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TABLE 1.

3 Distribution of Overseas Filipino Workers


by Place of Work and Sex: 2017

Both
Place of Work Male Female
Sexes

Philippines 2,339 1,084 1,255


Number (In thousands)

Total 100.0 100.0 100.0


Africa 1.1 2.4 0.1
Asia 85.5 77.3 92.7
East Asia 18.9 15.7 21.7
Hong Kong 6.5 0.5 11.7
Japan 4.9 6.9 3.2
Taiwan 3.8 3.0 4.5
Other Countries in East Asia (including China 3.7 5.3 2.3
and South Korea)
Southeast and South Central Asia 9.5 9.3 9.6
Malaysia 1.7 1.5 1.8
Singapore 5.3 4.3 6.1
Other Countries in Southeast 2.5 3.5 1.7
and South Central Asia (including Brunei,
Cambodia, and Indonesia)
Western Asia 57.1 52.3 61.3
Kuwait 6.7 2.6 10.3
Qatar 5.5 6.0 5.1
Saudi Arabia 25.4 28.7 22.5
United Arab Emirates 15.3 12.6 17.5
Other Countries in Western Asia (Bahrain, 4.3 2.4 5.9
Israel, Lebanon and Jordan)
Australia 1.6 2.3 0.9
Europe 6.4 10.1 3.1
North and South America 5.4 8.0 3.2

Notes: Details may not add up to totals due to rounding.


The estimates cover overseas Filipinos whose departure occurred within the last five years and who are working
or had worked abroad during the past six months (April to September) of the survey period.

Source: Phillippine Statistics Authority, 2017 Survey on Overseas Filipinos