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Article 18 (Non-Governmental labor) residence permits granted by nationality group and age group of holder (Kuwait) (2009; 2011)

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Nationality group   age group Total
year 15-30 31-40 41-50 50 and more
Arabs 2009 236.897 86.630 37.757 11.755 373.039
  2011 255.915 78.961 32.763 9.608 377.247
Europeans/ Americans 2009 6.346 4.864 3.584 1.338 16.132
  2011 6.812 4.714 3.266 998 15.790
Asians 2009 365.276 155.206 67.566 13.791 601.839
  2011 405.273 145.939 59.364 10.680 621.256
Africans 2009 1.475 597 271 59 2.402
  2011 3.141 520 227 52 3.940
Total 2009 609.994 247.297 109.178 26.943 993.412
  2011 671.141 230.134 95.620 21.338 1.018.233

Source: Ministry of Interior

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Definitions

 

Residency procedures do not apply to GCC nationals.

 

The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.

 

Data presented in the table are stock data: non-national residents holding a residence permit under Article 18 (non-governmetal labor) on December 31st, the given year. The table excludes the Bedoon, the non-Kuwaiti GCC citizens and those in irregular situation.

 

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Interior

 

3. Period of data coverage

 

December 31st, 2009 and 2011

 

4. Data availability

 

2009′ data is published in MoI’ 2009 Statistical Yearbook, in Chapter “Immigration statistics”, available online at: http://www.moi.gov.kw/portal/varabic/statistics/stats.htm

Last date of access: September 2013.

2011′ data is tabulated in MoI’ 2011 Statistical Yearbook, in Chapter “Immigration statistics” (not available online). The volume may be directly obtained from MoI.

 

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