85 percent expatriates are from 8 countries

Eight nationalities make up 85.6 percent of the total number of expatriates in Saudi Arabia, according to an American research website.

September 09, 2014
85 percent expatriates are from 8 countries
85 percent expatriates are from 8 countries
Saudi Gazette report

 


Saudi Gazette report

 





MAKKAH – Eight nationalities make up 85.6 percent of the total number of expatriates in Saudi Arabia, according to an American research website, which defined an expatriate as a person who stays for one year or more in a country in which he was not born.



In a report issued on Wednesday, the website — Bio — estimated the number of expatriates in Saudi Arabia at 9.06 million people in 2013. It said Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis account for the largest number compared to other nationalities of the world. Egyptians, Yemenis and Sudanese nationals formed the largest number among their Arab counterparts.



The report said Indian nationals form 19.4 percent, Pakistanis 14.5, Bangladeshis 14.4, Egypt 14.3,  The Philippines 11.3, Yemen 5.07, Indonesia 4.19, Sudan 2.5, and other nationalities form 15 percent of the expatriate population.



The report also gave the number of expatriates from each country: They are: India 1.76 million; Pakistan 1.32 million; Bangladesh 1.31 million; The Philippines 1.03 million; Sri Lanka 150,000; Indonesia 380,000; Yemen 460,000; Somalia 30,000; Afghanistan 20,000; Nepal 20,000; Thailand 20,000; Kuwait 130,000; Syria 140,000; Jordan 170,000; Palestine 120,000; Turkey 100,000; Lebanon 60,000; Britain 30,000; Sudan 230,000; South Sudan 30,000; Egypt 1,300,000; Ethiopia 30,000; Eritrea 40,000; Nigeria 10,000; Morocco 20,000; Chad 10,000; Tunisia 10,000 and United States 40,000. Less than 1,000 expatriates are from the rest of the world, the report said.


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