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UAE: Employed population by nationality group and age group (2008)

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United Arab Emirates GCC Countries Other Arab Countries Asian Countries (Non Arab) African Countries (Non Arab) European Countries North American Countries    Central American and Caribbean Countries  South American Countries Oceania Not Stated Total
15 – 19 1,703 55 2,394 18,505 48 131 18 3 1 4 23 22,885
20 – 24 17,638 670 32,660 468,726 1,362 1,942 256 18 17 102 268 523,659
25 – 29 25,605 1,468 90,330 621,096 3,597 5,332 833 376 95 415 463 749,610
30 – 34 21,568 1,547 62,721 451,622 4,375 4,891 815 51 175 607 453 548,825
35 – 39 16,328 706 51,297 366,036 2,473 4,894 892 22 41 431 284 443,404
40 – 44 8,922 436 30,572 202,994 1,907 5,156 1,311 10 53 390 204 251,955
45 – 49 7,139 441 23,761 126,807 1,165 4,189 1,085 15 57 413 824 165,896
50 – 54 4,707 217 16,978 88,195 495 2,389 538 117 12 185 40 113,873
55 – 59 10,106 467 21,932 150,312 1,823 2,352 800 38 42 359 143 188,374
60 – 64 1,547 37 4,201 9,848 99 857 238 1 14 613 7 17,462
65 + 1,759 7 945 3,651 27 160 10 0 0 0 3 6,562
Total 117,022 6,051 337,791 2,507,792 17,371 32,293 6,796 651 507 3,519 2,712 3,032,505

Source: Employment, Wages, and Hours of Work Survey ( October 2008 ).
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

The Employment, Wages and Hours of Work Survey 2008 was conducted on a representative sample of all the establishments employing one worker or more in every Emirate,
excluding the establishments linked to the Armed forces, to the Security sector as well as international and regional corporations.
Sample of survey: all governmental and joint sector establishments; 6,215 non-governmental establishments.
Period of reference: October 2008.

2. Institution which provides data

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

3. Data availability

The results and metadata of the Survey are available (in English and in Arabic) in the following PDF publication:
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/ReportPDF/P_DSS_SS_%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A9%20%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AD%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B8%D9%81%20%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%B1%20%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AA%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84_160912.pdf

A selection of tables appear in Excel format on NBS’s website:
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportDetailsEnglish/tabid/121/Default.aspx?ItemId=1901&PTID=104&MenuId=1

Last date of access: March 3, 2015.

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