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Inactive population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and age group (2012)

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    Saudis     non-Saudis     Total  
  males females total males females total males females total
15-19 1.011.394 1.039.796 2.051.190 191.679 180.601 372.280 1.203.073 1.220.397 2.423.470
20-24 560.706 861.229 1.421.935 45.363 126.532 171.895 606.069 987.761 1.593.830
25-29 117.890 618.041 735.931 12.006 142.435 154.441 129.896 760.476 890.372
30-34 42.065 545.319 587.384 6.764 184.313 191.077 48.829 729.632 778.461
35-39 27.615 475.102 502.717 3.261 209.117 212.378 30.876 684.219 715.095
40-44 26.703 430.647 457.350 2.634 144.448 147.082 29.337 575.095 604.432
45-49 49.424 380.684 430.108 2.719 70.479 73.198 52.143 451.163 503.306
50-54 99.017 308.774 407.791 2.542 46.225 48.767 101.559 354.999 456.558
55-59 114.036 239.268 353.304 7.609 36.186 43.795 121.645 275.454 397.099
60-64 128.155 180.193 308.348 6.706 19.772 26.478 134.861 199.965 334.826
65+ 262.091 349.489 611.580 27.484 31.413 58.897 289.575 380.902 670.477
Total 2.439.096 5.428.542 7.867.638 308.767 1.191.521 1.500.288 2.747.863 6.620.063 9.367.926

Source: Manpower 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) 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: May 2013.

 

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