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Saudi Arabia: Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), activity status and administrative region (governorate) of residence (Jan. 2014)

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Activity status      In the labour force               Out of the labour force          Total      
Saudis non-Saudis Total Saudis non-Saudis Total Saudis non-Saudis Total
Riyadh 1,323,901 1,832,642 3,156,543 1,778,830 536,220 2,315,050 3,102,731 2,368,862 5,471,593
Makkah 1,244,975 1,678,611 2,923,586 1,814,823 809,148 2,623,971 3,059,798 2,487,759 5,547,557
Madinah 341,736 324,036 665,772 521,390 150,101 671,491 863,126 474,137 1,337,263
Qassim 278,417 264,906 543,323 382,319 35,786 418,105 660,736 300,692 961,428
Easte. Prov. 859,779 998,109 1,857,888 1,248,489 217,567 1,466,056 2,108,268 1,215,676 3,323,944
Asir 429,553 307,715 737,268 706,150 29,166 735,316 1,135,703 336,881 1,472,584
Tabuk 189,617 117,093 306,710 247,208 16,917 264,125 436,825 134,010 570,835
Hail 144,885 104,037 248,922 207,013 11,403 218,416 351,898 115,440 467,338
North.Bord. 79,484 50,531 130,015 110,580 4,750 115,330 190,064 55,281 245,345
Jazan 301,508 158,421 459,929 480,805 71,108 551,913 782,313 229,529 1,011,842
Najran 126,194 79,026 205,220 167,143 20,275 187,418 293,337 99,301 392,638
AL – Baha 118,628 59,188 177,816 147,104 7,643 154,747 265,732 66,831 332,563
AL – Jouf 107,084 80,348 187,432 139,922 15,041 154,963 247,006 95,389 342,395
Total 5,545,761 6,054,663 11,600,424 7,951,776 1,925,125 9,876,901 13,497,537 7,979,788 21,477,325

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.

(a) Person in the labour force: a person aged 15 years and over, employed or unemployed.

(b) Person out of the labour force: 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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