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

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    Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
  males females total males females total males females total
Illiterate 174.049 949.235 1.123.284 14.176 97.157 111.333 188.225 1.046.392 1.234.617
Read and write 119.748 456.735 576.483 15.661 106.182 121.843 135.409 562.917 698.326
Primary 416.384 787.842 1.204.226 41.782 121.353 163.135 458.166 909.195 1.367.361
Intermediate 831.105 1.197.382 2.028.487 143.661 246.519 390.180 974.766 1.443.901 2.418.667
Secondary or equivalent 779.565 1.602.380 2.381.945 72.822 315.016 387.838 852.387 1.917.396 2.769.783
Diploma 44.258 56.329 100.587 2.377 42.977 45.354 46.635 99.306 145.941
Bachelor Degree 67.878 373.655 441.533 16.608 247.419 264.027 84.486 621.074 705.560
Higher Diploma/ Master 4.485 4.055 8.540 1.328 12.251 13.579 5.813 16.306 22.119
Doctorate 1.624 929 2.553 352 2.647 2.999 1.976 3.576 5.552
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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