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  • Ahmed Saleh

The Saudi Women's Report 2022 was released, providing comprehensive statistics on Saudi women.

Riyadh, August 09, 2023, Today, the Saudi Women's Report 2022 was released by the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT). In a comprehensive report, a wide range of indicators pertaining to Saudi women aged 15 and above have been meticulously compiled. The report delves into various domains, including education, health, sports, and technology, shedding light on the current state of affairs. Drawing upon reliable official sources, the report presents a wealth of statistics, offering valuable insights into the lives of Saudi women. The sources for this information consist of surveys conducted by GASTAT, the General Authority for Statistics, as well as data obtained from the administrative register, which is accessible to various other official entities. In a recent report, it was revealed that the age group of 15–19 years old boasts the highest number of young women, surpassing all other age groups. A staggering 916,439 women fall within this age bracket, showcasing their significant presence. Following closely behind, the age group of 20 to 24 years old claims 850,780 women, solidifying their prominence in the statistics. According to the latest report on the Women's Labor Force Survey, there has been a significant improvement in the leading indicators. Notably, the unemployment rate among Saudi women has experienced a decline, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2022. The rate dropped to 15.4%, showcasing a positive trend compared to the figures from 2021, 2020, and 2019. In a promising development, the rate of employed women in relation to the overall population has witnessed a notable increase. According to recent data, the ratio has surged from 27.6% in the fourth quarter of 2021 to an impressive 30.4%. This rise aligns with the downward trend in women's unemployment as well as the expansion of their economic engagement and the flourishing of employment opportunities across diverse sectors. The fourth quarter of 2021 saw a marginal increase in women's engagement in the labor market, with their participation rate rising from 35.6% to 36%. In a recent report, it was revealed that the issuance of freelance certificates to women in 2021 has skyrocketed to an impressive 961,189. This figure is in stark contrast to the mere 105,518 certificates issued in the previous year of 2020, highlighting a significant surge in female freelancers. Furthermore, when comparing the numbers to 2019, where a meager 7,997 certificates were issued, it becomes evident that this year's figure is the lowest on record. In a recent report, it was revealed that the stock market has experienced a remarkable surge in female participation. The number of Saudi women investors in the stock market skyrocketed in 2021, reaching an impressive figure of 1,516,995. This figure surpasses the levels witnessed in the preceding two years, 2019 and 2020. In a recent report, it was revealed that a significant increase in physical activity among young women aged 15 years and older has been observed. The data shows that a staggering 38.7% of these individuals engaged in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per week in the year 2021. This figure marks a notable rise compared to the percentages recorded in both 2019 and 2020. In a recent study, it was revealed that the age group with the highest percentage of women participating in physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes per week is the 20–24 age bracket, boasting an impressive 43.13%. Not far behind, the age group of 25–29 closely trails with a commendable 42.88% engagement rate. These findings shed light on the exercise habits of women across different age groups, highlighting the significant involvement of young adults in maintaining an active lifestyle. In Saudi Arabia, when it comes to statistical data and information, there is only one official reference: GASTAT. The entity in question is responsible for the execution of all statistical tasks, in addition to providing technical supervision over the statistical industry. In addition to its core functions, the organization is responsible for the design and execution of field surveys, statistical studies, and research initiatives. It diligently analyzes the data and information gathered, ensuring comprehensive coverage of all aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, it diligently documents and archives all works containing valuable information and statistical data, serving as a reliable repository for future reference. In an impressive display of technological prowess, this system adeptly gathers, meticulously classifies, and rigorously analyzes vast amounts of data. With utmost precision, it skillfully extracts crucial indicators from this wealth of information.

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