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Kuwait: Article 22 (Family dependent) 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 104,366 166,920 271,286 108,396 174,775 283,171 113,266 184,336 297,602 121,894 196,944 318,838
Non-Arab Asian countries 49,031 100,350 149,381 51,523 104,023 155,546 53,859 108,412 162,271 56,241 112,888 169,129
Non-Arab African countries 598 1,201 1,799 623 1,284 1,907 651 1,296 1,947 620 1,324 1,944
Europe 1,426 2,914 4,340 1,461 2,983 4,444 1,547 3,064 4,611 1,584 3,135 4,719
North America 3,663 4,915 8,578 3,709 4,897 8,606 3,785 5,037 8,822 3,875 5,021 8,896
Central and South America 201 381 582 217 408 625 225 400 625 221 382 603
Australia and Oceania 306 482 788 319 491 810 332 490 822 319 493 812
Other 5 7 12 5 3 8 3 4 7 3 3 6
Total 159,596 277,170 436,766 166,253 288,864 455,117 173,668 303,039 476,707 184,757 320,190 504,947

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.

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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