The General Authority for statistics (GaStat) is responsible for statistics and it is the only official reference for implementing, supervising and organizing statistical work. GaStat count pilgrims coming to Makkah and the Holy places using a statistical method depending on pilgrim’s arrival as follows:
Domestic Pilgrims Enumeration:
International Pilgrims Enumeration:
By using the total numbers of the three methodologies, GaStat announces the official number of pilgrims in the evening of the 9th day of Dhu Al-Hijjah every year.
The Statistician Visit through the Process of Updating the Enumeration Areas in the Regions of Medina and Tabuk