Updates on Kuwait’s population

The data of the Public Authority for Civil Information showed that the total population in Kuwait, according to the latest statistics, amounted to about 4.464 million people, who live in about 213 thousand buildings spread in various governorates, where the number of Kuwaitis reaches 1.5 million and expatriates 2.962 million.

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The data showed that the largest concentration of population density in Kuwait is located in the Farwaniya Governorate, where the number of Kuwaitis and expatriates reached 1.118 million people, constituting about 25 percent of the population in the country, and they live in 31.8 thousand buildings distributed between houses and buildings, while the governorate was the most numbered. Buildings with 48.75 thousand buildings.

This population density in Farwaniya is attributed to the fact that it is a vital area that enjoys the presence of many markets and complexes, in addition to government and health services.

According to the latest report issued by Kuwait Finance House (KFH), the average rents of investment apartments in Farwaniya increased by about 1.4 percent in the second quarter of this year to about 326 dinars, while the average rents in private housing properties in the governorate increased by about 5.3 percent to 583 dinars.

For its part, Al-Ahmadi Governorate ranked second in terms of population concentration in Kuwait, with about 944.3 thousand Kuwaitis and expatriates living in it, constituting 21.15 percent of the total population, and residing in 48,754 thousand units ranging from houses to buildings.

The average rent for apartments in the governorate increased by 0.3 percent during the first half of this year, to 291 dinars, while the average rent for private housing in Ahmadi increased by 6 percent to 558 dinars.

Hawalli Governorate ranked third, with a total population (expatriates and Kuwaitis) of 941.43 thousand people, constituting about 21.087 percent of the total population, and they live in 33.8 thousand buildings between houses and buildings.

The average rent for apartments in the governorate increased by 5.1 percent on an annual basis, to 348 dinars at the end of the first half, while it rose in private housing for the same period by 4.6 percent, to 779 dinars.

The Capital Governorate ranked fourth in terms of population density, with about 588.17 thousand people living in it, constituting 13.17 percent of the total population, and they live in 32.6 thousand buildings.

Rents of investment apartments in the governorate increased by 0.3 percent on an annual basis to 351 dinars, while the average rental value of private housing properties jumped by 10.2 percent to 861 dinars.

Al-Jahra Governorate came in fifth place, with a population of 578.63 thousand people, constituting 12.96 percent of the total, and residing in 41.34 thousand buildings. By the end of the second quarter 2022.

proportions of citizens

In detail, according to the statistics seen by Al-Rai, about 22.24 percent of Kuwaitis live in Al-Ahmadi Governorate, where their number reaches 334 thousand, living in 32.6 thousand houses, while about 19 percent of them live in the Capital Governorate, living in 26.24 thousand houses, in Farwaniya Governorate comes third in terms of concentration of citizens, where 16.37 percent of them live (245.9 thousand citizens in 25.32 thousand homes).

In the Hawalli Governorate, almost the same proportion of citizens reside, as their number reaches 245,393 thousand, living in 25,66,000 houses, followed by the Jahra Governorate, which is inhabited by 14.21 percent of the citizens (213,52 thousand, living in 27,89 houses), while the Mubarak Al Kabeer Governorate is the least populous, with 177 39,000 citizens, who constitute 11.8 percent of the total number of citizens, and live in 21.4 thousand homes.

Expats focus

As for the concentration of expatriates, about a third of the expatriates (29.45 percent) live in Farwaniya, where their number in the governorate reaches 872.5 thousand residents living in 2786 buildings, while 23.5 percent (696 thousand) of them live in Hawalli with 5544 buildings, and 20. 6 percent (610.22 thousand) in Al-Ahmadi with 3,195 buildings, 12.3 percent (365.1 thousand) in Jahra with 260 buildings (a large percentage of them are rented in the homes of citizens), and 10.21 percent of them (302.6 thousand) are in the Capital Governorate with 828 buildings. This also means that most of them rent in the homes of citizens, while Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate is the least in terms of the number of expatriates, as it is inhabited by 111.4 thousand, constituting 3.7 percent of their total number.

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