UAE population this year to hit 7.557 million
The National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia) has projected that the UAE population would rise in 2010 to 7. 557million from 5.63 million, increasing by 1.9 million people as per the official population statistical report issued in 2006.
It added the UAE population doubles every 8.7 years compared to 55 years for world population.
Tanmia released in its report, of which Emirates News Agency obtained a copy, that, the growth of both UAE nationals and expatriates would lead to exacerbation of the demographic imbalance in the country. It cited that the percentage of the UAE nationals' increment to the population growth dropped from 24.4 per cent to 15.4 per cent from 1995- 2006. It predicted the population would drop to 13.3 per cent in 2010, if appropriate correctional procedures and policies were not taken to address the issue.
The report said non-UAE national male domination was reflected on the population, bringing the male percentage to over 66.6 per cent in 1995 and 72.2 per cent in 2006.
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