Sharjah: According to the results of the Sharjah Census 2015, the Emirate has an overall population of 1,405,843.
There are 175,432 Emirati nationals (86,325 males and 89,098 females), who constitute 12 per cent of the overall population.
The number of non-national residents is 1,230,417 (834,542 males and 395,875 females), who form 87 per cent of the overall population, said the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah (DSCD) as it unveiled the results of the Sharjah Census carried out in 2015, in line with the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The Sharjah Census provides precise statistical data in terms of population size, distribution, demographic make-up and socio-economic characteristics.
The DSCD published the book ‘Sharjah Census 2015’ in Arabic and English, which includes the majority of results, as well as the organisational basis and methods of the census programme, its design and the methodology applied in its implementation. It also includes a detailed set of illustrations and results of buildings, housing units, households and individuals in all regions within Sharjah, following international standards and recommendations for modern census undertaking.
Sharjah City headed the population list for each municipality compared to the percentage of the total population in the emirate, with 1,274,749 people (90.6 percent). Khorfakkan City ranked second with 39,151 people (2.8 percent), and Kalba city came third with 37,545 people (2.7 percent). Al Dhaid City has 20,165 people (1.4 percent); Didda Al Hisn City has 12,573 people (0.9 percent); Al Madam City has 11,120 people (0.8 percent); Mleiha City 4,768 people (0.3 percent); Al Bataeh City has 3,958 people (0.3 percent); and Al Hamriyah City has 3,297 people (0.2 percent).
The population distribution by age group is as follows: (0-9) years old, 208,025 people, which is 14.79 percent of the emirate’s overall population; (10-19) years old, 132,055 people, which is 9.93 percent; (20-39) years old, 769,813 people, which is 54.75 percent; (40-69) years old, 285,143 people, which is 20.28 percent; (70-89) years old, 8,784 people, which is 0.62 percent; (+90) years old, 342 people, which is 0.02 percent of the emirate’s overall population.