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Employed population by nationality (Saudi / non-Saudi) and sex, 1999-2013

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Citizenship   Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
years Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
1999 2,247,720 347,370 2,595,090 2,552,901 444,863 2,997,764 4,800,621 792,233 5,592,854
2000 2,352,092 351,279 2,703,371 2,591,426 418,548 3,009,974 4,943,518 769,827 5,713,345
2001 2,413,780 363,193 2,776,973 2,613,943 417,699 3,031,642 5,027,723 780,892 5,808,615
2002 2,480,225 364,366 2,844,591 2,635,599 432,817 3,068,416 5,115,824 797,183 5,913,007
2006 2,937,295 494,279 3,431,574 3,524,194 567,218 4,091,412 6,461,489 1,061,497 7,522,986
2007  R1 3,082,301 502,456 3,584,757 3,581,716 599,868 4,181,584 6,664,017 1,102,324 7,766,341
2007  R2 3,096,972 503,879 3,600,851 3,598,598 545,002 4,143,600 6,695,570 1,048,881 7,744,451
2008  R1 3,185,417 493,183 3,678,600 3,651,823 626,409 4,278,232 6,837,240 1,119,592 7,956,832
2008  R2 3,274,356 482,313 3,756,669 3,677,482 583,149 4,260,631 6,951,838 1,065,462 8,017,300
2009 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
2011 3,538,669 604,402 4,143,071 5,094,771 697,692 5,792,463 8,633,440 1,302,094 9,935,534
2012 R1 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
2012 R2 3,750,781 646,590 4,397,371 5,310,039 682,914 5,992,953 9,060,820 1,329,504 10,390,324
2013 R1 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

R= Round

source: Labour Force Surveys (1999 to 2002; 2006 to 2009; 2011 to 2013 R1)

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

sampling  sample size  
frame (households) reference period
1999 Population Census1992 15,000 April 16th-May 16th, 1999
2000 15,000 April  2000
2001 15,000 March 2001
2002 15,000 April 2002
2006  Population Census2004 23,000 May  2006
2007  R1 23,000 February 19th-March 20th, 2007
2007  R2 23,000 August 15th-September 13th, 2007
2008  R1 23,000 February 2008
2008  R2 23,000 August 2008
2009 23,000 July 24th-August 22nd, 2009
2011 Population Census2010 29,000 October 2011
2012  R1 29,000 January 25th-February 17th, 2012
2012  R2
2013  R1 33,500  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.

 

 

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, 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

https://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: 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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