of hours was agreed that is less than the number of hours in a full day’s or working week.

See also: Full-time job

Unit of measurement for transport of persons, representing the transport of a passenger over one kilometre.

Hard coal pressed into blocks.

Costs of outsourced activities, including costs of any materials supplied by the subcontractor.

Explanation
Costs of temporary workers are not included.

Fuel of dried deposit of vegetal matter.

Explanation
The calorific value is low through the relatively high water content.

Code that sets out which offences are criminal offences, and which are misdemeanours, and also defines what penalties may be imposed for these offences and misdemeanours.

State institution for undergoing custodial sentences.

See also: Prison, Detention centre

A regular payment of benefits to replace or supplement income from work. The benefits are paid after reaching a certain age, death or disablement.

Contributions paid by employers to pension and early retirement schemes, savings for retirement provisions, etc.

Pension where the pension benefits paid are based on the last salary earned before retirement.

Private social security benefits of old- age pension insurance, life insurance or insurance against disability taken out by employers for their employees at pension funds and life insurance companies.

Fund recognised by law in which money is gathered for the insurance of pensions and any other early retirement schemes for people who work or worked in a profession, trade, enterprise, or branch of industry.

An insurance an employer has with a pension fund or insurance company in order to provide the employees with a pension to supplement the benefits under the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW).

Premiums paid on the basis of collective contracts with pension funds or life insurance companies.

Benefits paid by pension funds and annuities received by life insurance companies

See also: Pension

Concerns two people living together as a couple, whether or not they are married or registered as partners, who form a private household.

Someone who agrees to work for another person or company from home – outside the direct control of the other party - for a preset amount, not using more than two helpers from outside the family.

See also: Home work

The total number of crimes solved in a given period expressed as a percentage of the number of crimes of the same sort recorded by the police in that period.

See also: Criminal offence, Solved crime

The total number of still births after a pregnancy of at least 24 weeks, plus babies who died within seven days after birth.

See also: Perinatal mortality (WHO)

The total number of still births after a pregnancy of at least 28 weeks, plus babies who died within a week after birth.

See also: Perinatal mortality

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.

See also: Life expectancy table

A job based on a contract between an employer and an employee for an indefinite period of time.

See also: Temporary job

Person of whom both parents were born in the Netherlands.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background

Person born abroad with at least one parent who was born abroad.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background, Person with a migration background

Person of whom at least one parent was born abroad.

Explanation
A distinction is made between persons born abroad (first-generation) and persons born in the Netherlands (second-generation). A second distinction is possible between persons with a western migration background and persons with a non-western migration background.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background, Person with a Dutch background, Person with a non-western migration background, Person with a western migration background

Person originating from a country in Africa, South America or Asia (excl. Indonesia and Japan) or from Turkey.

Explanation
Due to their socioeconomic and cultural position, people from Indonesia and Japan residing in the Netherlands are considered as having a 'western' migration background. These are mainly people born in the former Dutch East Indies and expatriates employed by Japanese companies with their families.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background, Person with a migration background, Person with a Dutch background, Person with a western migration background

Person born in the Netherlands who has at least one parent who was born abroad.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background, Person with a migration background

Person originating from a country in Europe (excluding Turkey), North America and Oceania, or from Indonesia or Japan.

Explanation
Due to their socioeconomic and cultural position, people from Indonesia and Japan residing in the Netherlands are considered as having a 'western' migration background. These are mainly people born in the former Dutch East Indies and expatriates employed by Japanese companies with their families.

See also: Inhabitant, Migration background, Person with a migration background, Person with a Dutch background, Person with a non-western migration background

An individual’s gross income is made up of: income from work, income from enterprise, benefits from income insurance and social benefits (except child allowances).

The classification of individuals and households by income level

Employees of an enterprise or institution.

This category comprises expenses like - gross wages and salaries of employees, including social security and pension scheme contributions - payments for temporary workers and hired personnel - costs of schooling and training - recruitment and selection costs - canteen costs - costs for health and safety provisions - working clothes - anniversary celebrations, etc.

Procedure in a civil case where a judge may grant a legal provision to the applicants, such as adoption or guardianship, but also in the case of a divorce started with a petition and ending with an order.

See also:

A black and solid by-product from the oil refining.

Explanation
It mainly consists of carbon and has a low ash content. It is used amongst others for electrode manufacturing.

Someone trained and licensed to prepare and sell medicine.

Cubic metres, litres, kilograms, kilowatt hours for measuring quantities of energy.

See also: Joule

Collection of pine trees.

Place available for child care in a child care centre.

The name of a place of a built-up area within a municipality

Decision by a juvenile court judge to place a minor under the supervision of a family guardian when a child grows up under threat of moral or physical abuse.

See also: Guardianship

Government body responsible for enforcing legal order, combatting crime and unsafety, including detecting punishable acts, and providing assistance to those who require it.

See also: Crime, Criminal offence

Clay, clay and peat or peat.

The total number of people residing in a given area.

See also: Inhabitant

Number of people per square kilometre of land

Expected population developments in the future.

Explanation
The population is broken down by sex and age.

The increase or decrease of the population.

Size and composition of the population at a given time.

Changes in size, composition and or location of the population.

A position in which one person can be employed.

Explanation
The work may be divided over various people. In this way several positions/jobs are created.

See also: Job

Classification of the population into: - the employed labour force, - the unemployed labour force, - persons not in the labour force

Explanation
This classification 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 area codes used for mail delivery.

The weekly working hours agreed with the employee multiplied by the number of weeks per year.

The main indicator for poverty is the disposable household income. Statistics Netherlands uses two measures: the low income threshold and social minimum income.

See also: Low income threshold, Social minimum

A form of special education for children with moderate learning difficulties. Used to be called vso-mlk.

A premium from the salary/ benefits paid by the employer or social security institution as a compensation for social security premiums paid by the employees or recipients of benefits.

The insurance premiums attributed to a given reporting year.

Temporary benefits before pension benefits are paid. This is based on the prepension scheme paid to former employees from premiums these employees themselves paid plus the yield of the investment of these premiums. The benefits end when the recipient reaches retirement age.

Medicines that can only be obtained on medical prescription.

The sum of the operating and financial results.

Vocational training preparing for vocational training at the secondary level. It is a four-year course for students aged 12-16. In the fourth year, students can take exams at several levels.

Prevocational training preparing for vocational training at the secondary level. It is a four-year course with four tracks, each with a fixed curriculum and set final exams: VMBO theoretical programme, VMBO combined theoretical and vocational programme, VMBO middle-management vocational programme and VMBO basic vocational programme.

The price change of (a basket of) goods and services.

See also: Deflator, Volume change, Value change

The illness, situation or event that started the chain of events that led to death.

Solid, fossil fuel existing of carbonized rests of vegetal origin. Hard coal, brown coal and peat are primary forms of coal, which means the coal is not transformed in coal products, the secondary form of coal.

Primary income distribution refers to income formation that results directly from the production process, and the distribution of it over the production factors (labour, capital) and government (through taxes on production and imports and through subsidies). This serves to determine results or the mixed income of households and primary income.

Energy source extracted from nature, such as oil, natural gas, coal and forms of renewable energy such as wind and water power.

See also: Energy source

All income a resident sector receives for participating directly in the production process and due to ownership of assets. Or for making the material non-produced asset available to another institutional unit.

See also: Resident, Income from work, Property income (NR)

Penitentiary for people sentenced to imprisonment.

Explanation
There are closed, half open and open institutions, depending on the degree of freedom a prisoner can have. The open institutions include self-reporting institutions for people who await their sentencing at home. Cells are reserved for people under arrest who are detained because they did not report when they were summoned.

See also: Penitentiary institution

A legal person whose capital is divided into shares. The shares are nominative shares and are not freely transferable. The liability of the shareholders is limited to the amount of their participation.

See also: Legal entity

Written and oral education provided by private education institutes.

A collection of one or more people sharing the same living space, who provide their own everyday needs in a private, non-commercial way.

See also: Sector households

A non-profit institution that is not governed and not financed mainly by government.

See also: Non-profit institution (NPI)

Companies in all sectors except government, health care and welfare, renting of and trade in real estate and mineral extraction.

The European product nomenclature. PRODCOM is derived from the French 'PRODcom COMmunautaire'

Explanation
"PRODCOM" is derived from the French 'PRODcom COMmunautaire'

Non-financial assets resulting from a production process.

Mood indicator for short-term developments in industrial production based on the opinions and expectations of producers.

Index showing the average price development of Dutch manufactured goods.

The means of production necessary in a production process. Traditionally these are natural resources, labour and capital.

The production of goods and services.

The value of the goods and services produced, valued at basic prices.

See also: Basic price, Value added

Fiscal profit from enterprise plus the allowance for wealth and investments.

See also: Gross domestic product (market prices) (GDP)

Fiscal profit from enterprise plus the allowance for wealth and investments

A hydrocarbon consisting of three carbon and eight hydrogen atoms (C3H8).

Household consumption in relation to the gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices.

Income that owners of financial assets and tangible non-produced assets receive when they put them at the disposal of other institutional units.

The yields of investments of pension or life insurance provisions which are seen as income from property received by policyholders from insurance companies, who pay the imputed pension and life insurance premiums on paper with them.

See also: Primary income (NA)

The value, evaluated periodically by municipalities, in the legal framework of the law on property values.

Normal legal remedy used when a verdict (in absentia) is incontestable and does not allow for further appeal.

Administrative part of the Dutch territory.

Pain or symptom control.

See: Intensifying pain and symptom treatment

All archives transferred to the national archives regardless of restrictions. This does not apply to archives from private individuals, associations and companies.

A legal person whose capital is divided into shares which are freely transferable. The transferability of shares may be limited, and shares may be nominative shares or bearer shares.

See also: Legal entity

Commodity board or trading organisation founded on the basis of the law on corporate organisation (Wet op de Bedrijfsorganisatie) and the Socio-economic council supervising them.

Emission of bonds by tender.

See also: Issue (securities), Re-issuing of shares

A non-profit institution mainly financed by government.

See also: Non-profit institution (NPI)

Government body responsible for upholding the law, detecting and prosecuting punishable acts, implementing penalties and informing the judge in as far as required by law.

See also: Settlement by the public prosecutor, Dismissal, Criminal offence, Transaction (law)

Law that lays down how government must be managed and when material must be placed in the government archives.

Government tasks.

'Transport provided according to a timetable with fixed stops and routes for use by the general public.

Purchase value of commodities, services etc. not elsewhere classified.

The costs of raw materials and semi-manufactured goods, packaging materials, trading goods, wages for work hired for the production of the goods and services used in the production within the reporting years.

Explanation
The latter implies that the costs of unsold production is not included and the costs of the turnover from stock is included.

Goods acquired for the purpose of reselling them without further processing. Includes costs of single use packing material, import duties, costs of temporary storage. Excludes discounts, bonuses, goods returned, returned packing and received repayments of import duties, excises and levies.

The value of purchased raw and auxiliary materials (including purchased semi-finished products) and packing material for single use in the production process.

Explanation
Includes import duties, costs of transport, import levies European Union, transport insurance and temporary storage. Excludes discounts, bonuses, goods returned, returned packing, VAT and received repayments of import duties, excises and levies.

Standardised disposable household income deflated by the consumer price index. This makes incomes comparable over time. Purchasing power increases when standardised income grows faster than prices.

Spatial deflator and currency convertor, which eliminates the effects of differences in price levels, thus allowing volume comparisons per capita of GDP components and comparisons of price levels.

Motor boat with a capacity of at least 37 kW, designed or refitted to push barges or tug boats, but not to transport freight.

Shipping where one or more dumb barges are pushed by a centrally steered push boat.