Beirut: Lebanon’s first comprehensive study of the workforce and the largest study into the living conditions of families in nearly three decades have shown an estimated population of 4.8 million, 20% of whom are foreigners.
A detailed survey also showed that unemployment in the countries affected by the crisis remained at 11.4 percent and that the average number of Lebanese households had fallen.
Dr. Maral Tutelian Guidanian, General Manager of the Lebanese Central Statistical Office (CAS), however, collected data from April 2018 to March 2019. He said: general. ”
These figures are official official statistics that have appeared since the end of the civil war in 1990, with the exception of some studies on young people and women in the 1990s.
“In the absence of the latest survey, the survey provides an important basis for planners and national policy makers to promote Lebanon’s development indicators and achieve sustainable prosperity for all,” said the ILO Regional Director for the Arab States. Dr. Ruba Jaradat.
The study found that the average number of families in Lebanon fell from 4.3 in 2004 to 3.8, with women taking care of 18% of families.
In total, 32.4% of the population does not live at the place of registration, and this phenomenon is most serious in the capital, Beirut, accounting for 58.4%.
Beirut also has the largest share of foreigners (30.9%), many of whom are domestic workers.
The data show that 44.4% of Lebanon residents do not have medical insurance and 76.9% of residents rely on water that is not supplied directly through the household water supply network.
The investigation showed that the construction volume of buildings has decreased, with only 2.2% of construction in the last five years, and 66.2% of buildings for at least 25 years.
CAS interviewed around 40,000 citizens, whom Jaradat described as “an unprecedented number.”
The province of Mount Lebanon has the largest population, with 42%, compared to 5.1% in Baalbek-Hemel.
The Baabda district, which includes the southern and eastern suburbs of Beirut, has the highest share in the demographic survey category, at 11.4%, while the Besharri district in Northern Lebanon has the lowest score (0.5%).