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United Arab Emirates Population

United Arab Emirates (abbreviated UAE) is a country in Western Asia, borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. United Arab Emirates population in 2022 is estimated to be 10.14 million, covers country area of 83,600 sq km (32,300 sq mi), ranks ninety-second most populous country in the world, capital of UAE is Abu Dhabi, while Dubai is the most populous city and other popular cities are Sharjah, Al Ain, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. United Arab Emirates country code is ARE. Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language. The United Arab Emirates is the home of immigrants from all over the world, It has the most diversified economy among the members of the Gulf, oil and natural gas reserves are the world's sixth-largest and in 21st century, UAE has become less reliant on oil and economically focussing on technology, tourism and business. The government purely runs on the wealth of oil and corporate tax which was introduced in 2018, there is no income tax for the citizens and immigrant workers in UAE. As on 2020 UN estimates, Immigrants take up to 88% of the total UAE population.

YearPopulation
196092,417
1965149,855
1970234,512
1975548,295
19801,019,507
19851,366,165
19901,828,437
19952,415,099
20003,134,067
20054,588,222
20108,549,998
20159,262,896
20209,890,400

United Arab Emirates population in 1960 is 92,417, by 1970 the population is increased by 142,095 totaling to 234,512, by 1980 the population is increased to 1,019,507, and by 1990 the total increase of 1,828,437 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 1,828,437. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 3,134,067, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of United Arab Emirates increase by 5,415,931 with a change of 172.81 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 1,340,402 with a change of 15.68 percent and make up to 9,890,400, Population of UAE in 2021 is 10 million.

According to uaestat, the population demographics from 1970 to 2020.

YearTotal PopulationMaleFemalePopulation Growth
1970235,513149,19586,318
1971278,651181,47397,17818.3
1972332,303221,774110,52919.3
1973395,414268,398127,01619
1974469,252322,544146,70818.7
1975554,113384,010170,10318.1
1976638,575446,296192,27915.2
1977735,860516,067219,79315.2
1978836,388588,060248,32813.7
1979932,857653,371279,48611.5
19801,031,468714,808316,66010.6
19811,110,305764,154346,1527.6
19821,175,688800,719374,9695.9
19831,226,929825,283401,6464.4
19841,280,339851,558428,7824.4
19851,372,653891,801480,8527.2
19861,551,318997,153554,16513
19871,662,5491,049,680612,8697.2
19881,742,3891,101,525640,8644.8
19891,844,2881,162,018682,2705.8
19901,941,8281,219,257722,5715.3
19911,996,7871,257,149739,6382.8
19922,093,5171,327,009766,5084.8
19932,230,1341,414,614815,5206.5
19942,396,0651,554,980841,0847.4
19952,525,3521,674,698850,6545.4
19962,610,9901,733,351877,6393.4
19972,728,7301,823,941904,7894.5
19982,845,7551,912,678933,0774.3
19992,990,7242,013,894976,8305.1
20003,169,9252,141,2661,028,6596
20013,346,4172,272,5001,073,9175.6
20023,547,3502,409,4841,137,8666
20033,866,2172,606,3081,259,9099
20044,227,7332,848,5971,379,1369.4
20054,671,5733,196,9961,474,57710.5
20065,152,1193,588,3541,563,76610.3
20075,747,2544,090,5561,656,69811.6
20086,338,9904,575,5831,763,40710.3
20096,863,5464,991,4771,872,0688.3
20108,264,0706,161,8202,102,25020.4
20118,394,0196,244,6632,149,3561.6
20128,526,4256,328,8272,197,5981.6
20138,661,3456,414,3372,247,0081.6
20148,798,8416,501,2242,297,6171.6
20158,938,9746,589,5182,349,4561.6
20169,121,1676,298,2942,822,8732
20179,304,2776,415,9422,888,3352
20189,366,8296,297,6633,069,1660.7
20199,503,7386,302,7243,201,0141.5
20209,282,4106,468,4602,813,950-2.3

Source : worldbank

UAE Expatriates

According to fact sheet, There are more than 200 nationalities living and working in the UAE. The expatriate community outnumbers the population of UAE nationals, as per UN 2020, expatriates are 88% of the UAE population. Indians form the largest foreign community in the United Arab Emirates, followed by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Filipinos, Egyptians, other Asians, Europeans and Africans.

CountryExpatriatePercentPopulation (2022)
IndiaIndian36.13,660,932
BangladeshBangladeshi9.1922,839
PakistanPakistani8.8892,415
EgyptEgyptian7.8791,005
PhillipinesFilipinos5.9598,324
Sri lankaSri lankans3.08312,345
NepalNepalese1.01102,425
IraqIraqis1.11112,566
IranIranians2.12214,991
JordanJordanians1.82184,568
SyriaSyrians2.21224,118
ChinaChinese1.8182,540
IndonesiaIndonesians0.7273,016
USAAmericans0.2121,296
Other NationalitiesOthers5.6567,901

Indians: Indians in the United Arab Emirates constitute the largest part of the population of the country. Over 3.6 million Indian expats are estimated to be living in the UAE, are descendants of India, which is over 36.1 percent of the total population of the UAE in 2022.

Bangladeshis: Bangladeshis are the second largest national group in the UAE after Indians, descendants of Bangladesh constituting 9.1% of the UAE total population, with an estimates of 922,839 people.

Pakistanis: Pakistanis are the third largest national group in the UAE after Indians, descendants of Pakistan constituting 12.5% of the country's total population, with an estimates of 892,415 people.

Egyptian: Egyptians are the fourth largest ethnic group living in UAE descendants of Egypt, approximate of 791,005 people live and work in UAE.

Filipinos: Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates are migrants of the Philippines living in the United Arab Emirates, approximate total of 598,324 Filipinos live in the UAE.

Sri Lankans: Sri Lankans in the United Arab Emirates migrants of Sri Lanka have grown to a population of over 312,345 people.

Nepalese: Nepalese in the United Arab Emirates are a large community descendants of Nepal numbering around 102,425 people.

Chinese: Chinese in the United Arab Emirates are migrants or descendants of the China living in the United Arab Emirates, approximate total of 182,540 living here in UAE.

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