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Article June 16th, 2023

Saudi Census 2022: building a roadmap for achieving Vision 2030

We are excited to share that the first part of the Saudi Census 2022 has been successfully launched. We were proud to work closely with the General Authority for Statistics in Saudi Arabia on this important milestone and look forward to continuing to support the Kingdom in achieving its economic goals. 


The Saudi Census 2022 is the most accurate and comprehensive census in the history of Saudi Arabia. It was conducted in line with the best international methodologies and by using administrative registers and self-enumeration methods. Error monitoring and automated data correction techniques were employed to ensure the quality of the data. As a result, the census boasts data quality of over 95%.

Hani Al Khiary, the Country Leader for Nortal in Saudi Arabia, said: “The results of the Saudi Census 2022 are crucial for developing economic and social plans that will support Saudi Arabia in achieving its Vision 2030 goals.” He added: “We’re excited to have been part of this important project and to continue to support the Kingdom’s digital transformation journey.”

Hani Al Khiary, Country Leader for Nortal in Saudi Arabia

– Hani Al Khiary, Country Leader for Saudi Arabia

We’re excited to have been part of this important project and to continue to support the Kingdom’s digital transformation journey.

The census was completed with the help of more than 1 million phone calls and 900,000 field visits. Close to 30,000 Saudi researchers participated in the project, many of them female. This highlights the strides that the Kingdom has taken to increase female participation in the workforce.

According to the Saudi Census 2022 results, the population of Saudi Arabia has reached 32.2 million. The number of males is now 19.7 million and the number of females is 12.5 million. Compared to the previous census conducted in 2010, the total population of Saudi Arabia has increased by 34.2% or 8.2 million, including by 3.5 million non-Saudis.

The census results also revealed that the median age of Saudi Arabia’s population is 29, with the proportion of Saudis aged under 30 reaching 63%.

Currently, the results of the census include detailed data on three main categories: population, households and housing. Results on education, health, employment, income, migration and diversity will be announced over the next few months.

Explore the census dashboards and easy-to-use interactive maps on the Saudi Census 2022 website.

To find out more about where and how we have done this before, read our Oman e-Census 2020 case study below.

Omani family enjoying the foundation of proactive services

Oman embraces digilatization by completing a fully register-based census

In today’s ever-changing world, where data-driven decision-making is key, a census is one of the most critical surveys a state conducts. At the end of a tumultuous year of COVID restrictions and lockdowns in 2020, the Sultanate of Oman completed a fully register-based census on their first try. Thus, allowing the country to run a one-click census at any time and react to population changes quickly and efficiently.

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