Abu Dhabi Population Statistics Revealed in New Report
Abu Dhabi (Scad) show that the population of the emirate is 133 times what it was in 1960.
From that year until 2014, the population grew at an average rate of 9.5 per cent, which is one of the highest rates of growth in the world, state news agency Wam reported.
During that time, the total population of citizens doubled 46 times. The non-citizen population increased 243-fold, driven by the influx of foreign workers.
This data, from Scad’s recently updated publication Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015, draws an intriguing picture of the emirate’s growth through numbers, said Butti Al Qubaisi, director-general of Scad.
Abu Dhabi emirate’s population reached 2,657,026 in mid-2014 – of whom 1,750,855 were males and 906,171 were females, according to preliminary estimates. Twenty per cent of the population comprises locals, the majority of whom live in Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain. Details