Average weekly working hours in the Netherlands 2018, by age

This statistic displays the average weekly working hours in the Netherlands in 2018, by age. As of 2018, employees between the age of 30 and 34 years worked the longest hours. Employees between 30 and 34 years of age worked 32 hours per week on average, excluding overtime, whereas employees between 50 and 54 years of age worked just below 31 hours per week on average.

Average weekly working hours in the Netherlands in 2018, by age

Per job per week including overtimePer job per week excluding overtime
Younger than 15 years 6.76.7
15-19 years13.313.1
20-24 years24.324
25-29 years3231.6
30-34 years32.632.2
35-39 years31.931.5
40-44 years31.631.2
45-49 years31.631.1
50-54 years31.330.9
55-59 years30.830.5
60-64 years29.929.6
65-74 years2221.8
75 years or older16.216.2
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The source explains weekly working hours as follows: "The number of hours someone works in a normal or average working week." Furthermore, the source adds that "Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime hours and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours. Also the weekly working hours without overtime is been determined. The yearly working hours of a job is the average hours paid for a job a year excluded overtime hours and leave hours through holiday, reduction of working hours and general recognized feast-days. For the yearly working hours of a year of employment this yearly average is determined for a year of employment instead for a job. "

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