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UAE: Employed population by nationality group and major occupation 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
Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers 19,398 342 38,558 102,224 2,876 12,907 2,212 38 204 1,869 714 181,342
Professionals 33,006 299 71,190 122,280 1,296 7,352 1,984 356 142 868 238 239,011
Technicians and Associate Professionals 33,596 1,886 58,971 202,882 2,536 6,472 1,556 83 111 445 423 308,961
Clerks 17,132 860 27,943 141,652 1,421 1,935 823 23 19 163 221 192,192
Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales Workers 4,866 1,019 46,343 314,973 3,280 1,798 52 3 21 86 68 372,509
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers 70 3 466 5,747 2 59 0 0 0 0 0 6,347
Craft and Related Trades Workers 2,128 170 47,661 788,823 1,151 962 105 143 5 43 84 841,275
Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers 3,806 955 25,567 452,748 1,567 770 51 4 4 38 628 486,138
Elementary Occupations 2,971 502 19,454 364,017 3,105 0 0 0 0 0 305 390,354
Not Stated 49 15 1,638 12,446 137 38 13 1 1 7 31 14,376
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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