PACI adds 2 new indicators in its statistics on demographics.

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) announced that two new indicators have been added to the population and labor force indicators section on its statistical services website, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a press statement recently, the authority explained that the first indicator highlights the rate of growth of the Kuwaiti population according to various years.

The second indicator focuses on the rate of increase of non-Kuwaitis over the years with the possibility of identifying specific nationalities to display the development of their numbers.

According to the latest indicators, PACI went on to explain that the increase in the total number of Kuwaitis during the past 32 years was 939,000. The total number of those registered in the systems in 1990 amounted to 578,511. The total that was registered until the end of last year amounted to 1.5 million.

The rate of individuals in one Kuwaiti family has decreased since 2020 to 4.60 compared to the rate recorded in 1995 when the rate of Kuwaiti individuals in private families reached 6.44. The number of Kuwaiti private families has increased to 313,000.

The annual increase in the number of Kuwaitis as of the end of last year amounted to 28,700. The annual increase rate ranged between 25 and 32 thousand people, with the exception of 1993, which witnessed an annual increase estimated at 78,9000 people.

The population as of the end of last year amounted to 4.7 million, of whom 3.2 million were expatriates, while citizens represented 32 percent of the total population. The total number of citizens registered with PACI is 1.5 million. They constitute the largest number among the total number of communities in the country, with nine communities controlling the highest presence among the population.

The total number of workers in the Kuwait market out of the total population amounted to 2.056 million workers, 24 percent of whom are in the government sector, and 76 percent in the private sector. About 77.2 percent of Kuwaitis contribute to work in the government sector, followed by expatriates in the government sector with Egyptians at 7.9 percent, followed by Indians, Saudis, Bangladeshis, Syrians, Pakistanis, Jordanians, Filipinos, and then Nepalese.” As for the private sector, the Indian community constitutes the highest percentage with 30 percent, followed by Egyptians, Bangladeshis, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Filipinos, Nepalese, Syrians, Jordanians, and Saudis. PACI concluded that the percentage of workers compared to the total population amounted to 43 percent.

Source- Arab Times.

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