The English language daily, The Arab News reports on a recent survey of Saudi households. A link to the article is here, and the text of the story is below.
A recent survey conducted by the Public Opinion Survey Unit in King
Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue found that 66.7 percent of the
1,000 participants from the Kingdom had house-maids.
The survey also found that 87.2 percent of the Saudi families participating in the polls said that they had private chauffeurs.
another focus issue of the survey, it was revealed that Sudanese labor
ranked last on the list of foreign workers preferred by Saudi families
at 1.2 percent. This was followed by Nepalese workers (1.7 percent),
Egyptian workers (1.8 percent) and Bangladeshi workers (2 percent).
survey confirmed that 46.1 percent of the respondents felt that the
main reason behind the tendency of families to recruit housemaids is
that generally the female head in the house is employed full time in a
professional setting. Converesely, 70.6 percent of the sample said that
recruiting house help in Saudi communities is extravagant and
The King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue has
allocated an integrated public opinion survey unit at its academy
specifically for dialogue and public opinion.