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Kuwait: Article 18 (Non-Governmental labour) residence permits granted by nationality group and sex of holder (2010-2013)

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2010 2011 2012 2013
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Arab countries 344,316 21,905 366,221 354,411 22,876 377,287 366,187 23,818 390,005 392,758 26,370 419,128
Non-Arab Asian countries 549,264 50,063 599,327 568,235 53,481 621,716 600,257 60,039 660,296 643,489 66,162 709,651
Non-Arab African countries 2,135 990 3,125 2,547 1,335 3,882 3,240 1,706 4,946 3,910 2,049 5,959
Europe 3,215 1,256 4,471 3,420 1,281 4,701 3,476 1,364 4,840 3,605 1,532 5,137
North America 7,861 1,942 9,803 7,679 1,985 9,664 7,379 2,142 9,521 6,415 1,940 8,355
Central and South America 349 75 424 344 71 415 342 79 421 328 85 413
Australia and Oceania 453 133 586 413 123 536 403 115 518 426 112 538
Other 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 907,594 76,364 983,958 937,050 81,152 1,018,202 981,285 89,263 1,070,548 1,050,932 98,250 1,149,182

Source: Ministry of Interior
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Definitions

Residency procedures do not apply to GCC nationals.
The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.
Data presented in the table are stock data: all the non-national residents holding a residence permit on December 31st, the given year. The table excludes the Bedoon, the non-Kuwaiti GCC citizens and those in irregular situation.

Permits 17, 18, 19 and 20 are only granted after Ministry of Labour issues a work permit.

Totals for the year 2012 presented here differ slightly from totals in other tables pertaining to this year published in the database.

2. Institution which provides data

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Planning.

3. Period of data coverage

December 31st, given years.

4. Data availability

The present data is taken from the report “Migration Statistics 2013”, published by the CSB.
The report processes Ministry of Interior’s (Directorate of Migration’s) raw figures of permits granted to foreign residents by type/ purpose of permit, sex and regional origin of holder, for the years 2010 to 2013.
The report (in Arabic, PDF format with Excel tables) is available on CSB’s website (Population Statistics, then Migration Statistics)
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic.aspx?ID=56

Date of access: May 2015.

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