About 40% of the total population of United Arab Emirates is based at the emirate of Abu Dhabi. As recorded in the 2005, the population in the United Arab Emirates was 4.7 million. The growth rate of the population of United Arab Emirates is 1.6. There are about seven ethnic groups in the United Arab Emirates.
The low population growth of United Arab Emirates was due to the inconsiderate environmental and insignificant financial conditions. The area was low in the economic sector before the utilization of oil. There are many foreign people who are staying at United Arab Emirates for work. By the year 1975, around 70 percent of the total population of UAE constituted of the foreigners. The percentage of the foreign residents in UAE has increased ever since.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah which are three of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates are the most crowded emirates. These three emirates account for about 84% of the total population. The population at United Arab Emirates is mostly urban in nature. Dubai is the second largest city of UAE. According to the estimate of the year 2007, the population of United Arab Emirates was recorded to be about 4.4 million and the percentage for the growth rate of population was 4 percent.
Out of the total population of UAE, only 15-20% is the citizens of UAE. Rest of the population is formed by Egyptians, Palestinians, Yemenis, Jordanians and Omani, Pakistanis, Indians, Afghans, Iranians, Europeans and Filipinos. One of the fascinating features of United Arab Emirates is that roughly 70% of the population is estimated to be male and 30% female.
At present the population in United Arab Emirates is growing at a rapid rate. The cause of the population growth is due to the booming economy and the encouragement of the UAE government to have large families of the nationals of United Arab Emirates. The age structure of United Arab Emirates is as follows:
- The age group of 0-14 makes 20.6% of the total population; (male 467,931and female 447,045)
- 78.5% of the population comprises the age group of 15-64 years; (female 932,617/male 2,558,029)
- 0.9% of the population belongs to the age group of 65 years and more; (female 13,475 and male 24,914)
The sex ratio of the male and female of United Arab Emirates is 2.19: l. The life expectancy at birth of the population of United Arab Emirates is 75.69 years.