UAE, Dubai: Percent distribution of employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati) and sector of economic activity (2015)
|Agriculture. forestry and fishing||0.5||0||0.3||0.2||0||0.2||0.2||0||0.2|
|Mining and quarrying||2.6||0.4||1.8||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.5||0.4||0.5|
|Electricity. gas. steam and air conditioning supply||2.1||4.3||2.9||0.5||0.4||0.5||0.5||0.8||0.6|
|Water supply; sewerage. waste management and remediation activities||0||0||0||0.7||0||0.6||0.7||0||0.6|
|Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||7||6.1||6.6||14.7||13.2||14.5||14.5||12.5||14.1|
|Transportation and storage||7.3||6.6||7||8.3||3.7||7.5||8.2||4||7.5|
|Accommodation and food service activities||0.5||0.2||0.4||5.6||10.8||6.4||5.4||9.8||6.1|
|Information and communication||2||1.8||2||1.9||1.3||1.8||1.9||1.4||1.8|
|Financial and insurance activities||5||18.3||10||2.1||4.7||2.5||2.2||6||2.9|
|Real estate activities||2.7||1.6||2.3||1.7||1.1||1.6||1.7||1.1||1.6|
|Professional. scientific and technical activities||1||0.9||1||2.1||2.8||2.2||2.1||2.6||2.1|
|Administrative and support service activities||1.6||1.2||1.4||14.5||4.7||12.9||14.1||4.4||12.4|
|Public administration and defence; compulsory social security||61.6||45.5||55.5||2.1||1.5||2||4||5.6||4.3|
|Human health and social work activities||0.7||4.4||2.1||0.8||5.5||1.6||0.8||5.4||1.6|
|Arts. entertainment and recreation||0.8||0.5||0.7||0.8||0.3||0.7||0.8||0.3||0.7|
|Other service activities||0.1||0||0.1||0.8||1.5||0.9||0.8||1.3||0.9|
|Activities of households as employers||0||0||0||1.5||36.8||7.2||1.4||33.3||6.9|
|Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies||0.1||0||0||0||0.2||0.1||0||0.1||0.1|
Source : Dubai Statistics Center. Labor Force Survey 2015
1. Characteristics of data, definitions
DSC has been conducting Labour Force Surveys on Dubai Emirate in 2008, 2009, and yearly since 2011.
Sample of LFS 2015: 3000 households (1500 Emirati households,1500 foreign households), as well as 1000 workers from workers’ communities. The sample only includes permanent residents of Dubai and not residents of other emirates working in Dubai. The sample only takes into acco tthe population aged fifteen years and above.
Date of reference: ? 2015.
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 publication of Dubai Labour Force Surveys 2015 IS available (in English, PDF format) at:
Additional tables from 2015 Labour Force Survey are published separately under the “reports” section:
Last date of access: October 5, 2016.