GCC:National and non-national populations aged 15 and above by sex, and sex ratios in GCC countries (national statistics, 2010-2016)


      Nationals Non-nationals Total population
Country date/ period  sex numbers men per 100 women numbers men per 100 women numbers men per 100 women
Bahrain (1) Mid-2016 males 228,627 102 514,908 299 743,535 188
  females 224,206 172,298 396,504
Kuwait (2) December 2016 males 412,023 92 1,879,898 239 2,291,921 186
  females 445,576 785,483 1,231,059
Oman(3) Mid-2016 males 778,657 101 1,614,358 572 2,393,015 227
  females 771,735 282,417 1,054,152
Qatar (4) September 2016 males 95,160 95 1,766,321 479 1,861,481 397
  females 99,844 369,046 468,890
Saudi Arabia (5) May 2016 males 7,127,624 104 7,097,193 253 14,224,817 147
  females 6,846,963 2,805,600 9,652,563
United Arab Emirates* (6) mid-2010 males 293,981 100 5,076,366 420 5,370,347 357
  females 293,571 1,209,178 1,502,749
GCC Total** males 8,936,072 103 17,949,044 319 26,885,116 188
females 8,681,895 5,624,022 14,305,917

Sources: national institutes of statistics, latest year or period available as of 20 April 2017.
* Our estimates of non-nationals aged 15 and above for 2010.
** Total provides the sum of population numbers at different dates. It is not exactly the total population at any of these dates.

1- Definition:
Non-nationals are:
1- persons bearing nationality of a foreign State other than the GCC State of residence, or bearing no proof of nationality from any given state (stateless persons and holders of refugee status and travel document in a third country) ;
2- Holders of residence permit residing in the given GCC country at date of census, as per definition of residence used in each of the countries.

Figures for Bahrain and the UAE are estimates.

2- Sources of data:
(1) Bahrain Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Open data portal, Statistical Abstracts, “Population 2016” section http://www.data.gov.bh/en/ResourceCenter
(2) Kuwait Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), “Population” Bulletin 2016, 31 December 2016
(3) National Centre for Statistical Information (NCSI), Bulletin of Population Statistics n°6, 2016
(4) Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), Labor Force Survey 2016, Third Quarter (July-September 2016).
(5) Saudi Arabia General Authority for Statistics (GAStats), Demographic Survey 2016
(6) UAE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), our estimates from: http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportDetailsEnglish/tabid/121/Default.aspx?ItemId=1914&PTID=104&MenuId=1