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Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), sex and activity status (2002; 2007; 2012).

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  Activity status      In the Labour Force               Out of the Labour Force          Total      
year   Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
  Saudis 2.683.381 465.338 3.148.719 1.627.215 4.146.465 5.773.680 4.310.596 4.611.803 8.922.399
2002 Non-Saudis 2.657.429 435.505 3.092.934 290.704 761.795 1.052.499 2.948.133 1.197.300 4.145.433
  Total 5.340.810 900.843 6.241.653 1.917.919 4.908.260 6.826.179 7.258.729 5.809.103 13.067.832
  Saudis 3.362.715 667.242 4.029.957 2.113.402 4.800.148 6.913.550 5.476.117 5.467.390 10.943.507
2007 R1 Non-Saudis 3.596.775 602.924 4.199.699 225.818 784.376 1.010.194 3.822.593 1.387.300 5.209.893
  Total 6.959.490 1.270.166 8.229.656 2.339.220 5.584.524 7.923.744 9.298.710 6.854.690 16.153.400
  Saudis 3.901.818 938.336 4.840.154 2.439.096 5.428.542 7.867.638 6.340.914 6.366.878 12.707.792
2012  R1 Non-Saudis 5.207.250 704.238 5.911.488 308.767 1.191.521 1.500.288 5.516.017 1.895.759 7.411.776
  Total 9.109.068 1.642.574 10.751.642 2.747.863 6.620.063 9.367.926 11.856.931 8.262.637 20.119.568

Source: Manpower Surveys 2002; 2007 Round 1; 2012 Round 1.

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

  sampling  sample size  
Survey frame (households) reference period
2002 Census 1992 15.000 April 2002
2007  R1 Census 2004 23.000 February 19th-March 20th, 2007
2012  R1 Census 2010 29.000 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.

 

(a) Person in the labour force: a person aged 15 years and over, employed or unemployed.

 

(b) Person out of the labour force: A person aged 15 years and over who is not included in the labour force, among which: the persons staying home for domestics activities, the students, the retired, the self sufficients,

the ones unable to enrol in labour, who are not working and do not look for employment for any other reason.

 

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.

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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