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Netherlands Working Conditions Survey

We are interested to find out about your working conditions and how you perceive them. What are important working conditions for you? How satisfied are you with your job? And which measures do you feel are needed in order to improve your working conditions? Have you ever experienced an accident at work? Or do you ever have to deal with aggression in the workplace?

To find out the answers to such questions, CBS and TNO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), jointly conduct the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey (NWCS, in Dutch: NEA). In this survey, 'quality of work' is central. Safe and healthy working conditions are key topics.

The NWCS is one of the largest periodical surveys into the working situation of employees in the Netherlands.

To read the invitation letter in English, click here: Invitation letter NWCS.

How to start the questionnaire

Did you receive an invitation to participate in this survey? You can directly participate in the NWCS with your user name and password.

Would you first like to know more about this survey? Then read on.

What is the purpose of this survey?

Thanks to the NWCS, we have more knowledge about working conditions in the Netherlands. The Dutch government, employer organisations, trade unions, businesses as well as institutions use the survey results to improve the quality of working conditions in the Netherlands. In addition, the media will also make use of the results of this survey. Your cooperation is therefore important! With your help, policies can be made that are based on accurate information.

Why have I been selected to take part?

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has randomly selected a small number of people from the Policy administration. This register contains data on jobs. We link addresses from the Personal Records Database (BRP) to this data. The BRP contains the addresses and names of all inhabitants in the Netherlands. The addresses of the people we invite are spread throughout the country. Not every resident can be involved in this survey. Your participation is therefore very important: you represent a large number of other people from your sector.

Your data is safe

CBS handles your data with the utmost care. Your personal data will not be linked to your answers. You can read about how we handle your data on the following web page: Privacy.


With your participation in the NWCS, you can win one of the 25 iPads or VVV gift cards worth €400 that we are making available. You will see immediately at the end of the questionnaire whether you are the winner. You will be contacted shortly thereafter. The letter you received from CBS will tell you until when you can participate in the survey.
The winners will be selected at random. This means that specific personal characteristics are not taken into account in the drawing.
Do you want to know more about the general reward policy of CBS? Click on: Rewards.


The results of the survey will be made public through various media. Firstly, via the websites CBS and TNO (Dutch only). See the labour situation in the Netherlands through the eyes of the employees who participated in last year's NWCS (Dutch only).

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with CBS, Click on: CBS Contact Center.

Has someone from CBS visited or called you?

Did you receive a visit from a CBS employee, or were you called? Do you want to know more about how this works? In that case, click here: CBS will never just show up at your door.