Expatriate population in Kuwait decreased by 56,300 in first half of 2021
According to the latest statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicate that the total population in Kuwait reached 4.63 million at the end of June 2021. The population recorded a decline of about 0.9% compared to the end of 2020. The total population recorded a decline of -2.2% in 2020, compared to a growth rate of about 3.3%, 2.7% and 2.0% in the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
The Kuwaiti population increased during the first half of 2021 by about 13.3 thousand people, i.e. a growth rate of about 0.9%, bringing the total number to about 1.47 million people.
The percentage of Kuwaitis in the total population increased slightly from about 31.3% at the end of 2020 to about 31.8% according to the latest figures. The number of Kuwaiti females, which is about 751.6 thousand, exceeds the number of males of 721.7 thousand.
The number of the non-Kuwaiti population slightly decreased by about 56.3 thousand people, a rate of decrease of approximately -1.8%, and their number reached about 3.15 million people.
The total number of workers in Kuwait reached about 2.8 million, or about 60.5% of the total population. The percentage for Kuwaiti workers reached 30.9% of the total Kuwaiti population, and the percentage of non-Kuwaiti workers out of the total non-Kuwaiti population reached about 74.2 %.
The percentage of Kuwaiti workers increased to 16.3% in June 2021 compared to 15.8% in December 2020.