Abu Dhabi: The mid-2012 resident population of Abu Dhabi emirate was 2.33 million with the population of Abu Dhabi Region estimated at 1.42 million, Al Ain region at 0.63 million and Al Gharbia region at 0.29 million, the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD) said in the Yearbook of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi-2013 released on Monday.

According to SCAD’s data, in Abu Dhabi, fertility is higher than in most developed regions of the world: In 2012, the birth rate was 14.6 births per 1,000 population, while the death rate was 1.3 deaths per 1,000 population.

Of the total Abu Dhabi emirate population, 476,722 people (20.4 per cent) are Emiratis, of whom 253,740 (53.2 per cent) live in Abu Dhabi Region, 194,158 (40.7 per cent) in Al Ain region and 28,824 (6.0 per cent) in Al Gharbia.

“The 2012 non-citizen population of Abu Dhabi is 1.857 million people, comprising 79.6 per cent of the total resident population. Of non-citizens 1.16 million people (62.7 per cent) live in Abu Dhabi Region. More than 71 per cent of the population of Abu Dhabi emirate are males, due to an influx of predominantly male emigrant workers,” SCAD said, adding the population density of Abu Dhabi emirate in 2012 was 39 people per square kilometre.

There were 34,103 births in Abu Dhabi emirate in 2012, of which 17,353 were males and 16,750 females. Deaths during the same year numbered 2,923 cases, including 2,052 males and 862 females. In 2012, the life expectancy at birth for Abu Dhabi emirate was 78.1 years for both genders. Life expectancy at birth was 75.2 years for male citizens, and 78.7 years for female citizens.

According to the statistics of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, there were 5,570 new marriages registered in 2012. In 3,157 of these marriages the wife was an Emirati citizen.

On the other hand, 1,700 divorces were registered during 2012, of which 835 involved female citizens, said SCAD.

The mean age for marriage in 2012 for females in the emirate was 26.8 years and for males, 27.9 years.

During the academic year 2011/2012 there was a total of 451 schools in Abu Dhabi emirate, of which 268 were government schools and 183 were private schools, with a total of 13,501 classrooms, 310,620 pupils, 22,184 teachers and 8,890 administrators.

In 2011/2012, 40.2 per cent of the emirate’s pupils were enrolled in government schools, 59.8 per cent in private education, up from 49.3 per cent in 2005-2006. The number of female pupils per 100 male pupils in all education stages for the emirate was 95.8.

The total number of lawsuits decided in courts reached 148,795 cases in 2012, of which 123,754 cases were determined in the court of first instance, 20,754 cases in the court of appeal, and 4,287 cases in the court of cassation.

According to SCAD’s estimates for the fourth quarter of 2012, the total labour force as a proportion of the population and as a proportion of the population aged 15 years and over was 67.1 per cent and 82.4, respectively. Females constitute 16 per cent of the total labour force.

According to the available data, the emirate of Abu Dhabi generated more than 34,000 tonnes of waste per day in 2012, which is up to approximately 12.8 million tons annually.