Business Frame Update Survey

Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD) implemented a comprehensive update of the economic establishments’ framework in 2021 to cover all economic establishments operating in Abu Dhabi according to their economic activity, labour size, and total revenue. The updated framework allows proper sample designs for economic surveys conducted by SCAD or requested by partners that have commercial licenses issued from 01 January to 31 December 2021 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Element Description
Survey or opinion poll name Business Frame Update Survey
Organization name Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi
Theme Economic
Frequency Annual
Sample unit Companies
Data confidentiality
No reports were found.
Element Description
  • To establish a statistical record to rely on for various surveys.
  • To provide data on the level of economic activity.
  • To provide a unified database of establishments to government agencies.
  • To establish a unified statistical classification among government agencies.

Updating the economic framework of the establishments for the year 2021.


The main results extracted from the business frame update survey include:

  • Economic activity according to the Unified International Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC4) from the first to the fourth level
  • Number of employees in the establishment
  • Revenues of the establishment
  • Legal form of the establishment
  • Status of the establishment
  • Address of the establishment
  • Coordinates and geographic distribution by region

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