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Inactive population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex, inactivity status and marital status (2013)

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SAUDIS
marital status   house keeping student/ in training retired/ elderly does not want to work disability/ health reasons Others Total 
  m. 0 1,575,205 4,487 8,249 51,597 66,866 1,706,404
never married f. 351,979 1,371,033 1,205 4,163 25,255 37,846 1,791,481
  total 351,979 2,946,238 5,692 12,412 76,852 104,712 3,497,885
  m. 0 20,103 529,938 5,570 37,450 16,547 609,608
married f. 2,971,677 87,662 32,386 3,439 8,019 34,120 3,137,303
  total 2,971,677 107,765 562,324 9,009 45,469 50,667 3,746,911
  m. 0 600 5,365 405 2,848 622 9,840
divorced f. 79,292 5,348 3,245 409 2,558 4,551 95,403
  total 79,292 5,948 8,610 814 5,406 5,173 105,243
  m 0 26 22,764 614 3,207 0 26,611
widower f. 358,754 143 24,049 786 17,349 407 401,488
  total 358,754 169 46,813 1,400 20,556 407 428,099
  m 0 1,595,934 562,554 14,838 95,102 84,035 2,352,463
total f 3,761,702 1,464,186 60,885 8,797 53,181 76,924 5,425,675
  total 3,761,702 3,060,120 623,439 23,635 148,283 160,959 7,778,138
NON-SAUDIS
  m. 0 250,671 0 2,262 3,012 10,804 266,749
never married f. 67,774 186,477 0 684 3,153 3,218 261,306
  total 67,774 437,148 0 2,946 6,165 14,022 528,055
  m. 0 3,037 28,506 6,144 15,563 14,036 67,286
married f. 1,005,473 4,863 21 2,174 331 4,250 1,017,112
  total 1,005,473 7,900 28,527 8,318 15,894 18,286 1,084,398
  m. 0 0 0 0 894 0 894
divorced f. 10,529 0 326 237 0 577 11,669
  total 10,529 0 326 237 894 577 12,563
  m 0 0 2,712 0 1,678 0 4,390
widower f. 41,341 0 2,771 0 1,983 234 46,329
  total 41,341 0 5,483 0 3,661 234 50,719
  m 0 253,708 31,218 8,406 21,147 24,840 339,319
total f. 1,125,117 191,340 3,118 3,095 5,467 8,279 1,336,416
  total 1,125,117 445,048 34,336 11,501 26,614 33,119 1,675,735
TOTAL
  m. 0 1,825,876 4,487 10,511 54,609 77,670 1,973,153
never married f. 419,753 1,557,510 1,205 4,847 28,408 41,064 2,052,787
  total 419,753 3,383,386 5,692 15,358 83,017 118,734 4,025,940
  m. 0 23,140 558,444 11,714 53,013 30,583 676,894
married f. 3,977,150 92,525 32,407 5,613 8,350 38,370 4,154,415
  total 3,977,150 115,665 590,851 17,327 61,363 68,953 4,831,309
  m. 0 600 5,365 405 3,742 622 10,734
divorced f. 89,821 5,348 3,571 646 2,558 5,128 107,072
  total 89,821 5,948 8,936 1,051 6,300 5,750 117,806
  m 0 26 25,476 614 4,885 0 31,001
widower f. 400,095 143 26,820 786 19,332 641 447,817
  total 400,095 169 52,296 1,400 24,217 641 478,818
  m 0 1,849,642 593,772 23,244 116,249 108,875 2,691,782
total f. 4,886,819 1,655,526 64,003 11,892 58,648 85,203 6,762,091
  total 4,886,819 3,505,168 657,775 35,136 174,897 194,078 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 (https://www.stats.gov.sa/en), 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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