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Kuwait: Population aged 10 and above by nationality (Kuwaiti/ non-Kuwaiti), sex, age group and highest education level reached (December 2016)

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Kuwaitis
 10-14  15-19  20-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64 >64 Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Illiterate 0 1 3 1 5 13 6 12 1 28 0 21 1 16 3 39 2 60 112 2,740 111 4,025 2,023 14,817 2,267 21,773
Read &Write 23 13 6 18 2 20 6 143 14 230 10 143 48 67 10 24 7 31 256 1,128 360 1,366 3,357 3,823 4,099 7,006
Primary 39,175 40,229 17,200 13,267 11,365 4,300 7,385 3,732 3,633 1,959 3,554 2,214 4,884 2,531 2,722 2,339 1,535 2,310 1,304 1,925 1,260 1,758 3,358 2,676 97,375 79,240
Intermediate 0 0 37,955 36,667 25,297 20,340 12,880 5,723 12,695 6,866 10,384 6,785 9,408 8,659 9,847 9,098 6,663 6,638 4,307 4,459 3,191 3,349 3,808 3,131 136,435 111,715
Secondary 0 0 5,542 9,880 22,416 31,325 17,387 18,261 13,945 10,717 11,250 8,844 7,298 5,836 6,189 5,432 5,899 4,513 3,241 2,784 2,019 1,632 1,955 1,177 97,141 100,401
Diploma 0 0 0 0 1,616 1,511 6,266 8,970 7,700 12,782 5,810 8,079 4,794 5,559 4,201 4,204 3,804 4,247 3,194 3,980 2,295 2,764 2,154 1,752 41,834 53,848
University 0 0 0 0 1,531 3,375 7,626 14,530 7,365 15,215 6,187 14,540 5,524 12,524 4,328 8,759 4,771 6,632 4,013 4,364 2,651 2,305 2,723 1,399 46,719 83,643
Post Graduate 0 0 0 0 0 1 52 50 180 209 249 226 256 150 327 161 348 128 607 193 634 215 899 250 3,552 1,583
Not Stated 36,588 33,424 6,617 4,714 2,868 2,134 2,470 2,565 1,758 2,376 1,500 2,284 1,643 3,100 1,410 3,523 1,275 3,960 511 849 517 360 1,230 745 58,387 60,034
Total 75,786 73,667 67,323 64,547 65,100 63,019 54,078 53,986 47,291 50,382 38,944 43,136 33,856 38,442 29,037 33,579 24,304 28,519 17,545 22,422 13,038 17,774 21,507 29,770 487,809 519,243

 

Non-Kuwaitis
 10-14  15-19  20-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64 >64 Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Illiterate 180 172 153 156 2,581 932 6,514 4,279 8,293 4,568 7,943 4,266 8,264 4,623 10,352 5,026 10,318 4,505 6,694 3,503 3,657 2,357 3,587 4,898 68,536 39,285
Read &Write 3,519 3,059 5,101 4,714 53,520 13,725 146,128 60,570 142,863 61,957 119,409 52,868 88,695 39,640 65,239 26,415 37,549 13,268 20,236 5,836 9,034 2,516 5,221 2,241 696,514 286,809
Primary 18,542 17,770 10,569 9,437 13,247 9,571 11,793 7,310 11,748 7,050 12,285 6,650 11,236 5,446 11,112 3,582 10,021 2,209 7,462 1,354 4,170 806 3,008 844 125,193 72,029
Intermediate 0 0 16,953 16,011 41,262 15,317 99,130 35,538 100,709 34,456 83,045 29,684 61,950 24,098 46,649 16,178 26,171 7,936 15,375 3,676 6,893 1,764 3,627 1,491 501,764 186,149
Secondary 0 0 1,593 2,543 10,515 8,846 25,014 15,964 32,576 18,863 28,162 15,465 24,041 11,240 22,950 9,086 16,803 6,750 11,261 4,161 6,563 2,159 3,555 1,618 183,033 96,695
Diploma 0 0 0 0 1,265 528 5,364 2,573 7,081 3,783 6,499 2,840 5,737 2,507 5,277 2,076 3,915 1,662 2,514 1,225 1,759 903 1,165 632 40,576 18,729
University 0 0 0 0 799 1,176 10,269 8,908 14,905 12,509 13,463 9,095 10,821 6,691 8,961 4,308 8,872 3,522 7,101 2,554 5,197 1,628 4,685 1,035 85,073 51,426
Post Graduate 0 0 0 0 14 15 124 129 540 350 815 380 650 257 451 156 460 130 466 124 460 98 741 108 4,721 1,747
Not Stated 34,021 31,702 9,378 8,366 5,733 3,244 7,905 3,112 19,815 5,381 58,938 9,386 42,749 8,768 26,476 7,114 14,058 4,443 6,816 2,143 2,929 746 1,932 912 230,750 85,317
Total 56,262 52,703 43,747 41,227 128,936 53,354 312,241 138,383 338,530 148,917 330,559 130,634 254,143 103,270 197,467 73,941 128,167 44,425 77,925 24,576 40,662 12,977 27,521 13,779 1,936,160 838,186

 

Total population aged 10+
 10-14  15-19  20-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44  45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64 >64 Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Illiterate 180 173 156 157 2,586 945 6,520 4,291 8,294 4,596 7,943 4,287 8,265 4,639 10,355 5,065 10,320 4,565 6,806 6,243 3,768 6,382 5,610 19,715 70,803 61,058
Read &Write 3,542 3,072 5,107 4,732 53,522 13,745 146,134 60,713 142,877 62,187 119,419 53,011 88,743 39,707 65,249 26,439 37,556 13,299 20,492 6,964 9,394 3,882 8,578 6,064 700,613 293,815
Primary 57,717 57,999 27,769 22,704 24,612 13,871 19,178 11,042 15,381 9,009 15,839 8,864 16,120 7,977 13,834 5,921 11,556 4,519 8,766 3,279 5,430 2,564 6,366 3,520 222,568 151,269
Intermediate 0 0 54,908 52,678 66,559 35,657 112,010 41,261 113,404 41,322 93,429 36,469 71,358 32,757 56,496 25,276 32,834 14,574 19,682 8,135 10,084 5,113 7,435 4,622 638,199 297,864
Secondary 0 0 7,135 12,423 32,931 40,171 42,401 34,225 46,521 29,580 39,412 24,309 31,339 17,076 29,139 14,518 22,702 11,263 14,502 6,945 8,582 3,791 5,510 2,795 280,174 197,096
Diploma 0 0 0 0 2,881 2,039 11,630 11,543 14,781 16,565 12,309 10,919 10,531 8,066 9,478 6,280 7,719 5,909 5,708 5,205 4,054 3,667 3,319 2,384 82,410 72,577
University 0 0 0 0 2,330 4,551 17,895 23,438 22,270 27,724 19,650 23,635 16,345 19,215 13,289 13,067 13,643 10,154 11,114 6,918 7,848 3,933 7,408 2,434 131,792 135,069
Post Graduate 0 0 0 0 14 16 176 179 720 559 1,064 606 906 407 778 317 808 258 1,073 317 1,094 313 1,640 358 8,273 3,330
Not Stated 70,609 65,126 15,995 13,080 8,601 5,378 10,375 5,677 21,573 7,757 60,438 11,670 44,392 11,868 27,886 10,637 15,333 8,403 7,327 2,992 3,446 1,106 3,162 1,657 289,137 145,351
Total 132,048 126,370 111,070 105,774 194,036 116,373 366,319 192,369 385,821 199,299 369,503 173,770 287,999 141,712 226,504 107,520 152,471 72,944 95,470 46,998 53,700 30,751 49,028 43,549 2,423,969 1,357,429

Source: PACI
 
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
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.

The other source of demographic and socioeconomic data on Kuwait is the Central Statistical Office (CSO), operating within the Planning Ministry. The CSO has conducted ten population and housing censuses since its inception in 1957.

(a) Kuwaiti: the Kuwaiti nationality rests upon a document of Kuwaiti nationality or a certificate proving Kuwaiti nationality issued by the Ministry of Interior of Kuwait.

(b) Non-Kuwaiti: his/ her nationality is determined by the name of the State which issued the passport. The foreign national also entered Kuwait legally and has a stamp of residence.
This category includes the Bidoon, a category of stateless persons living in the Emirate. Kuwait’s Bidoon population originates from three broad categories:
1) those whose ancestors failed to apply for nationality or lacked necessary documentation at the time of Kuwait’s independence in 1961;
2) those recruited to work in Kuwait’s army or police force during the 1960s who permanently settled in Kuwait, along with their families;
3) children of Kuwaiti mothers and stateless or foreign fathers (see Human Rights Watch. Prisoners of the Past. Kuwaiti Bidun and the Burden of Statelessness, June 2011, p. 3).
(The children of Kuwaiti mothers and non-Kuwaiti fathers (with specific nationality) inherit the father’s nationality. They are stateless if the father is stateless).

(c) NA/ Not stated: education level is unclear or not reported.

Classification used for education levels: ISCED.

2. Institution which provides data 

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)

3. Period of data coverage: December 2016

The database is updated twice a year and the website presents only the most recent data.

4. Data availability 

Analytical tables and data crosstabulations are available for download in PDF, html, .png and Excel (.csv) formats.

Date of access: June 2017.

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