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Indians top the list of total expat workforce in Kuwait

Based on latest statistical reports, the number of employees in Kuwait, excluding the domestic workers, have touched 1,805,507 in number last year, the Central Statistics Bureau revealed. The Bureau prepared the report using data from six governmental agencies.

The workers have then been classified depending on their nationalities with Indians being top in the list constituting 25 percent of the total workforce (455,228), followed by Egyptians at 23 percent, Kuwaitis at 19 percent.

Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Filipinos, Syhrians, Nepalese, Iranians, Sri Lankans and other nationals constitute the rest.

On the other hand, the report said that the number of domestic workers in Kuwait touched 609,936 in number.

Here again, Indians topped the list with 269,102, followed by Filipinos at 115,767 and Sri Lankans at 78,009. They are followed by Bangladeshis, Ethiopians, Nepalese, Indonesians, Ghanaians, Pakistanis, Madagascar and other nationalities.

The report constitute merged databases of all employees in government and private sectors, all being linked to the Central Statistics Bureau and six other governmental agencies including Interior Ministry, Civil Service Commission, Public Authority of Social Security, Manpower and Government Restructuring Program, Public Authority for Civil Information, Public Authority for Manpower.

The report said that the team in-charge of sorting the merged data made classifications based on international standards for statistical publication so as to clearly represent the information to concerned institutions.

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