UAE, Dubai: Estimates of total population by sex (1953; 1968; census dates; 2006-2013)
Sources: Dubai Statistics Center (Censuses of 1993, 2000, 2005 and estimates 2006-2013)
Ministry of Economy (previously Planning) (Censuses of 1968, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1995)
Kuwait Mission Knowledge Report 1953.
1. Characteristics of data, definitions and population counting operations in the UAE
* 2012 and 2013 figures are estimates for the end of the given year.
Figures presented concern the total population (Emiratis and foreign nationals) residing in the Emirate of Dubai at the given date.
The first population census was conducted in 1968 by the Council of Developing Trucial States.
After Independence in 1971, a population census of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was conducted that same year.
The first general population and establishments census in the UAE was conducted in 1975. It was the first census in the region following scientific standards and international recommendations. The other federal censuses were conducted in 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2005.
Reference days for UAE censuses: 30/12/1975; 15/12/1980, 16/12/1985, 16/12/1995; 29/10/2001; 06/12/2005.
Implementation method: the census was carried out according to de jure methodology, i.e. counting persons using their usual place of residence
Population of reference: Emirati nationals usually residing in the country+all foreign residents holding a valid residence permit+resident GCC nationals (nationals of other GCC states don’t need a permit to stay in the UAE)
2. Institution which provides data
Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC).
3. Data availability
The data is retrieved from Dubai Statistical Yearbook 2012, chapter “Population and Vital Statistics”.
Data is presented in Excel format.
Dubai SYBs are available online back to 2001 SYB.
The estimate for 2013 is taken from the Population Bulletin of the Emirate of Dubai, published annually by DSC.
The Bulletin is available online in PDF format. It presents no data disagregated by nationality.
Last date of access: February 3, 2015.