Kuwait: Population in the labour force aged 15 and above by nationality group and occupation group (2018)
|Kuwaitis||Non-Kuwaitis||Total labour force|
|Arabs||Asians||Africans||Europeans||N. Americans||S. Americans||Aus.- Oceanians||Total non-Kuwaitis|
|Legislators, senior officials and managers||11,502||28,358||18,520||243||1,546||1,277||126||137||50,207||61,709|
|Technicians and associate professionals||120,913||30,004||66,364||246||1,075||1,832||108||40||99,669||220,582|
|Service workers and shop and market sales workers||68,715||130,953||596,813||36,604||1,382||663||140||38||766,593||835,308|
|Skilled agricultural and fishery workers||149||5,507||17,660||167||4||0||0||0||23,338||23,487|
|Craft and related trades workers||9,525||81,116||189,601||458||609||581||66||32||272,463||281,988|
|Production supervisors and foremen||4,332||93,529||372,052||2,139||671||1,719||72||24||470,206||474,538|
|Regular work professionals||71||90,159||240,510||1,855||132||522||12||9||333,199||333,270|
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 Biduns, stateless persons living in the Emirate, are counted with the non-nationals.
Data refer to the population employed and unemployed, registered in the three sectors of employment (public, private, domestic)
Employed population in the labour force: population aged 15 years and above, in paid employment in the government or private sector, as itinerant worker, or in the domestic sector.
Note: figures of expatriates may differ slightly between PACI’s various sources of data (database; tabulated data) and topic covered.
2. Institution which provides data
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI)
3. Period of data coverage: December 2018
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 (“Statistical Reports”) (http://stat.paci.gov.kw/englishreports/ (English); http://stat.paci.gov.kw/arabicreports/ (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.
Date of access: February 2019.