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UAE, Abu Dhabi: Population by nationality (Emirati/Non-Emirati), region of residence and sex (2005; 2010; 2013)

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Nationality /sex/region 2005 2010 2012 2013
Nationals 177.6 228.2 253.7 263.2
Males 91.4 114.4 130.5 135.3
Females 86.3 113.8 123.2 127.9
Non-nationals 631.4 969.1 1,164.5 1,235.3
Males 432.1 716.4 867.9 924.4
Females 199.3 252.7 296.6 310.9
Abu Dhabi Region 809.0 1,197.3 1,418.2 1,498.5
Nationals 143.9 177.1 194.2 202.3
Males 70.3 87.7 98.7 102.3
Females 73.6 89.5 95.5 100.0
Non-nationals 300.7 391.1 436.8 450.9
Males 222.6 290.0 310.7 317.0
Females 78.1 101.1 126.1 133.9
Al Ain Region 444.7 568.2 631.0 653.2
Nationals 20.2 25.2 28.8 29.9
Males 10.6 13.8 17.2 17.7
Females 9.6 11.4 11.6 12.2
Non-nationals 88.3 159.3 256.5 271.5
Males 74.5 141.8 237.0 251.2
Females 13.8 17.5 19.5 20.4
Al Gharbia 108.6 184.5 285.4 301.4
Nationals 2.5 3.2
Males 1.5 1.9
Females 1.0 1.3
Non-nationals 9.4 14.4
Males 8.7 13.6
Females 0.6 0.8
Islands * 11.9 17.6
Abu Dhabi Emirate 1,374.2 1,967.7 2,334.6 2,453.1

Source: Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi
(Thousand Persons)

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

Since 2011, Islands were merged with Abu Dhabi Region and Al Gharbia
All numbers are rounded to the nearest 1000 persons, therefore, numbers may not add to totals.

The population data in the Statistical Yearbook includes Census data up to
2005 and mid-year estimates of the usual resident population from 2006.
The population estimates include people who are usual residents, temporary
absents and Emirati citizens away from the Emirate, who are legally entitled
to live in UAE. The mid-year 2013 population estimate is preliminary and
subject to revision.

2. Institution which provides data

Statistics centre of Abu Dhabi (SCAD), Abu Dhabi

3. Data availability

The data is taken from 2014 Statistical Yearbook (dat of publication: Nov. 2014; reference period: 2013)
Data is available under various formats (PDF, Excel, html).

http://www.scad.ae/en/statistics/Pages/Statistics.aspx?ThemeID=4&TopicID=14&SubTopicID=56&PublicationID=542
http://www.scad.ae/SCADDocuments/SYB%202014%20-%20Population%20-%20En.pdf

Date of access: January 2015.

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