Kuwait’s demographics: Indians lead, followed by Egyptians, Filipinos, and Bangladeshis

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KUWAIT CITY, March 22: The Public Authority for Civil Information has released a report indicating an increase in the number of Kuwaitis in 2022, with an estimated percentage of 0.019%. The total number of citizens rose to 1.5 million, while the total population of Kuwait reached 4.7 million people.

The report highlights an increase in the number of children from 17 communities residing in Kuwait, but a decrease in children from only three nationalities, namely Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Iran, reports Al Qabas. The non-Kuwaiti population reached 3.2 million, with Indians leading the largest number of communities residing in Kuwait, followed by Egyptians, Filipinos, Bangladeshis, Syrians, Saudis, and Sri Lankans.

The report also shows that 35% of Kuwaitis over 15 years of age do not participate in the labor market due to their status as students, full-time house workers, or retirees with income. In contrast, only 32% of Kuwaitis are in the labor force.

When compared to the size of their contribution to the labor market, the Indian community had the highest percentage of people involved in the labor market, followed by Egyptians, Filipinos, and Bangladeshis. The percentage of workers in the Kuwaiti labor market from the Syrian community was low, while the Saudi and Sri Lankan communities had a higher percentage.

The report revealed that the total number of workers in Kuwait is 2.05 million, with 24% of them working in the government sector. Kuwaitis come in third place with 22% of the total number of workers in the public and private sectors, preceded by Indians and Egyptians. Kuwaitis represent the highest percentage of the total number of workers in the government sector, while they come in fourth place in the private sector.

Demographics in numbers

4.7 million people are the total population of Kuwait

1.5 million Kuwaitis

3.2 million Expats

2.05 million workers in the Kuwait market

4923000 workers in the government sector

7727000 domestic workers in Kuwait

74% of expatriates are employed in the labor market

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