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Saudi-Arabia: Population estimates by nationality (Saudi / non-Saudi) and sex (mid-year estimates, 1974-2017)

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    Saudis     Non-Saudis     Total  
year  males females total males females total males females total
1974 3,166,013 2,997,792 6,163,805 517,178 257,219 774,397 3,683,191 3,255,011 6,938,202
1975 3,299,247 3,129,932 6,429,179 574,639 283,192 857,831 3,873,886 3,413,124 7,287,010
1976 3,436,784 3,266,657 6,703,441 638,241 311,670 949,911 4,075,025 3,578,327 7,653,352
1977 3,578,634 3,408,002 6,986,636 708,602 342,876 1,051,478 4,287,236 3,750,878 8,038,114
1978 3,724,791 3,553,986 7,278,777 786,393 377,049 1,163,442 4,511,184 3,931,035 8,442,219
1979 3,875,233 3,704,613 7,579,846 872,345 414,448 1,286,793 4,747,578 4,119,061 8,866,639
1980 4,029,922 3,859,872 7,889,794 967,252 455,350 1,422,602 4,997,174 4,315,222 9,312,396
1981 4,188,801 4,019,733 8,208,534 1,071,977 500,051 1,572,028 5,260,778 4,519,784 9,780,562
1982 4,351,793 4,184,148 8,535,941 1,187,454 548,870 1,736,324 5,539,247 4,733,018 10,272,265
1983 4,518,803 4,353,048 8,871,851 1,314,694 602,145 1,916,839 5,833,497 4,955,193 10,788,690
1984 4,689,709 4,526,340 9,216,049 1,454,788 660,237 2,115,025 6,144,497 5,186,577 11,331,074
1985 4,864,370 4,703,911 9,568,281 1,608,915 723,531 2,332,446 6,473,285 5,427,442 11,900,727
1986 5,042,619 4,885,623 9,928,242 1,778,342 792,434 2,570,776 6,820,961 5,678,057 12,499,018
1987 5,224,266 5,071,312 10,295,578 1,964,432 867,378 2,831,810 7,188,698 5,938,690 13,127,388
1988 5,409,093 5,260,787 10,669,880 2,168,647 948,820 3,117,467 7,577,740 6,209,607 13,787,347
1989 5,596,859 5,453,833 11,050,692 2,392,552 1,037,242 3,429,794 7,989,411 6,491,075 14,480,486
1990 5,787,294 5,650,206 11,437,500 2,637,820 1,133,151 3,770,971 8,425,114 6,783,357 15,208,471
1991 5,980,104 5,849,635 11,829,739 2,906,237 1,237,079 4,143,316 8,886,341 7,086,714 15,973,055
1992 6,170,757 6,047,443 12,218,200 3,193,111 1,347,068 4,540,179 9,363,868 7,394,511 16,758,379
1993 6,334,907 6,216,789 12,551,696 3,322,551 1,402,925 4,725,476 9,657,458 7,619,714 17,277,172
1994 6,488,628 6,375,082 12,863,710 3,397,772 1,440,127 4,837,899 9,886,400 7,815,209 17,701,609
1995 6,646,071 6,537,398 13,183,469 3,474,692 1,478,314 4,953,006 10,120,763 8,015,712 18,136,475
1996 6,807,325 6,703,837 13,511,162 3,553,349 1,517,511 5,070,860 10,360,674 8,221,348 18,582,022
1997 6,972,483 6,874,505 13,846,988 3,633,782 1,557,746 5,191,528 10,606,265 8,432,251 19,038,516
1998 7,141,639 7,049,510 14,191,149 3,716,031 1,599,045 5,315,076 10,857,670 8,648,555 19,506,225
1999 7,314,889 7,228,960 14,543,849 3,800,137 1,641,438 5,441,575 11,115,026 8,870,398 19,985,424
2000 7,492,332 7,412,968 14,905,300 3,886,141 1,684,952 5,571,093 11,378,473 9,097,920 20,476,393
2001 7,674,070 7,601,651 15,275,721 3,974,087 1,729,617 5,703,704 11,648,157 9,331,268 20,979,425
2002 7,860,206 7,795,126 15,655,332 4,064,017 1,775,464 5,839,481 11,924,223 9,570,590 21,494,813
2003 8,050,847 7,993,515 16,044,362 4,155,978 1,822,524 5,978,502 12,206,825 9,816,039 22,022,864
2004 8,245,575 8,198,412 16,443,987 4,248,335 1,871,564 6,119,899 12,493,910 10,069,976 22,563,886
2005 8,453,097 8,401,060 16,854,157 4,506,528 1,968,899 6,475,427 12,959,625 10,369,959 23,329,584
2006 8,663,597 8,606,584 17,270,181 4,780,413 2,071,296 6,851,709 13,444,010 10,677,880 24,121,890
2007 8,876,666 8,814,670 17,691,336 5,070,944 2,179,018 7,249,962 13,947,610 10,993,688 24,941,298
2008 9,091,249 9,024,301 18,115,550 5,379,132 2,292,343 7,671,475 14,470,381 11,316,644 25,787,025
2009 9,307,550 9,235,696 18,543,246 5,706,050 2,411,561 8,117,611 15,013,600 11,647,257 26,660,857
2010 9,575,257 9,201,253 18,776,510 5,956,214 2,503,432 8,459,646 15,531,471 11,704,685 27,236,156
2011* 9,743,626 9,662,059 19,405,685 6,297,735 2,672,935 8,970,670 16,041,361 12,334,994 28,376,355
2012* 9,962,431 9,876,017 19,838,448 6,591,296 2,766,151 9,357,447 16,553,727 12,642,168 29,195,895
2013** 9,800,955 9,408,798 19,209,753 7,054,434 3,115,943 10,170,377 16,855,389 12,524,741 29,380,130
2014** 9,844,758 9,467,938 19,312,696 7,373,986 3,310,419 10,684,405 17,218,744 12,778,357 29,997,101
2015** 10,034,561 9,658,078 19,692,639 7,696,791 3,501,306 11,198,097 17,731,352 13,159,384 30,890,736
2016 10,231,364 9,850,218 20,081,582 8,028,355 3,677,643 11,705,998 18,259,719 13,527,861 31,787,580
2017** 10,404,282 10,023,075 20,427,357 8,341,564 3,843,720 12,185,284 18,745,846 13,866,795 32,612,641

 Source: Population estimates based on the results of population censuses 1974; 1992; 2004 and 2010 and Demographic Survey 2016. 
Central Department for Statistics and Information (CDSI)/ General Authority for Statistics (GaStat)
* mid-year estimates based on figures from census 2010
** mid-year estimates based on figures from Demographic Research Bulletin 2016

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Reference periods: middle of given years

2. Institution which provides data 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning/ General Authority for Statistics (GaStat)
http://www.stats.gov.sa/en
https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/node

3. Data availability 

Results of censuses conducted in 1992, 2004 and 2010 and Demographic Survey 2016 are available on the website of the General Authority for Statistics
previously CDSI, in downloadable Excel and PDF formats.
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/13
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/4522
Mid-year estimates of population in Saudi Arabia since 1974 (time series) are available in Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency (SAMA) Yearly Statistics:
http://www.sama.gov.sa/en-US/EconomicReports/Pages/YearlyStatistics.aspx
GaStat Statistical Yearbooks and yearly estimates do not offer time series
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/43

Last date of access: September 2017.

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