Bulk of sickness absence not work-related
Last year, nearly half of all employees in the Netherlands were at least one time absent from work because they were ill. Statistics Netherlands announced today that in nearly one quarter of cases,...
Victims workplace aggression feel less healthy
Victims of workplace aggression more often report a poor state of health than their colleagues who do not face aggression at work. They are also more dissatisfied with their job and are more often...
One in 15 employees involved in work-related accidents
Last year, 458 thousand workers sustained physical or mental damage due to accidents in the workplace, i.e. 1 in 15 employees in the Netherlands. Nearly half of victims were absent from work at least...
Employee sickness absence increased further in 2019
Last year, absenteeism in the public and the private sector due to illness or injury rose to 4.4 percent.
Supportive colleagues make a difference
Employees who lack support from their colleagues more often report sick than those who receive support from their working environment.
Sickness absence of employees by sector, establishment size and level of education, 2005-2013 (Dutch only)
Tables with information on various aspects of sickness absence broken down by sector, company size and education level. Commissioned by: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Sickness absence lowest among hotel and restaurant workers
The sickness absence rate among employees in the Netherlands was 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2011.
Sickness absence rate stable in recent years
Last year's sickness absence rate for Dutch employees averaged 4.3 percent. The lowest rate was recorded among people employed in agriculture. Since 2004, the sickness absence rate in the Netherlands...
Four percent of employees per day off sick
Sickness absence among Dutch employees was an average 3.9 percent in the third quarter of 2008.
Sickness absence at lowest level since 1996
The sickness absence rate among employees in the Netherlands was reduced to 3.9 percent in 2013, i.e. at any one time 39 in every one thousand employees were absent due to sickness. The rate reached...
Sickness absence rate dips to lowest level since 1996
The sickness absence rate among employees in the Netherlands has fallen to 3.8 percent in 2014, the lowest rate since 1996.
Sickness absence rate up slightly in 2009
The sickness absence rate among Dutch employees was 4.6 percent on average in the fourth quarter of 2009. This is slightly higher than in the same quarter in 2008, when it was 4.4 percent.
Most accidents occur in metal and construction
Metal and construction workers tend to be involved in work-related accidents more often than other occupational groups.
Obesity leads to more sickness absence
A publication just released by Statistics Netherlands on health and care in 2007 comprises seven articles on a range of recent developments in the area of health and care.
More women than men with psychological complaints
In 2021, 18 percent of the female population aged 12 and over were suffering from psychological complaints. This was 12 percent among the male population.
Sickness absence rate for older employees without chronic disorders about the same as for younger employees
Due to chronic disorders, older employees are more often absent from work than their younger counterparts. Older employees more often suffer from disorders related to high sickness absence rates,...
Sickness absence fairly stable in first quarter
The sickness absence rate of Dutch employees was 4.7 percent on average in the first quarter of 2009.