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UAE, Dubai: Percentage distribution of employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), sex and economic activity (2017)

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Emiratis Non-Emiratis  Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 0.1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mining and quarrying 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1
Manufacturing 2.1 1.4 1.8 9.4 2.8 8.3 9.2 2.7 8
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 3.5 4.7 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.4
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Construction 0.7 0.5 0.6 34.1 1.9 28.7 33.2 1.8 27.6
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 8.2 5.9 7.4 18.9 14.7 18.3 18.7 14.1 17.9
Transportation and storage 9 5.7 7.8 7.6 4.4 7 7.6 4.5 7.1
Accommodation and food service activities 0.9 0.9 0.9 5.1 5.8 5.2 4.9 5.4 5
Information and communication 1.7 1.2 1.5 2.3 1.8 2.2 2.3 1.7 2.2
Financial and insurance activities 3.7 13.8 7.4 2 5.1 2.5 2 5.8 2.7
Real estate activities 2.7 1.8 2.3 2.5 3.2 2.6 2.5 3.1 2.6
Professional, scientific and technical activities 1.7 1.4 1.6 3.8 5.1 4 3.7 4.8 3.9
Administrative and support service activities 1.8 4.8 2.9 8.3 7 8.1 8.1 6.8 7.9
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 61.5 42.6 54.7 1.9 1.6 1.8 3.6 4.9 3.8
Education 0.4 7.9 3.1 0.7 9.8 2.3 0.7 9.7 2.3
Human health and social work activities 0.8 4.9 2.3 1 6.7 2 1 6.5 2
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0.7 2 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.5
Other service activities 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.8 2.2 1 0.8 2 1
Activities of households as employers 0 0 0 0.8 26 5.1 0.8 23.9 4.9
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Source : Dubai Statistics Center – Labour Force Survey 2017 
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Characteristics of data, definitions

DSC has been conducting Labour Force Surveys on Dubai Emirate in 2008, 2009, 2011 and yearly since 2012.

Sample of LFS 2017: 3,000 households (1,500 Emirati households and 1,500 non-Emirati households) and 1,000 workers from labour gatherings.
Date of reference: ? 2017.

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.

Classification of activities: International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev. 4
(ISIC 4.0).

2. Institution which provides data 

Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC).

3. Data availability

Some tabulations of the results of Dubai Labour Force Surveys are available (in English and in Arabic, PDF and Word formats) at:
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/en-us/Themes/Pages/Labour.aspx?Theme=41&year=2017#DSC_Tab1
A summary volume of tables and analysis from 2017 and earlier Labour Force Surveys appear in publications (PDF format, in Arabic only):
https://www.dsc.gov.ae/en-us/Themes/Pages/Labour.aspx?Theme=41&year=2017#DSC_Tab2

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

Last date of access: June 2018

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