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Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ Non-Saudi), sex and age group, 2012 (Round 1)

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    Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
  Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
19-15 14.894 1.488 16.382 21.946 5.048 26.994 36.840 6.536 43.376
24-20 281.771 35.867 317.638 178.347 38.932 217.279 460.118 74.799 534.917
29-25 649.314 122.239 771.553 517.004 93.258 610.262 1.166.318 215.497 1.381.815
34-30 672.524 148.530 821.054 1.047.817 188.694 1.236.511 1.720.341 337.224 2.057.565
39-35 595.580 144.694 740.274 1.143.157 203.722 1.346.879 1.738.737 348.416 2.087.153
44-40 500.886 90.652 591.538 903.965 108.829 1.012.794 1.404.851 199.481 1.604.332
49-45 384.031 42.264 426.295 642.481 31.963 674.444 1.026.512 74.227 1.100.739
54-50 245.434 20.881 266.315 395.464 15.799 411.263 640.898 36.680 677.578
59-55 146.464 9.956 156.420 214.514 6.740 221.254 360.978 16.696 377.674
64-60 59.047 1.493 60.540 86.161 2.927 89.088 145.208 4.420 149.628
65+ 82.198 1.516 83.714 35.749 2.153 37.902 117.947 3.669 121.616
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: Labour Force 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.

 

 

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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