Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

An international independent, non-partisan, non-profit joint programme of a major Gulf think tank and a globally renowned academic migration centre.
The programme provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of
Gulf labour migration, population, and labour markets, engaging with and respecting the viewpoints of all stakeholder.

Demographic and economic module



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Origin: GCC

Data on population stocks

Total population (POP1)

POP1.2 - Population by country of citizenship

GCC: Some estimates of foreign residents in GCC states by country of citizenship (selected countries, last available date, 2015-2018)

GCC: Total population and percentage of nationals and non-nationals in GCC countries (national statistics, 2017-2018) (with numbers)

GCC: Estimates of the figures of foreign nationals (selected nationalities), by country of residence in the GCC (2012-2016)

GCC: Total population and percentage of nationals and non-nationals in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2017) (with numbers)

GCC: Total population and percentage of nationals and foreign nationals in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2016) (with numbers)

GCC: Total population and percentage of nationals and non-nationals in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2015) (with numbers)

GCC: Total population and percentage of nationals and non-nationals in GCC countries (latest national statistics, 2010-2015)

GCC: Estimates of the figures of foreign nationals (Arab nationalities), by country of residence in the GCC (2010-2014)

Evolution of population figures, share of non-nationals and demographic growth rates in GCC countries since the 1970’s (national statistics, 1970-2010)

Total population by demographic characteristics (POP2)

POP2.1 - Population by sex

GCC:National and non-national populations aged 15 and above by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2016)

GCC: National and foreign national populations aged 15 and above by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2015)

National and non-national populations aged 15 and above by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, latest year or period available)

POP2.2 - Population by age group

GCC: National and foreign populations by sex and five-year age group (2015)

GCC: National and foreign populations by five-year age group (2015)

GCC: National and non-national populations by aggregated age groups in GCC countries (national statistics, 2005-2016)

National and non-national populations by aggregated age groups in GCC countries ((national statistics, latest year or period available)

Total population by socio-economic characteristics (POP3)

Total population by migration-related characteristics (POP4)

Working age population (WAP1)

Working age population by demographic characteristics (WAP2)

Working age population by socio-economic characteristics (WAP3)

Working age population by migration-related characteristics (WAP4)

Employed population (EMP1)

EMP1.1 - Employed population by country of birth and/or country of citizenship

GCC: EMP 1.1 Percentage of nationals and non-nationals in employed population in GCC countries (2016)

GCC: Percentage of nationals and non-nationals in employed population in GCC countries (2015)

Percentage of nationals and non-nationals in employed population in GCC countries (national statistics, latest year or period available)

EMP1.3 - Employed population by sector of activity (public/private)

GCC: Non-national population employed in domestic services, by sex (2017-2018)

GCC: Employed population by nationality (nationals/ non-nationals) and sector of employment (2017-2018)

GCC: Percentage distribution of employed national and non-national populations, by sector of employment (2017-2018)

Percentage of non-nationals in government sector and in private and other sectors in GCC countries (national statistics, latest year or period available)

EMP1.5 - Employed population by demographic socio-economic and migration-related characteristics

GCC: Labour Force Participation Rates by sex in GCC countries (%) (2013-2017)

GCC: Employed national and non-national populations by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (2016)

GCC: Labour Force Participation Rates by sex in GCC countries (%) (2016)

GCC: Employed national and non-national populations by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (2015)

Employed national and non-national populations by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, last year or period available)

Unemployed population (UNE1)

Inactive population (INA1)

Forced migrants (FOR1)

Data on population flows

Arrivals and Departures (MOV1)

Permits (MOV2)

Other movements (MOV3)

Irregular migration (stock and flows)

Irregular migration (stock and flows) (IRR1)

Return migrants (RET1)

Economic and financial indicators

Economic and financial indicators (ECO1)