Working age population by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), sex and activity status (2013)
|Activity status||In the Labour Force||Out of the Labour Force||Total|
source: Labour Force Survey 2013 (Round 1)
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Sampling frame of LFS 2013 Round 1: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 33500 households
Reference period: January 13th-February 5th, 2013
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) residing in the Kingdom during the period of reference.
The ultimate sampling unit is the household.
(a) Working age population: the population aged 15 to 60 (retirement age for Saudis), even though (as of mid-2013) there is no maximum working age on foreign nationals.
(b) Person in the labour force: a person aged 15 years and over, employed or unemployed. Here, concerned population is aged 15 to 60 years.
(c) Person out of the labour force: A person aged 15 years and over who is not included in the labour force, among which: the persons staying home for domestics activities, the students, the retired, the self sufficients, the ones unable to enrol in labour, who are not working and do not look for employment for any other reason. Here, concerned population is aged 15 to 60 years.
2. Institution which provides data
Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning
3. Data availability
Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of the CDSI, in published form in PDF format. A selection of tables is also available in PDF or Excel format.
The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.
Date of access: September 2013.
Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.
Date of access: May 2013.