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Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and sector of economic activity (2012)

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  Saudis Non-Saudis TOTAL
  males females total males females total males females total
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 158.539 1.626 160.165 280.737 1.443 282.180 439.276 3.069 442.345
Mining and quarrying 85.936 2.705 88.641 14.639 291 14.930 100.575 2.996 103.571
Manufacturing 127.820 6.199 134.019 572.738 4.022 576.760 700.558 10.221 710.779
Electricity, gas and water supply 57.711 0 57.711 38.161 149 38.310 95.872 149 96.021
Construction 112.218 483 112.701 1.354.610 3.234 1.357.844 1.466.828 3.717 1.470.545
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, 282.848 10.999 293.847 1.394.703 9.213 1.403.916 1.677.551 20.212 1.697.763
 motorcycles and personal and household goods      
Hotels and restaurants 21.586 2.030 23.616 268.405 4.992 273.397 289.991 7.022 297.013
Transport, storage and communications 192.554 3.164 195.718 236.851 1.154 238.005 429.405 4.318 433.723
Financial intermediation 66.202 7.821 74.023 26.224 788 27.012 92.426 8.609 101.035
Real estate, renting and business activities 133.442 4.066 137.508 209.751 875 210.626 343.193 4.941 348.134
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 1.568.555 34.253 1.602.808 39.322 673 39.995 1.607.877 34.926 1.642.803
Education 579.923 469.651 1.049.574 107.336 25.001 132.337 687.259 494.652 1.181.911
Health and social work 190.403 71.820 262.223 156.091 66.531 222.622 346.494 138.351 484.845
Other community, social and personal service activities 51.356 3.826 55.182 97.210 9.811 107.021 148.566 13.637 162.203
Activities of private households as employers and undifferentiated … 2.087 188 2.275 382.078 569.263 951.341 384.165 569.451 953.616
Extraterritorial organizations and bodies 963 749 1.712 7.749 625 8.374 8.712 1.374 10.086
Total 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: Manpower Survey, 2012 (Round 1).

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2012 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 29 000 households

Reference period: 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 economic activity is ISIC 3.1

 

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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