Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi) and sector of activity (Government/ Private), 2006; 2009
Source: Labour Force Surveys, given dates.
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Sampling frame of 2006 and 2009 Labour Force Surveys: Population Census 2004.
Sample size: 23 000 households
Reference period: May 2006; July 24th-August 22nd, 2009
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.
(a) Household and household members: A person or group of persons, related or not related, who share housing and food.
Servants, drivers and similar categories are considered to be part of the household if they live in the same housing unit.
(b) Employed person: A person aged 15 years and above who worked during the reference week for at least one hour for pay or profit, or who had a job but were temporarily absent from work.
Employment refers to people 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
– worked for at least 15 hours without pay on a family business or farm
– did volunteer work
Reference period for employment: The seven days preceding the interview date.
(c) Government and private sector: No definitions available.
2. Institution which provides data
Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning
3. Data availability
Data of employment by sector and nationality are not published in CDSI Labour Force Surveys volumes.
However, they are made available for the years 2006 to 2009 by the Statistical section of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s General Secretariat (Statistics of the GCC Countries for 2010, Population and Labour Force, tab. 6).
Date of access: May 22nd, 2013.