Abu Dhabi Emirate: Facts and Figures

Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates. The Emirate lies on the borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. The emirate resorts 200 islands and has 700 kilometers coastline.

Pursant to the provisions of Law No. (7) of 2008, the Statistics Center – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) was formed as the sole source of the official statistics in the Emirate. It aims to develop accurate and reliable statistics on the social, economic, environmental and other situations in order to provide decision makers with reliable data.

The statistical year book of Abu Dhabi, issued by SCAD, is an important annual publication that provides decision makers, businessmen, researchers and all those concerned in statistical data with various indicators of demographic, economic, social, environmental, health and education development across the Abu Dhabi Emirate. This article provides you with an overview of the key statistical indicators produced by SCAD in collaboration with relevant departments that produce statistical data.

General Facts

Language:

  • Arabic (official)
  • English (widely used)

Religion:  Islam

Geographic coordinates:  Located between latitudes 22 ° 40 and around 25 ° north and longitudes 51 ° and around 56 ° east.

Area:  67,340 sq km (87% of the total area of ​​the UAE)

Climate:  Tropical, semi-dry climate, with hot summers, warm winters and scanty rainfall.

Currency:  UAE Dirham (AED)

Sea Ports: 

  • Mina ‘Zayed
  • Khalifa Port

Airports

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Al Ain International Airport

Demographic Indicators

Population (mid 2016 estimates)

  • 2.908 million (1,857,618 Males, 1,050,555 Females)
  • UAE national population: 551,535
  • Non-nationals: 2,356,638
  • Urban Population: 1,785,461
  • Rural Population: 1,122,612
  • Average Annual Population Growth Rate  (2010 – 2016 ) 5.6%

Life expectancy at birth (2016)

  • Male citizens: 75.9 years
  • Female citizens: 79.5 years

Infant Mortality Rate / 1000 live births:  7.0

Economy and Trade

Gross Domestic Product (2016) *

  • AED 791,371 Million (at fixed prices)

Contribution of the oil sector in GDP (2016) *  49.2%

Contribution of the non-oil sector (2016) *  50.8%

GDP Per Capita (2016) * at fixed prices

  • AED 131.8 thousand (Petroleum product)
  • AED 136.0 thousand (Non petroleum product)
  • AED 267.8 thousands (Total)

* Estimated

Exports and Imports (2016)

  • Value of oil, gas and oil products exports: AED 139.0billion
  • Value of non-oil exports: AED 28.1billion
  • Value of re-exports: AED 24.8 billion
  • Value of imports: AED 117.8 billion

Inflation rate  (2016):  2%

New Business (registered and renewed) (2016)  86,672

Agricultural Production (2016)

  • Dates production: 96,037 tons
  • Vegetable production 78,114 tons

Dairy, Poultry and Fisheries Production (2014)

  • Poultry production: 23,154 tons
  • Milk production (commercial farms): 104,132 tons
  • Quantity of fish caught: 4,439 tons

Live stock (2016)

  • Sheep and goats: 3,073,356
  • Cattle: 46,990
  • Camels: 394,224

Agriculture and Natural Resources Indicators

Total agricultural area in Donum (2016) 749,869

  • Fruits: 272,322
  • Field crops: 60,208
  • Vegetables: 19,558

Energy, Water and Environment

Water and Electricity (2016)

  • Electrical energy generated: 68,183,363 MWH
  • Per capacity electricity consumption: 22.97 MWH
  • Desalinated water produced: 195,060 million Imperial Gallons
  • Per capacity desalinated water consumption: 231 gallons

Employment and Job Market

Labor force (2016)

  • Percentage of the population in the labor force (15 years and above): 81.5%
  • Percentage of female in the labor force: 23.5%

Unemployment rate (2016)

  • Unemployment in total labor force: 4.4%

Education

Educational Facilities (2016-2017)

  • Schools: 441
  • Pupils: 373,586
  • Higher Education Institutions: 24

Illiteracy (2016)

  • Percentage of illiterate population (10 years and above) 6.2%
  • Illiteracy rate among male population: 5.4%
  • Illiteracy among female population: 8.0%

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Indicators (2016)

  • Internet subscribers per 100 residents: 12
  • Fixed telephone subscribers per 100 residents: 15
  • Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inmates: 146
  • Percentage of population covered by mobile network: 100%

Transportation (2016)

  • Number of passengers using the Emirate’s airports 24.6 million
  •  Aircraft movement 194,284

Health (2015)

Healthcare Facilities:

  • Physician per 1000 population: 3
  • Nurses per 1000 population: 7.8
  • Hospital beds per 1000 population: 1.8
  • Hospitals: 51
  • Health Centers: 758
  • Clinics: 423

Society and Social Welfare

Marriage and Divorce (2016)

Registered marriages:  5,892

  • Citizen (males): 3,698
  • Non-citizen (males): 2,194

Number of divorces:  1,922

  • Citizen (males): 1,200
  • Non-citizen (males): 722

Average age of first marriage (UAE nationals)

  • Male: 28.7 years
  • Female: 25.6 years

Social Welfare (2016)

  • Social assistance: AED 854.1 million
  • Non-government organizations: 60

 

Source:
Statistics Center – Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

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