According to the Interior Ministry’s National Information Centre, 11,119,370 expatriates are employed in the private sector. They are accompanied by 2,221,551 family members, bringing their total number to 13,340,921.
The overwhelming majority of the expatriates (10,976,854) are aged between 20 and 64. They have 1,689,874 relatives with them, the figures published in the Saudi daily Okaz on Tuesday show. As many as 9,646 expatriate workers are less than 20 years old while 132,870 are above 64 years old.
According to the latest figures posted by the General Authority for Statistics, the total population of the Saudi Arabia is 31,742,308.