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Inactive population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and age group (2013)

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    Saudis     non-Saudis     Total  
  males females total males females total males females total
15-19 1,026,170 1,021,625 2,047,795 205,119 180,693 385,812 1,231,289 1,202,318 2,433,607
20-24 574,766 826,747 1,401,513 52,346 119,863 172,209 627,112 946,610 1,573,722
25-29 85,060 611,133 696,193 10,182 149,961 160,143 95,242 761,094 856,336
30-34 26,661 532,185 558,846 4,773 220,069 224,842 31,434 752,254 783,688
35-39 18,720 479,660 498,380 3,322 248,751 252,073 22,042 728,411 750,453
40-44 23,647 446,085 469,732 2,251 187,091 189,342 25,898 633,176 659,074
45-49 34,759 383,970 418,729 3,913 87,846 91,759 38,672 471,816 510,488
50-54 82,508 322,977 405,485 6,212 51,537 57,749 88,720 374,514 463,234
55-59 104,236 256,288 360,524 6,661 36,191 42,852 110,897 292,479 403,376
60-64 118,643 186,244 304,887 10,219 22,067 32,286 128,862 208,311 337,173
65+ 257,293 358,761 616,054 34,321 32,347 66,668 291,614 391,108 682,722
Total 2,352,463 5,425,675 7,778,138 339,319 1,336,416 1,675,735 2,691,782 6,762,091 9,453,873

source: Labour Force Survey 2013 (Round 1)

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2013 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 33500 households

Reference period: 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) Person out of the labour force: A person aged 15 years and over who is not included in the labour force, among which: the persons staying home for domestics activities, the students, the retired, the self sufficients,

the ones unable to enrol in labour, who are not working and do not look for employment for any other reason.

 

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:September 2013.

 

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