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

Area used for traffic and transport by rail.

See also: Land use, classification

The value change of a variable corrected for price changes.

See also: Volume change

The item on the balance of housing corporations referring to the value of tangible and intangible assets. The value is the historical cost price minus depreciation, but also the business value.

An enterprise quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange over half of whose fixed capital and finance is invested in real estate and which generates over half of its turnover from the development, operation and trade in real estate, including funds investing in shares of other real estate funds.

Tax on the ownership and use of real estate.

Stage of the economic cycle characterised by decreasing growth in economic activities. This is measured as a decreasing growth of the volume of the gross domestic product or a growth that is below the long-term average.

Area used for recreational purposes.

See also: Land use, classification

Area used for a recreational stay of several days such as camping's, bungalow parks and youth hostels.

See also: Land use, classification

A reduction of working hours based on the Buitengewoon Besluit Arbeidsverhoudingen 1945 art 8.1.

Reduction in working hours on a weekly or yearly basis as a result of an agreement on shorter working hours.

See also: Additional days paid leave

The aim of the law is to curb the inflow into, and stimulate the outflow out of disablement provisions.

Benefits paid periodically, based on the number of years a civil servant or employee participating in a retirement scheme has worked.

Fund paying out unemployment benefits for a maximum of six months for employees who worked in the branch of industry right before they became unemployed.

Goods transported via the Netherlands, which are temporarily owned by a resident of the Netherlands, without any significant industrial processing.

See also: Transit trade

Member of the household on whom the household positions of the other household members are based, and whose characteristics may also be characteristic for the household.

See also: Household position

Measure for the average number of benefits in a given period, calculated as the number of days in a year in which benefits were paid divided by the number of working days in that year.

Non-Dutch person who, according to the Geneva convention of 1951, has legitimate grounds to fear prosecution because of religious or political beliefs, nationality, race or belonging to a particular social group.

See also: Asylum request

Geographic or administrative area.

An archive of various municipalities and/or water boards brought together in a several locations and managed by a 'travelling' archivist.

An archive of various municipalities and/or water boards brought together in a common building and managed by an appointed archivist.

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

Provinces, water boards and communal arrangements.

A provision in the municipal population register to prevent double entries.

'Offence officially reported to the authorities.

See also: Criminal offence, Deposition

All ships registered in the Central Inland Shipping Register.

Someone who has passed their exam for medical doctor at the university, and who is entered in the register of the public health inspector, and who is therefore legally qualified to practice medicine, including GPs and specialists.

A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

People aged 16-64 registered with the Centre for work and income (CWI) with less than twelve hours of paid work a week, who are actively looking for paid work for twelve hours a week or more and who are directly available for this job or who have accepted a job so that they will work at least twelve hours a week.

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A contract between someone and an institution for education in the arts to take a specific course.

Working during the day at regular working hours.

Working hours are divided into: - regular working hours (only during the day on week days), - irregular working hours (distinguishable in: working evenings, working nights, working Saturdays and working Sundays), -working shifts.

Issuing existing shares by public tender.

See also: Issue (securities), Public emission

Church, religion or belief system someone adheres to.

Marrying of someone who has been married before.

Term for re-emigration and re-immigration. Re-emigration is when people coming from abroad and residing in the Netherlands take up residence abroad again. Re-immigration is when people who left the Netherlands for another country return to the Netherlands.

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Municipal waste of vegetable or animal origin. This includes the biogenic fraction of mixed waste flows.

The ratio between the number of cases of sick leave started in the observation period and the number of employees. The duration of the observation period influences the reporting frequency which prevents a direct comparison between quarterly and annual figures.

Creative work performed on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge about humanity, culture and society, and the use of this knowledge to devise new applications. The term refers to three activities: fundamental research, applied research and development.

Document stating that a non-national may stay in the Netherlands for longer than three months.

See also: Residence permit for a definite period, Residence permit for an indefinite period

Introduced on 1 April 2001 when the Immigration Law of 2000 came into force. The permit is valid for a maximum of five years. The permit indicates whether or not the holder has a work permit, and if so the employer must have an employment permit.

See also: Residence permit, Residence permit for an indefinite period

Introduced on 1 April 2001 when the Immigration Law of 2000 came into force. The holder has a work permit, and no employment permit is required.

See also: Residence permit, Residence permit for a definite period

Person or company belonging to the Dutch economy. These include all persons living in the Netherlands for longer than one year and companies whose seat is in the Netherlands, including branch offices of foreign companies in the Netherlands..

See also: Non-resident

An uninterrupted area of 500x 500 metre grid within a municipality, or an isolated grid of which each square contains 25 addresses or more.

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A mixture of gases derived as by-product from the distillation of crude oil and the processing of oil products in refineries and the chemical industry.

The mixture consists mainly of hydrogen, methane, ethane and carbon dioxide.

Collective term for people and companies that are not part of the Dutch economy.

See also: Non-resident

The balancing item covers current transactions between resident and non-residents, that is, transactions involving goods, services and income. The latter include primary income (capital gains and wages) and income transfers (development aid intended for consumption, transactions with the EU for the common agricultural policy, benefits from social funds etc.).

See also: Current external balance

An area in the archives where archive material can be restored.

Sale of new and/or used goods not produced by the seller to consumers (not professional users).

Immigration where the immigrant entering the Netherlands moves to an address already occupied by a family member (parent, spouse, child, uncle or aunt, cousin, nephew or niece).

The amount museums get from the foundation based on the number of visits by museum card holders.

Type of credit where the lender can take out money up to an agreed level. The lender periodically repays a fixed amount plus interest on the total amount he/she has taken out. The amounts repaid are added to the balance and can be used again by the lender.

Waterways originating from the river Rhine and the river Meuse, including their tidal rivers.

See also: Land use, classification

See also:

A road motor vehicle designed exclusively or primarily to haul other road vehicles which are not power-driven (mainly semi-trailers).

Area used for transport on the network of main roads.

See also: Land use, classification

Vehicle running on wheels and intended for use on roads.

This includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles (vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers) motorcycles and mopeds.
From September 2003 all trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.

Loading and unloading via ships doors or slips with a moving vehicle.

All cargo shipped in containers or otherwise rolled onto and off seagoing vessels through the roll-on roll-off method (including the rolling transport units themselves).

Flight that takes off and lands at the same airport.

Decree of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands or a Court of Appeal.

Area with a surrounding address density of less than 1 000 per square kilometre.

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