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

A position which a company or institution is looking to fill with personnel that can be appointed right away or as soon as possible.

The number of vacancies as a percentage of the number of employee jobs.

See also: Job, Vacancy, Employee

Valuing the flows and stocks in an accounting period at the prices of a previous period. This makes it possible to decompose the changes in the value of the flows and stocks into price and volume changes. Flows and stocks at constant prices are said to be in volume terms.

Valuation at current prices means that the flows and stocks in a given reporting period are valued at the prices of that period.

The income formed in the production process. The value added equals the production (in basic prices) minus intermediate consumption (in purchasing prices). Value added is the income available to reward the production factors involved.

See also: Gross domestic product (market prices) (GDP), Intermediate consumption, Production value (at basic prices)

Product-related tax paid to producers when they deliver their product; it is ultimately passed on to the end-user of the product.

The development of the value of a variable. This can be broken down into a price change and a volume change.

See also: Price change, Volume change

Rigid road motor vehicle designed exclusively or primarily to carry goods with a gross vehicle weight of more than 3 500 kg.

The amount of value added tax (VAT) paid by producers to the government.

Motorized vehicle for road traffic.

Explanation
This includes passenger cars, commercial motor vehicles (vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses), motorcycles and vehicles with a moped license plate.
The statistics exclude motor vehicles running on rails and bicycles with pedal assistance.
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Vehicle with a valid Dutch moped number plate and legally permitted to traffic on public roads.

Explanation
These may be moped or scooter style vehicles. The scooter model has small broad wheels, and the driver's feet are placed between handlebars and saddle.
Vehicles for the disabled are excluded.

Unit of measurement for traffic, representing the movement of a vehicle over one kilometre.

Verdict by a judge who considers the charges by the public prosecutor proven and punishable and considers the suspect punishable.

See also: Discharge from all further prosecution, Acquittal

Unit of measurement representing the movement of a vessel over one kilometre.

Assistance (mainly practical) to direct and indirect victims of offences, road traffic accidents and other calamities, consisting in completion of forms, support with legal matters and referral to the appropriate authorities.

See also: Victim (legal)

Classification of municipalities or groups of municipalities where the construction of housing is encouraged within the framework of the VINEX regulation for spatial planning.

The year in which the capital goods become available for the production process for the first time.

One visit of one person to the study facilities of a given archive in one day.

Explanation
If someone visits the same archive several times in one day this is counted as one visit.

Someone who visits an archive in a reporting year.

Explanation
One person who visits the archive on several occasions in the reporting year is counted once.

One of the two tracks in secondary vocational training introduced by the WEB (Adult and Vocational Education Act). In this track students spend 20-60 percent of their time of practical training within a company or institution.

Training which, when completed, prepares participants to enter directly a certain group of occupations in the labour market, and education aimed at improvement or expansion of vocational knowledge and skills

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The weighted average of the changes in the volume and quality of the parts of particular goods or service transactions or the value added.

See also: Price change, Real developments, Value change

Work in some organised fashion, done without pay and without obligation, for the benefit of others or for society.

The number of votes cast at an election as a percentage of the number of people eligible to vote.