Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Registration of wage tax and social insurance premiums
Polisadministratie - jobs

Work and Productivity
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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 12 months after collection.

Type of data


Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method


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)

Contact data administrator (see contact information)


Data was collected between 2006 and 2011 with an integral observation of the population. Data collection is scheduled to continue at some point in the future.


Not applicable

Not applicable

All jobs and (pension, social) benefits within Dutch tax regime

No age restrictions

Representative for all employee jobs in the Netherlands

Detailed study of: Wages, working hours, type of labour contract.


Linkable to other person databases through anonymised personal number.

Data quality

Relatively low quality of data during the first years (2006, 2007) because of start up problems (coverage). Differences in quality of variables.

Break in 2010 due to methodological changes and a new definition of employed population.

Terminology is consistent in time.


Strengths: This dataset provides high quality data, and includes full coverage of jobs and (social, pension) benefits. Weaknesses: Data problems (coverage) in start up years and the variables are of different quality.

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