The number of foreign workers increased by 9.4 percent from the previous quarterEconomy
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. In the third quarter of 2021, 5.8
thousand foreign citizens from 74 foreign countries were working in Mongolia
with labor contract with the purpose of earning wage and income or voluntarily
without purpose of earning wage and income. The number of foreign workers
increased by 495 (9.4%) from the previous quarter. In terms of gender of all
foreign workers with labor contract in Mongolia, 5.2 thousand (89.4%) were male
and 0.6 thousand (10.6%) were female.
In terms of country of all foreign workers in Mongolia, 65.3% is from China, 4.2% is from Vietnam, 3.7% is from Russian Federation, 3.2% is from South Korea, 3.0% is from India, 2.5% is from United States, 2.0% is from Philippines, 1.1% is from Great Britain, 1.1% is from Australia, and remaining 13.9% is from other countries.
By age groups of foreign workers, the highest percentage or 16.7% was persons aged 50-54, 15.9% was persons aged 45-49, 14.3% was persons aged 35-39 and the lowest percentage or 2.5% was persons up to 24 years.
By region, 2.7 thousand foreign workers (47.0%) of total foreign workers were in Ulaanbaatar, 2.1 thousand (35.9%) were in Central region, 0.4 thousand (7.0%) were in Eastern region, 0.3 thousand (5.3%) were in Khangai region and 0.3 thousand (4.8%) were in Western region.
By education attainment of the foreign workers, 2.3 thousand (39.4%) had diploma or bachelor degree, 1.9 thousand (34.3%) had technical and vocational education, 1.1 thousand (18.9%) had upper secondary degree, 0.3 thousand (5.8%) had specialized secondary degree and 0.1 thousand (1.6%) had lower secondary degree.
In terms of the occupation of foreign workers, the highest percentage or 2.7 thousand (47.5%) were professionals and the lowest percentage or 3 persons (0.1%) were skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery worker.
In the third quarter of 2021, 1.7 thousand workers (29.6%) are working in construction sector, 1.6 thousand workers (28.0%) are working in mining and quarrying sector, 597 workers (10.4%) are working in education sector, 526 workers (9.1%) are working in manufacturing sector, 443 workers (7.7%) are working in transportation and storage, 351 workers (6.1%) were working in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 91 workers (1.6%) are working in administrative and support service activities, and 434 workers (7.5%) are working in other sectors. Compared with the previous quarter, the number of foreign workers in construction sector increased by 721 (73.5%) and by 237 (2.2 times) in transportation and storage sector.
Source: National Statistics Office of Mongolia