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Residence permits issued by type (worker/ accompanying person) and sex of holder (Saudi Arabia, 1984-2011).

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Workers Accompanying Person  GRAND
year male female total male  female total TOTAL
1984 708,495 49,363 757,858 n.a. n.a. 45,001 802,859
1985 465,758 61,532 527,290 n.a. n.a. 36,457 563,747
1986 460,330 81,675 542,005 n.a. n.a. 49,256 591,261
1987 477,283 86,429 563,712 n.a. n.a. 77,457 641,169
1988 476,918 78,663 555,581 26,356 33,615 59,971 615,552
1989 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 705,679
1990 550,006 101,560 651,566 46,773 52,073 98,846 750,412
1991 737,717 130,061 867,778 22,938 29,163 52,101 919,879
1992 150,802 855,837 1,006,639 30,028 25,638 55,666 1,062,305
1993 848,306 193,934 1,042,240 24,891 28,319 53,210 1,095,450
1994 615,712 143,890 759,602 3,187 4,454 7,641 767,243
1995 500,270 102,336 602,606 5,938 10,634 16,572 619,178
1996 665,731 232,184 897,915 24,557 39,763 64,320 962,235
1997 665,731 232,184 897,915 24,557 39,763 64,320 962,235
1998 597,813 228,197 826,010 18,602 31,664 50,266 876,276
1999 480,314 146,742 627,056 12,773 21,698 34,471 661,527
2000 565,787 164,113 729,900 13,421 22,582 36,003 765,903
2001 604,055 167,046 771,101 14,974 24,845 39,819 810,920
2002 716,714 268,061 984,775 12,447 18,929 31,376 1,016,151
2003 684,782 238,230 923,012 32,233 74,328 106,561 1,029,573
2004 574,129 275,831 849,960 10,766 18,535 29,301 879,261
2005 407,191 240,398 647,589 1,362 1,813 3,175 650,764
2006 532,409 317,249 849,658 94,214 140,774 234,988 1,084,646
2007 868,621 294,185 1,162,806 103,585 157,470 261,055 1,423,861
2008 1,069,265 296,672 1,365,937 108,025 167,134 275,159 1,641,096
2009 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
2010 1,080,297 322,261 1,402,558 96,202 140,831 237,033 1,639,591
2011 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 1,411,688

Source: Ministry of Interior, General Directorate of Passports

 

1. Institution which provides data

 

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

 

2. Data availability

 

Published in the CDSI’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social services”

Statistical Yearbooks until 2010′ are available online at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

2011′ Yearbook is available at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: November 2013.

 

 

 

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