CBS responds to developments in Dutch society by compiling statistical information and presenting it to the outside world as facts that matter. Facts are crucial for obtaining insights into societal developments and formulating answers to (policy) questions. Research at CBS is focused on broad social trends and how they are interrelated.
Quality of data
CBS gives top priority to the quality of data and strives to maximise their potential for the benefit of society. It uses state-of-the-art technology in order to convert the increasing amounts of data into usable information. This is consistently done in an innovative, society-oriented and reliable manner.
CBS has offices in The Hague, Heerlen and Bonaire with altogether approximately 2,000 staff. A society-oriented working attitude is essential to CBS. CBS produces figures which are relevant to society. Every year, CBS publishes around 600 statistical surveys. Virtually every day, CBS data and figures are communicated to the outside world via news releases, video messages and social media. This results in more than 60,000 mentions per year in Dutch newspapers, on radio and television as well as on (news) websites.
Our data can also be found on the CBS website and in our StatLine databank, which contains over 4 thousand tables with a total of no less than 14 billion figures. All this information is available to everyone free of charge. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn (latter two in Dutch only). With 117,000 followers, the Dutch Twitter account is one of the most-followed social media channels in the Netherlands that represents a public authority. The English Twitter account currently has over 5,400 followers from around the world.