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UAE, Abu Dhabi: Percentage distribution of estimated foreign employed population (aged 15 and above) by sex and economic activity (2015)

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Economic Activity Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 7.1 0.0 5.8
Mining and quarrying 3.7 0.4 3.0
Manufacturing 9.8 1.9 8.3
Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply 0.8 0.1 0.6
Water supply; sewerage, waste management & remediation activities 0.6 0.0 0.5
Construction 25.7 1.6 21.0
Wholesale & retail trade repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 7.2 2.3 6.2
Transportation & storage 5.6 0.8 4.7
Accommodation & food service activities 8.1 1.0 6.7
Information & communication 0.8 0.7 0.8
Financial & insurance activities 2.2 2.1 2.2
Real estate activities 0.7 0.4 0.6
Professional, scientific & technical activities 2.0 1.4 1.9
Administrative & support service activities 7.6 5.2 7.1
Public administration & defence; compulsory social security 3.0 1.2 2.6
Education 1.4 7.0 2.5
Human health & social work activities 1.8 6.7 2.7
Arts, entertainment & recreation 1.0 0.0 0.8
Other service activities 0.9 2.2 1.1
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods & services 9.9 64.8 20.6
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 0.1 0.2 0.1
Not Stated 0.2 0.0 0.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: SCAD, Abu Dhabi

ANNEXED NOTE

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

These are “estimates based on the labour force survey covering the fourth quarter of 2015”.
(Introduction to the Employment section of Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook 2016).
No numeric figures are available.
No metadata and methodological indications for the current Labour Force Survey are available.
Methodology for LFS 2013: https://www.scad.ae/MethodologyDocumentLib/Labour%20Force%20Survey%202013%20-%20Metho%20-%20En.pdf

2. Institution which provides data

Statistics centre of Abu Dhabi (SCAD), Abu Dhabi

3. Data availability

The data is taken from the Statistical Yearbook of Abu Dhabi for 2016 – Employment section
See https://www.scad.ae/en/pages/themesreleases.aspx?themeid=6#release-4 ;
Data is available under various formats (PDF, Excel, html).

Date of access: January 2017.

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