GCC: Estimates of the figures of foreign nationals (Arab nationalities), by country of residence in the GCC (2010-2014)
|Country of residence and year of reference|
|Country of||Bahrain||Kuwait||Oman||Qatar||Saudi Arabia||UAE|
|Egypt||20,000||482,692||29,877||18,0000 (b)||1,370,000 (d)||400,000 (e)|
|Jordan||7,000||55,081||7,403||40,000 (b)||250,000||200,000 (e)|
|Lebanon||2,300 (a)||42,586||n.d.||25,000 (b)||160,000||100,000 (e)|
|Morocco||800 (a)||3,495||n.d.||9,000 (b)||20,000 (a)||14,000|
|Palestine||5000 (a)||8,072||n.d.||20,500 (b)||500,000||150,000 (e)|
|Sudan||14000 (a)||4,551||6,867||42,000 (b)||500,000||75,000 (e)|
|Syria||3,000||135,554||n.d.||60,000 (c)||1,000,000 (c)||242,000 (c)|
|Tunisia||500 (a)||2,863||n.d.||15,000 (b)||12,000 (a)||4,500|
|Yemen||4,700||10,762||n.d.||40,000 (a)||800,000||90,000 (e)|
Sources: GLMM and other sources (see below)
Sources and Definitions
Figures of migrants in the GCC may be overestimated due to its comprising a large share of Gulf-born (second- and third- generation) non-nationals.
Palestinians are holders of travel documents.
Some of the figures quoted are unverifiable estimates. Therefore, they should be taken as indicative only and should not be used for statistical purposes.
Sources: unless stated otherwise, receiving countries’ estimates in relevant tables in the POP section of the GLMM database.
(a) UN/ DESA 2013 revision total migrants’ stocks by origin and destination countries
(b) Snoj, Jure. “Population of Qatar by nationality”, BQ Magazine, Doha, December 2014.
(c) latest figures available as of October 2015, in: De Bel-Air, F. “A Note on Syrian Refugees in the Gulf: Attempting to Assess Data and Policies,” GLMM Explanatory Note, GLMM – EN – No. 11/2015 http://gulfmigration.eu/media/pubs/exno/GLMM_EN_2015_11.pdf
(d) Official estimate: Egyptian workers in Saudi Arabia number 968,000 (end of 2013).
“Estimates of family dependents: in the absence of any indication of the ratio of worker to family
dependents in the UAE, we use data available for Kuwait in 2012:”
2.4 workers per family dependent.
Estimates of Egyptians (total): 968,000+(968,000/2.4)= 1,371,000
(e) Snoj, Jure. “UAE’s population- by nationality”, BQ Magazine, Doha, April 12, 2015.
Table as of December 15, 2015.
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