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Saudi Arabia: Inactive population by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and age group (Jan. 2014)

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Age Saudis   non-Saudis   Total
group Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
19-15 1,014,256 1,041,079 2,055,335 220,998 211,543 432,541 1,235,254 1,252,622 2,487,876
24-20 591,792 853,151 1,444,943 56,351 145,779 202,130 648,143 998,930 1,647,073
29-25 92,385 636,934 729,319 9,514 161,804 171,318 101,899 798,738 900,637
34-30 29,273 558,676 587,949 4,870 234,406 239,276 34,143 793,082 827,225
39-35 20,193 500,653 520,846 4,410 294,138 298,548 24,603 794,791 819,394
44-40 22,554 441,823 464,377 3,409 230,657 234,066 25,963 672,480 698,443
49-45 37,574 404,967 442,541 4,185 113,092 117,277 41,759 518,059 559,818
54-50 84,265 324,293 408,558 6,282 60,364 66,646 90,547 384,657 475,204
59-55 106,536 262,353 368,889 8,149 43,933 52,082 114,685 306,286 420,971
64-60 129,860 193,554 323,414 14,473 30,757 45,230 144,333 224,311 368,644
65+ 239,495 366,110 605,605 26,734 39,277 66,011 266,229 405,387 671,616
Total 2,368,183 5,583,593 7,951,776 359,375 1,565,750 1,925,125 2,727,558 7,149,343 9,876,901

source: Labour Force Survey 2014 (Round 1).

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Sampling frame of LFS 2014 Round 1: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 33500 households
Reference period: January 2014.
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.

An inactive person (out of the labour force) is 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 PDF format. Tables are also sometimes available in Excel format.
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814 (website English version)
https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814
The technical notes and tables of contents are displayed in the PDF version, in Arabic only. The tables are in both languages.
Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: October 2014.

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