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Contents topicPage1Introduction 12Historical Development of Hajj Statistics Process 23Data Sources 24Objectives35Terminologies and Concepts Related to Hajj Statistics 46Spatial and Temporal Coverage 6768Data Collection Tools 69Data Collection Method710Preparing and Reviewing Results 811Data Dissemination812Applied Quality Procedures 913914Abstract10Totals 15Total number of pilgrims 1440 H 1216Total number of pilgrims in ten years 1317 A chart demonstrating the total number of pilgrims in ten years1418Total number of pilgrims coming from inside and outside Saudi Arabia in ten years 1519Comparison between the numbers of non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside and outside Saudi Arabia to Makkah in 1439and 1440H by groups of countries 16Pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia 20Pilgrims coming from inside by gender and way of arrival 1821 Arrival of pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia (Saudis and non-Saudis) by way of arrival 1922 Saudi pilgrims™ arrival by way of arrival2023 A chart demonstrating arrival of pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia by way of arrival 2124A chart demonstrating domestic pilgrims™ arrival by date of arrival2225Non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia by nationality and gender 1440 H 2326A chart demonstrating the distribution of non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia by their nationalities 2427 2528Non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia by date of arrival and nationality 2629A comparison between the numbers of non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia by their nationalities in 1439 H and 1440 H 2730A chart demonstrating a comparison between the numbers of non-Saudi pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia by their nationalities in 1439 H and 1440 H 28Vehicles 31Comparing the number of vehicles carrying pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah by type of vehicle 3032Number of vehicles carrying pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah by type of vehicle and date of arrival 3133Number of vehicles carrying pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah by type of vehicle and way of arrival 3234A Chart showing the vehicles carrying pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah by way of arrival 3335A chart showing the number of vehicles carrying pilgrims who come from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah by type of vehicle and date of arrival 34Pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia 36Pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia by gender and transportation mean 1440 H 3637A chart showing 1440 H pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia by gender and way of arrival 3738Pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia by gender and date of arrival 1440 H 3839A chart showing the arrival of pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia in 1440 H. by date of arrival 3940Pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia by gender, date and transportation mean 1440 H 4041A comparison between the numbers of pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia in the years 1439 H and 1440 H by transportation mean 4142A chart showing the number of pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia by transportation mean for the years 1439 H & 1440 H 4243Comparison between the numbers of pilgrims who come from outside Saudi Arabia in 1439H and 1440 H by groups of countries 43Labor Force Who Serve Pilgrims 44Number of labor force serving pilgrims by gender and sector, 1440H 4545A chart demonstrating the number of labor forces who serve pilgrims by gender and sector, 1440 H 46
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1Introduction General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) relies on the method of comprehensive enumeration when carrying out Hajj statistics program of pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia for all individuals coming to Makkah to perform Hajj. This is done through Hajj statistics centers stationed at all entrances of Makkah, and support centers, including Jeddah, Taif, and Madinah. The enumeration process of pilgrims begins on the 1st day of the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah (1/12) and ends at 6:00 o™clock in the evening of the 9th day of the same month. This year, GASTAT coordinated efforts with the Haramain High Speed Railway to provide its transportation services to pilgrims coming to Makkah. Hajj statistics program aims at providing comprehensive and accurate information and data on the number of pilgrims by means of transportation and date of arrival to be utilized in preparing plans and programs to provide pilgrims with excellent services and an outstanding experience. The unit used in this process is the Muhrem (a pilgrim who is in ritual devotion). The enumeration process covers all Saudi and non-Saudi individuals (males and females) coming from inside Saudi Arabia to Makkah for the purpose of Hajj. Concerned researchers complete the data of each vehicle carrying pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia. The data include the type of vehicle, and number of total pilgrims distributed by gender and nationality. GASTAT improves a mechanism of data collection on a regular and periodic basis using the latest technologies and software in witch data can be automatically collected through surveys conducted periodically on a sample of households live in this Region. The surveys are used to obtain the percentage of such pilgrims to be added to the number of pilgrims who arrive from other Saudi Arabia™s regions to represent the total number of pilgrims coming from inside Saudi Arabia. Regarding pilgrims who coming from outside Saudi Arabia, they are annually registered by the General Directorate of Passports to provide the Authority with their number distributed by gender, nationality, and date of arrival. Such comprehensive data can be utilized in offering integrated services to the GASTAT is pleased to thank all those who contributed to this work including all entities concerned with Hajj, where their cooperation has greatly impact the release of this bulletin. For comments or suggestions, kindly send them via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as they may improve the content of the bulletin and further develop future bulletins.
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2Historical development of Hajj statistics -ries and other entities concerned with Hajj works. During this long period 50 years, the Authority has made considerable efforts to develop the ap -proach of work used in collecting data in order to reach the highest levels of accuracy and comprehen -siveness. The use of modern technologies in the process of Hajj statistics has played an essential role in extracting the desired results quickly, and easing the burden of preparing daily reports sent from the centers of Hajj statistics to the headquarters. The Authority keeps improving its methodologies and software used to collect, process, analyze, and publish data in order to ensure the reliability and timeliness of published data. It also uses recent technologies that solve the problems of timing and distance which are two obstacles that slow down the speed of processing data, which would consequently hinder the process of extracting and pub -lishing the data of Hajj statistics. Therefore, the Authority has applied a recent methodology to collect arrival centers, and date of arrival, can be obtained in a shorter time . GASTAT has developed an interactive map as a complement to its developmental works done in Hajj statistics domain. Through this map, statistical data of Hajj are published and updated each (6) hours during enumeration days. The map is linked to different statistical data sets (spatial and temporal di – comprehensive understanding of the collected statistical data and to provide a set of statistical and geomagnetic analysis to support decision makers .Bulletin of Hajj statistics for this year will include tables of the number of labor force serving pilgrims by gender and name of sector. It includes supervision and follow-up processes in addition to a number of public services, such as: security ,energy, education, and the affairs of the two holy mosques. Other services are in the domain of health, transportation, and communications. -ber of pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia, whereas the second one represents the non-Saudi pilgrims coming from outside and inside Saudi Arabia to Makkak between the years of 1440H and 1439H . 1. Data sources of Hajj statistics bulletin: The Hajj Statistics Bulletin depends on four main sources for its data that help it provide a complete –
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4Ł To identify the arrival roads used by pilgrims from inside and outside Saudi Arabia. 3. Terminologies and concepts related to Hajj statistics 3.1. Enumeration Unit: The counting unit used in this process is the Muhrem. This means that the counting process for domestic pilgrims is limited to Muhrem individuals who have been counted at Hajj statistics centers at the entry points to Makkah. 3.2. Enumeration Range and Coverage: The counting process includes all Saudi, non-Saudi, male, and female individuals who arrive to Makkah from other Saudi cities for the purpose of Hajj. The counting process does not include pilgrims who arrive from other countries as they are already counted by the General Directorate of Passports. 3.3. Enumeration Method: A comprehensive counting method is used in this process for all categories of pilgrims, domestic and foreign. GASTAT conducts the effective count for domestic pilgrims based on nationality through its centers spread out at all entry points to Makkah. GASTAT uses several methods to support the main centers in the counting of pilgrims at entry points to Makkah. For example, by having supporting centers available in Medina, Jeddah, and Taif. Each year, GASTAT faces many challenges in the process of counting pilgrims due to the continuous -mulated expertise of its personnel to overcome these challenges. 3.4. Process Cycle: Given the importance of Hajj statistics in planning and service provision for pilgrims, GASTAT imple -ments the Hajj statistics process on an annual basis. It publishes an annual bulletin containing all the 3.5. Enumeration Data: It includes the collected data detailed according to nationality, gender, collection time and date, and the types of vehicles carrying pilgrims.3.6. Hajj Statistics Centers: They are centers established by GASTAT to implement the Hajj statistics process. They are divided based on the nature of their work into main centers and supporting centers. With the exception of the Main Center located at the center of Makkah, all centers are located at Makkah entry points and surround the city from all directions. Supporting centers aim at supporting some of the centers that
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5First: Main Centers: In addition to the Main Center located in the center of Makkah City, there are six other main cen -ters surrounding the city at its entry points that conduct the counting process for pilgrims. These are: 1. Makkah/Jeddah Highway Center Located on the Makkah/Jeddah highway, it is considered the largest and most important center as it stands at the main crossing for pilgrims coming from Jeddah city. 2. Old Makkah/Jeddah Center Located on the old Makkah/Jeddah road, it stands at a second crossing for pilgrims arriving from Jeddah city. 3. Altan™eim Center Located on the road between Medina and Makkah, it counts pilgrims coming from Medina and its surrounding villages as well as pilgrims who visited Medina before performing their Haj pilgrimage. 4. Alshraie™ Center Located on the road connecting Makkah and Taif through Al Sail, it counts pilgrims coming from the Riyadh/Makkah road. 5. Alkar Center Located on the road connecting Makkah and Taif through Al Hada, it counts pilgrims coming from Taif and its surrounding villages, or from the ‚Asir region or Al Bahah. 6. South Center Located on the Al Laith/Jazan road near Alsa™diah village, it counts pilgrims coming from jazan re -gion and the coastal regions 7. Haramain High Speed RailwayIt transports pilgrims from Medina and makes three stops: Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, and the King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. Second – Supporting Centers Several supporting counting centers are spread out across Jeddah, Medina, and Taif. These are: 1. Jeddah supporting centers They support and assist the Main Center on the Makkah/Jeddah highway especially during peak periods on the 7th,8th and 9th of Dhu Al-Hijjah. These centers are distributed at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, mass transit stations, Makkah entry points, and other locations in Jeddah. 2. Abiar ‚Ali It supports and assists the Altan™eim main center and is located in Abiar ‚Ali. It is the Ihram location for people coming from Medina. It is the second most important center after the Jeddah supporting
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6center. It can cover the counting of all pilgrims arriving from Medina . Its personnel have been divided into two groups, one in Abiar ‚Ali region and the other on the same highway connecting Medina city and Makkah near the passport center. 3. Al Sail Center It supports and assists the Alshraie™ Center. It is located in the village of Al Sail Al Kabir, and is the Ihram location for pilgrims coming to Makkah from the east from Al Hawiyah through Al Sail. 4. Al Hawiyah Center It supports and assists the Alkar Center. It is located in Al Hada and is the Ihram for pilgrims coming to Makkah from Taif and its surrounding regions. 5. Alhoseniah Center It supports and assists the Alkar Center. It is located on the road between Makkah, the ring road, and the Alhoseniah neighborhood.4. Coverage:4.1. Spatial Coverage: Used in the counting of domestic pilgrims, it uses a comprehensive counting method for all pilgrims from inside the Kingdom. GASTAT, through its centers inside Makkah, counts the actual number of domestic pilgrims according to nationality. As for foreign pilgrims, the General Directorate of Passports counts them through its employees located at Saudi Arabia™s land, sea, and air ports. 4.2. Time Coverage: It covers Hajj statistics for all pilgrims who visit the Holy Sites during the Hajj season.Sampling units of Hajj statistics : The used enumeration unit of this process is the Muhrem. The process of enumerating pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia is restricted to Muhrem individuals who have been enumerated in Hajj statistics centers at Makkah city entrances. The bulletin™s data is based on the National Code of Countries and Nationalities. 6. Data Collection Tools: Ł The enumeration questionnaire of pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia: The questionnaire was prepared and designed by specialists in the department of census in the General Authority for Statistics. The questions were prepared in a specific scientific way.
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7The questionnaire includes the following questions :Type of vehicle To register the type of vehicle carrying the pilgrim / pilgrims when crossing the centers of Hajj statisticsNumber of pilgrimsTo register the number of pilgrims in each vehicle with gender / female).NationalityTo register the nationality of pilgrims in each vehicleTime of questionnaire completionTo register the time when the Muhrem entered Makkah The location where the qusetionnaire was CompletedTo register the center from which the Muhrem entered Makkah After the approval of the enumeration questionnaire, it was converted into an electronic form that can be handled through the developed system of data collection using the tablet devices. This system has the advantage of completing data in high quality using the rules of data auditing and navigation (to detect input errors and illogic inputs automatically as soon as data is completed). 7. Data Collection Method:7.1. Data collection for domestic pilgrims:Ł The candidate workers who are nominated to work in the Hajj statistics process were se -lected according to a number of practical and objective criteria related to the nature of workŁ All candidates (GASTAT staff and collaborators from some government entities) have been trained and prepared through special training programs conducted in different Hajj statis -tics‚ centersŁ All field researchers used tablet devices to complete the enumeration questionnaire of pil -grims.Ł Field researchers used the ﬁsynchronizationﬂ feature available on tablets to upload and transfer the competed data directly to the database associated with it at the headquarters of GASTAT, where it is Ł The (Auditing rules) are applied electronically to ensure the consistency, accuracy and logic of the data on the questionnaire of pilgrims enumeration. These are (electronic rules that detect conflicting answers), which were built by linking the logical relationship between the answers of the questionnaire and its variables to help the field researcher to detect any error directly when completing data . These bases will not allow the passing of errors if the answer conflicts with another information or answer in the questionnaire Ł The data collected was verified by reviewing the data through the office audit units in each of the centers of Hajj statistics. This unit also monitors and controls the performance of all field researchers and thier productivity in synchronization with the time of the data collec -tion process from the first day to the last day
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