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National and non-national populations by aggregated age groups in GCC countries ((national statistics, latest year or period available)

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  age Nationals Non-nationals Total population % non-nationals
Country date/ period  group numbers % numbers % numbers % in each age group
Bahrain (1) April 2010 0-14 180.934 32 66.669 10 247.603 20 27
  15-64 363.888 64 596.846 90 960.734 78 62
  65+ 23.577 4 2.657 0 26.234 2 10
Kuwait (2) December 2013 0-14 459.243 37 393.625 14 852.868 22 46
  15-64 739.223 59 2.296.572 84 3.035.795 77 76
  65+ 44.033 4 32.448 1 76.481 2 42
Oman(3) mid-2013 0-14 745.182 34 90.057 5 835.239 22 11
  15-64 1.334.312 61 1.587.051 94 2.921.363 76 54
  65+ 92.508 4 6.096 0 98.604 3 6
Qatar (4) April 2010 0-14 96.811 40 135.773 9 232.584 14 58
  15-64 138.915 57 1.314.119 90 1.453.034 86 90
  65+ 7.347 3 6.471 0 13.818 1 47
Saudi Arabia (5) February 2007 0-14 6.512.096 37 1.270.900 20 7.782.996 32 16
  15-64 10.371.695 59 5.149.958 79 15.521.653 65 33
  65+ 609.573 3 66.612 1 676.185 3 10
United Arab Emirates (6) December 2005 0-14 313.872 38 486.699 15 800.571 20 61
  15-64 488.592 59 2.780.314 85 3.268.906 80 85
  65+ 21.708 3 13.919 0 35.627 1 39
GCC Total* 0-14 8.308.138 37 2.443.723 15 10.751.861 28 23
  15-64 13.436.625 60 13.724.860 84 27.161.485 70 51
  65+ 798.746 4 128.203 1 926.949 2 14

Sources: national institutes of statistics.

 

* Total provides the sum of population numbers at different dates between December 2005 and mid- 2013. It is not exactly the total population at any of these dates.

 

1- Definition:

Non-nationals are:

1- persons bearing nationality of a foreign State other than the GCC State of residence, or bearing no proof of nationality from any given state (stateless persons and holders of refugee status and travel document in a third country) ;

2- Holders of residence permit residing in the given GCC country at date of census, as per definition of residence used in each of the countries.

 

2- Sources of data:

(1) Bahrain Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Census 2010;

(2) Kuwait Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI); http://gulfmigration.eu/population-by-nationality-kuwaiti-non-kuwaiti-sex-and-age-group-2012/

(3) National Centre for Statistical Information (NCSI), Bulletin of Population Statistics n°3, 2013;

(4) Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Census 2010; http://gulfmigration.eu/population-aged-15-years-and-above-by-sex-10-years-age-groups-and-nationality-qatari-non-qatari-and-total-population-by-sex-and-5-years-age-groups-2010/

(5) Saudi Arabia Central Department for Statistics and Information (CDSI), Demographic Survey 2007.

(6) UAE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Census 2005.

 

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