Saudi Arabia: Employed population (aged 15 and over) by nationality (Saudi / Non-Saudi), sex and main occupation group (August 2016)
|Lawmakers, Directors and Business Managers||206,898||21,717||228,615||83,939||1,896||85,835||290,837||23,613||314,450|
|Specialists in Professional, Technical and Humanitarian Fields||374,560||160,068||534,628||725,504||45,043||770,547||1,100,064||205,111||1,305,175|
|Technicians in Professional, Technical and Humanitarian Fields||528,397||377,107||905,504||333,320||47,088||380,408||861,717||424,195||1,285,912|
|Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Fishing||216,761||2,820||219,581||259,498||0||259,498||476,259||2,820||479,079|
|Industrial , Chemical Operations and Food Industries||68,809||7,403||76,212||252,739||7,732||260,471||321,548||15,135||336,683|
|Supporting Basic Engineering||189,847||0||189,847||2,530,502||1,695||2,532,197||2,720,349||1,695||2,722,044|
source: GLMM calculations, based on the published results of Labour Force Survey 2016 (Q3).
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Sampling frame of LFS 2016 Q3: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 33,325 households
Reference period: August 2016
Population of reference: All the members of the households selected in the sample, including domestic helpers and the like who
live in one house; Saudi and non-Saudi population,”
living in the Kingdom at the time of the survey.
Employed population: People (15+ years old) who did one of the following jobs during the reference period:
1. People who have been working for at least one hour for a salary or a wage (in cash or in kind)
2. People who provided unpaid assistance for others for at least one hour in any type of business or farm owned by one member of the household;
3. People who have been working for at least one hour for others without a wage or a profit (in cash or in kind) as volunteers;
4. People who were temporarily absent from work throughout the week on leave for illness or for any other reason but they were scheduled to resume work.
Workers include the students, job seekers, retirees, housewives, etc., who worked during the week preceding the visit for at least one hour, provided that this does not include household work.
Reference period for employment: The seven days preceding the interview date.
Classification used for occupations is adapted from ISCO 1988.
2. Institution which provides data
General Authority for Statistics (GAStat)
3. Data availability
Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of GAStat, in Excel and PDF formats.
Last date of access: July 2017.