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69.4% of whom are males

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A statistical report issued by Dubai Statics Center showed that the size of population usually residing in the Emirate of Dubai is estimated by 3,355,900 individuals at the end of 2019, of whom 2,331,800 are males and 1,024,100 are females with rates of 69.48% and 30.52% respectively of the total population. The higher proportion of males in Dubai community (228 Males per 100 Females) is attributed to the fact that the majority of expatriate workers are males who are not accompanying their family members.

The statics showed that Dubai is divided into 9 sectors. In light of the population distribution according to the main sectors in the end of 2019, it is clear that the highest population concentration is in sector 3 with 1,248,002 residents and 37.19% of total population, followed by sector 2 with a concentration of 661,042 residents and 19.70%, while sector 1 comes in the third place with 471,955 residents and 14.06% of total population. Additionally, sectors  7-9 reached 64,734 residents with 1.93% of total population of Dubai.


Population by Communities

MUHAISANAH SECOND (264) has the highest number of population, among all communities, with 196,316 individuals that represents 5.85% of Dubai population. This community is followed by AL QUOZ IND. AREA 2 (365) with 159,978 individuals and a percentage of 4.77%. Moreover, JABAL ALI INDUSTRIAL AREA 1 (599) comes in the third place with a population size of 128,975 individuals and a percentage of 3.84% then comes WARSAN 1 (621) in the fourth place with a population of 106,072 individuals and a percentage of 3.16%.

These four Dubai communities together have a population size of 591,341 individuals and represent 17.62% of the total population size of the Emirate of Dubai.


Distribution by Age Groups

The age and gender structure of usually resident population in Dubai is considered unbalanced (unnatural). This unbalanced structure is ascribed to the large proportion of expatriate workers, as most of them are working-age males in particular, which is a result of rapid economic growth witnessed by the emirate.

In addition, about 58.63% of the population is concentrated in the 25-44 age group whereas the 30-34 age group has the highest number of individuals with 602,962 which represents 17.97% of total population, followed by the 25-29 age group with 558,262 individuals and a percentage of 16.64% of the population.

Moreover, the 35-39 age group comes in the third place with 448,718 individuals and a percentage of 13.37% of total population.


Active Individuals

The statics also showed that the estimated number of active individuals during "the usual" peak hours in Dubai are 4,551,900 individuals which includes population usually residing in the Emirate of Dubai, individuals working in the governmental (federal and local) and private sectors in Dubai and residing outside the Emirate, as well as the average number of tourists and sailors.

In addition to dynamic movement of people coming into and leaving the Emirate during peak hours "i.e., the usual daily peak hours from Saturday to Thursday 6:30 am to 8:30 pm".

The increasing movement of people during peak hours is attributed to two main reasons:

  •  Dubai is a commercial and tourist city that attracts residents of neighboring emirates, whether for shopping, tourism or for management of their own businesses or work for others.
  •  The cheaper accommodation rates in neighboring emirates which lead public and private sectors employees in Dubai to inhabit in these neighboring emirates.