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Saudi Arabia: Population by nationality (Saudi/Non-Saudi), sex and age group (2018)

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Nationality Saudis Non-Saudis TOTAL
Age Groups Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
0 – 4 1,123,261 1,084,529 2,207,790 298,126 283,015 581,141 1,421,387 1,367,544 2,788,931
5 – 9 1,097,810 1,060,664 2,158,474 377,142 360,021 737,163 1,474,952 1,420,685 2,895,637
10 – 14 979,511 952,700 1,932,211 310,548 293,553 604,101 1,290,059 1,246,253 2,536,312
15 – 19 926,156 894,846 1,821,002 254,562 237,191 491,753 1,180,718 1,132,037 2,312,755
20 – 24 1,072,129 980,185 2,052,314 300,596 223,588 524,184 1,372,725 1,203,773 2,576,498
25 – 29 996,017 975,252 1,971,269 764,993 453,068 1,218,061 1,761,010 1,428,320 3,189,330
30 – 34 896,790 881,961 1,778,751 1,001,237 450,453 1,451,690 1,898,027 1,332,414 3,230,441
35 – 39 786,779 768,617 1,555,396 1,470,571 579,037 2,049,608 2,257,350 1,347,654 3,605,004
40 – 44 665,841 641,244 1,307,085 1,388,695 528,066 1,916,761 2,054,536 1,169,310 3,223,846
45 – 49 559,539 529,550 1,089,089 1,021,389 283,517 1,304,906 1,580,928 813,067 2,393,995
50 – 54 446,271 421,928 868,199 695,508 106,590 802,098 1,141,779 528,518 1,670,297
55 – 59 348,081 319,715 667,796 416,427 69,675 486,102 764,508 389,390 1,153,898
60 – 64 252,157 235,932 488,089 222,927 49,848 272,775 475,084 285,780 760,864
65 – 69 153,429 162,787 316,216 77,344 30,741 108,085 230,773 193,528 424,301
70 – 74 111,979 114,965 226,944 35,395 19,851 55,246 147,374 134,816 282,190
75 – 79 72,990 74,509 147,499 16,526 4,882 21,408 89,516 79,391 168,907
80+ 87,155 93,348 180,503 13,075 6,876 19,951 100,230 100,224 200,454
Total 10,575,895 10,192,732 20,768,627 8,665,061 3,979,972 12,645,033 19,240,956 14,172,704 33,413,660

Source: GaStat
 

ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Reference period: mid-2018
The figures are estimated on the basis of the results of the Demographic Survey held in 2016.
Demographic survey 2016 is the fourth demographic survey conducted in Saudi Arabia since 1998.
Dates of survey: April 29, 2016 to June 7, 2016
Sampling framework: census 2010
Size of the sample: 33,350 households nationwide.

Population of reference: The demographic household sample includes the Saudi and non-Saudis households living in the kingdom.
It also covers individuals who takes the lodging houses as their residences and the Saudis who are temporarily living abroad
for medication, study, tourism, etc who are counted as members of the included households as long as they were picked up in the sample.

2. Institution which provides data

General Authority for Statistics (GAStat)

3. Data availability 

The results of the Demographic Survey 2016 are available on GaStat website, in English and Arabic, in PDF and Excel formats
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/4522

Last date of access: July 2017.

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