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Inactive population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and education level (2013).

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    Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
  males females total males females total males females total
Illiterate 109,614 609,560 719,174 12,366 59,441 71,807 121,980 669,001 790,981
Read and write 128,665 628,162 756,827 20,192 132,463 152,655 148,857 760,625 909,482
Primary 344,580 788,997 1,133,577 47,656 141,454 189,110 392,236 930,451 1,322,687
Intermediate 823,010 1,254,908 2,077,918 143,557 295,999 439,556 966,567 1,550,907 2,517,474
Secondary or equivalent 829,521 1,749,138 2,578,659 90,743 365,835 456,578 920,264 2,114,973 3,035,237
Diploma 36,661 50,930 87,591 4,296 47,892 52,188 40,957 98,822 139,779
Bachelor Degree 71,594 337,920 409,514 17,344 282,512 299,856 88,938 620,432 709,370
Higher Diploma/ Master 6,735 5,253 11,988 1,346 8,894 10,240 8,081 14,147 22,228
Doctorate 2,083 807 2,890 1,819 1,926 3,745 3,902 2,733 6,635
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.

 

Classification used for education statuses is ISCED.

 

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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