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UAE, Dubai: Percent distribution of employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), sex and average number of daily working hours (2015)

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Nationality Sex Average daily working hours Total
less than 7 hours 7 to 8 hours 9 to 10 hours 11 to 12 hours 13 hours and above
Emirati Male 0.8 92.8 5.2 1.1 0.1 100.0
Female 0.4 92.4 6.4 0.8 0.0 100.0
Total 0.7 92.6 5.6 1.0 0.1 100.0
Non Emirati Male 0.3 50.2 34.2 15.2 0.1 100.0
Female 2.5 43.6 39.0 14.6 0.3 100.0
Total 0.6 49.2 35.0 15.1 0.1 100.0
Total Male 0.3 51.6 33.3 14.7 0.1 100.0
Female 2.3 48.2 36.0 13.3 0.2 100.0
Total 0.6 51.0 33.8 14.5 0.1 100.0

Source : Dubai Statistics Center, Labor Force Survey 2015

ANNEXED NOTE

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:
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/Publication/Bulletin%20of%20Labor%20Force%20Survey%20Results%202015.pdf

Additional tables from 2015 Labour Force Survey are published separately under the “reports” section:
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/en-us/Themes/Pages/Labour.aspx?Theme=41#DSC_Tab1

Last date of access: October 5, 2016.

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