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Human Development Data for the Arab States

United Arab Emirates




Demography 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Population, female (thousands) 309.3 623.5 986.1 1284.6 1455.2 1669 1900.8 2115.5 2288.1 2409.2
Population, male (thousands) 707 1185.2 2047.4 2784.8 3207.5 3736.6 4305.9 4823.3 5223.6 5481.7
Population, total both sexes (thousands) 1016.2 1808.6 3033.5 4069.3 4662.7 5405.5 6206.6 6938.8 7511.7 7890.9
Population, urban (% of population) 80.7 79.1 80.3 82.3 82.6 83 83.4 83.7 84.1 84.4
Economy 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Arms imports (constant 1990 US$) (thousands) 205000 564000 243000 2200000 2050000 953000 744000 560000 493000 ..
Food imports (% of merchandise imports) 11.1 14 11.1 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.6 .. .. ..
GDP (constant 2000 US$) (thousands) 62400000 66200000 104000000 135000000 149000000 154000000 159000000 156000000 158000000 ..
GDP growth (annual %) 23.9 18.3 10.9 4.9 9.9 3.2 3.3 -1.6 1.4 ..
GDP per capita growth (annual %) 13 11.8 5.9 -5.7 -4.1 -11 -10 -12 -6.3 ..
General government final consumption expenditure (% of GDP) .. .. .. 6.9 6.3 5.9 5.8 9 8.3 ..
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) .. .. .. 52 50.8 64.4 69.8 69.2 68.8 ..
Net ODA received per capita (current US$) 4 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Education 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Adult literacy rate, both sexes (% aged 15 and above) .. .. .. 90 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Combined gross enrolment in education (both sexes) (%) 35.1 48.4 63.3 .. .. .. .. 78.1 .. ..
Expected Years of Schooling (of children) (years) 8.6 11.1 10.7 12.1 12.4 12.7 13 13.3 13.3 13.3
Internet users .. 0 717000 1630000 2420000 3300000 4470000 5200000 5860000 ..
Internet users (per 100 people) .. 0 23.6 40 52 61 72 75 78 ..
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) .. .. .. 90 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mean years of schooling (of adults over 25) (years) 3.1 4.3 6.9 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.1 9.3 9.3
Population with at least secondary education (ratio of female to male rates) 0.9 1 1 1 .. .. .. .. 1 ..
Public expenditure on education (% of GDP) 1.3 .. 2 1.3 1.1 0.9 1 1.2 .. ..
Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure) .. .. 22.2 28.3 26.1 24.8 27.2 23.4 .. ..
School enrollment, primary (% gross) 89.5 115 89.6 106 104 .. .. .. .. ..
School enrollment, secondary (% gross) 48.3 64.1 85.2 90.7 92.3 .. .. .. .. ..
School enrollment, secondary (% net) 40.3 .. 77.3 81.6 81 .. .. .. .. ..
School enrollment, tertiary (% gross) 1.8 6.8 18 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Total enrollment, primary (% net) 75.7 99.5 80.3 95.3 97.9 99 98.4 97.7 .. ..
Gender 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19) .. .. 26 26 26.3 26.7 26 25.4 .. ..
GII: Gender Inequality Index, value .. .. 0.6 0.6 .. .. .. .. .. 0.2
Labor participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) 15.9 25.1 34.2 39.3 40.2 41 41.8 41.9 .. ..
Shares in parliament (female-male ratio) .. .. 0 0 .. .. 0.3 0.3 .. 0.3
Health 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Expenditure on health, public (% of GDP) (%) .. .. .. 1.8 1.8 1.9 .. 1.9 .. ..
Health expenditure per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international $) .. .. 805 811 904 1000 868 1760 .. ..
Health expenditure, public (% of GDP) .. .. 2.5 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.7 2 .. ..
Hospital beds (per 1,000 people) 2.9 2.6 .. 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 .. .. ..
Immunization, DPT (% of children ages 12-23 months) 11 85 94 94 92 92 92 93 94 ..
Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months) 34 80 94 92 92 92 92 93 94 ..
Life expectancy at birth, total (years) 68.7 72.1 74.6 75.7 75.9 76 76.2 76.4 .. ..
Maternal mortality ratio (deaths of women per100,000 live births) .. 28 15 12 .. .. 10 .. .. ..
Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults) 106 101 89.7 74.4 71.4 68.5 68.1 67.8 .. ..
Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male adults) 153 130 118 99.8 96.5 93.1 92.1 91 .. ..
Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births) 34.7 18.3 10.7 8.1 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.4 6.1 ..
Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000) 43.2 21.5 12.4 9.4 8.9 8.4 7.9 7.5 7.1 ..
Physicians (per 1,000 people) 1.1 0.8 2 1.6 1.7 1.9 .. .. .. ..
Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 30 17 11 9 .. 8 8 7 .. ..
Human Development 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Education index (expected and mean years of schooling) 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Health index (life expectancy) 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Income index (GNI per capita) 1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Income 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) .. .. .. 1.4 1.1 1 0.8 1 .. ..
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) .. .. .. 67900 67600 62700 56500 50600 .. ..
Inequality 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Inequality-adjusted life expectancy index .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.8
Loss due to inequality in life expectancy (%) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7.4 6.3
Poverty 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Headcount ( k greater than or equal to 3), percentage population in poverty (% of population) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.6
MPI Intensity of deprivation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 35.3
Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) (%) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0
Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population) .. .. 5 .. .. .. 5 .. .. ..
Sustainability 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Annual freshwater withdrawals, agriculture (% of total freshwater withdrawal) .. .. 78.5 82.8 82.8 82.8 82.8 82.8 .. ..
Annual freshwater withdrawals, domestic (% of total freshwater withdrawal) .. .. 17.7 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 .. ..
Annual freshwater withdrawals, industry (% of total freshwater withdrawal) .. .. 3.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 .. ..
Annual freshwater withdrawals, total (% of internal resources) .. .. 1680 2030 2030 2030 2030 2030 .. ..
Carbon Dioxide Emissions per capita (tonnes) .. 107.6 143.1 121.2 120.5 30.9 34.6 .. .. ..
Carbon dioxide per capita emission (growth 1970-2008) (%) .. .. .. .. .. .. -1.8 .. .. ..
CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) 36.3 28.8 37.1 28.4 26.3 25.5 25 .. .. ..
Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita (cubic meters) .. .. .. .. .. 27.7 24.7 21.6 .. ..


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