The Central Bureau of Statistics differentiates between four occupational levels. According to the statistics office, more than half of the Dutch work on the more practical levels 1 or 2, including carpenters, plumbers, cleaning staff, hairdressers or bartenders. You can hardly work from home.
In 2019, 4% of people with a Level 1 job had this option and 16% of people at Level 2. Of those at Level 4, more than 70% could work from home if they wanted to.
ICT workers were most likely to be able to work from home. More than 40% had this option. That was more than one in five in the last year. This is followed by managers and people with a creative or linguistic profession.
People with a service or agricultural occupation and people in transport and logistics are least able to work from home. But here too the corona crisis seemed to offer more options.
In the second quarter of 2019, 1.8% of people in service professions sometimes or usually worked from home, compared to 3.8 a year later. In transport and logistics it rose from 0.7% to 1.5% and in the agricultural sector from 3.2% to 3.7%.