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Population by nationality (Saudi/ Non-Saudi) and administrative region (governorate) of residence (1992; 2004; 2010)

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    1992     2004     2010*  
Governorate Saudis Non-Saudis total Saudis Non-Saudis total Saudis Non-Saudis total
Riyadh 2613915 1221071 3.834.986 3.725.557 1.732.716 5.458.273 4.296.745 2.480.401 6.777.146
Mekkah  2781075 1686595 4.467.670 3.584.628 2.212.556 5.797.184 4.116.065 2.798.941 6.915.006
Al-Madinah  837695 247252 1.084.947 1.144.271 368.453 1.512.724 1.262.512 515.421 1.777.933
Al-Qassem 610566 140413 750.979 817.271 198.701 1.015.972 928.491 287.367 1.215.858
Eastern Region 1902108 673712 2.575.820 2.555.502 804.529 3.360.031 2.891.115 1.214.665 4.105.780
Assir 1150089 190079 1.340.168 1.434.842 253.097 1.687.939 1.590.847 322.545 1.913.392
Tabuk 401917 84217 486.134 594.271 97.445 691.716 661.153 130.382 791.535
Hail 346177 65107 411.284 451.747 75.135 526.882 487.204 109.940 597.144
Northern Border 178610 50450 229.060 239.834 40.137 279.971 268.177 52.347 320.524
Jizan 733968 131993 865.961 994.025 193.562 1.187.587 1.105.095 260.015 1.365.110
Najran 240581 60413 300.994 349.041 71.304 420.345 402.424 103.228 505.652
Al-Baha 289946 42211 332.157 328.317 49.583 377.900 348.636 63.252 411.888
Al-Jouf 223406 44822 268.228 308.034 53.704 361.738 349.112 90.897 440.009
TOTAL 12.310.053 4.638.335 16.948.388 16.527.340 6.150.922 22.678.262 18.707.576 8.429.401 27.136.977

*preliminary results

Source: national censuses, given years

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Reference periods for each census: the nights of October 13th, 1992; September 15th, 2004; April 27th, 2010.

Implementation method: the Censuses are carried out according to de facto methodology, i.e. counting persons where they are during time of reference, be they usual residents of the place or temporary residents.

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the Kingdom’s borders during time of reference, be they permanent or temporary residents.

The census also includes: Saudi diplomats posted abroad (their details are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Saudis temporarily out of the Kingdom for reasons such as treatment, business, tourism, studies…, counted with their family members residing in the Kingdom.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

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

 

3. Data availability

 

As of May 31st, 2013, only preliminary results for 2010 census have been published online.

Parts of censuses conducted in 1992 and 2004 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in published form in PDF format.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/13 (English)

https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/13 (Arabic)

For 1992 all published data is broken down by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi). For 2004, only the data on sex and administrative regions and sub-regions of residence is broken down by nationality (Saudi/ Non-Saudi).

Date of access: May 2013.