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UAE: Population by nationality (Emirati/ Non-Emirati), sex and Emirate (1980)

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Emirate Nationals Non-nationals Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Abu Dhabi 47,993 42,799 90,792 283,695 77,361 361,056 331,688 120,160 451,848
Dubai 32,213 30,303 62,516 155,501 58,284 213,785 187,714 88,587 276,301
Al Sharjah 30,945 29,550 60,495 71,840 26,982 98,822 102,785 56,532 159,317
Ajman 6,866 6,510 13,376 15,378 7,346 22,724 22,244 13,856 36,100
Umm Al – Quwain 2,956 2,889 5,845 5,004 1,577 6,581 7,960 4,466 12,426
Ras Al Khaima 20,116 19,032 39,148 26,409 8,361 34,770 46,525 27,393 73,918
Al Fujairah 9,484 8,888 18,372 11,312 2,505 13,817 20,796 11,393 32,189
Grand Total 150,573 139,971 290,544 569,139 182,416 751,555 719,712 322,387 1,042,099

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=1869&PTID=104&MenuId=1

Date of access: November 2014.

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