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

The public organisation overseeing the implementation of Dutch social security laws.

Explanation
For instance (WW, WAO, WAZ, Wajong, ZW, REA and the Toeslagenwet) as well as the collection of social premiums paid by employers.

A minor who has applied for asylum and who was not accompanied or cared for by parents or adult relatives when he/she came to the country.

See also: Asylum request, Asylum seeker, Refugee

Refers to people under 18.

Someone who was under 18 at the time he/she committed a crime. Simpler kinds of criminal behaviour are often dealt with in HALT programs. Nobody under the age of 12 can be prosecuted.

Situation of a person without paid work, who recently looked for work and is directly available for it.

See also: Unemployed labour force

People who don't have paid work, recently looked for work and are 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: Unemployed, Unemployment

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

Explanation
This definition of the unemployed 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: Unemployed, Unemployment

The phenomenon that people without paid work, who recently looked for work and are directly available for it, can’t get a job.

See also: Unemployed labour force

Benefits based on one of the following regulations : - the Unemployment insurance act (WW) - the Unemployment Provisions Act (WWV) - the State Group Regulation for unemployed Persons (RWW) - the Act on Income Provisions for Older or Partially Disabled Unemployed Persons (IOAW) - the Civil Service Redundancy Payment Scheme (WRO)

The law insures employees against the financial consequences of unemployment. The duration of the WW benefits depends on the employment record.

Regulation pertaining to unemployment benefits financed by public funds.

The unemployed labour force as a percentage of the (employed and unemployed) 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: Labour force (12-hours threshold), Unemployed labour force

Universal time, used to be GMT.

Education provided by universities and similar private institutions (KIM, KMA, private institutions providing masters degrees) aiming at bachelors, masters or PhD degrees and university-level second phase vocational degrees.

Pertaining to marital status never married, divorced or widowed.

See also: Marital status

Two persons living together without being married or having a registered partnership.

Death of a person caused by murder, manslaughter, violence, traffic accident, accident in or around the home or in and around the work place, or suicide.

Holiday trip: - for which accommodation is booked directly with the owner or manager: - for which no accommodation or transport was booked before the day of departure; - in a second home or permanently rented residence.

Work without pay

See also: Labour, Unpaid work (TBO)

Engaging in productive but unpaid activities. These include household chores, caring for children, volunteer work, helping and caring for other people, DIY and odd jobs, and the travelling time involved for these activities.

Explanation
Definition according to the Time Use Survey; in Dutch Tijdbestedingsonderzoek, TBO.

See also: Labour, Unpaid work (NA)

Personnel who do not receive wages for the work provided, e.g. volunteers and trainees.

A tax on the use of uranium 235 to generate electricity levied on a nuclear energy plant, based on the number of grams of Uranium 235 used.

A grid of 500 by 500 metres is considered an urbanised area when the surrounding address density is 1 500 or more per square kilometre in the grid.

Metropolitan agglomeration plus surrounding area focussed on the city.

See also: Metropolitan agglomeration

The total floor area of all indoor usable spaces of which the highest point is at least 1.5 metres.

Explanation
Usable spaces can be divided into the ‘living area’ and ‘other indoor spaces’.
The ‘living area’ includes all spaces higher than 2 metres which in terms of physical structure are not only meant for storage.
The ‘other indoor spaces’ include:
- all spaces of which the highest point is between 1.5 and 2 metres;
- all spaces which are partly lower than 2 metres and partly, but not exceeding an unbroken 4,0 m2, higher than 2 metres;
- storage spaces, for instance a cellar, shed or garage;
- a storage attic inaccessible by fixed stairs but with ladders or folding staircase as its access, and/or an attic without sufficient daylight (window less than 0.5m²) or an attic that has no accessible floor.

Exact definition described in NEN 2580 (only in Dutch).

Typology of penitentiary institutions by type of detainees in the institution. The classification is based on the Penitentiaire Beginselenwet 1998.

See also: Detainee, Prison, Detention centre, Detention on remand

Ownership refers to all purchases of new or second hand material fixed assets that became available for production during the reporting year and will be used for more than one year, that were obtained through purchase, buying in instalments, financial lease or by producing it within the company, including operational lease.

Someone who made used of public transportation for at least one trip on the day of the survey.