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UAE: Population estimates by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), Emirate and sex (last available estimates as of March 2018)

  Emiratis non-Emiratis Total % non-nationals
Year Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
 Abu Dhabi 2016 282,632 268,903 551,535 1,574,986 781,652 2,356,638 1,857,618 1,050,555 2,908,173 81
 Dubai 2016 n.a. n.a. 233,430 n.a. n.a. 2,465,170 n.a. n.a. 2,698,600 91
 Al Sharjah 2015 86,325 89,098 175,423 834,542 395,875 1,230,417 920,867 484,973 1,405,840 88
 Ras Al Khaima 2012 49,860 49,662 99,522 215,140 107,338 322,478 265,000 157,000 422,000 76
 Ajman 2017 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 504,847 n.a.
 Al Fujairah 2016 43,991 43,823 87,814 104,821 32,725 137,546 148,812 76,548 225,360 61
 Umm Al – Quwain n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
       
Total UAE population 2016 (est. FCSA)     9,121,167

Sources: various (see below)
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Characteristics of data, definitions 

Statistical institute source of data period of reference
 Abu Dhabi Statistics Center Abu Dhabi administrative records mid-year
 Dubai Dubai Statistics Center administrative records end of year
 Al Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah (DSCD) population census October 2015
 Ras Al Khaima Government of RAK, Department of Economic Development National Bureau of Statistics ?
 Ajman Statistics and Research Department, General Secretariat of the Executive Council population census February-March 2017
 Al Fujairah Fujairah Statistics Center administrative records? ?
UAE Total Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority administrative records end of year

2. Data availability 

SCAD Abu Dhabi SYB 2017, https://www.scad.ae/en/pages/GeneralPublications.aspx?pubid=79&themeid=7 
DSC statistics, “Reports” section, “Population by gender”, https://www.dsc.gov.ae/Report/Copy%20of%20DSC_SYB_2016_01%20_%2001.pdf
census 2015
Government of RAK, Department of Economic Development, SYB 2013 http://www.ded.rak.ae/ar/Pages/yearbook.aspx
census 2017
Fujeirah Statistics Center, SYB 2016, http://www.fscfuj.gov.ae/books/book2016.pdf.
FCSA, Statistics, UAE Population 2016, http://fcsa.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/Statistics/UAE-Population-2016.aspx

Date of access: January 2018.

 

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