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Al-Muhairi: 16% increase in Emirati women doctors in the past 3 years.

​Image: Dubai Statistics CEO

​Image: Dubai Statistics CEO

Statistics show a significant superiority of women in education and health sectors

Al-Muhairi: 16% increase in Emirati women doctors in the past 3 years.

Al-Muhairi: Life expectancy index of Emirati females in Dubai is 80.1, which is the highest.

Arif Al Muhairi, DSC Executive Director, stated that the life expectancy index at time of birth shows that the life expectancy of an Emirati woman is 80.1 years, which is one of the highest rates globally and is similar to the highest global rates in advanced countries. This reflects the good quality of life and the high level of care and services it offers, such as health, nutrition and well-being in general. He also stated that female life expectancy at the time of birth is higher than that's of males by about 1 year.

Education and Health:

Al Muhairi stated that Dubai's statistical reports show a significant superiority of Emirati women in a number of strategic sectors, such as education and health, as the rate of Emirati female teachers amounted to 96.7% in Dubai, out of the total number of Emirati teachers in 2015 – 2016. Emirati women are also superior in health sector, as the rate of Emirati doctors working in the Emirate of Dubai increased from 63.5% in 2013 to 65.2% in 2014. This rate continued to grow in 2015 to reach 66.1%, as the statistics showed that the number of Emirati female doctors working in the Emirate of Dubai in 2013 was 388 and it increased to 405 female doctors in 2014. In 2015, the number continued to increase, as it reached 450; hence it increased 16.0% in the past three years, which is considerably a high rate.

Also in health sector, nursery in specific, Al Muhairi pointed out that the rate of Emirati female nurses out of the total Emirati nurses working in Dubai was 96.8% in 2015, while it reached 92.6% and 93.8% in 2013 and 2014 respectively, which shows a significant superiority of Emirati women in the field of nursing and a noticeable increase in the rate of female workers in this field.

This noticeably higher number of Emirati working women in the aforementioned professions, which require scientific degrees, is the result of the obvious increase in the number and rates of Emirati women living in the Emirate of Dubai who has a university degree or higher in different fields, which enhanced the economic participation of women with the highest efficiency and skills required by the labor market. In 2015, the rate of Emirati women who has a B.Sc. or higher increased by 3.5% than what it was in 2014, as their rate was 24.2% of the total Emirati women residing in Dubai in 2014. This rate increased to 27.7% in 2015. Also, the gap increased in favor of Emirati women compared to Emirati men with B.Sc. or higher, as this gap was 1% in 2014 in favor of Emirati females and it increased in 2015 to 5% in favor of Emirati females compared to Emirati males.

Also, the number of Emirati working women who live in the Emirate of Dubai increased in the labor market from 25,458 employees in 2014 to 27,868 employees in 2015. The rate was 37% of the total Emirati employees who live in the Emirate of Dubai in 2014 and it increased to 37.6% in 2015. This increase mostly came from Emirati women who have high scientific degrees, as half the Emirati working women in Dubai has a B.Sc. degree or higher. They represent 55.7% of the total Emirati working women who live in Dubai.

As regards high ranking positions that require efficiency and high professionalism, in addition to the scientific degree, 13.5% of the total Emirati working women living in Dubai work as high officials and managers. This rate is 1% higher than what it was in 2014. Also, 29% of Emirati working women work in the field of specialized occupations compared to 12.4% of Emirati males who work in this field.

As regards the financial, banking and insurance sector, Al Muhairi stated that the number of working women in this field, who live in Dubai, increased by 2.5 PP in 2015, compared to what it was in 2014, as it amounted to 18.3% in 2015 of the total Emirati working women who live in Dubai.

Decrease of unemployment rate:

Al Muhairi added that the unemployment rate of Emirati women living in Dubai decreased by 0.2%, as it recorded 3.7% in 2014 and it decreased to 3.5% in 2015, hence the gap between the unemployment rate between male and female Emiratis decreased to 1.1% in 2015, while it was 1.8% in 2014.

 

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