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UAE, Abu Dhabi. Mid-year population estimates by nationality (Emirati/Non-Emirati) and sex (1960-2010)

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    Nationals     Non-nationals TOTAL
Year Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
1960 6,211 4,853 11,064 8,635 209 8,844 14,846 5,062 19,908
1961 7,041 5,543 12,584 11,031 476 11,507 18,072 6,019 24,091
1962 7,871 6,233 14,104 13,427 743 14,170 21,298 6,976 28,274
1963 8,327 6,594 14,921 14,633 896 15,529 22,960 7,490 30,450
1964 8,810 6,976 15,786 15,947 1,080 17,027 24,757 8,056 32,813
1965 9,321 7,380 16,701 17,379 1,302 18,681 26,700 8,682 35,382
1966 9,861 7,808 17,669 18,940 1,570 20,510 28,801 9,378 38,179
1967 10,433 8,261 18,694 20,641 1,893 22,534 31,074 10,154 41,228
1968 11,038 8,740 19,778 22,493 2,281 24,774 33,531 11,021 44,552
1969 12,592 10,115 22,707 28,439 3,269 31,708 41,031 13,384 54,415
1970 14,364 11,707 26,071 35,957 4,685 40,642 50,321 16,392 66,713
1971 16,386 13,549 29,935 45,462 6,714 52,176 61,848 20,263 82,111
1972 18,692 15,681 34,373 57,480 9,621 67,101 76,172 25,302 101,474
1973 21,323 18,148 39,471 72,675 13,787 86,462 93,998 31,935 125,933
1974 24,324 21,003 45,327 91,887 19,757 111,644 116,211 40,760 156,971
1975 27,746 24,308 52,054 116,176 28,309 144,485 143,922 52,617 196,539
1976 30,688 26,971 57,659 136,742 34,044 170,786 167,430 61,015 228,445
1977 33,942 29,926 63,868 160,949 40,941 201,890 194,891 70,867 265,758
1978 37,541 33,204 70,745 189,441 49,236 238,677 226,982 82,440 309,422
1979 41,521 36,841 78,362 222,976 59,211 282,187 264,497 96,052 360,549
1980 45,922 40,877 86,799 262,447 71,209 333,656 308,369 112,086 420,455
1981 49,564 44,595 94,159 271,003 78,390 349,393 320,567 122,985 443,552
1982 53,495 48,651 102,146 279,838 86,295 366,133 333,333 134,946 468,279
1983 57,738 53,076 110,814 288,961 94,997 383,958 346,699 148,073 494,772
1984 62,318 57,904 120,222 298,382 104,577 402,959 360,700 162,481 523,181
1985 67,262 63,171 130,433 308,111 115,124 423,235 375,373 178,295 553,668
1986 70,713 66,578 137,291 324,884 120,320 445,204 395,597 186,898 582,495
1987 74,341 70,169 144,510 342,570 125,751 468,321 416,911 195,920 612,831
1988 78,155 73,953 152,108 361,219 131,427 492,646 439,374 205,380 644,754
1989 82,165 77,941 160,106 380,883 137,359 518,242 463,048 215,300 678,348
1990 86,381 82,144 168,525 401,618 143,559 545,177 487,999 225,703 713,702
1991 90,813 86,574 177,387 423,482 150,039 573,521 514,295 236,613 750,908
1992 95,472 91,243 186,715 446,536 156,811 603,347 542,008 248,054 790,062
1993 100,370 96,164 196,534 470,845 163,889 634,734 571,215 260,053 831,268
1994 105,520 101,350 206,870 496,477 171,286 667,763 601,997 272,636 874,633
1995 110,933 106,815 217,748 523,507 179,016 702,523 634,440 285,831 920,271
1996 116,223 112,360 228,583 540,556 186,657 727,213 656,779 299,017 955,796
1997 121,765 118,193 239,958 558,161 194,624 752,785 679,926 312,817 992,743
1998 127,572 124,329 251,901 576,339 202,931 779,270 703,911 327,260 1,031,171
1999 133,656 130,783 264,439 595,109 211,593 806,702 728,765 342,376 1,071,141
2000 140,030 137,572 277,602 614,490 220,624 835,114 754,520 358,196 1,112,716
2001 146,707 144,714 291,421 634,502 230,040 864,542 781,209 374,754 1,155,963
2002 153,047 150,745 303,792 658,813 244,080 902,893 811,860 394,825 1,206,685
2003 159,661 157,027 316,688 684,055 258,977 943,032 843,716 416,004 1,259,720
2004 166,561 163,571 330,132 710,264 274,783 985,047 876,825 438,354 1,315,179
2005 173,861 170,489 344,350 738,003 291,816 1,029,819 911,864 462,305 1,374,169
2006 181,793 178,385 360,177 793,371 307,930 1,101,301 975,164 486,315 1,461,478
2007 190,369 187,277 377,646 873,504 323,131 1,196,635 1,063,873 510,408 1,574,281
2008 199,232 196,497 395,729 961,173 338,886 1,300,059 1,160,405 535,383 1,695,788
2009 208,387 206,054 414,441 1,057,029 355,203 1,412,232 1,265,416 561,257 1,826,674
2010 217,839 215,949 433,788 1,161,779 372,092 1,533,871 1,379,618 588,041 1,967,659

Source: SCAD, Abu Dhabi

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions and population counting operations in the UAE

Population estimates are drawn using interpolation techniques.

The first population census was conducted in 1968 by the Council of Developing Trucial States.
After Independence in 1971, a population census of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was conducted that same year.
The first general population and establishments census in the UAE was conducted in 1975. It was the first census in the region following scientific standards and international recommendations. The other federal censuses were conducted in 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2005.
Reference days for UAE censuses: 30/12/1975; 15/12/1980, 16/12/1985, 16/12/1995; 29/10/2001; 06/12/2005.
Implementation method: the census was carried out according to de jure methodology, i.e. counting persons using their usual place of residence
Population of reference: Emirati nationals usually residing in the country+all foreign residents holding a valid residence permit+resident GCC nationals (nationals of other GCC states don’t need a permit to stay in the UAE)
In October 2011, SCAD conducted its first census of population and households.

2. Institution which provides data

Statistics centre of Abu Dhabi (SCAD), Abu Dhabi

3. Data availability

The data only concerns the Abu Dhabi resident population (nationals and foreign residents).
The SCAD provides thematic volumes with time series for various indicators related to development (population, demography, labour, etc.) since 1960. The present series has been published in December 2012.
Data is available under various formats (PDF, Excel, html).
http://www.scad.ae/en/statistics/Pages/Statistics.aspx?ThemeID=7&TopicID=48&SubTopicID=163&PublicationID=315

Date of access: January 2015.

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