Why do I receive a questionnaire?

Your company has been selected on the basis of a sample. Statistics Netherlands takes into account the importance of a company for the reliability of the outcomes. A number of criteria are used for this, including the number of employees. The largest companies (more than 100 employees) in a certain branch will almost always receive a questionnaire. For companies employing between 10 and 100 employees and small businesses (less than 10 employees) Statistics Netherlands can in most cases suffice with a sample that is representative of the whole.