Q8Sultana's Blog...

Generally I can be found roaming somewhere in the world. I'm originally from Hungary, I grew up in Kuwait, I did my BA in the States, my MA in the UK, and now work in Hungary, but still return to Kuwait regularly :o)

Monday, March 13, 2006

Almost a million Kuwaitis...

I get a lot of questions about how many people live in Kuwait, and it always causes surprise when I say that Kuwaitis are a minority in Kuwait. Anyway, here's the latest figures. ..

Population figures of Kuwait at the end of 2005 according to the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI):

Total population: 2.992 million
Kuwaitis: 992,200 (33%)
Females: 506,100
Males: 486,100
Non-Kuwaitis: 1.999 million (67%)

Labor force: 1.816 million
Kuwaitis: 319,616 (18%)
Females: 76,707

Government Employed: 86%
Private Sector: 5,497 <---can that be accurate? That's like hardly any people. I knew the number was low, but THIS low? {link}


Blogger forzaq8 said...

i did a small paper on unemployment in kuwait

2003 Civil Service Commission report and it says

197,795 Kuwaiti's work in the government
( 95.1 % )
10,210 Kuwaiti's work in the private sector including joint companies ( 4.9 % )

2:21 AM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger 3baid said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the numbers were true. My friend and I were talking today about traffic and how every Kuwaiti family has a minimum of 3 or 4 cars :/

2:32 AM, March 13, 2006  

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