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Saudi Arabia: Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), age group and activity status (Jan. 2014)

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Age      In the labour force               Out of the labour force          Total      
group Saudis non-Saudis Total Saudis non-Saudis Total Saudis non-Saudis Total
19-15 48,325 22,852 71,177 2,055,335 432,541 2,487,876 2,103,660 455,393 2,559,053
24-20 539,904 236,907 776,811 1,444,943 202,130 1,647,073 1,984,847 439,037 2,423,884
29-25 1,129,131 549,040 1,678,171 729,319 171,318 900,637 1,858,450 720,358 2,578,808
34-30 1,069,427 1,050,548 2,119,975 587,949 239,276 827,225 1,657,376 1,289,824 2,947,200
39-35 902,479 1,387,128 2,289,607 520,846 298,548 819,394 1,423,325 1,685,676 3,109,001
44-40 693,451 1,121,720 1,815,171 464,377 234,066 698,443 1,157,828 1,355,786 2,513,614
49-45 493,094 770,683 1,263,777 442,541 117,277 559,818 935,635 887,960 1,823,595
54-50 303,734 475,769 779,503 408,558 66,646 475,204 712,292 542,415 1,254,707
59-55 182,467 269,359 451,826 368,889 52,082 420,971 551,356 321,441 872,797
64-60 70,690 118,549 189,239 323,414 45,230 368,644 394,104 163,779 557,883
65+ 113,059 52,108 165,167 605,605 66,011 671,616 718,664 118,119 836,783
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 domestic 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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