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Saudis account for 68 percent of kingdom’s population

According to the report, there were 6.64 million male expatriates (22.1 percent) and 3.08 million women (10.3 percent)

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There were 20.27 million Saudi citizens at the end of 2013, accounting for about 68 percent of the kingdom's total population of 29.99 million, local daily Al-Madinah reported Wednesday.

Quoting an official statistical report by he Central Department of Statistics and Information, the newspaper said the kingdom's population went up by 2.7 percent last year, from 29.2 million in 2012.

The report said there were 10.18 million Saudi males, 34 percent of the entire population, compared to 10.09 million females (33.6 percent).

The report said there were 9.92 million non-Saudis living in the kingdom in 2013, representing about 32 percent of the population.

According to the report, there were 6.64 million male expatriates (22.1 percent) and 3.08 million women (10.3 percent).

This article was first published in Saudi Gazette on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.