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Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and sector of economic activity (2013)

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  Saudis Non-Saudis TOTAL
  males females total males females total males females total
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 234.428 1.975 236.403 335.152 864 336.016 569.580 2.839 572.419
Mining and quarrying 87.280 731 88.011 26.254 362 26.616 113.534 1.093 114.627
Manufacturing 145.329 7.090 152.419 481.700 2.816 484.516 627.029 9.906 636.935
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 56.925 106 57.031 20.503 0 20.503 77.428 106 77.534
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation act.  21.448 386 21.834 32.857 369 33.226 54.305 755 55.060
Construction 138.765 1.420 140.185 1.583.963 7.560 1.591.523 1.722.728 8.980 1.731.708
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles…..goods 234.525 11.985 246.510 1.333.182 8.573 1.341.755 1.567.707 20.558 1.588.265
Transport and storage 166.572 822 167.394 149.166 1.664 150.830 315.738 2.486 318.224
Accommodation and food services activities 21.622 3.678 25.300 227.236 323 227.559 248.858 4.001 252.859
Information and communication 53.108 1.253 54.361 52.201 203 52.404 105.309 1.456 106.765
Financial and insurance activities 78.185 7.198 85.383 30.499 0 30.499 108.684 7.198 115.882
Real estate activities 54.626 266 54.892 34.707 0 34.707 89.333 266 89.599
Professional, scientific and technical activities 16.003 2.363 18.366 80.769 460 81.229 96.772 2.823 99.595
Administrative and support services activities 71.295 5.708 77.003 135.756 102 135.858 207.051 5.810 212.861
Public adm. and defense, compulsory social security 1.717.132 47.725 1.764.857 30.313 1.144 31.457 1.747.445 48.869 1.796.314
Education 584.939 505.024 1.089.963 124.683 29.273 153.956 709.622 534.297 1.243.919
Human health and social work activities 217.266 75.099 292.365 145.737 68.707 214.444 363.003 143.806 506.809
Arts, entertainment and recreation 3.482 301 3.783 4.670 495 5.165 8.152 796 8.948
Other service activities 45.406 6.111 51.517 132.092 8.557 140.649 177.498 14.668 192.166
Activities of private households as employers and undifferentiated … 1.170 621 1.791 392.778 510.017 902.795 393.948 510.638 904.586
Extraterritorial organizations and bodies 1.749 0 1.749 7.909 0 7.909 9.658 0 9.658
Total 3.951.255 679.862 4.631.117 5.362.127 641.489 6.003.616 9.313.382 1.321.351 10.634.733

Source: Manpower Survey, 2013 (Round 1).

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2013 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 33500 households

Reference period: January 13th-February 5th, 2013

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 Rev. 4

 

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/814https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814

The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.

Date of access: September 2013.

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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