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Employed national and non-national populations by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, last year or period available)

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    Employed nationals Employed non-nationals Total employed population
Country date/ period  sex numbers men per 100 women numbers men per 100 women numbers men per 100 women
Bahrain (1) April 2010 males 120.550 213 437.394 493 557.944 384
  females 56.482 88.781 145.263
Kuwait (2) December 2013 males 212.734 114 1.462.226 313 1.674.960 256
  females 185.991 467.630 653.621
Oman(3) December 2012 males 235.422 228 1.206.174 879 1.441.596 583
  females 103.448 137.204 240.652
Qatar (4) Q4 2013 males 63.752 206 1.286.829 803 1.350.581 701
  females 31.000 160.173 191.173
Saudi Arabia (5) June 2013 males 3.989.632 548 5.342.675 798 9.332.307 705
  females 727.495 669.321 1.396.816
United Arab Emirates (6) May 2009 males 170.000 321 2.548.000 696 2.718.000 649
  females 53.000 366.000 419.000
GCC Total* males 4.792.090 414 12.283.298 650 17.075.388 574
  females 1.157.416 1.889.109 3.046.525

Sources: national institutes of statistics, latest year or period available as of April 2014.

 

* Total provides the sum of population numbers at different dates between May 2009 and December 2013. It is not exactly the total population at any of these dates. 

 

1- Definition:

Non-nationals 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- Holders of residence permit residing in the given GCC country at date of census, as per definition of residence used in each of the countries.

 

Employment refers to a person aged 15 years and above who during the reference period:

– worked for one hour or more for wage or salary, in cash or in kind

– worked for one hour or more for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind

 

2- Sources of data:

(1) Bahrain Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Census 2010;

(2) Kuwait Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), Dec. 2012

(3) National Centre for Statistical Information (NCSI), Statistical Yearbook 2013 (Data does not include nationals and non-nationals in the “Public administration and defense, compulsory social security”.)

(4) Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Quarterly Labor Force Survey 2013 (Q4, September-December 2013).

(5) Saudi Arabia Central Department for Statistics and Information (CDSI), Labor Force Survey 2013, Round 2

(6) UAE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Labor Force Survey 2009.

 

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