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

Saba has had the status of a "special municipality" of the Netherlands since 10 October 2010.

Explanation
On the grounds of this new status as a "special municipality", Saba is officially recognised as a public body of the Netherlands

Salary is wage. Originally salaries were only paid to civil servants, but the distinction between wages and salaries is no longer made.

See: Wages

Costs of sales and promotion, including advertising, commercial fairs, representation, goodwill, travel and hotel costs and costs of research and development by third parties.

Explanation
Since 2006 costs of research and development by third parties are included in the group ‘Costs of other services’.

The part of the gross wages deposited in the employee’s account for the save-as-you-earn scheme.

See also: Employee savings scheme

The part of the disposable income of a sector that is not used for consumer spending.

The amount of non-transferable deposits with resident banks, which is held in the Netherlands by the sector households and the sector non-profit institutions serving households.

Disposable income minus consumption expenditure.

Explanation
If this is negative, the term dissaving is used.

Area for the storage and scrapping of car wrecks.

See also: Land use, classification

The summer period consists of 22 weeks in the months May through September.

Explanation
The winter period covers the remaining 30 weeks.

The classification of the months of the year into four periods in the northern hemisphere.

The removal of annually recurring patterns from the figures which are normal for a particular time of year.

Distribution of primary income over the participants in the economic process by income transfers.

Includes general secondary and prevocational and vocational education (vmbo and mbo) and comparable older school types and comparable private education. MBO currently offers BOL and BBL tracks.

Collective term for the first year of high school, special secondary education, secondary general education (havo, vwo), and prevocational training (vmbo, lwoo).

See also: Learning support department, Practical training, Prevocational secondary education

Energy generated by the transformation of primary energy, such as electricity generated in a power plant.

See also: Energy source

Until 1998 secondary education for children who require a special approach due to behavioural or learning difficulties or a physical disability.

See also: Special secondary education

Secondary vocational training including the block or day release programmes introduced by the WEB (Adult and Vocational Education Act) as per 1 August 1998.

Sub sector of the institutional sector government. This section of the government consists of the state's governing bodies and other central institutions whose competence covers the entire economic domain of the country, except social insurance institutions. Also non-profit government institutions whose competence covers the entire economic domain of the country are included.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector general government

The sector of the economy whose principle activity is the production of market goods and services. The sector consists of financial and non-financial corporations.

See also: Institutional sector, Quasi-corporations, Legal form, Sector financial corporations, Sector non-financial corporations

The institutional sector of the economy consisting of institutions whose principle activity is intermediation between supply and demand for money.

See also: Financial intermediation, Institutional sector, Sector monetary financial institutions (MFI), Sector insurance corporations

The institutional sector of the economy that makes most of its output available for free or for prices that are not economically significant. The costs are mainly financed from payments by units from other sectors. The output is for individual or collective use. Furthermore the sector comprises all institutions that carry out the redistribution of national income and wealth.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector central government, Sector local government, Sector social security funds

The institutional sector of the economy consists of all households residing in the Netherlands for more than one year. Also included are the companies owned by members of the household, that are not quasi corporations.

See also: Household, Institutional household, Institutional sector, Dutch national, Private household, Quasi-corporations, Sector financial corporations, Sector non-financial corporations, Self-employed person

Sub sector of the financial corporations sector. This sub sector consists of enterprises with a legal form such as limited companies, foundations etc. that mainly engage in changing individual into collective risks. They do not include the legal social insurance institutions which belong to the sector general government.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector financial corporations, Sector general government

Sub sector of the institutional sector general government. The sub sector includes aspects of government that do not belong to central government or social security institutions. Examples are provinces, municipalities, water boards and independent government bodies.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector general government

The sector consisting of all financial institutions and quasi corporations that have financial mediation as their core business and that have deposits and/or comparable financial titles of institutional units that are non-financial institutions, and provide credit and/or buy securities for their own account.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector financial corporations

The institutional sector of the economy consists of legal entities whose principle activity is the production of market goods and non-financial services.

See also: Institutional sector, Quasi-corporations, Sector financial corporations

The institutional sector of the economy consists of foundations and clubs whose resources are principally derived from voluntary contributions from households and from property income. Examples are religious organisations, charity organisations, political parties, trade unions and cultural, sports and recreational organisations.

See also: Non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH)

Sub sector of the institutional sector government. This is the part of government that administers and implements the social insurance benefits. The levels are set by the government. The sub sector consists of supervisors and administrators such as the UWV (social security agency), SVB (Social Insurances Bank), and the social funds WW (unemployment insurance fund), and the AOW (Old Age Pension) fund.

See also: Institutional sector, Sector general government, Social insurance benefits

A person who works for his/her own account and risk in an own company or practice.

See also: Self-employed person

A person who works for his/her own account and risk. For this two perspectives are used: 1) Self-employed person (socioeconomic perspective) A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or - as an owner-manager, or - in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or - as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession). 2) Self-employed person (economic perspective) A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or - in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or - as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession).

Explanation
Owner-managers can be treated as employees, because just like employees, they receive payment from the company they work for ór they can be treated as self-employed persons, because their position and responsibilities in the company are similar to those of other self-employed persons. From an economical perspective owner-managers are therefore considered as employees, from a socioeconomic perspective they are considered as self-employed persons. Contributing family workers are, regardless of the perspective, are considered as self-employed persons unless they have an employment contract. Domestic staff, host families, babysitters and newspaper boys are also considered as self-employed persons. In register data and surveys however, these types of labour hardly exist, for the National Accounts they are therefore estimated.

People who work as an employee and as a self-employed person, will be classified as a self-employed person when this type of employment according to the income (National Accounts and Income Statistics) or the number of hours they work (LFS) is the main employment.

In the statistics on the demography of companies the number of companies and their activity is determined. Although companies and not self-employed persons are counted, it is possible to make a connection between the company and the self-employed entrepreneur or owner-manager.

See also: Employment status

A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or - as an owner-manager, and - who has employees.

See also: Self-employed person

A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or - as an owner-manager, or - as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession), and - who has no employees.

See also: Self-employed person

A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (entrepreneur), or - as an owner-manager, or - as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession), and - who has employees, and - where the main goal of the company is offering own labour or services.

See also: Self-employed person

A person who works for his/her own account and risk - in an own company or practice (entrepreneur), or - as an owner-manager, or - as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession), and - who has employees, and - where the main goal of the company is selling products or offering raw materials.

See also: Self-employed person

Area with some degree of paving not in use as an area for traffic and not a built-up area.

See also: Land use, classification

Semi- built up and paved area.

See also: Land use, classification

Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.

Explanation
From September 2003 all trailers and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.

Court verdict where the party involved in the proceedings did not show up or react.

See also: Judgement in a defended case

Dissolving a marriage, registered partnership of relationship of two people living together other than by death.

Intangible products such as hotels, restaurants, trade, transport, care and government.

See also:

In criminal and sometimes in administrative law, a settlement on an offence that is not too serious, proposed by the public prosecutor. Usually a fine payable by the suspect.

See also: Misdemeanour, Transaction (law)

In civil law: final decision, usually by awarding, partly awarding or rejecting the petition or claim. In criminal law: final verdict, i.e. verdict of guilty, acquittal, or another final verdict

See also: Final court decision, Final verdict

Final decision by the public prosecutor: dismissal, joinder of charges, joinder for trial, discharge of liability to conviction by payment of a fixed penalty, or transferral to courts department of another district.

See also: Public Prosecution Service, Deposition, Dismissal, Transaction (law), Joinder ad informandum, Joinder for trial

Variable distinguishing men and women.

Number of men (boys) in relation to the number of women (girls) in a given population group.

The aim of the law is to create employment for people who can work but cannot succeed in finding regular employment due to physical or mental disabilities.

The metres of shelves available in units fir for shelving archives in use for an archives own items.

The metres of shelves available in units fir for shelving archives.

Shifting annual average of the reporting frequency of the sickness absence rate in government as an indicator for long-term developments.

The volume of goods of one kind that is transported with one transporter in one go from the loading to the unloading area.

Absence from home for leisure or recreation purposes with a minimum of one and a maximum of three 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.

Sick leave refers to sick leave including leave of more than one year and excluding pregnancy and maternity leave for public sector employees: central government, provinces, municipalities, water boards, defence, police, education and the judiciary.

Shifting year average of the percentage of sick leave in the public sector. It refers to sick leave including leave of more than one year and excluding pregnancy and maternity leave. It indicates long term developments.

The number of calendar days (including weekends) of sick leave in the observation period, divided by the labour volume (in fulltime equivalents) multiplied by the number of calendar days in the observation period.

The number of days of sick leave as a percentage of the number of available working days. Not included is absence after one year of sickness.

The ratio between the number of cases of sick leave and the number of employees.

The law insures employees against the expense from sickness and labour disability. The law applies when there is no legal obligation to continue paying wages.

A job that is not the main job of someone who has several jobs.

See also: Job

Someone who provides for his or her own housing and essentials in a private, non-commercial manner.

See also: One-person household

A birth where one child is born.

Private household consisting of one parent and at least one child who is under age and lives at home, without any additional members.

See also: Single parent household, Household composition

Private household consisting of one parent and at least one child who lives at home, and possibly additional members.

See also: Single parent family with at least one under aged child

Classification of municipalities based on the number of inhabitants.

Every bed or other space in an accommodation where one person can sleep. Double beds are counted as two sleeping places.

Storage area for separating water and waste or for storing (polluted) sludge from the harbour.

See also: Land use, classification

A commercial vehicle equipped for freight transport of which the empty weight plus the loading capacity do not exceed 3500 kilograms.

Income transfers by government or non-profit institutions to households on the basis of social security legislation. These are not financed by specific premiums but by general tax revenues.

See also: Social provisions benefits, Social assistance benefits in kind

Goods and services provided to households, based on social security legislation. These are financed by general taxes, and seen as government consumption rather than income transfers (e.g. individual rent subsidies).

See also: Non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH), Social provisions benefits, Social assistance benefits in cash

Benefits paid by social insurance institutions, financed by premiums (unemployment, disability, sickness, old age).

Premiums paid by households to the social security funds.

The contributions paid to social security. These include imputed and actual social premiums and actual pension premiums.

See also: Employers' social contributions

An insurance for which every resident is insured in principle.

Benefits paid by social insurance institutions for unemployment, disability, sickness, old age etc.

See also: Social security benefits paid in cash, Social security benefits in kind

Day for which employees are paid wages, including days on which employees receive benefits due to illness, disability or unemployment.

Government body responsible for carrying out social security provisions such as the General Old Age Pension Act (AOW), the General Survivors Pension Act (ANW) and the General Child Benefits Act (AKW).

The minimum poverty threshold as determined in political decision making.

See also: Poverty

Social benefits that are not insurance based as there are no premiums to be paid. The provision is financed directly from public funds.

Benefits paid to households by central and local government, not financed by premiums.

See also: Social assistance benefits in cash, Social assistance benefits in kind

Municipal housing corporations.

The complex of measures that aim to guarantee some continuity in household spending capacity.

Goods and services provided to households, based on social security legislation. These are mainly financed by premiums, and seen as government consumption rather than income transfers.

See also: Social insurance benefits, Social security benefits paid in cash

Income transfers by government to households on the basis of social insurance financed by specific premiums.

See also: Social insurance benefits, Social security benefits in kind

The contributions paid by employers to social security. These include imputed and actual social premiums and actual pension premiums.

See also: Imputed social premiums

Receiving too much in benefits or benefits to which one is not entitled after having provided incorrect or incomplete information or after withholding information that is relevant to the decision-making process at the social security organisation.

Hands-on help, advice, mediation and psychological and social aid to people with social or personal difficulties. Prevention and indication of problems are also included.

Solar radiation transformed into electricity or heat.

Solar radiation transformed into heat.

Solar radiation transformed into electricity.

Explanation
Also known as photovoltaic generated solar energy.

A legal form with no legal personality, where one natural person owns the business. The owner is entirely liable for all business and capital matters. There is no distinction between business assets and personal assets

See also: Natural person, Legal form

A crime is solved when the police knows who at least one suspect is, even if that suspect is on the run or denies having committed the crime.

See also: Criminal offence, Police, Criminal offence, Suspect

The reserves created by the International Monetary Fund which can serve as a payments between the members of the Fund.

Until 1998 primary education for children requiring a special approach due to behavioural problems, learning disabilities or physical problems (from the age of four).

See also: Special primary education, Special schools

Income support provided under special circumstances only, when the welfare recipient incurs higher costs than the normal benefits provide for.

Occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, bonuses etc.

The continuation of the previous school types for children with learning and behavioural difficulties (LOM) and children with learning difficulties (MLK), and for toddlers whose development requires special attention, in special primary education.

See also: Special education, Special schools

A complex, a building or part of a building purpose-built for permanent occupation by an institutional household.

Schools providing primary and secondary education to children with learning difficulties and behavioural problems or children with physical or sensory disabilities or chronic illnesses.

See also: Special primary education, Special secondary education

In the period 1998-2002 the continuation of secondary education to children with learning difficulties and behavioural problems (VSO-LOM and VSO-MLK).

See also: Learning support department, Practical training, Special schools, Secondary special education

Commercial vehicles for special purposes, such as fire engines, garbage trucks, tow trucks etc.

An institution in which medical specialist help and nursing care is on offer for a particular illness or affliction, or to people in a certain group.

Explanation
Examples are hospitals for asthma, epilepsy, cancer , eye hospitals, orthopaedic institutes, rehabilitation centres, sanatoriums.

Accommodation with on or more fitness areas, possibly in combination with other sports areas but without a hall.

Area used for sports activities.

See also: Land use, classification

Accommodation with on or more sports halls possibly in combination with other sports areas.

Someone who has been active in sports at least once in the twelve months before the survey.

March through May.

St. Eustatius has had the status of a "special municipality" of the Netherlands since 10 October 2010.

Explanation
On the grounds of this new status as a "special municipality", St. Eustatius is officially recognised as a public body of the Netherlands.

The value, expressed in monetary terms, of the total yield of a livestock or crop minus certain specific costs.

The standard hourly wage is calculated by dividing the weekly wage by 1/52 of the annual contractual working hours. In it the weekly working hours, the number of official holidays (six calendar days a year), and the number of unconditional days leave and reduction of working hours (ADV) are taken into account.

See also: Contractual working hours

Death rate calculated in a given period in such a way that the influence of the age and sex differences in the composition of the population on mortality is eliminated.

The disposable income corrected for differences in household size and composition.

See also: Low income

All ministries (including all services that are part of the organisation), budget funds and agencies.

There are objective and subjective indications of health. The objective indications are statements on health by medical practitioners. Infectious diseases and causes of death are objective indicators. Subjective health indicators refer to health as experienced by people themselves, influenced by emotions and/or preconceived notions.

Part of the archive that applies to records in the archive that must be preserved under the law on archives of 1995. In principle this applies to government documents over 20 years old.

The changes in someone’s purchasing power when personal circumstances remain the same.

The units to which the statistical report on financial processes and the production process refers. These are the actors that play a key role in the institutional description of the economic processes.

Administrative typology of detainees in a penitentiary by type of detention. This is determined by the phase in the legal process (for instance: detention on remand, convict) the type of sentence (imprisonment, detention) and special characteristic of the individual (for instance foreign, pending judgement, non-Dutch).

See also: Detainee, Non-Dutch, Penitentiary institution, Detention on remand

Water of 100 or more degrees Celsius. Expressed as normal steam, that is steam with a pressure of 1 bar and a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius.

Steam is water with a temperature of more than 100 degrees Celsius. Warm water has a temperature of less than 100 degrees Celsius

Sort of hard coal suitable for the heating of boilers in electricity plants.

Explanation
Steam coal has a higher quality than brown coal, but lower than anthracite. The calorific value of the ash free en wet product is greater than 23,865 megajoule per kilogram. The content of volatile matter of the ash-free and dry product is more than 14 percent.

Gas derived as by-product from the processing of iron to steel in steel ovens.

Adoption of a child by a couple of whom one of the partners is the legal or biological parent of the child.

See also: Adoption

Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 24 weeks (prior to 1 July 1991 this was 28 weeks) who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.

See also: Stillborn child (24+), Stillborn child (28+)

CBS indicators for the stock and bond market.

Explanation
There is an all share index and a total return index for shares and investment funds. The market for bonds has the effective yield and duration as extra indicators.

See also: Duration, Yield to redemption

The total value of fixed assets.

People who answer the question in the survey on physical or mental burden caused by their work with “yes, regularly” or “yes, usually”.

Temporary interruption of work by employees in order to enforce their claims.

Card permitting travel on public transport valid for one year. Introduced in 1991 as part of a student financing scheme (WSF).

Public transport pass for students valid from Mondays through Fridays.

An area in or near an archive with tables and chairs where visitors may browse through the archive records.

The lowest level in the court system, formerly the sub district (cantonal) courts. They are part of the district court organisation.

See also: District court

Coal with a calorific value between 17,435 and 23,865 megajoule per kilogram and a content of volatile matter of more than 31 percent (ash-free dryweight).

A series of lessons about one topic.

The degree of satisfaction one feels about one’s financial and social position, housing situation, leisure, friends, society, marriage and family.

Payment by the government or EU institutions to resident producers with the aim to influence production levels, prices, or remuneration of the production factors.

Subsidies on imports are related to the value or the volume of imported products that are re-exported without undergoing any processing.

Subsidies related to the value and volume of the products produced or traded.

Subsidies on products are related to the value or the volume of products of domestically produced products and on imported products and paid per product unit.

See also: Other subsidies on production

Employees working for employers who come under the law on labour conditions for the subsidised sector (Wet Arbeidsvoorwaardenontwikkeling Gepremieerde en Gesubsidieerde Sector).

See also: Collective labour agreement sector subsidised corporations

Person who died suddenly and unexpectedly, where it is assumed that no medical decisions were made about the end of life.

Explanation
This also applies to patients whose first contact with the doctor in attendance took place after death.

Killing oneself.

Procedure for the judge (previously president) of the court (sometimes the president of the central court of appeal) applied when a case demands an immediate provision.

June through August.

May through September.

Official document (writ) summoning a person to appear in court to settle a conflict (civil procedure) or to go on trial on criminal charges (criminal procedure)

See also: Civil law

Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.

Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.

Departure by an asylum seeker who has exhausted all legal procedures, where the travel documents are sent to the port of departure to verify that the person leaves the Netherlands.

See also: Asylum seeker

The Supplementary Benefits Act tops up benefits under ZW, WW, WAZ, and Wajong provisions (for sickness and disability) to the guaranteed income level. The law came into force on 1 January 1987 and replaces the provisions for minimum protection specified in these individual laws.

Supplied credit to private individuals for consumption purposes. Mortgages are not included.

Personnel performing work for the coordination and support of classes in schools and community centres.

Institutions performing work for the coordination and support of classes in schools and community centres.

The highest court in the Netherlands deals with cassation of decisions in virtually all cases for which there is no other legal remedy open. There is one supreme court.

The average number of addresses within a one kilometre radius.

See also: Degree of urbanisation

Before prosecution starts this is the person who, on the grounds of facts or circumstances, is suspected of having committed a punishable act. Once prosecution has started it is the person against whom the prosecution is directed.

See also: Criminal offence

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Explanation
This concerns our ability to form our quality of life without putting a pressure on the needs of future generations or on citizens elsewhere in the world. Quality of life refers to, amongst others, consumption, nature, health, trust, education and the self-reported satisfaction with those aspects. All these matters contribute to the quality of life.