Employee benefits expense

2012

2011

Wages and salaries

268

261

Social security contributions

37

36

Pension contributions

36

34

Other employee benefits

33

32

Total

374

363

Including capitalised employee benefits, total employee benefits were € 462 million (2011: € 432 million).

Other employee benefits include € 1.2 million for individual severance arrangements for employees who have left (2011: € 1.6 million).

Headcount

The table below shows headcount by business segment expressed in full-time equivalents (FTE) at year-end:

FTE

At 31 december 2012

At 31 december 2011

Energy company Eneco

3,088

2,959

Stedin

1,249

1,187

Joulz

2,558

2,442

Other

103

85

Total

6,998

6,673

In 2012, average headcount expressed in FTEs was 6,839 (2011: 6,596).