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Saudi Arabia will execute the “2022 Census” on May 9

Unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia fell to 9.7% in 2022 Q2

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has approved that the night of reference for the general population and housing census for 2022 will be on the evening of Monday, May 9th.

The Minister of Economy and Planning and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Statistics Authority, Faisal Al-Ibrahim urged all residents of Saudi Arabia to participate in the census; As a national duty and a societal responsibility, by providing the required data accurately, and cooperating with field researchers.


Al-Ibrahim highlighted the importance of its findings, which provide data to policymakers and support decision-makers in making evidence-based decisions; to contribute to the development of public services and raise the level of urban planning, in addition to enabling the private sector and investors to advance development.

Al-Ibrahim stressed the importance of adhering to the highest levels of privacy, confidentiality, and protection of the data of those covered by the census, and not disclosing personal information of individuals, such as their identities, names, or residences, to any third party.


Noting that the most prominent developments in the program included benefiting from the best international standards and practices in the population censuses in force in the G20 countries and the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


For the first time, modern technologies are used in carrying out census work, such as making use of satellite images; To ensure more comprehensive coverage of the urban area in all the regions and governorates that have been covered by the development renaissance during the past ten years.


In the context of reviewing the developments related to the “2022 census”, he explained that cooperation has taken place with the competent security authorities to take advantage of their modern systems, which are among the best international security practices in building accurate security standards to verify the eligibility of field researchers.

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