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Evolution of population figures, share of non-nationals and demographic growth rates in GCC countries since the 1970’s (national statistics, 1970-2010)

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Absolute numbers %
Country     Total Percentage of Intercensal annual growth rates
  Nationals Non-nationals population non-nationals Nationals Foreigners
Bahrain(a)
1971 178.193 37.885 216.071 17,5
1991 323.305 184.732 508.037 36,4 3,0 7,9
2001 405.667 244.937 650.604 37,6 2,3 2,8
2010 568.399 666.172 1.234.571 54,0 3,7 11,1
Kuwait(b)
1975(c) 307.755 687.082 994.837 69,1
1990 578.511 1.573.169 2.151.680 73,1 4,2 5,5
1993 657.493 988.134 1.645.627 60,0 4,3 -15,5
2000 841.790 1.375.468 2.217.258 62,0 3,5 4,7
2010 1.148.363 2.433.691 3.582.054 67,9 3,1 5,7
Oman(d)
1975(e) 822.503 75.328 897.831 8,4
1993  1.465.000 535.000 2.000.000 26,8 3,2 10,9
2003  1.781.558 559.257 2.340.815 23,9 2,0 0,4
2010  1.957.336 816.143 2.773.479 29,4 1,3 5,4
Qatar(f)
1970 45.039 66.094 111.133 59,5
1997 151.673 384.801 536.474 71,7 4,5 6,5
2004 192.586 605.475 798.061 75,9 3,4 6,5
2010 243.073 1.456.362 1.699.435 85,7 3,9 14,6
Saudi Arabia(g)
1974 6.218.361 791.105 7.009.466 11,3
1992 12.310.053 4.638.335 16.948.388 27,4 3,8 9,8
2004 16.529.302 6.150.922 22.680.224 27,1 2,5 2,4
2010* 18.707.576 8.429.401 27.136.977 31,1 2,1 5,3
United Arab Emirates(h)
1975 201.544 356.343 557.887 63,9
1995 587.330 1.823.711 2.411.041 75,6 5,3 8,2
2005 825.495 3.280.932 4.106.427 79,9 3,4 5,9
2010(i) 947.997 7.316.073 8.264.070 88,5 2,8 16,0
GCC total
1970-1975 7.773.395 2.013.837 9.787.225 20,6
1990-1995 15.494.854 8.554.713 24.049.567 35,6 3,4 7,2
2000-2005 20.576.398 12.216.991 32.793.389 37,3 2,8 3,6
2010 23.572.744 21.117.842 44.690.586 47,3 2,3 9,1

Sources: national institutes of statistics.

* preliminary results.

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1- Definition:

Non-nationals counted above are:

1- persons bearing nationality of a foreign State other than the GCC State of residence, or bearing no proof of nationality from any given state (stateless persons and holders of refugee status and travel document in a third country) ;

2- residents in the given GCC country at date of census, as per definition of residence used in each of the countries.

 

2- Sources and availability of data:

Bahrain:

(a)National census data, given years.

http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=604

Kuwait

– (b)Kuwait Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)

Available in GLMM database:

http://gulfmigration.eu/kuwait-population-by-nationality-kuwaiti-non-kuwaiti-1990-2013/

– (c)National census data for 1975.

http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx

Oman:

– (d)National census data, given years.

http://www.ncsi.gov.om/NCSI_website/N_viewPublications_EN.aspx?id=1540 for SYB 2012.

– (e)United Nations Population Division, Trends in Total Migrant Stock: 2008 Revision

Qatar:

(f)National census data, given years.

Available in GLMM database:

http://gulfmigration.eu/population-by-nationality-qatari-non-qatari-census-1970-2010/

Saudi Arabia

(g)National census data, given years.

Available in GLMM database:

http://gulfmigration.eu/population-by-citizenship-saudi-non-saudi-1974-1992-2004-2010/

United Arab Emirates

-(h)National census data, given years.

http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/ReportPDF/DSS_CENSUS_Population%20by%20Emirates%201975-2005.xls

“- (i): UAE National Bureau of Statstics’ estimates. http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportDetailsEnglish/tabid/121/Default.aspx?ItemId=1914&PTID=104&MenuId=1

 

 

 

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