Explore Abu Dhabi Statistics 2015


Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has recently released a revised and updated version of its publication “Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015”, a quick reference presenting economic, social, demographic, cultural and environmental information about the emirate from a statistical perspective in a simple, reader-friendly style and layout.

SCAD’s DG praised the book, saying it highlights the comprehensive development the emirate is experiencing in various aspects of socioeconomic life, adding that the book consists of eight chapters beginning with General Information, followed by Population and Demography, the Labour Force, Social Statistics, the Economy, Industry and Business, Agriculture and the Environment, and finally, Energy and Water.

According to preliminary estimates, the population Abu Dhabi Emirate reached 2,657,026 people in mid-2014, of whom 1,750,855 were males and 906,171 were females and 506,411 (19.1 percent) were citizens. Around 261,720 citizens (51.7 percent) live in Abu Dhabi region, 215,170 citizens (42.5 percent) in Al Ain region.

The non-citizen population was 2,150,615 people, representing 80.9 percent of the total population of the Emirate in mid-2014. Around 1,365,013 (63.5 percent) of the non-citizens lived in Abu Dhabi region. Over the period 1960-2014, the population of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi grew at an average rate of 9.5 percent (one of the world’s highest rates). The total population multiplied 133 times, with the number of citizens doubling 46 times due to increased fertility and naturalisation. The non-citizen population increased 243-fold, driven mainly by the influx of foreign workers.

In 2014, citizens made up 8.2 percent of the labour force, with females constituting 18.2 percent of the economically active citizens, up from 14.7 percent in 2005. In addition, the refined activity rate of female citizens to 29.9 percent in 2014, up from only 16.3 percent in 2005. The overall refined activity rate for the total population of working age (15 years and above) in 2014 was 79.9 percent.


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