The Netherlands in Numbers, 2020Publications
The Netherlands in Numbers, 2020 is the successor to Trends in the Netherlands and the Statistical Yearbooks and Pocket Books.
How many people are key workers in the Netherlands?Other
Schools and childcare centres in the Netherlands have been closed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus. Parents and guardians who work in crucial sectors can rely on arranged childcare so they can continue their activities.
More than half of Dutch people work full-timeArticles
In 2019, just over half of the Dutch working population had a working week of 35 hours or more. Approximately 8 percent worked more than 40 hours per week on average.
70 thousand unskilled young people are out of workArticles
Of the 181 thousand young people aged 15 to 26 years who left education without a basic qualification, 70 thousand were out of work in 2019. Common reasons for not working include illness and disability.
Female majority in one-third of high-level occupationsArticles
There are more female than male workers in over one-third of occupational groups at higher levels, especially in the sector care and welfare and in education. This is related to fields of study chosen by men and women.
General government surplus 1.8% of GDP in mid-2019Articles
In the first six months of 2019, the government had a budget surplus of 14 bn euros, as revenues increased more rapidly than expenditure.
An easy quick-start guide to CBS open dataArticles
About an easy quick-start guide to CBS open data
Accountability day: focus on the SDGsArticles
the ‘Monitor of well-being’ CBS gives a wide ranging description of the increasing welfare in the Netherlands
One in five primary school teachers are over 55Articles
The teaching workforce in primary education is currently ageing. In the 2003/’04 school year, 11 percent of primary teachers were 55 years of age or over, as against 21 percent in 2017/’18.
Number of employed further upArticles
In the months June - August, unemployment declined by an average 10 thousand persons to 426 thousand.
Employment growth continuesArticles
Employment grew in July. The number of people without work dropped.
The Netherlands in European top 5 of 'lifelong learning'Articles
In comparison with the rest of the EU, the Dutch are relatively active participants in ‘lifelong learning’. Training for work or leisure is more popular among highly educated and those working in financial services, health care and education.
Largest occupational group on each island of the Caribbean Netherlands are construction workersArticles
In 2014, the largest occupational group in the Caribbean Netherlands were construction workers including bricklayers, pavers and carpenters. Nearly 12 percent of the 13 thousand people working in the three special municipalities formed part of this occupational group.
Sharp drop in first year teacher training studentsArticles
There has been a 20 percent drop in students entering teacher training at the hbo level over the last five years. Particularly the interest in training to become an elementary school teacher has fallen sharply.
Schools eat into their financial reservesArticles
In the period 2006-2010, expenses in primary and secondary education rose more rapidly than revenues. Although schools spent more in recent years than their allocated budgets allowed, there is still plenty of money in the school coffers.
More than one quarter of employed work from homeArticles
More than 27 percent of Dutch employed were working from home part of their regular working hours in 2010.
Large differences in purchasing power developments between common occupationsArticles
The purchasing power of the employed labour force in the Netherlands rose by 2.5 percent in 2009. This is larger than the increase in 2008.
Lorry driver and shop assistant most popular jobsArticles
In 2009, the most popular job among women was shop assistant and the most popular job among men was lorry driver. These jobs were also chosen in 1993.
People in lower-level occupations feel less healthyArticles
People working in jobs at elementary or lower level feel less healthy than those employed in higher-level jobs.
Unemployment further downArticles
In July this year, 449 thousand people were unemployed, i.e. 5.7 percent of the Dutch labour force.