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Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates. The largest of the seven emirates, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi shares its border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. This Emirate comprises 200 islands, with a coastline that spans about 700 kilometres.

According to the provisions of Law No. (7) 2008, the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) was formed as the only source for the official statistics on the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SCAD, is responsible for the collection, classification, storage, analysis and dissemination of official data and the release of the social, demographic, economic, environmental, and cultural survey findings. This data is collected through systematic statistical surveys across the Emirate.

The statistical yearbook of Abu Dhabi, issued by SCAD, is an important annual publication that provides businesses, decision makers, researchers, students and all others who value correct and updated statistical data on the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

This article provides few of the current and the most updated statistical indicators for the year on Abu Dhabi. A more detailed information breakdown is available on the SCAD website or by downloading the Statistical Yearbook of Abu Dhabi.

General Facts

Language

  • Arabic (Official)
  • English (Widely used)

Religion

Islam

Geographic Coordinates

Located between 22°40’ and around 25° N latitude and 51° and around 56° E longitude. 

Area

67,340 square kilometres (87% of the total landmass of the UAE) 

Climate

Tropical, semi-arid climate, with hot summers, warm winters and scarce rainfall. 

Time Zone

Within the Gulf Standard Time (GST), for the UAE GMT/UTC +4 hours is applicable.

Currency

UAE Dirham (AED)

Sea Ports

  • Mina Zayed
  • Khalifa Port
  • Musaffah Port
  • Free Port

Airports

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Al Ain International Airport
 

Demographic Indicators


Population (2016 Mid-Year Estimates)

  • Total Population: 2,908,173
  • Males: 1,857,618
  • Females: 1,050,555
  • Average Annual Population Growth Rate (%) (2010-2016): 5.6

Life Expectancy at Birth (2019)

  • Male citizens (Years): 76
  • Female citizens (Years): 81.5
  • Infant mortality Rate per 1000 live births in 2018: 6.4
 

Economy and Trade (2019)


Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

  • Gross Domestic Product at current prices: AED 915,250 Million
  • GDP at 2007 constant prices: AED 803,568 Million
  • GDP per Capita at current prices: AED 356.6 Thousand
  • GDP per Capita at 2007 constant prices: AED 313.1 Thousand

GDP per Capita (2019) at the current prices:

  • Petroleum: AED 145.4 Thousand
  • Non-Petroleum: AED 211.3 Thousand
  • Total GDP per Capita: AED 356.7 Thousand
  • Share of Oil in the GDP at current prices (%): 40.8
  • Non-oil exports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi: AED 57,925 Million
  • Re-exports through the Abu Dhabi Ports: AED 52,842 Million
  • Imports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi: AED 102,515 Million
  • Inflation rate (%): (-)0.8
 
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Agriculture and Livestock (2019) 


Total number of plant holdings: 24,018

Total agriculture area (Donums): 749,868

  • Crop area of field crops (Donums): 36,259
  • Crop area of vegetables (Donums): 18,711
  • Crop area of fruit trees (Donums): 272,322
  • Number of commercial farms (2018): 36
  • Exported agricultural goods: AED 6,317,783 Thousand
  • Re - exported agricultural goods: AED 3,272,185 Thousand
  • Poultry production in Tons (2018): 22,408
  • Milk production in Tons 2018 (Commercial farms): 136,930
  • Quantity of fish catch (Tons): 2,598
  • Value of fish catch: AED 57,163 Thousand
 
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Energy, Utilities and Environment


Water and Electricity (2019)

  • Annual production of crude oil (Barrels): 1,116,109 Thousand
  • Annual external sales of crude oil (Barrels): 881,172 Thousand
  • Annual production of natural gas (Cubic feet): 2,824,432 Million
  • Production of petrochemicals products (Metric Tons): 6,705,449
  • Domestic sales of petrochemical products (Metric Tons): 282,146
  • Total exports of liquefied natural gas products (Metric tons): 27,738 Thousand
  • Total available electric power (MWH): 72,830,075
  • Total available desalinated water (IG): 235,020 Million
  • Electricity generated from renewable energy (MWH): 2,163,799
  • Total non-conventional water resources (MCM): 1,266
  • Quantity of wastewater treated (MCM): 301
  • Total waste generated (Tons): 10,979,476
  • Daily average of waste generated (Tons): 30,081
  • Average maximum temperature (Celsius): 34.2
  • Average minimum temperature (Celsius):22.9
  • Average rainfall (Millimetres): 261.5
  • Average relative humidity (%): 53.1
  • Average atmospheric pressure (hPa):1,009
 
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Employment and Job Market (2019)


Percentage of the Total Population employed (%) (15 years and above): 71.9

Unemployment Rate (%): 6.9

 
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Business and Industry (2019)

Business licences (New registrations & Renewals): 97,874

 
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Education and Literacy (2019) 


  • Schools: 449
  • Pupils: 386,722
  • Pupils per Teacher: 13.3
  • Pupils per classroom: 23.2
  • Gross Enrolment ratio (5 years primary stage) (%): 98.4

Government Education:

  • Schools: 251
  • Classrooms: 5,785
  • Pupils: 137,979
  • Teachers: 10,441
  • Administrators: 3,707

Private Education:

  • Schools: 198
  • Classrooms: 10,896
  • Pupils: 248,743
  • Teachers: 18,653
  • Administrators: 6,142

Illiteracy Rate (2019):

  • Percentage of illiterate population (%) (10 years and above): 6.5
  • Illiteracy rate among male population (%): 5.7
  • Illiteracy among female population (%): 7.8

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (2019):

  • Broadband Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 27
  • Fixed telephone subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 17
  • Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 194
  • Population covered by mobile network (%): 100
 
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Society and Social Welfare


Marriage and Divorce (2019)

Registered marriages: 5,506

  • UAE Nationals (males): 3,516
  • Non-Nationals (males): 1,990

Number of divorces: 2,025

  • UAE Nationals (females): 3,014
  • Non-Nationals (females): 2,492

Average age of first marriage 2019 (UAE nationals)

  • Male: 29.3 years
  • Female: 26.3 years 
 
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Leisure


  • Number of passengers using the Emirate's airports: 21.2 Million
  • Number of Hotel establishments: 168
  • Number of Hotel establishments guests: 5,137 Thousand
 
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Health (2019)


Healthcare Facilities:

  • Physician per 1000 population: 4
  • Nurses per 1000 population: 10.7
  • Hospital beds per 1000 population: 2.7
  • Hospitals: 64
  • Hospital Beds: 7,032
  • Health Centres: 1,029
  • Clinics: 755
  • Pharmacies: 873
  • Physicians: 10,202
  • Nurses: 27,520

For any additional information on the statistics provided here, contact SCAD on 800555.

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