Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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UAE, Dubai: Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), sex and educational status (2011)

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Educational Status
Illiterate Read & Write Primary Preparatory Secondary Below University University Above University Master Doctorate Total
  Male 98 169 1,765 5,203 15,237 2,921 8,032 468 993 226 35,112
Emiratis Female 0 114 99 626 6,756 2,480 6,732 220 555 89 17,671
  Total 98 283 1,864 5,829 21,993 5,401 14,764 688 1,548 315 52,783
  Male 26,223 102,249 199,093 300,527 230,292 31,899 208,923 15,966 19,088 897 1,135,157
Non-Emiratis Female 6,621 20,441 12,336 9,567 26,797 7,708 46,904 1,332 6,303 0 138,009
  Total 32,844 122,690 211,429 310,094 257,089 39,607 255,827 17,298 25,391 897 1,273,166
  Male 26,321 102,418 200,858 305,73 245,529 34,82 216,955 16,434 20,081 1,123 1,170,269
Total Female 6,621 20,555 12,435 10,193 33,553 10,188 53,636 1,552 6,858 89 155,68
  Total 32,942 122,973 213,293 315,923 279,082 45,008 270,591 17,986 26,939 1,212 1,325,949

Source: Labour Force Survey 2011
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

DSC has been conducting Labour Force Surveys on Dubai Emirate in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Sample of LFS 2011: 2303 households (1010 Emirati households, 999 foreign households and 294 collective households) and 500 workers from labour gatherings.
Date of reference: ? 2011.

The time reference of the survey is:
Visit day is the time reference for the family personal data.
The week ended on the visit day is the time reference for the employment status (employed / unemployed).
Month ended on the visit day is the time reference for job search.
The two years ended on the visit day represent the time reference for training of people who are unemployed and seeking a job.

2. Institution which provides data

Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC).

3. Data availability

The results of Dubai Labour Force Surveys are available (in English and in Arabic) at:
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/en-us/Programs-Statistical-Surveys/Pages/Statistical-Project-details.aspx?ProjectId=21#DSC_Tab1
A selection of tables and analysis from 2011′ Labour Force Survey appear in a publication available on DSC’s website (PDF format, in Arabic only):
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/Publication/%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A9%20%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AD%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D9%89%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A9%202011.pdf

Some tables (in PDF format), definition of concepts and partial methodological indications are available in the LFS’ project page on DSC’s website:
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/en-us/Programs-Statistical-Surveys/Pages/Statistical-Project-details.aspx?ProjectId=2

Last date of access: February 3, 2015.

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