More than 42 per cent of Emiratis live in Abu Dhabi while around 33 per cent are based in Dubai and Sharjah. Umm Al Quwain, which has the smallest population in the UAE, is the only emirate where females outnumber males.
Official data showed the UAE’s total native population stood at 947,997 in mid 2010, nearly 11.4 per cent of the country’s total population of 8.264 million.
The figures by the National Bureau of Statistics showed Abu Dhabi, by far the largest and wealthiest emirate, had 404,546 Emiratis in mid 2010, including 204,108 males and 200,438 females.
Dubai, the Gulf’s trading hub, had 168,029 Emiratis including 84,245 males and 83,784 females. Sharjah had 152,365 nationals comprising 78,818 males and 74,547 females, according to the report.
Ras Al Khaimah’s native population was estimated at 97,529 including 49,181 males and 48,348 females while that of Fujeirah stood at 64,860 comprising 32,486 males and 32,374 females.
Ajman had 42,186 Emiratis including 21,600 males and 20,586 females while Umm Al-Quwain had 17,482 comprising 8,671 males and 8,811 females.
The report showed Abu Dhabi’s nationals accounted for 42.6 per cent of the total Emiratis in the UAE while nearly 33 per cent live in Dubai and Sharjah.
The UAE’s overall population totalled 8.264 million in mid 2010, including 7.316 million expatriates. Nationals included 479,109 males and 468,888 females while expatriates comprised around 5.682 million males and 1.633 million females.
As a whole, the UAE had around 6.161 million males and 2.102 million females in mid 2010, the report showed.