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Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and education status (2006-2012)

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Education Status     Saudis     Non-Saudis     Total  
  year Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
  2.006 164.316 19.233 183.549 372.188 33.636 405.824 536.504 52.869 589.373
Illiterate 2.009 137.675 10.609 148.284 292.873 35.409 328.282 430.548 46.018 476.566
  2.012 106.333 8.016 114.349 260.266 29.760 290.026 366.599 37.776 404.375
  2.006 130.914 5.495 136.409 888.176 271.520 1.159.696 1.019.090 277.015 1.296.105
Read and Write 2.009 107.377 3.728 111.105 611.386 186.619 798.005 718.763 190.347 909.110
  2.012 105.516 6.271 111.787 735.782 157.645 893.427 841.298 163.916 1.005.214
  2.006 475.582 5.684 481.266 516.636 79.366 596.002 992.218 85.050 1.077.268
Primary 2.009 407.884 7.945 415.829 659.435 152.710 812.145 1.067.319 160.655 1.227.974
  2.012 360.246 12.801 373.047 912.244 181.815 1.094.059 1.272.490 194.616 1.467.106
  2.006 596.652 11.027 607.679 669.582 79.831 749.413 1.266.234 90.858 1.357.092
Intermediate 2.009 667.227 16.846 684.073 883.136 118.471 1.001.607 1.550.363 135.317 1.685.680
  2.012 565.814 13.549 579.363 1.216.075 179.792 1.395.867 1.781.889 193.341 1.975.230
  2.006 728.586 63.348 791.934 432.114 31.656 463.770 1.160.700 95.004 1.255.704
Secondary or  2.009 1.060.649 52.573 1.113.222 593.319 38.318 631.637 1.653.968 90.891 1.744.859
Equivalent 2.012 1.261.843 61.437 1.323.280 830.792 56.229 887.021 2.092.635 117.666 2.210.301
  2.006 215.861 92.423 308.284 181.819 27.747 209.566 397.680 120.170 517.850
Diploma 2.009 263.143 87.128 350.271 159.382 15.550 174.932 422.525 102.678 525.203
  2.012 316.272 104.187 420.459 281.503 16.046 297.549 597.775 120.233 718.008
  2.006 564.366 286.095 850.461 404.301 35.896 440.197 968.667 321.991 1.290.658
Bachelor Degree 2.009 632.556 316.735 949.291 483.439 23.099 506.538 1.115.995 339.834 1.455.829
  2.012 849.773 400.196 1.249.969 831.998 64.695 896.693 1.681.771 464.891 2.146.662
  2.006 42.472 7.252 49.724 36.406 4.905 41.311 78.878 12.157 91.035
Master Degree 2.009 39.499 7.027 46.526 42.530 2.182 44.712 82.029 9.209 91.238
  2.012 46.799 7.980 54.779 71.392 5.312 76.704 118.191 13.292 131.483
  2.006 18.547 3.721 22.268 22.972 2.660 25.632 41.519 6.381 47.900
Doctorate  2.009 16.618 2.749 19.367 11.310 856 12.166 27.928 3.605 31.533
  2.012 19.547 5.143 24.690 46.553 6.771 53.324 66.100 11.914 78.014
  2.006 2.937.296 494.278 3.431.574 3.524.194 567.217 4.091.411 6.461.490 1.061.495 7.522.985
Total 2.009 3.332.628 505.340 3.837.968 3.736.810 573.214 4.310.024 7.069.438 1.078.554 8.147.992
  2.012 3.632.143 619.580 4.251.723 5.186.605 698.065 5.884.670 8.818.748 1.317.645 10.136.393

Source: Labour Force Surveys, 2006; 2009; 2012 (Round 1).

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Manpower Sampling  Sample size  
Surveys frame (households) Reference period
2006 Census 23.000 May  2006
2009 2004 23.000 July 24th-August 22nd, 2009
2012  R1 Census 2010 29.000 January 25th-February 17th, 2012

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.

 

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/814 (website English version) or https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814 (website Arabic version). The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.

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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