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Working age population by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi), sex and age groups (1992; 2004)

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year         1992        
Citizenship   Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
Age Groups Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15 – 19 660.372 674.584 1.334.956 80.154 80.695 160.849 740.526 755.279 1.495.805
20 – 24 525.534 516.615 1.042.149 259.179 101.744 360.923 784.713 618.359 1.403.072
25 – 29 415.443 455.358 870.801 612.593 156.401 768.994 1.028.036 611.759 1.639.795
30 – 34 326.933 320.143 647.076 633.639 226.364 860.003 960.572 546.507 1.507.079
35 – 39 264.540 283.492 548.032 499.700 143.272 642.972 764.240 426.764 1.191.004
40 – 44 180.207 186.672 366.879 320.615 72.340 392.955 500.822 259.012 759.834
45 – 49 153.968 161.226 315.194 171.716 36.619 208.335 325.684 197.845 523.529
50 – 54 143.948 147.998 291.946 92.104 23.011 115.115 236.052 171.009 407.061
55 – 59 117.397 92.678 210.075 39.890 10.313 50.203 157.287 102.991 260.278
Total 2.788.342 2.838.766 5.627.108 2.709.590 850.759 3.560.349 5.497.932 3.689.525 9.187.457
 
  2004
15 – 19 948.707 938.982 1.887.689 150.298 142.200 292.498 1.099.005 1.081.182 2.180.187
20 – 24 760.146 786.510 1.546.656 298.251 159.920 458.171 1.058.397 946.430 2.004.827
25 – 29 725.413 701.326 1.426.739 626.706 240.156 866.862 1.352.119 941.482 2.293.601
30 – 34 569.152 575.126 1.144.278 709.730 271.093 980.823 1.278.882 846.219 2.125.101
35 – 39 492.543 498.170 990.713 674.734 190.103 864.837 1.167.277 688.273 1.855.550
40 – 44 411.890 372.981 784.871 511.983 121.907 633.890 923.873 494.888 1.418.761
45 – 49 313.340 277.511 590.851 338.148 72.775 410.923 651.488 350.286 1.001.774
50 – 54 222.166 199.415 421.581 193.133 43.516 236.649 415.299 242.931 658.230
55 – 59 146.079 153.194 299.273 84.880 21.644 106.524 230.959 174.838 405.797
Total 4.589.436 4.503.215 9.092.651 3.587.863 1.263.314 4.851.177 8.177.299 5.766.529 13.943.828

Source: national censuses, given years

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Reference periods for each census: the nights of October 13th, 1992; September 15th, 2004; April 27th, 2010.

Implementation method: the Censuses are carried out according to de facto methodology, i.e. counting persons where they are during time of reference, be they usual residents of the place or temporary residents.

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the Kingdom’s borders during time of reference, be they permanent or temporary residents.

The census also includes: Saudi diplomats posted abroad (their details are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Saudis temporarily out of the Kingdom for reasons such as treatment, business, tourism, studies…, counted with their family members residing in the Kingdom.

 

The working age population is defined as 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.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

 

3. Data availability

 

As of May 31st, 2013, only preliminary results of 2010′ census have been published online.

Parts of censuses conducted in 1992 and 2004 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in published form in PDF format.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/13 (English)

https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/13 (Arabic)

For 1992 all published data is broken down by nationality (Saudi/non-Saudi). For 2004, only the data on sex and on administrative regions and sub-regions of residence is broken down by nationality (Saudi/ Non-Saudi).

Date of access: May 2013.

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