Percentage of nationals and non-nationals in employed population in GCC countries (national statistics, latest year or period available)
|Employed||% in employed population|
|Bahrain (1)||April 2010||703.207||25,2||74,8|
|Kuwait (2)||December 2013||2.328.581||17,1||82,9|
|Oman (3)||December 2012||1.682.248||20,1||79,9|
|Qatar (4)||Q4 2013||1.541.754||6,1||93,9|
|Saudi Arabia (5)||June 2013||10.729.123||44,0||56,0|
|United Arab Emirates (6)||May 2009||3.137.000||7,1||92,9|
Sources: national institutes of statistics, latest year or period available as of April 2014.
* Total provides the sum of population numbers at different dates between May 2009 and December 2013. It is not exactly the total population at any of these dates.
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.
Employment refers to a person aged 15 years and above who during the reference period:
– worked for one hour or more for wage or salary, in cash or in kind
– worked for one hour or more for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind
2- Sources of data:
(1) Bahrain Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Census 2010;
(2) Kuwait Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), Dec. 2012
(3) National Centre for Statistical Information (NCSI), Statistical Yearbook 2013 (Data does not include nationals and non-nationals in the “Public administration and defense, compulsory social security”.)
(4) Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Quarterly Labor Force Survey 2013 (Q4, September-December 2013).
(5) Saudi Arabia Central Department for Statistics and Information (CDSI), Labor Force Survey 2013, Round 2
(6) UAE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Labor Force Survey 2009.