Abu Dhabi’s total population stood at 2.9 million at the end of 2016, a growth of 4.4 per cent as compared to 2015 official census, according to new figures from the Statistics Centre- Abu Dhabi (SCAD).
Within that, the Abu Dhabi region’s population amounted to 1.807 million in 2016, accounting for 62.14 per cent of the emirate’s total population, while Al Ain’s population stood at 766,936, a growth of 26.4 over 2015. The Al Dhafra region’s population hit 334,000, indicating a year-on-year rise of 11.9 per cent.
Overall, the emirate’s live births increased 317.2 per cent from what it was in 1977, the report said.
Of the total population, 551,535 are Emiratis – among whom 51 per cent are males and 48 per cent females.
The fertility rate is estimated at 3.7 for every local woman, and one for every non-citizen woman, the report added.
More than half of Emirati births in 2016 were delivered in the Abu Dhabi region, making up 54.3 per cent of the total national births, with Al Ain accounting for 41.1 per cent and Al Dhafrah for 3.4 per cent.