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General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments
The general census is the main source of statistical data in many countries. Its importance emerges from its comprehensiveness and coverage of all units of the society being studied in the country or region in which it is conducted, and from the variety of data that can be collected, and the clarity and accuracy of the definitions used. In addition to preparing plans for statistical data that includes small geographical units and even population combines. The general census is considered the main pillar of the statistical system on which all subsequent statistical operations are built, especially as it provides different frameworks which include the framework of households, individuals, housing units, buildings, establishments, etc., which are essential data for sample surveys of various types. Eight population and housing censuses have been conducted in the Emirate of Dubai for the years 1968, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1993, 1995, 2000 and 2005, During the period following the last round of Dubai 2005 Census, the Center has been doing many field projects according to the methodologies and alternative technical methods adopted in this field to identify the demographic composition of the Emirate. The Center will implement the recommendations of the United Nations to adopt a census-based on administrative records approach in the next round 2020 for the Emirate of Dubai as part of the United Arab Emirates 2020 administrative census project.
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1.1
Contact organization
Dubai Statistics Center
1.2
Contact organization unit
Population Statistics Section
1.3
Contact name
Corporate Communication & Customer Service Section
1.4
Contact person function
Customer Care
1.5
Contact mail address
P.O. Box: 121222 Dubai, UAE
1.6
Contact email address
info@dsc.gov.ae
1.7
Contact phone number
800 DSC (372)
1.8
Contact fax number
009714 4290232
2.1
Metadata last certified
18/09/2019
2.2
Metadata last posted
18/09/2019
2.3
Metadata last update
18/09/2019
3.1
Data description
The general census is the main source of statistical data in many countries. Its importance emerges from its comprehensiveness and coverage of all units of the society being studied in the country or region in which it is conducted, and from the variety of data that can be collected, and the clarity and accuracy of the definitions used. In addition to preparing plans for statistical data that includes small geographical units and even population combines. 
The general census is considered the main pillar of the statistical system on which all subsequent statistical operations are built, especially as it provides different frameworks which include the framework of households, individuals, housing units, buildings, establishments, etc., which are essential data for sample surveys of various types.
3.2
Classification
All fields relating to using the latest international classifications used globally, also used in DSC such as classifying occupations and nationalities, have been encoded. These classifications are as follows: 
1. International standard classification of education : ISCED-1997 
2. International standard classification of occupations ISCO 1988 
3. International standards of ISO 3166-1 countries numbering 
4. International classification of disability 
5. Nationality Guide
3.3
Sector coverage
The targeted groups in the survey are households (Emirati and non-Emirati households), and collective households who habitually reside within the geographical borders of Dubai Emirate, and members of labour camps. In addition to buildings, housing units and establishments. Collected Data covers the following areas: 
1. Introductory data 
2. Characteristics of Households 
3 Characteristics of household Individuals 
4 Characteristics of buildings 
5 Characteristics of housing units
6 Characteristics of Establishments
3.5
Statistical unit
Households, Individuals, building, housing units and Establishments
3.6
Statistical population
Households, Individuals, building, housing units and Establishments habitually residing within the geographical boundaries of the Emirate of Dubai
3.7
Reference area
Emirate of Dubai
3.8
Time coverage
2000-2005
3.9
Base period
1968
Numbers
Night count in Dec 2005
6.1
Legal acts and other agreements

Dubai Statistics Center specializes in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system and shall be the only official source for the collection, analysis and publication of Statistical information and data in the Emirate adopting harmonized methodological international standards in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data. For more information, please see the law number (28) related to Dubai Statistics Center

Click here to view the law details

6.2
Data sharing
Reports previously agreed upon
7.1
Confidentiality - policy

Data confidentiality is governed by law number (28) for the year 2015 about Dubai Statistics Center, article number (9) 'Confidentiality of Statistical Data'.

Click here to view the law details

8.1
Release calendar
According to the agreement
8.2
Release calendar access
Click here to access Dubai Statistics Center calendar information
Every 10 Years
10.1
News release
News are published through all local media, local newspapers and through social media.
10.3
On-line database
Available under specific permissions to particular entities
10.4
Micro-data access
Micro-data are not available to public due to data confidentiality considerations. However, aggregated data are published to public
10.5
Other
DSC Smart Statistical Systems
10.6
Documentation on methodology

The project was implemented according to GSBPM where it takes into consideration statistical quality scopes according to Statistical   data quality charter for the Emirate of Dubai that is adopted by the center specially those related accuracy, objectivity and comparability, since the classifications and methodologies used make the results of this project comparable on national regional and international levels being based on international classifications and methodologies.

Click here to view Dubai Statistics Center Statistical Data Quality Framework

12.1
User needs
Providing the different frames which include the framework of households, individuals, housing units, buildings, establishments, etc., which are essential data for sample surveys of various types. In-addition to supporting decision-makers, policy-makers and researchers through providing the main results and indicators to users upon request in accordance with release policy and on approved levels.
18.1
Source data
Via field work, it was conducted through direct interview and using the tablets. During the period following the last round of Dubai 2005 Census, the Center has been doing many field projects according to the methodologies and alternative technical methods adopted in this field to identify the demographic composition of the Emirate. The Center will implement the recommendations of the United Nations to adopt a census-based on administrative records approach in the next round 2020 for the Emirate of Dubai as part of the United Arab Emirates 2020 administrative census project.
18.2
Frequency of data collection
Every 10 Years
18.3
Data collection
After designating and appointing the administrative supervisors as well as supervisors and researchers and distributing them on field teams, and after completing the training course and the pre-trial, the field implementation phase started with these teams visiting the households of the sample and collecting data from them using smart tablet PCs.
18.4
Data validation
During the data collection process from the field, completed and field-verified household data by supervisors was kept up-to-date by the supervisory office and approved and sent through the study programmer to the main survey data base to the headquarters, where the office audit team began to audit the data. Particular emphasis has been placed at this stage on checking the consistency and completeness of data to minimize error. 
The automated office audit of the questionnaires was initiated intertwined with the fieldwork phase. In addition, a specialized group of staff was selected under the supervision of the survey technical team to carry out a final audit of the audited data in order to minimize errors.
18.5
Data compilation
Refer to the data processing and analysis manual included in our operating system
18.6
Adjustment
Different statistical methods are used for data modification and processing procedures.
For more details, please refer to the methodology by visiting this link

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Title Description Publishing Year File Type File Size
Housing Units By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 91 KB
Total Population, Buildings, Housing Units & Establishments In Censuses 2005 Document Icon 54 KB
Buildings By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 96 KB
Buildings By Type & Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 122 KB
Housing Units By Type & Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 88 KB
Buildings By Type & Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 92 KB
Housing Units By Type & Usage (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 96 KB
Buildings By Type And Usage (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 103 KB
Estabishments In Work By Economic Activity & No Of Employments (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 104 KB
Establishments In Work By Economic Activity & Employments Level (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 293 KB
Distribuion Of Households By Total No Of Bed Rooms In Dwelling Units (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 84 KB
Buildings Under Demolition By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 57 KB
Paid Annual Rent For Housing Unit By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 257 KB
Distribuion Of Households By No Acquired Cars (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 83 KB
Distribuion Of Households By No Of Internet Lines (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 83 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Work Status, Age Group (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 176 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Work Status & Education Status (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 265 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Work Status & Marital Status (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 254 KB
Employment Non Locals (15 Years +) By Occupation & Age Groups 2005 Document Icon 94 KB
Employment (15 Years +) By Economic Activity & Age Groups 2005 Document Icon 70 KB
Employment Non Locals (15 Years +) By Economic Activity & Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 100 KB
Employment Locals (15 Years +) By Working Status & Economic Activity (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 102 KB
Occupied Housing Units By Type Of Acquisition (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 95 KB
Population Economic Characteristics - 2005 2005 Document Icon 287 KB
Buildings By Type And Usage (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 99 KB
Establishments By Work Status (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 88 KB
Establishments In Work By Type Of License & Employments (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) & Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 117 KB
Employment Locals (15 Years +) By Occupation & Age Groups 2005 Document Icon 92 KB
Employment (15 Years +) By Occupation & Age Groups 2005 Document Icon 94 KB
Population, Buildings, Housing Units & Ests. By Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 109 KB
Establishments In Work By Type Of License & Employments (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) & Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 90 KB
Distribuion Of Households By No Of Computers(Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 84 KB
Population At Hhs. & Population At Collective Residents By Gender & Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 119 KB
Employment Non Locals (15 Years +) By Occupation & Educational Status 2005 Document Icon 94 KB
Population By Gender And Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 108 KB
Total Buildings By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 57 KB
Distribution Of Households By Type Of Housing Units (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 86 KB
Occupied Housing Units By Type Of Units & No. Of Persons (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 94 KB
Employment Locals (15 Years +) By Occupation & Educational Status 2005 Document Icon 93 KB
Population By Gender And Age Groups (Urban / Rural) 2005 Document Icon 245 KB
Employment (15 Years +) By Working Status & Economic Activity (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 69 KB
Distribution Of Households By Annual Paid Rent Levels (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 86 KB
Employment (15 Years +) By Educational Status, Nationality, Gender (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 100 KB
Establishments In Work By Economic Activity (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 95 KB
Occupied Housing Units By One Or More Households By Unit Type & No. Of Persons (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 95 KB
Population At Hhs. & Population At Collective Residents By Gender (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 92 KB
Paid Annual Rent For Housing Unit By Type & Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 251 KB
Housing Units By Type & No. Of Rooms (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 91 KB
Housing Units By Type & Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 117 KB
Population ( 10 Years + ) By Education Status & Gender (Urban / Rural) 2005 Document Icon 91 KB
Establishments In Work By Type Of License & Employments (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 93 KB
Housing Units By Type & No. Of Bedrooms (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 91 KB
Employment Non Locals (15 Years +) By Working Status & Economic Activity (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 103 KB
Employment Locals (15 Years +) By Economic Activity & Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 100 KB
Employment (15 Years +) By Occupation & Educational Status (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 68 KB
Population By Gender & Abbreviated Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 89 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Marital Status, Age In Single Year & Gender 2005 Document Icon 62 KB
Average Of Households Size (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 89 KB
Establishments In Work By Type Of License & Employments (Excl. Govt. & Inter. Organ.) & Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 90 KB
Housing Units By Type Of Acquisition (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 95 KB
Population (10 Years +) By Education Status, Age Groups & Gender (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 67 KB
Housing Units By Type & Type Of Building (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 96 KB
Buildings Under Construction By Type (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 58 KB
Households By Size (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 85 KB
Buildings (Under Constructions) By Number Of Storeys (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 52 KB
Buildings By Number Of Storeys (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 51 KB
Population ( 15 Years + ) By Work Status (Urban / Rural) 2005 Document Icon 260 KB
Population By Gender And Community (Rural) 2005 Document Icon 80 KB
Establishments By Location In Building (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 90 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Marital Status & Gender (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 90 KB
Buildings By Type And Usage (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 102 KB
Paid Annual Rent For Housing Unit By Type & Community (Urban) 2005 Document Icon 312 KB
Distribution Of Households By Annual Paid Rent Levels && Type Of Housing Units 2005 Document Icon 90 KB
Population By Gender (Urban / Rural) 2005 Document Icon 84 KB
Distribuion Of Households By Total No Of Rooms In Dwelling Units (Urban/Rural) 2005 Document Icon 84 KB
Buildings By Type (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 79 KB
Population (15 Years +) By Activity Status (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 91 KB
Distribution Of Households By Type Of Dwelling (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 50 KB
Establishments By Location In Building (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 77 KB
Population By Activity Status And Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 118 KB
Population By Period Of Residence In Dubai Emirate And Age 2000 Document Icon 56 KB
Population At Households/Collective Labors, By Gender (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 61 KB
Population At Households/Collective Labors, By Type (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 56 KB
Buildings By Number Of Housing Units And Building Type 2000 Document Icon 76 KB
Population By Period Of Residence In Dubai Emirate And Main Occupation 2000 Document Icon 62 KB
Housing Units By Type (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 77 KB
Distribution Of Housemaids And Alike By Main Occupation And Nationality (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 77 KB
Family Type Of Households (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 43 KB
Establishments In Work By Sector (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 82 KB
Distribution Of Married Females Or Ever Married At Local Households By Age At First Marriage And Educational Status 2000 Document Icon 84 KB
Employment By Economic Activity And Age Groups 2000 Document Icon 66 KB
Average Of Households Size (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 43 KB
Employment By Employment Status And Economic Activity 2000 Document Icon 66 KB
Housing Units By Type And Building Type 2000 Document Icon 80 KB
Buildings By Number Of Stories (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 74 KB
Housing Units By Type Of Usage (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 76 KB
Distribution Of Collective Labors By Size (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 73 KB
Buildings By Type And Number Of Stories 2000 Document Icon 75 KB
Females Employment By Marital Status, Nationality And Economic Activity 2000 Document Icon 79 KB
Establishments In Work By Est. Type (Excl. Govt. And International Organizations) (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 78 KB
Government Establishments By Sector And Economic Activity (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 79 KB
Housing Units By Type Of Acquisition And Type Of Housing Unit 2000 Document Icon 81 KB
Employment At Establishments By Nationality, Gender And Economic Activity (Excl. Govt. And International Organizations) (Urb 2000 Document Icon 86 KB
Housing Units By Number Of Rooms In Each, Room Usage And Type Of Housing Unit 2000 Document Icon 82 KB
Buildings By Type Of Ownership (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 77 KB
Establishments In Work By Type Of License (Excl., Govt. And International Organizations) (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 87 KB
Distribution Of Married Females Or Ever Married At Local Households By Age Groups, Marriage Period And Number Of Live Births 2000 Document Icon 85 KB
Establishments In Work By Its Employment Level And Economic Activity (Excl. Govt. And International Organizations) 2000 Document Icon 83 KB
Population By Place Of Birth And Age 2000 Document Icon 59 KB
Buildings By Building Material And Building Type (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 79 KB
Buildings By Type And Ownership 2000 Document Icon 77 KB
Establishments In Work By Legal Status (Excl. Govt. And International Organizations) (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 86 KB
Distribution Of Planning Communities By Population Size (Urban / Rural) 2000 Document Icon 76 KB
Total Population At Censuses By Gender (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 67 KB
Distribution Of Housemaids And Alike By Main Occupation And Educational Status (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 75 KB
Distribution Of Households By Number Of Employment (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 64 KB
Distribution Of Housemaids And Alike By Main Occupation And Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 60 KB
Distribution Of Households By Number Of Acquired Cars (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 42 KB
Housing Units By Type Of Usage And Type 2000 Document Icon 60 KB
Population By Activity Status And Educational Status (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 86 KB
Total Population, Buildings, Housing Units And Establishments In Censuses 2000 Document Icon 44 KB
Total Number Of Population, Buildings, Housing Units And Establishments (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 47 KB
Establishments By Work Status (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 80 KB
Distribution Of Households By Type Of Dwelling Acquisition (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 46 KB
Distribution Of Households By Availability Of Utilities At Dwelling (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 46 KB
Distribution Of Households By Total Number Of Rooms In Dwelling (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 43 KB
Population By Gender And Age Groups (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 57 KB
Households, Collective Labors And Public Institutions By Type Of Housing Unit 2000 Document Icon 82 KB
Employment By Means Of Transportation To Work (Urban/Rural) 2000 Document Icon 46 KB
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