Saudi Arabia, a country on the verge of demographic transition, experiences a rapid growth in population – both native an expatriate. Ministry of Economics and Planning published a report entitled “Population and Housing Census 2010”, recently. In comparison to previous censuses there is an accelerated growth of both native and expatriates in the Kingdom. The growth trends vary across its 13 regions. Regions with large urban infrastructure – Riyadh, Makkah Al-Mokarramah and Eastern Region - grew in its population over the four decades, remarkably. A proportional growth of population – both native and expatriate, urbanization, rural to urban migration and varying life styles are reflected.

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