New statistics reveal there are 5.4 million households in Saudi Arabia

Updated 06 December 2017
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New statistics reveal there are 5.4 million households in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The number of households in Saudi Arabia stood at 5.46 million, of which 35.9 percent were foreign, with about 1.96 million households, while the number of households occupied by Saudis was about 3.5 million, or 64.1 percent, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.
According to Al-Eqtisadiah report, based on data from the General Authority for Statistics for the current year 2017, the average number of people per household dwelling is about 5.9, because the total population is about 32.6 million people.
Makkah region was the most heavily populated area in Saudi Arabia, with 41.7 percent occupancy in foreign households, followed by Qassim with 39.4 percent and Riyadh with 38.6 percent.
The least populated areas for foreign families are the Jazan region, which has a foreign occupancy rate of about 20.6 percent, followed by Al-Baha with 21.2 percent of the total housing.
In terms of the number of households, 52.1 percent of them are in Makkah and Riyadh regions, with 2.84 million dwellings, while the Eastern Province has about 13.9 percent of the housing, with about 758,000 housing units for foreign families.
According to the analysis, 40.1 percent of Saudi households are owned by the same family, while rented dwellings account for about 50.3 percent of the housing and about 9.4 percent of the household units are provided by employers.
Housing in Saudi Arabia is villas and apartments, as well as popular houses. Villas represent about 14.5 percent of the total with 797,000 villas; 52.8 percent are apartments with about 2.88 million. The number of houses is about 910,000, which is about 16.6 percent.


Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Mohammad Abdulhameed is raising his daughter Maria single-handedly. (AN photo)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

JEDDAH: The president of Saudi Arabia’s Commission for Tourism and National Heritage arrived in Sarajevo on Monday, as part of an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has expressed King Salman’s sincere greetings to the people and the government of  Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He was then received by the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, at their headquarters in the capital, Sarajevo. 

Prince Sultan is on an official state visit to the Balkan state upon the instructions of King Salman, who is keen to bolster ties with the country and open new horizons of cooperation between both states.