Kuwait: non-Kuwaiti population by region and selected countries of origin (2018)
|of which Egypt||670,524|
|of which India||1,012,104|
1. Characteristics of data and definitions
The source of data used here is the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), an independant government body in charge of :
1- centralising all population and labour force data in order to manage a fully computerised population register
2- issuing mandatory civil identification cards to every resident of the country, regardless of age and nationality.
Data published by PACI are, therefore, administrative data.
Nationality group/ citizenship: collected according to the nationality group or citizenship of individuals, or the head of the household.
Nationalities are grouped according to specific features common to certain population subgroups: language, geographic origin, etc.
or according to internationally recognized categories such as: (Arab / non-Arab Asian countries / non-Arab African countries; European countries … etc.).
The table was built out of a selection of data from two distinct datasets:
– PACI statistical database
– PACI “Population and labor market indicators”
2. Institution which provides data
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)
3. Period of data coverage: 31 December
The database is updated three times a year and the website presents only the most recent data.
4. Data availability
Data by nationality group of expatriates can be downloaded from the “statistics” section of PACI’s website (http://www.paci.gov.kw/en/ (English); http://www.paci.gov.kw/ (Arabic))
section “Statistical reports”
Analytical tables and data crosstabulations are available for download in PDF, html, .png and Excel (.csv) formats.
A selection of tables is available in the sections “General Stats” (https://www.paci.gov.kw/stat/GeneralStat.aspx) and “Analytic Statistics” https://www.paci.gov.kw/stat/SubCategory.aspx?ID=7
Data pertaining to the citizens of selected foreign countries residing in Kuwait can be found in the “Population and labor market indicators” section of PACI’s website:
Date of access: February 2019.