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Population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and education level (2012)

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  Saudis     Non-Saudis     Total  
Education Status Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 280.670 957.953 1.238.623 274.899 126.917 401.816 555.569 1.084.870 1.640.439
Read and Write 228.315 463.612 691.927 752.290 264.170 1.016.460 980.605 727.782 1.708.387
Primary 801.920 802.507 1.604.427 957.909 303.168 1.261.077 1.759.829 1.105.675 2.865.504
Intermediate 1.437.949 1.216.508 2.654.457 1.363.006 426.916 1.789.922 2.800.955 1.643.424 4.444.379
Secondary or equivalent 2.164.351 1.719.313 3.883.664 909.363 372.687 1.282.050 3.073.714 2.092.000 5.165.714
Diploma 404.066 186.299 590.365 285.030 59.607 344.637 689.096 245.906 935.002
Bachelor Degree 950.454 1.001.115 1.951.569 853.585 315.313 1.168.898 1.804.039 1.316.428 3.120.467
Master Degree 52.018 13.499 65.517 72.720 17.563 90.283 124.738 31.062 155.800
Doctorate  21.171 6.072 27.243 47.215 9.418 56.633 68.386 15.490 83.876
Total 6.340.914 6.366.878 12.707.792 5.516.017 1.895.759 7.411.776 11.856.931 8.262.637 20.119.568

Source: Labour Force Survey 2012 (Round 1).

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2012 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 29 000 households

Reference period: January 25th-February 17th, 2012

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) residing in the Kingdom during the period of reference.

The ultimate sampling unit is the household.

 

Classification used for education statuses is ISCED.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

 

3. Data availability

 

Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in published form in PDF format. A selection of tables is also available in PDF or Excel format.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814 (website English version) or https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814 (website Arabic version). The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.

Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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