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More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Social Statistical Database - Jobs of employees
Sociaal Statistisch Bestand (SSB) - Banen

Work and Productivity
Relevance for this Topic
Country Netherlands
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Contact information

Department of Demographic and Socioeconomic Statistics
Statistics Netherlands
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Phone: Infoservice: 003188 570 70 70
Email: info(at)

Timeliness, transparency

Data is collected annually and is available 18 months after collection.

Type of data

Registry + Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

1999 - 2005: Combination/ integration of electronic registrations (Wage tax registration (Fibase), Insurance Registration Employees (VZA)) and survey (Survey of Employment and wages (EWL)), 2006 onwards: Edited version of Registration of wage tax and social insurance premiums (Polisadministratie).

Access to data

Cannot be downloaded directly

Conditions of access

Access to data requires: (1) Access fee (2) official authorisation (CCS)


Anonymised microdata

SPSS (default)

Documentation is only available in Dutch.


Data was collected between 1999 and 2010 with an integral observation. Data collection is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


Not applicable

Not applicable

All jobs in Dutch companies (within Dutch tax regime)

No age restrictions

Representative for all employee jobs in the Netherlands.

Detailed study of: Salary, type of job, duration of job, part-time factor, industry, location of establishment employer, company size.


Standardised wage concepts

Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number

Data quality

Break in 2001 due to the addition of new variables: type of work agreement, part time factor. In 2006, there was a methodological break because of a new data source (Fibase/VZA/EWL -> Polisadministratie).

Most concepts are consistent in time.


Strengths: The data source provides full coverage, high quality data, and longitudinally consistent data.

  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Frank P. Pijpers
  • (see Partners)