Kuwait: Population in the labour force aged 15 and above by nationality group and sector of economic activity (2018)
|Kuwaitis||Non-Kuwaitis||Total labour force|
|Arabs||Asians||Africans||Europeans||N. Americans||S. Americans||Aus.- Oceanians||Total non-Kuwaitis|
|Agriculture, hunting and forestry||451||16,286||42,230||620||22||9||2||2||59,171||59,622|
|Mining and quarrying||334||974||585||17||2||2||0||0||1,580||1,914|
|Electricity, gas and water supply||5||99||332||2||1||2||0||0||436||441|
|Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods||14,762||171,997||229,811||1,415||2,056||1,666||188||151||407,284||422,046|
|Hotels and restaurants||1,566||36,062||71,513||755||485||135||59||8||109,017||110,583|
|Transport, storage and communication||2,686||28,595||39,563||314||119||92||5||4||68,692||71,378|
|Real estate, renting and business activities||22,527||63,555||94,355||679||837||1,679||85||91||161,281||183,808|
and defence; compulsory social security
|Health and social work||688||7,754||12,685||34||463||119||18||12||21,085||21,773|
|Other community, social and personal service activities||2,594||24,725||75,368||1,155||481||357||41||24||102,151||104,745|
|Private households with employed persons||84||3,789||617,287||35,897||30||4||7||0||657,014||657,098|
|Extra-territorial organizations and bodies||4||189||189||54||46||1||8||0||487||491|
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.