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Last update 9 / 10 / 2017

Umrah Survey Mechanism, Methodology, and Fieldwork Time frame

GASTAT conducted the Umrah Survey which is one of the sample field household surveys conducted in the field of social statistics and included in GASTAT surveys annual plan. The survey aims at enumerating the Umrah pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia. Data in the survey were collected about the Umrah pilgrims disregarding their nationalities (Saudi/Non-Saudi) and the administrative region the pilgrim is coming from. This is applied only on those who are within the Kingdom borders. The survey provides data also concerning the number of Umrah performances and the months Umrah was performed throughout the year in addition to the period span of performing Umrah in addition to other characteristics pertaining to Umrah pilgrims. 

From 5/11/2017 to 9/12/2017
The survey starts on: The survey starts from 5/11/2017 and lasts for 35 days till 9/12/2017. It targets 33,500 domestic households. It will be run regularly annually.
The survey covers all the Kingdom's thirteen administrative regions. It targets a random sample of households in these regions represented by actual updating of the general population and housing census of 1431H (2010), by virtue of the Royal Decree number (23), issued on 07/12/1379H; authorizing the General Authority for Statistics to run censuses and various statistical researches, to keep these data confidential in GASTAT and to use them for statistical purposes only. 
GASTAT depends in conducting the Umrah survey on nine stages as follows:

  1. Scope: Recognizing the statistical requirements, and determining the possible solutions
  2. Design: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
  3. Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
  4. Collection: Data collection and verification.
  5. Categorization: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
  6. Review: Results verification and explanation.
  7. Publishing Preparing outputs for publishing
  8. Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
  9. Administration: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.
Statistical Survey: 

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