Cabinet decree no. (211) of 13-1-1437H gave the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) the right to conduct surveys in the economic, social and population fields on behalf of the kingdom and publishing them periodically. Based on this right, GASTAT has installed programs and surveys that aim to create a statistical database in all fields, including data and statistics of economic indicators with a view to providing support in periodically developing a study of the characteristics and components of private and public sector institutions and the non-profit sector in all districts of the kingdom. As part of these surveys, GASTAT is working on carrying out an economic indicators survey. International recommendations and standards of the International Labor Organization have been taken into account while preparing the survey methodology and designing the survey form.
Date of survey:
From 18/7/2017 to 8/8/2017
Economic Indicators Survey
Every three months (Quarterly)
From 18/7/2017 to 8/8/2017
150-200 field researchers
The Economic Indicators Survey form includes 5 main sections that are filled by using hand devices "tablet". The form includes:
2-Average number of workers
• To provide quarterly data on all economic activities for the purpose of preparing short-term indicators with a view to helping to identify the seasonal influence on the economic activities;
• To update the short-term economic data of each economic activity;
• To identify the seasonal change of workers in the economic activities;
• To identify the seasonal change volume in remunerations paid to workers, as well as other expenses and revenues as per the different economic activities;
•To provide the needed short-term statistical data and information on all economic activities for government bodies and authorities as well as researchers; and
• To utilize such data in conducting national, regional and international comparisons, and carrying out studies and analyses.
It covers all the kingdom's administrative districts with giving a greater importance to cities given that they have nearly 84% of all establishments in the kingdom and are inhabited by nearly 91% of all workers in the kingdom
Range: Understanding the statistical needs and defining possible solutions.
Designing: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
Collection: Data collection and verification.
Classification: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
Review: Verifying and explaining results.
Publishing: Preparing the products to be ready for publication.
Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
Administration: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.