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UAE: Population aged 10 and above by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), sex, educational status and Emirate (2005)

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Emiratis Non-Emiratis Total
Emirate Educational Status Males Females Total    Males Females Total    Males Females Total   
  Illiterate 6,427 14,542 20,969 109,735 18,961 128,696 116,162 33,503 149,665
  Read and Write    11,131 11,995 23,126 127,960 34,027 161,987 139,091 46,022 185,113
  Primary 22,383 19,682 42,065 99,971 31,761 131,732 122,354 51,443 173,797
  Preparatory 28,967 22,161 51,128 108,219 33,398 141,617 137,186 55,559 192,745
  Secondary 40,091 41,394 81,485 128,395 62,985 191,380 168,486 104,379 272,865
Abu Dhabi Under University 4,530 3,625 8,155 27,007 14,887 41,894 31,537 18,512 50,049
  University 11,973 12,252 24,225 74,235 40,008 114,243 86,208 52,260 138,468
  Over University 2,121 892 3,013 12,234 5,183 17,417 14,355 6,075 20,430
  Not Stated 573 619 1,192 1,543 987 2,530 2,116 1,606 3,722
  Total   Abu Dhabi 128,196 127,162 255,358 689,299 242,197 931,496 817,495 369,359 1,186,854
  Illiterate 2,380 4,647 7,027 58,750 5,497 64,247 61,130 10,144 71,274
  Read and Write    5,363 6,276 11,639 119,935 20,580 140,515 125,298 26,856 152,154
  Primary 7,984 7,076 15,060 120,830 20,262 141,092 128,814 27,338 156,152
  Preparatory 10,984 9,655 20,639 176,834 31,787 208,621 187,818 41,442 229,260
Dubai Secondary 16,729 16,918 33,647 248,449 72,763 321,212 265,178 89,681 354,859
  Under University 1,413 1,508 2,921 34,228 12,849 47,077 35,641 14,357 49,998
  University 7,453 7,109 14,562 107,779 55,961 163,740 115,232 63,070 178,302
  Over University 931 441 1,372 11,954 5,113 17,067 12,885 5,554 18,439
  Total Dubai 53,237 53,630 106,867 878,759 224,812 1,103,571 931,996 278,442 1,210,438
  Illiterate 3,285 5,939 9,224 38,127 8,651 46,778 41,412 14,590 56,002
  Read and Write    3,918 4,168 8,086 53,990 13,636 67,626 57,908 17,804 75,712
  Primary 9,414 8,186 17,600 66,648 20,735 87,383 76,062 28,921 104,983
  Preparatory 12,339 8,939 21,278 68,780 25,326 94,106 81,119 34,265 115,384
Sharjah Secondary 19,020 16,214 35,234 86,480 53,328 139,808 105,500 69,542 175,042
  Under University 1,042 1,289 2,331 17,492 8,846 26,338 18,534 10,135 28,669
  University 4,218 5,616 9,834 59,869 28,119 87,988 64,087 33,735 97,822
  Over University 575 315 890 7,431 3,156 10,587 8,006 3,471 11,477
  Total Sharjah 53,811 50,666 104,477 398,817 161,797 560,614 452,628 212,463 665,091
  Illiterate 891 1,753 2,644 6,750 3,710 10,460 7,641 5,463 13,104
  Read and Write    1,244 1,350 2,594 17,767 5,764 23,531 19,011 7,114 26,125
  Primary 2,687 2,316 5,003 19,184 7,070 26,254 21,871 9,386 31,257
  Preparatory 3,861 2,591 6,452 18,246 7,027 25,273 22,107 9,618 31,725
Ajman    Secondary 5,044 4,487 9,531 21,284 13,886 35,170 26,328 18,373 44,701
  Under University 316 432 748 3,564 1,743 5,307 3,880 2,175 6,055
  University 889 1,305 2,194 9,651 4,249 13,900 10,540 5,554 16,094
  Over University 138 83 221 1,204 437 1,641 1,342 520 1,862
  Total Ajman 15,070 14,317 29,387 97,650 43,886 141,536 112,720 58,203 170,923
  Illiterate 489 854 1,343 3,014 1,207 4,221 3,503 2,061 5,564
  Read and Write    359 382 741 2,880 1,070 3,950 3,239 1,452 4,691
  Primary 1,255 1,034 2,289 4,311 1,763 6,074 5,566 2,797 8,363
  Preparatory 1,335 1,001 2,336 3,821 1,802 5,623 5,156 2,803 7,959
Umm Al – Quwain Secondary 1,925 1,764 3,689 3,991 2,109 6,100 5,916 3,873 9,789
  Under University 171 305 476 503 334 837 674 639 1,313
  University 384 709 1,093 1,358 754 2,112 1,742 1,463 3,205
  Over University 36 50 86 152 65 217 188 115 303
  Total Umm Al-Quwain 5,954 6,099 12,053 20,030 9,104 29,134 25,984 15,203 41,187
  Illiterate 3,074 4,978 8,052 10,121 3,553 13,674 13,195 8,531 21,726
  Read and Write    3,898 3,809 7,707 17,786 6,358 24,144 21,684 10,167 31,851
  Primary 5,822 4,873 10,695 13,090 4,904 17,994 18,912 9,777 28,689
  Preparatory 8,153 5,755 13,908 15,686 5,139 20,825 23,839 10,894 34,733
Ras Al – Khaima Secondary 10,006 9,598 19,604 13,892 6,862 20,754 23,898 16,460 40,358
  Under University 576 773 1,349 1,662 1,067 2,729 2,238 1,840 4,078
  University 1,739 3,208 4,947 5,750 2,690 8,440 7,489 5,898 13,387
  Over University 242 197 439 584 240 824 826 437 1,263
  Total   Ras Al – Khaima 33,510 33,191 66,701 78,571 30,813 109,384 112,081 64,004 176,085
  Illiterate 1,922 3,081 5,003 7,314 1,696 9,010 9,236 4,777 14,013
  Read and Write    2,447 2,390 4,837 9,622 2,997 12,619 12,069 5,387 17,456
  Primary 3,858 3,198 7,056 7,500 2,350 9,850 11,358 5,548 16,906
  Preparatory 5,174 3,818 8,992 9,185 2,257 11,442 14,359 6,075 20,434
Fujairah Secondary 6,190 5,884 12,074 7,920 4,242 12,162 14,110 10,126 24,236
  Under University 202 344 546 1,269 559 1,828 1,471 903 2,374
  University 765 1,730 2,495 3,646 1,791 5,437 4,411 3,521 7,932
  Over University 90 54 144 603 230 833 693 284 977
  Total Fujairah 20,648 20,499 41,147 47,059 16,122 63,181 67,707 36,621 104,328
Total    310,426 305,564 615,990 2,210,185 728,731 2,938,916 2,520,611 1,034,295 3,554,906

NBS, Ministry of Economy.

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions and population counting operations in the UAE

The first population census was conducted in 1968 by the Council of Developing Trucial States.
After Independence in 1971, a population census of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was conducted that same year.
The first general population and establishments census in the UAE was conducted in 1975. It was the first census in the region following scientific standards and international recommendations. The other federal censuses were conducted in 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2005.
Reference day for 2005′ census: 6 December 2005
Implementation method: the census was carried out according to de jure methodology, i.e. counting persons using their usual place of residence
Population of reference: Population aged 10 and above.
Emirati nationals usually residing in the country+all foreign residents holding a valid residence permit+resident GCC nationals (nationals of other GCC states don’t need a permit to stay in the UAE)

2. Institution which provides data

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

3. Data availability

Population statistics are available on NBS’s website:
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/tabid/96/Default.aspx
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/Home/tabid/38/Default.aspx

Data are classified by subject and statistical publications are available on PDF or Excel format. Population data disagregated by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati) are scarce.
2005′ census data is available at:
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportsByDepartmentEnglish/tabid/104/Default.aspx?MenuId=1&NDId=365
The present data is taken from:
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportDetailsEnglish/tabid/121/Default.aspx?ItemId=1869&PTID=104&MenuId=1

Date of access: November 2014.

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