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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 comprises 200 islands and has 700 kilometers coastline.

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. (7) of 2008, the Statistics Centre - 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)

Average Annual Population Growth Rate (2010 - 2016) 5.6%

Life expectancy at birth (2018)

  • Male citizens: 75.4 years
  • Female citizens: 81.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate /1000 live births: 6.4

Economy and Trade

Gross Domestic Product (2018)*

  • AED 931,035 Million (at fixed prices)
Inflation rate (2018): 3.3%
New Business (registered and renewed) (2018) 11,249

Dairy, Poultry and Fisheries Production (2018)

  • Poultry production: 22,408 tons
  • Milk production (commercial farms): 136,930 tons
  • Quantity of fish caught: 4,092 tons

GDP Per Capita (2018)* at current prices

Petroleum
AED 134.8
Non Petroleum
AED 199.1

Total: 333.9 Thousands

Exports and Imports (2018)

  • Value of oil, gas and oil products exports: AED 217.4 billion
  • Value of non-oil exports: AED 64.4 billion
  • Value of re-exports: AED 48.1 billion

Agricultural Production (2018)

  • Dates production: 245,027 tons
  • Vegetable production 100,363 tons

Live stock (2018)

  • Sheep and goats: 3,154,263
  • Cattle: 40,326
  • Camels: 405,160
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Agriculture and Natural Resources Indicators

Total agricultural area in Donum (2018) 249,868

  • Fruits: 272,322
  • Field crops: 43,514
  • Vegetables: 19,959
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Energy, Water and Environment

Water and Electricity (2018)

  • Abu Dhabi Generation – System: 72,585,807 (MWH)
  • Total of available desalinated water:240,301 (Million Imperial Gallons )
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Employment and Job Market

Labour force (2018)

2018

% of population (15 years and above)
74.9
% of female
25.6
  • Percentage of the population in the labour force (15 years and above): 74.9%
  • Percentage of female in the labour force: 25.6%

Unemployment rate (2018)

  • Unemployment in total labour force: 5.2%
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Education

Educational Facilities (2017-2018)

  • Schools: 452
  • Pupils: 373,919
  • Higher Education Institutions: 24

Illiteracy (2017)

  • Percentage of illiterate population (10 years and above) 6.6%
  • Illiteracy rate among male population: 6.2%
  • Illiteracy among female population: 7.2%

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Indicators (2018)

  • Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 13
  • Fixed telephone subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 16
  • Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 173
  • Percentage of population covered by mobile network: 100
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Society and Social Welfare

Marriage and Divorce (2018)

Registered marriages: 5,467

  • UAE Nationals (males): 3,477
  • Non-Nationals (males): 1,990

Number of divorces: 2,025

  • UAE Nationals (males): 1,321
  • Non-Nationals (males): 704

Average age of first marriage 2018 (Abu Dhabi nationals)

  • Male: 29.1 years
  • Female: 26.1 years

Social Welfare (2018)

  • Social assistance: AED 884.6 million
  • Non-government organisations: 70
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Transportation (2018)

  • Number of passengers using the Emirate’s airports 21.4 million
  • Aircraft movement 160,000
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Health (2018)

Healthcare Facilities:

  • Physician per 1000 population: 305
  • Nurses per 1000 population: 9.9
  • Hospital beds per 1000 population: 2.2
  • Hospitals: 6025
  • Health Centres: 995
  • Clinics: 715
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