Saudi Arabia: Non – Saudi domestic workers by sex and main group of household occupations (Q2, 2018)
|Main groups of household occupations||Male||Female||Total|
|Servants and house cleaners||250,350||698,798||949,148|
|Cookers and food provider||16,130||2,653||18,783|
|Houses, buildings and restrooms guards||34,137||0||34,137|
|Nurses and health professionals in homes||615||1,888||2,503|
|Private teachers and Nannies at homes||542||4,693||5,235|
Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD)
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Since Q3 2016, instead of survey results, the Labour Force Surveys’ publications display administrative data: the records of Saudi and foreign labourers covered by social security schemes
(private and governmental sectors), and Ministry of Labour’s records of domestic labourers.
1. Labourers in the governmental sector are recorded by the Ministry of Civil Service.
2. The Social Insurance Law of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become compulsorily applied to all Saudi workers in the private sector
of any other GCC Member State effective from 01/01/2006. Saudi and foreign workers in the sector have to be recorded by the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).
3. Since 2017, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development records all labourers in the domestic sector.
Therefore, the present data do not include employed persons non-registered in the records of MLSD
2. Institution which provides data
General Authority for Statistics (GAStat) https://www.stats.gov.sa/en
3. Data availability
Data on foreign labourers employed in the domestic sector have been published quarterly since Q2, 2016 in GAStat’s Labour Force Surveys.
The present data is taken from Labour Force Survey 2018 (Q2) (Excel format).
Last date of access: October 2018.