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

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

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  Occupation
Nationality groups 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
U.A.E 4,222 9,891 15,377 10,756 6,601 132 168 178 54 5,404 52,783
AGCC countries 134 64 12 78 26 314
Other Arab countries 7,121 25,446 11,858 4,632 5,961 6,021 5,118 8,190 933 75,280
Non Arab Asian countries 49,571 120,918 93,337 56,903 119,361 361,307 175,206 170,492 5,271 1,152,366
Non Arab African countries 834 552 1,214 230 17,404 197 103 2,591 23,125
European countries 5,670 6,341 3,644 809 487 16,951
North American countries 1,113 1,467 944 3,524
Caribbean & Central American countries 381 381
South American countries 379 379
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.) 211 500 135 846
Total non-Emiratis 65,035 155,288 111,523 62,652 143,213 367,525 180,427 181,273 6,204 26 1,273,166
Grand total 69,257 165,179 126,900 73,408 149,814 367,657 180,595 181,451 6,258 5,430 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/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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