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Social Survey
The social survey for Emirate of Dubai is one of the most important joint government projects between DSC and Community Development Authority "CDA" in the field of studies, which is being implemented every two years and was carried out in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015. This is the fifth survey conducted by "CDA" for Dubai. It provides data that reflect the social reality in Dubai for all people in the community, both citizens and non-citizens alike. This project is part of CDA's plan as part of a program of statistical information about social reality, to form a database covering this area on one hand and promote partnership and ongoing periodic statistical coordination between CDA and DSC as the only official and authorized entity to produce and issue statistical data
  • Metadata

  • Reports

  • Methodology

1.1
Contact organization
Dubai Statistics Center
1.2
Contact organization unit
Social 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
15/08/2017
2.2
Metadata last posted
10/09/2017
2.3
Metadata last update
15/08/2017
3.1
Data description
The survey aims at obtaining detailed data for measuring the performance indicators to the Community Development Authority in Dubai, identifying the social reality in the Emirate, and linking it to the various demographic, social, and economic variables, in addition to: 
1- Consolidating the Informatics rules about the social status to be used in the planning and development of policies and procedures to identify and monitor the requirements, needs, and views of society and assess the impact of the related policies and programs. 
2- Building a database about social reality that includes quantitative and qualitative data and general opinions related to the social reality in the Emirate. 
3- Learning about the living conditions of the households of the Emirate in general and about the households of the randomly selected individuals in particular.
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: 
* International standard classification of education : ISCED-1997 
* International standard classification of occupations ISCO 1988 
* International standards of ISO 3166-1 countries numbering 
* International classification of disability 
* 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.
3.5
Statistical unit
Households & Individuals
3.6
Statistical population
A sample of households, including habitual and collective households residing within the geographical boundaries of the Emirate of Dubai, and members of labour camps.
3.7
Reference area
Emirate of Dubai
3.8
Time coverage
2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
3.9
Base period
Not Applicable
Numbers - Values
Reflects the data for 2017
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
Data is submitted to CDA under agreements for no dissemination of results and reports previously agreed upon with the Organization for Dubai Emirate without getting it approved by the Authority.
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
Reports are disseminated based on agreement with the organization.
8.2
Release calendar access
Click here to access Dubai Statistics Center calendar information
Every Two Years
10.1
News release
News is published through social media and local newspapers
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

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
Support decision-makers, policy-makers and researchers to identify the following: 
1- Consolidating the Informatics rules about the social status to be used in the planning and development of policies and procedures to identify and monitor the requirements, needs, and views of society and assess the impact of the related policies and programs. 
2- Building a database about social reality that includes quantitative and qualitative data and general opinions related to the social reality in the Emirate. 
3- Learning about the living conditions of the households of the Emirate in general and about the households of the randomly selected individuals in particular. 
Main results and indicators of the survey are provided 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 latest smart technology.
18.2
Frequency of data collection
Every Two 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 starts with these teams visiting the households of the sample and collecting data from them using smart tablet PCs.
18.4
Data validation
During the field data collection process, the completed household data, scrutinized in the field by supervisors, were reviewed instantly by the supervisory office, approved and sent through the latest smart technologies used in the survey to the main database with the survey data in the headquarters, where the office scrutiny team scrutinized this data. 
During that stage, the main focus was on the scrutiny of the data consistency and completion to mitigate error as much as possible
18.6
Adjustment
Different statistical methods are used for data modification and processing procedures.
For more details, please refer to survey methodology by visiting this link.

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Title Publishing Year File Type File Type Metadata
Mean of Feeling of Happiness for Individuals 18+ on a scale (0-10), Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Strength of Family Relationships by Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Mean Statisfaction of Individuals 18+ with their Family Relationships by Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ for Being Stable at Work by Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Reasons for Loans for Individuals 18+ by Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Mean of Extent of Knowledge about the Emirati Culture, Norms and History for Individuals 18+ on a scale (0-10), by Nationality and Gender 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Prevalence of Disability by Nationality 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Average Happiness on a scale (0-10), Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Family Relation, Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average of Communicating Methods with the Extended Family by Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Importance of The Method of Communicating With the Nuclear family by Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Satisfaction with their Family Life, Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Satisfaction with their Marriage, Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by there agreement with stable in work , Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Reasons of Borowing for Individuals 18+ by Reason for Loan, Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for Individuals 18+ by Extent of Knowledge the Emirati Culture on a scale (0-10), Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Percentage Distribution for People of Determination by Kind of Disability, Nationality and Gender 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
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Title Description Publishing Year File Type File Size
Social Survey 2019 Document Icon 553 KB
Social Survey 2017 Document Icon 402 KB
Social Survey 2015 Document Icon 402 KB
Social Survey 2013 Document Icon 419 KB
Social Survey 2011 Document Icon 396 KB
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