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Saudi Arabia: Working age population (aged 15 and above) 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 1,051,274 1,052,386 2,103,660 236,285 219,108 455,393 1,287,559 1,271,494 2,559,053
24-20 982,990 1,001,857 1,984,847 249,439 189,598 439,037 1,232,429 1,191,455 2,423,884
29-25 934,404 924,046 1,858,450 471,434 248,924 720,358 1,405,838 1,172,970 2,578,808
34-30 819,701 837,675 1,657,376 912,106 377,718 1,289,824 1,731,807 1,215,393 2,947,200
39-35 700,117 723,208 1,423,325 1,216,840 468,836 1,685,676 1,916,957 1,192,044 3,109,001
44-40 576,897 580,931 1,157,828 997,021 358,765 1,355,786 1,573,918 939,696 2,513,614
49-45 469,133 466,502 935,635 738,665 149,295 887,960 1,207,798 615,797 1,823,595
54-50 361,493 350,799 712,292 469,502 72,913 542,415 830,995 423,712 1,254,707
59-55 278,321 273,035 551,356 272,053 49,388 321,441 550,374 322,423 872,797
64-60 197,795 196,309 394,104 131,673 32,106 163,779 329,468 228,415 557,883
65+ 348,850 369,814 718,664 78,379 39,740 118,119 427,229 409,554 836,783
Total 6,720,975 6,776,562 13,497,537 5,773,397 2,206,391 7,979,788 12,494,372 8,982,953 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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