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Kuwait: Population by nationality (Kuwaiti/non-Kuwaiti), sex and administrative sub-region (locality) of residence (December 2014)

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Locality Kuwaiti Non-Kuwaiti Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Dasman 205 257 462 1,313 425 1,738 1,518 682 2,200
Sharq 792 831 1,623 24,190 6,583 30,773 24,982 7,414 32,396
Mirqab 3 2 5 6,827 625 7,452 6,830 627 7,457
Soor Gardens 0 0 0 11 0 11 11 0 11
Qibla 40 34 74 13,793 3,207 17,000 13,833 3,241 17,074
Coastal strip 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bneid Al – Gar 444 464 908 28,212 5,255 33,467 28,656 5,719 34,375
Dasma 5,331 5,475 10,806 4,224 4,930 9,154 9,555 10,405 19,960
Mansoriya 2,447 2,567 5,014 1,869 2,179 4,048 4,316 4,746 9,062
Abdalla-Alsalim 5,446 5,601 11,047 5,091 5,555 10,646 10,537 11,156 21,693
Shamiya 4,505 4,776 9,281 4,029 4,341 8,370 8,534 9,117 17,651
Diya 4,658 4,857 9,515 5,211 5,281 10,492 9,869 10,138 20,007
Qadisiya 6,578 6,913 13,491 4,791 5,990 10,781 11,369 12,903 24,272
Nuzha 3,892 4,240 8,132 3,193 3,683 6,876 7,085 7,923 15,008
Faiha 6,140 6,615 12,755 4,946 5,658 10,604 11,086 12,273 23,359
Kifan 7,416 8,028 15,444 5,914 7,238 13,152 13,330 15,266 28,596
Rawda 10,662 11,476 22,138 6,755 9,085 15,840 17,417 20,561 37,978
Idailiya 5,815 6,198 12,013 4,312 5,097 9,409 10,127 11,295 21,422
Khaldiya 5,167 5,364 10,531 3,769 4,403 8,172 8,936 9,767 18,703
Surra 9,963 10,143 20,106 6,809 9,151 15,960 16,772 19,294 36,066
Qurtuba 8,982 9,298 18,280 5,760 7,645 13,405 14,742 16,943 31,685
Al.yamouk 6,494 6,784 13,278 5,693 5,867 11,560 12,187 12,651 24,838
Shuwaikh 1,001 1,053 2,054 2,128 1,454 3,582 3,129 2,507 5,636
Shuwaikh – Ind 33 35 68 8,029 972 9,001 8,062 1,007 9,069
Garnada 3,051 3,081 6,132 2,045 2,148 4,193 5,096 5,229 10,325
Mubarakiya Comp 0 0 0 2,064 9 2,073 2,064 9 2,073
Health Reg 42 80 122 157 606 763 199 686 885
Sulaibekhat 7,488 8,091 15,579 10,605 6,838 17,443 18,093 14,929 33,022
Doha 8,155 8,691 16,846 8,650 6,845 15,495 16,805 15,536 32,341
Doha Port 0 0 0 870 15 885 870 15 885
Failakka Isl 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2
Miskan Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oha Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kubar Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Qarowa Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aum – Almaradim Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aum – Alnamil Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doha Resort 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Free Zone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North-west of Sulaibekhat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Capital Governorate 114,750 120,955 235,705 181,262 121,086 302,348 296,012 242,041 538,053
Hawalli 1,203 1,248 2,451 132,253 67,349 199,602 133,456 68,597 202,053
Salmiya 4,781 5,026 9,807 159,478 119,061 278,539 164,259 124,087 288,346
Shaab 3,186 3,353 6,539 4,796 5,231 10,027 7,982 8,584 16,566
Rumaythiya 17,338 17,795 35,133 10,372 13,566 23,938 27,710 31,361 59,071
Salwa 14,539 15,682 30,221 26,114 24,952 51,066 40,653 40,634 81,287
Bedi 71 66 137 661 334 995 732 400 1,132
Mushaif 12,523 12,488 25,011 6,301 9,334 15,635 18,824 21,822 40,646
Mubarak Al-Abdel-Allah 2,991 3,020 6,011 1,304 2,064 3,368 4,295 5,084 9,379
Bayan 14,675 15,154 29,829 7,733 10,253 17,986 22,408 25,407 47,815
Mubarakiya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jabriya 11,602 11,949 23,551 25,805 26,976 52,781 37,407 38,925 76,332
Wizarat area 0 0 0 7 2 9 7 2 9
Al-Shohadaa 4,047 4,051 8,098 1,649 2,545 4,194 5,696 6,596 12,292
Al-Zahraa 7,351 7,681 15,032 3,080 4,651 7,731 10,431 12,332 22,763
Hetteen 5,676 5,711 11,387 2,167 3,538 5,705 7,843 9,249 17,092
Al-Siddeek 142 149 291 71 92 163 213 241 454
Al-Salam 7,365 7,396 14,761 3,093 4,851 7,944 10,458 12,247 22,705
Anjafa 26 22 48 253 158 411 279 180 459
Total Hawalli Governorate 107,516 110,791 218,307 385,137 294,957 680,094 492,653 405,748 898,401
Ahmadi city 5,701 5,963 11,664 12,703 6,356 19,059 18,404 12,319 30,723
Fahaheel 9,772 10,083 19,855 59,066 17,715 76,781 68,838 27,798 96,636
Sabahiya 22,184 23,924 46,108 20,184 13,366 33,550 42,368 37,290 79,658
South – Sabahiya 1 0 1 4 1 5 5 1 6
Rikka 15,268 16,332 31,600 11,188 7,853 19,041 26,456 24,185 50,641
Hadiya 7,781 7,488 15,269 4,135 4,032 8,167 11,916 11,520 23,436
Fintas 3,794 3,875 7,669 19,664 11,561 31,225 23,458 15,436 38,894
Jaber Al-Ali 16,513 16,175 32,688 7,963 6,423 14,386 24,476 22,598 47,074
Auqqila 2,571 2,636 5,207 1,733 1,676 3,409 4,304 4,312 8,616
Abu- Alhasniya 134 135 269 354 222 576 488 357 845
Mahbula 1,470 1,621 3,091 98,859 18,903 117,762 100,329 20,524 120,853
Al- Adami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abu-Halifa 2,094 2,084 4,178 28,668 16,055 44,723 30,762 18,139 48,901
Munkaf 7,997 8,118 16,115 77,647 28,115 105,762 85,644 36,233 121,877
Thaher 13,058 13,441 26,499 8,024 5,760 13,784 21,082 19,201 40,283
Shuaiba 0 0 0 1,061 14 1,075 1,061 14 1,075
Shuaiba-ind W 0 0 0 25,435 114 25,549 25,435 114 25,549
Abdulla -Port 0 0 0 1,937 4 1,941 1,937 4 1,941
Abdulla Port-Resort 0 0 0 859 23 882 859 23 882
Nwaiseeb resort 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Al-Kayron resorts 0 0 0 1,984 84 2,068 1,984 84 2,068
Zoor Resort 0 0 0 6 6 12 6 6 12
Jlaiaa Resort 0 0 0 250 24 274 250 24 274
Bedier Resort 0 0 0 16 3 19 16 3 19
Dubaeeiya Resort 0 0 0 17 6 23 17 6 23
Zoor 0 1 1 1,981 1,021 3,002 1,981 1,022 3,003
Nwaiseeb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sbainhiya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wafra 1 0 1 50 50 100 51 50 101
New Wafra 70 61 131 887 411 1,298 957 472 1,429
Wafra -Agriculture 1 0 1 9,608 158 9,766 9,609 158 9,767
Wara 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Muqwaa 0 0 0 173 0 173 173 0 173
Ahmadi- Desert 0 0 0 259 22 281 259 22 281
Gawakheer-South 0 0 0 40 0 40 40 0 40
Fahd Al – Ahmad 7,391 7,294 14,685 3,091 2,494 5,585 10,482 9,788 20,270
Ali Sabah Alsalem 17,760 16,908 34,668 9,999 6,650 16,649 27,759 23,558 51,317
Rajm Khashman 0 0 0 49 0 49 49 0 49
Sabah Al-Ahmad C 1 1 2 23 3 26 24 4 28
sabah al- ahmad ( 1 ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sabah al- ahmad (2 ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sabah al- ahmad ( 3 ) 3 4 7 3 0 3 6 4 10
sabah al- ahmad (4 ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sabah al- ahmad (5 ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kabad – Agriculture 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Al-Kayron residential 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Al-Ahmadi Governorate 133,565 136,144 269,709 407,923 149,125 557,048 541,488 285,269 826,757
Jahra 4,437 4,591 9,028 33,201 17,023 50,224 37,638 21,614 59,252
Al-Kasser 11,819 12,836 24,655 20,398 13,005 33,403 32,217 25,841 58,058
Al -Naim 4,547 4,397 8,944 3,455 3,079 6,534 8,002 7,476 15,478
Al -Naseem 6,768 6,777 13,545 5,285 4,228 9,513 12,053 11,005 23,058
Taimaa 1,035 2,057 3,092 30,354 28,796 59,150 31,389 30,853 62,242
Waha 10,023 10,739 20,762 11,058 8,719 19,777 21,081 19,458 40,539
Al -Auyon 11,499 11,785 23,284 10,401 7,997 18,398 21,900 19,782 41,682
Sekrab -Reg 0 0 0 156 0 156 156 0 156
Jahraa Ind 0 0 0 811 22 833 811 22 833
Sulaibiya -Shabiya 1,195 2,903 4,098 27,170 25,252 52,422 28,365 28,155 56,520
Sulaibiya – Ind (1) 0 0 0 1,418 22 1,440 1,418 22 1,440
Sulaibiya – Ind (2) 0 0 0 3,489 61 3,550 3,489 61 3,550
Sulaibiya – Ind (3) 0 0 0 6 0 6 6 0 6
Sulaibiya – Agriculture 0 0 0 3,365 115 3,480 3,365 115 3,480
Abdelli 0 0 0 8,237 81 8,318 8,237 81 8,318
Amgara – Ind 0 0 0 12,119 80 12,199 12,119 80 12,199
Mitlaa 0 0 0 15 12 27 15 12 27
Kathma 0 0 0 100 0 100 100 0 100
Al – Rawadatain 0 0 0 88 4 92 88 4 92
Aum – Al -Ash 0 0 0 26 0 26 26 0 26
Al – Salmi 0 0 0 599 13 612 599 13 612
Kabad 0 0 0 406 10 416 406 10 416
Shegaya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Al – Sebiya 0 0 0 36 2 38 36 2 38
Jahra – Camp 0 0 0 84 0 84 84 0 84
Al – Atraaf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warba Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bubyan Isl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jahara – Desert 0 0 0 1,696 15 1,711 1,696 15 1,711
Saad Al – Abdulla city 27,330 26,913 54,243 15,938 13,301 29,239 43,268 40,214 83,482
Qayrawan 5,613 5,459 11,072 3,075 3,075 6,150 8,688 8,534 17,222
Jahraa – Gawakheer 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Kazma Resort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AlSubbiya Resort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Al – Behaith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Jahra 0 0 0 85 10 95 85 10 95
Jaber al-Ahmad 1,942 1,961 3,903 1,002 885 1,887 2,944 2,846 5,790
Neayem 0 0 0 6 0 6 6 0 6
Total Al-Jahra Governorate 86,208 90,418 176,626 194,082 125,807 319,889 280,290 216,225 496,515
Farwaniya 3,439 3,546 6,985 179,554 59,354 238,908 182,993 62,900 245,893
Surra – Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khitan 6,853 7,202 14,055 106,858 35,337 142,195 113,711 42,539 156,250
AlRaay 0 0 0 6,220 87 6,307 6,220 87 6,307
Omarya 4,653 5,104 9,757 4,777 4,308 9,085 9,430 9,412 18,842
Rabiya 5,290 5,832 11,122 5,527 4,332 9,859 10,817 10,164 20,981
Rihab 5,642 5,800 11,442 2,961 2,980 5,941 8,603 8,780 17,383
Jleeb Al – Shuyoukh 2,795 2,709 5,504 245,197 54,877 300,074 247,992 57,586 305,578
Reggae 318 398 716 23,520 12,137 35,657 23,838 12,535 36,373
Andalus 11,731 12,235 23,966 12,767 11,292 24,059 24,498 23,527 48,025
Ardiya 16,838 17,794 34,632 12,172 10,717 22,889 29,010 28,511 57,521
Sabah Alnasir 12,554 13,186 25,740 8,540 6,923 15,463 21,094 20,109 41,203
Ardiya(4) 0 0 0 59 22 81 59 22 81
Ishbiliya 6,275 6,547 12,822 4,291 4,135 8,426 10,566 10,682 21,248
Ardiya(6) 0 0 0 566 28 594 566 28 594
Fordus 17,684 19,420 37,104 15,078 11,755 26,833 32,762 31,175 63,937
Air Plan Noise Reg 0 0 0 43 5 48 43 5 48
International Air Port 0 0 0 216 13 229 216 13 229
Al – Nahda 2,313 2,328 4,641 1,114 1,202 2,316 3,427 3,530 6,957
Abdulla Mubarak AlSabah 15,252 15,199 30,451 8,460 8,206 16,666 23,712 23,405 47,117
Ardiya   craft  0 0 0 9 0 9 9 0 9
Total Al-Farwaniya Governorate 111,637 117,300 228,937 637,929 227,710 865,639 749,566 345,010 1,094,576
Mubarak Kabeer 13,591 13,134 26,725 5,810 6,681 12,491 19,401 19,815 39,216
Qurain 10,481 10,343 20,824 4,808 5,100 9,908 15,289 15,443 30,732
Al-Adan 10,946 10,913 21,859 5,243 5,840 11,083 16,189 16,753 32,942
Qosoor 12,284 12,381 24,665 5,487 6,044 11,531 17,771 18,425 36,196
Misila 103 124 227 997 524 1,521 1,100 648 1,748
Al-Masayel 33 36 69 18 12 30 51 48 99
Subah Alsalim 24,918 26,847 51,765 16,150 15,609 31,759 41,068 42,456 83,524
Fanatees 58 53 111 247 127 374 305 180 485
Sabhan Ind 0 0 0 5,256 58 5,314 5,256 58 5,314
Abu – Fatira 11 11 22 28 3 31 39 14 53
Mid – Reg 0 0 0 1,953 146 2,099 1,953 146 2,099
West Abu Fateera Ind 0 0 0 20 0 20 20 0 20
Total Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate 72,425 73,842 146,267 46,017 40,144 86,161 118,442 113,986 232,428
Not Stated  155 151 306 2,929 2,028 4,957 3,084 2,179 5,263
Total 626,256 649,601 1,275,857 1,855,279 960,857 2,816,136 2,481,535 1,610,458 4,091,993

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.
Since 1995 a marked discrepancy was witnessed between PACI’ and CSO’ population figures. PACI’ database is connected electronically with other administrations and bodies registering demographic events and professional/ residency issues (births and death; departures and arrivals; end of service, residency and ID deliveries, etc.).
PACI’s records of residents’ movements is thus regularly updated, which limits the risk of population overcount. Therefore, it is more likely that residents were undercounted during CSO- Ministry of Planning’s census operations (see: Shah, N. Population of Kuwait. Structure and Dynamics, Kuwait: Kuwait University Academic Publication Council, 2010, chapter 1).

(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) Nationality group: collected according to the nationality of 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.).

2. Institution which provides data

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)

3. Period of data coverage: 31 December 2014

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

4. Data availability

The statistics section of PACI’s website (http://www.paci.gov.kw/en/ (English); http://www.paci.gov.kw/ (Arabic)) provides population and socio-economic data broken down by nationality (Kuwaiti/ non-Kuwaiti). Some data are displayed by nationality groups.
Analytical tables and data crosstabulations are available for download in PDF, html, .png and Excel (.csv) formats.
The “publications” section also proposes a selection of data tables processed thematically in downloadable Excel and PDF format (English and Arabic):
http://www.paci.gov.kw/stat/en/index.php/component/content/article?id=99
http://www.paci.gov.kw/stat/index.php/component/content/article?id=194
The present data is in the “Population” file.

Date of access: May 2015

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