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UAE: Population by nationality (Emirati/ Non-Emirati), sex and age group (1975)

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Emiratis Non-Emiratis Total
Age Groups Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
0 – 4 18,646 18,279 36,925 15,652 14,717 30,369 34,298 32,996 67,294
5 – 9 15,942 15,646 31,588 11,339 9,958 21,297 27,281 25,604 52,885
10 – 14 12,132 10,772 22,904 8,369 5,778 14,147 20,501 16,550 37,051
15 – 19 9,905 8,857 18,762 16,030 5,926 21,956 25,935 14,783 40,718
20 – 24 7,405 6,363 13,768 50,158 9,266 59,424 57,563 15,629 73,192
25 – 29 6,605 6,473 13,078 64,718 10,531 75,249 71,323 17,004 88,327
30 – 34 5,078 4,892 9,970 43,007 6,555 49,562 48,085 11,447 59,532
35 – 39 5,686 5,647 11,333 30,887 4,473 35,360 36,573 10,120 46,693
40 – 44 4,808 4,113 8,921 18,860 2,501 21,361 23,668 6,614 30,282
45 – 49 4,127 3,490 7,617 10,822 1,638 12,460 14,949 5,128 20,077
50 – 54 3,958 3,473 7,431 6,172 1,391 7,563 10,130 4,864 14,994
55 – 59 2,219 1,877 4,096 2,336 708 3,044 4,555 2,585 7,140
60 – 64 3,308 2,419 5,727 1,496 672 2,168 4,804 3,091 7,895
65 – 69 2,047 1,199 3,246 519 339 858 2,566 1,538 4,104
70 – 74 1,652 1,460 3,112 355 269 624 2,007 1,729 3,736
75 – 79 606 544 1,150 99 86 185 705 630 1,335
80 – 84 512 586 1,098 101 57 158 613 643 1,256
85+ 366 401 767 48 44 92 414 445 859
Not Stated 30 21 51 427 39 466 457 60 517
Total 105,032 96,512 201,544 281,395 74,948 356,343 386,427 171,460 557,887

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 1975, 1980, 1985, 1995′ censuses: unknown
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: 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)

2010′ federal census was eventually cancelled but the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), an independent federal authority established in 2004, is currently in charge of recording all UAE residents, national and expatriates in order to set up a Population Register and an ID card program. The process is stil ongoing.

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=1868&PTID=104&MenuId=1

Date of access: November 2014.

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