Friday, April 01, 2011

Emiratis are 11.5% of population

From 2006 to 2010 the population of the UAE population grew 65 percent according to official statistics. Unsurprisingly, the proportion of the population who are Emirati citizens fell. A lot. Immigrants Migrants cannot gain citizenship. [Strikeout courtesy of commenter below who is correct that the UAE aims to have no immigrants, only transients.]

Bloomberg:
The population of the United Arab Emirates grew 65 percent to 8.26 million people in the first half of 2010 compared with the same period in 2006, the U.A.E. Statistics Bureau said on its website today.
Emirati nationals accounted for 11.5 percent of the population at the end of June, or about 948,000 people, the data showed. The country’s expatriate population rose 75 percent from 2006 to the end of June, to 7.3 million people.

In 2010 there were 5.8 million non-national males and 1.6 million non-national females.

Follow the label "demographic imbalance" for previous posts on the UAE population.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Immigrants cannot gain citizenship

Appreciate your changing the term Immigrant with Migrant, as technically, all foreigners in the UAE are on either visit or work VISAs or extensions of a work VISA and so we have no immigrant.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous funeral insurance said...

Interesting post, I did not realize that before. Thanks for sharing the information.

6:00 AM  

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