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

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    Legislators and senior officials Professionals Technicians Clerks Services
and sales
Craft and related workers Plant and machine operators Elementary occupations Skilled agriculture and fishery workers Armed Forces Total
Emiratis Male 2,883 5,792 10,694 4,123 5,787 132 168 130 54 5,349 35,112
Female 1,339 4,099 4,683 6,633 814 0 0 48 0 55 17,671
Total 4,222 9,891 15,377 10,756 6,601 132 168 178 54 5,404 52,783
Non – Emiratis Male 59,882 127,524 88,939 49,027 77,034 367,093 178,891 180,759 5,982 26 1,135,157
Female 5,153 27,764 22,584 13,625 66,179 432 1,536 514 222 0 138,009
Total 65,035 155,288 111,523 62,652 143,213 367,525 180,427 181,273 6,204 26 1,273,166
Total Male 62,765 133,316 99,633 53,15 82,821 367,225 179,059 180,889 6,036 5,375 1,170,269
Female 6,492 31,863 27,267 20,258 66,993 432 1,536 562 222 55 155,68
Total 69,257 165,179 126,9 73,408 149,814 367,657 180,595 181,451 6,258 5,43 1,325,949

Source: Labour Force Survey 2011

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

DSC has conducted 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/Themes/Pages/Labour.aspx?Theme=41&year=2011#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=21#DSC_Tab1

Last date of access: February 3, 2015.

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