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R&D personnel and researchers in the Netherlands, by sector

The indicator shows the number of total R&D personnel in the Netherlands and the share of researchers as a category within R&D personnel, differentiated by various sectors.

R&D personnel in the Netherlands by sector, in 1000 fte

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Source: CBS, Statline (Statistics Netherlands)/Eurostat
Notes: Between 2010 and 2011 there is a break in the trend because from 2011 onwards, the business sector also comprises companies with fewer than 10 employees. Based on new register information, the categorisation of business companies and research institutes has been revised from 2012 (statistical year) onwards. As a result, the level of R&D expenditures by the business sector has been revised downwards and R&D expenditures by research institutes has been revised upwards. Similar consequences apply to the data concerning R&D personnel.

Researchers in the Netherlands, by sector, in 1000 fte

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Source: CBS, Statline (Statistics Netherlands)/Eurostat

Researchers in the Netherlands, as share of total R&D personnel, by sector (%)

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Source: CBS, Statline (Statistics Netherlands)/Eurostat


Analysis    
The period up to 2011 shows fluctuations in the amount of R&D personnel which are primarily caused by fluctuations in the business sector. Higher education shows more regular increments in the number of R&D personnel employed, while the R&D personnel at research institutes also fluctuates somewhat.   

The share of researchers has increased in all sectors between 2000 and 2015. The growth in the share of researchers is the largest in the business sector. Growth of this share in the higher education sector is rather gradual. The other two sectors experienced more erratic growth in the share of researchers, in particular the business sector. Between 2014 and 2015 the share of researchers increases a bit at the research institutes.

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R&D personnel
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