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

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UAE, Dubai: Employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality group and monthly and annual income (2011)

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  Income in 1000 AED Number of employed
Nationality groups Annual income Annual income Monthly income Monthly income
(average) (average)
U.A.E 312 16,443,600 26 1,370,300 52,783
AGCC countries 461 144,648 38 12,054 314
Other Arab countries 127 9,561,936 11 796,828 75,28
Non Arab Asian countries 54 62,709,828 5 5,225,819 1,152,366
Non Arab African countries 36 836,448 3 69,704 23,125
European countries 521 8,834,256 43 736,188 16,951
North American countries 456 1,607,916 38 133,993 3,524
Caribbean & Central American countries 180 68,568 15 5,714 381
South American countries 664 251,640 55 20,970 379
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.) 388 328,62 32 27,385 846
Grand total 76 100,787,460 6 8,398,955 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.

1000 AED as of March 3, 2015: 244 Euros or 272 US$.

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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