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Population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and education level (2013)

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Education Status   Saudis     Non-Saudis     Total  
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 178.250 614.959 793.209 179.690 88.140 267.830 357.940 703.099 1.061.039
Read and Write 267.222 635.424 902.646 804.275 309.696 1.113.971 1.071.497 945.120 2.016.617
Primary 723.340 806.057 1.529.397 1.076.547 291.389 1.367.936 1.799.887 1.097.446 2.897.333
Intermediate 1.434.302 1.278.496 2.712.798 1.401.010 445.512 1.846.522 2.835.312 1.724.008 4.559.320
Secondary or Equivalent 2.464.034 1.905.374 4.369.408 997.094 399.293 1.396.387 3.461.128 2.304.667 5.765.795
Diploma 420.086 159.068 579.154 219.565 81.050 300.615 639.651 240.118 879.769
Bachelor Degree 1.002.537 1.043.432 2.045.969 918.178 348.925 1.267.103 1.920.715 1.392.357 3.313.072
Master Degree 55.675 19.901 75.576 70.186 16.432 86.618 125.861 36.333 162.194
Doctorate  23.697 6.445 30.142 47.086 8.250 55.336 70.783 14.695 85.478
Total 6.569.143 6.469.156 13.038.299 5.713.631 1.988.687 7.702.318 12.282.774 8.457.843 20.740.617

source: Labour Force Survey 2013 (Round 1).

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2013 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 33500 households

Reference period: January 13th-February 5th, 2013

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) residing in the Kingdom during the period of reference.

The ultimate sampling unit is the household.

 

Classification used for education statuses is ISCED.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

 

3. Data availability

 

Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in published form in PDF format. A selection of tables is also available in PDF or Excel format.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.

Date of access: September 2013.

Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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