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Residence permits issued by type (worker/ accompanying person), sex of holder and administrative region (Governorate) (Saudi Arabia) (2000; 2005; 2010)

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Year 2000
     Workers     Accompanying Persons   GRAND
Governorate Male Female Total Male Female Total TOTAL
Riyadh 225.358 50.827 276.185 5.531 9.568 15.099 291.284
Makkah 108.613 40.898 149.511 3.204 5.503 8.707 158.218
Madinah 26.682 8.707 35.389 446 714 1.160 36.549
Al-Qasseem 100.902 30.390 131.292 2.323 3.938 6.261 137.553
Eastern 3.641 1.406 5.047 97 108 205 5.252
Assir 10.556 3.751 14.307 221 325 546 14.853
Tabouk 11.780 3.975 15.755 168 297 465 16.220
Hail 23.322 7.191 30.513 381 563 944 31.457
Northern Border 7.837 2.800 10.637 163 236 399 11.036
Jazan 28.068 7.939 36.007 503 728 1.231 37.238
Najran 6.506 2.528 9.034 135 210 345 9.379
Al-Baha 6.932 1.474 8.406 132 226 358 8.764
Al-Jouf 5.590 2.227 7.817 117 166 283 8.100
Total 565.787 164.113 729.900 13.421 22.582 36.003 765.903

 

Year 2005
     Workers     Accompanying Persons   GRAND
Governorate Male Female Total Male Female Total TOTAL
Riyadh 149.804 94.314 244.118 289 411 700 244.818
Makkah 57.564 37.224 94.788 154 255 409 95.197
Madinah 15.548 11.452 27.000 87 130 217 27.217
Al-Qasseem 99.548 46.527 146.075 263 359 622 146.697
Eastern 3.560 3.068 6.628 55 79 134 6.762
Assir 5.738 5.317 11.055 37 47 84 11.139
Tabouk 8.721 6.386 15.107 23 47 70 15.177
Hail 24.420 11.550 35.970 162 186 348 36.318
Northern Border 7.225 4.764 11.989 18 31 49 12.038
Jazan 19.881 10.522 30.403 187 177 364 30.767
Najran 4.235 3.987 8.222 48 37 85 8.307
Al-Baha 6.511 2.418 8.929 12 23 35 8.964
Al-Jouf 4.436 2.869 7.305 27 31 58 7.363
Total 407.191 240.398 647.589 1.362 1.813 3.175 650.764

 

Year 2010
     Workers     Accompanying Persons   GRAND
Governorate Male Female Total Male Female Total TOTAL
Riyadh 383.028 112.729 495.757 31.999 49.351 81.350 577.107
Makkah 178.593 56.748 235.341 31.022 42.464 73.486 308.827
Madinah 42.582 18.464 61.046 5.270 7.202 12.472 73.518
Al-Qasseem 87.558 16.993 104.551 2.806 3.784 6.590 111.141
Eastern 232.570 58.301 290.871 13.958 22.259 36.217 327.088
Assir 44.678 16.989 61.667 2.912 4.196 7.108 68.775
Tabouk 12.855 7.213 20.068 1.676 2.387 4.063 24.131
Hail 30.324 8.949 39.273 1.206 1.652 2.858 42.131
Northern Border 8.391 4.213 12.604 563 815 1.378 13.982
Jazan 9.669 5.494 15.163 1.594 2.298 3.892 19.055
Najran 23.694 4.707 28.401 1.521 2.014 3.535 31.936
Al-Baha 7.963 4.592 12.555 726 1.086 1.812 14.367
Al-Jouf 18.392 6.869 25.261 949 1.323 2.272 27.533
Total 1.080.297 322.261 1.402.558 96.202 140.831 237.033 1.639.591

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”

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

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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