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Saudi Arabia: Residence permits issued by sex of holder and administrative region (Governorate) (2016)

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  2011  
Male Female Total
Riyadh 1,405,488 297,484 1,702,972
Makkah 132,162 74,635 206,797
Madinah 31,202 13,889 45,091
Al-Qasseem 33,751 9,754 43,505
Eastern 113,026 45,047 158,073
Assir 28,817 10,483 39,300
Tabouk 10,931 5,507 16,438
Hail 13,680 4,867 18,547
Northern Border 8,435 3,432 11,867
Jazan 9,015 3,622 12,637
Najran 22,613 3,337 25,950
Al-Baha 6,207 2,154 8,361
Al-Jouf 8,005 4,182 12,187
Total 1,823,332 478,393 2,301,725

Source: General Directorate of Passports, Ministry of Interior

1. Institution which provides data 

General Authority for Statistics (GaStat)

2. Data availability 

Published in GaStat Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social services”
Most recent and past Statistical Yearbooks are available online at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/169

Date of access: September 2017.

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