The study of population developments is significantly important because it is the basis upon which development plans, in several fields such as education, health, labor market, and others, are built. Understanding population structure of any society in terms of gender, age, occupation, education and marital status...etc, provides planners, policy makers and decision takers with needed data and information for formulating appropriate and adequate plans for all society segments.
This section contains data about the population size of the Emirate according to the population censuses conducted during the period 1975–2005 along with population estimates for the years 2006 and 2007. Moreover, it includes data on the age and household type structure of the population besides the demographic, educational, marital and employment characteristics during the censuses (1993, 2000 and 2005). Additionally, the section contains the main characteristics for households of the emirate during those census years.
At the same time, births and mortality data are two of the three essential factors, besides immigration, that directly affect demographic changes in the society. Therefore, a special section was devoted to cover vital statistics which includes births and mortality statistics according by characteristics such as gender, age, nationality, marriage contracts and registered divorce cases
Finally, demographic data is compiled through the General Population Census which are regularly conducted (every 5 years) by the Dubai Statistics Center. The Centre prepares, as well, the population estimates for the periods between 2 consecutive censuses. It also prepares population forecasts for the emirate using the exponential growth rate. In addition, vital statistics (births, deaths, marriages and divorces) are available on a regular basis (quarterly) using registries of The Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Courts.