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Employed population (aged 15 and over) by nationality (Saudi / non-Saudi) and main occupation group (2006-2012)

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      Specialists in Scientific, Technicians in Scientific,       Agriculture, Industrial,    
    Managers and  Technical and Technical and  Clerical Workers Sales Service  Animal Husbandry Chemical  Engineering  TOTAL
  Year  Business Managers Humanities Fields Humanities Fields   Persons Persons and Fishing  and Food Industries  Support  
  2006 222,692 312,151 651,274 444,248 189,522 1,252,678 92,634 39,549 226,826 3,431,574
  2007 R1 263,244 315,085 705,746 483,319 200,089 1,222,257 124,062 31,304 239,647 3,584,753
SAUDIS 2008 R1 263,810 332,250 692,838 505,918 189,461 1,327,051 95,253 33,753 238,266 3,678,600
  2009 246,640 347,732 704,855 571,944 234,721 1,345,867 103,903 37,697 244,609 3,837,968
  2011 245,819 438,597 854,588 579,075 216,414 1,362,707 176,188 27,638 242,045 4,143,071
  2012 R1 243,308 466,838 889,580 608,651 208,973 1,427,740 168,289 30,927 207,417 4,251,723
  2006 48,030 277,567 194,899 103,001 508,706 1,154,026 225,569 143,894 1,435,726 4,091,418
  2007 R1 72,308 298,857 178,625 94,956 513,706 1,185,231 269,013 172,321 1,396,572 4,181,589
NON-SAUDIS 2008 R1 72,445 332,676 176,613 102,394 579,387 1,232,552 267,782 154,773 1,359,610 4,278,232
  2009 78,641 307,027 183,910 121,670 597,762 1,141,424 235,693 160,228 1,483,669 4,310,024
  2011 106,823 524,541 302,325 134,664 743,770 1,427,226 262,976 174,515 2,115,623 5,792,463
  2012 R1 102,888 627,182 292,498 128,110 707,574 1,399,758 273,644 157,607 2,195,409 5,884,670

R= round

Source: Labour Force Surveys, given dates and rounds.

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Manpower Sampling  Sample size  
Surveys frame (households) Reference period
2006 Population 23,000 May  2006
2007  R1 Census 23,000 February 19th-March 20th, 2007
2008  R1 2004 23,000 February 2008
2009 23,000 July 24th-August 22nd, 2009
2011 Population 29,000 October 2011
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 occupations is adapted from ISCO 1988.

 

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.

Date of access: May 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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