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POPULATION

As of 1 October 2017 the population totals 343,556 people. Men – 161,892, women – 184,664.

The number of unemployed as of 1 January 2017 makes up 8893 people.

INFRASTRUCTURE

There are 65 secondary schools, 41 children's preschool organizations, 28 colleges, 4 universities in Semey city.

LAND RESOURCES

As of 1 January 2018 the territory of Semey city covers 2780,7 thousand hectares, including the area of lands of agricultural purposes – 999,6 thousand hectares that makes up 36 % of the area of the territory, including the arable lands -11,7 thousand hectares that makes up 1,2 % of the area of lands of agricultural purposes and 6,1 thousand hectares of deposits which make up 0,6 % of the area of lands of agricultural purposes. 

LABOR RESOURCES

The effective system of social protection of unemployed is addressed by implementation of the Territory Development Program for 2016-2020 and the Productive Employment and Mass Business Development Program for 2017-2021.

In 2017, 15723 persons addressed concerning employment which is 1,8 times higher than in 2016 (8629 persons). 

The number of officially registered unemployed as of December 31, 2017 made up 1221 persons. A share of the registered unemployed to economically active population made up 0,7 %.

3860 jobs are created in branches of the economy, including 2137 jobs within the framework of the Territory Development Program, or 101,5 % of the plan (2105).

1697 persons comparing with the plan of 1422 persons are directed to short-time courses of professional training in professions necessary to enter the job market.

166 persons addressed concerning microcrediting, including 69 - on expanding of existing business and 97 - on start-up of own business, including 56 from rural settlements.

It’s given 115 referrals, including 43 - to start-up of own business, 72 - to expand an existing business. Including, 111 referrals  - to banks of the second level and 4 referrals  – “Agrarian Credit Corporation” JSC, including through “KT “Abai Agro”- farms “Barshatas”, “Kali”, SEC “Dostyk-17” and through “KT “Urjar Agro” - IE “Musaiynov S.K.”.

140 persons were trained in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship of 166 persons addressed.  

7824 participants are employed, of whom 6306 persons are placed in permanent jobs.

359 persons are given temporary social employment comparing with the plan of 280 persons. 709 graduates of educational institutions took part in the youth practice comparing with the plan of 555 persons. 450 persons are placed in public works comparing with the plan of 450 persons.

10 double houses have been constructed in Muzdybai settlement of Prirechnoe rural district. All participants of the Program are provided with permanent jobs in the farm “Muzdybai-1”.

9 families of ethnic Kazakhs and members of their families in all 32 persons were paid grants to the sum of KZT 2,5 million for resettlement according to the decisions of the sessions of the commission on inclusion in the regional quota of admissions of Oralmans and orders of the director of Population Employment Center. It is paid grants in the sum of KZT 1,5 million to 7 families of Oralmans for repayment of expenses on hiring (rent) of habitation and payment of municipal services.

The number of citizens with lower-income for the accounting period decreased by 0,1 % and made up 1685 persons (1687 persons as at 1 January 2017).

The number of addressees of targeted social assistance increased in comparison with the last year by 9,4 % (in 2016 - 628 persons, in 2017 - 687), the number of addressees of the housing assistance also increased by 6,8 % (in 2016 - 2069 families, in 2017 - 2209) and child support grant by 23,1 % (in 2016 - 1653 children, in 2017 - 2035).

 

PERSONNEL POTENTIAL

Technical specialities

Electrosupply – 228

Welding – 143

Technical service, repair and operation of automobile transport - 39

Technical service of road-building machinery - 223

Installation and operation of internal sanitation facilities, ventilation and engineering systems - 53

Electric and electromechanical equipment - 62

Operation, repair and technical service of rolling equipment – 37

Operation of water transport – 28

Shipbuilding and maintenance of ship machines and mechanisms – 87

Organization of transportations and management of auto traffic control - 69

Optical and electronic equipment – 20

Radio electronics and communications – 50

Installation, technical service and repair of medical equipment – 63

Traffic management – 279

Geological survey, prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits – 252

Technology and procedure of exploration of mineral deposits – 208

Geodesy and cartography – 457

Hydrogeology and engineering geology – 108

Geophysical methods of prospecting of mineral deposits – 101

Ecology and rational use of nature in subsoil use sector – 52

Repairman of automobiles – 68

Building and facilities management (building-technician, mason, plasterer) – 272

Installation and operation of engineering systems and facilities - 53

Installation and operation of facilities and gas-supply systems – 40

Motorway construction and airdromes (building-technician, master of industrial training) – 16

Technical operation of road-building machinery (machinist of bulldozer) - 223

Computing and software – 730

Forestry, landscape construction – 65

Turning and metal working – 25

Service engineering specialities
Hairdressing and decorative cosmetics – 108

Design - 73

Technology and organization of production of food products - 68 

Clothing manufacture and designing of clothes (designer, technologist) – 123

Fine arts and drawing – 25

Fur and sheepskin-coat production technology – 16
Equipping of facilities of catering, trade and meat industries – 42

Baking, macaroni and confectionery production – 15
mechanical processing

Meat and meat products production – 16
Mechanical processing, monitoring instrument and automatic equipment in mechanical engineering – 37

Veterinary science – 95
Organization and service of hotel industry – 31
Catering – 528

Humanitarian-economic specialities
Legal science – 234
Accounting and Audit – 256
Appraisal – 14

Office work and archival science –22

Finance – 297

Information systems – 130 
Tourism - 6
Elementary education – 338

Physical training and sports – 315
Preschool education – 201
Basic secondary education (on branches) – 98
Library work – 35
Art of direction – 17

Musical art, variety show art - 137

Social work – 68
Chorus conducting – 47
Vocational education – 97
Information systems – 130 
Law-enforcement activity – 99
Protection in Emergency Situations – 199
Fire safety – 347
Teacher of physical training and sports – 315
Marketing on branches – 18
Management on branches – 36

Medical specialities
General Medicine – 938

Nursing – 1761
Dentistry – 111
Pharmacy– 395.

INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

Now Semey city is realizing the following projects which require funding:

- “Organization of firefighting equipment production”. Total amount of the project is 986,0 million tenge;

- “Reconstruction of poultry farm of an egg direction”. Amount of the project is 502,0 million tenge;

- “Construction of wool primary-processing factory, creation of raw-material base by reproduction of fine-wooled and coarse-wooled sheep”. Amount of the project is $21,0 million;

- “Creation of sturgeon farm in Semey city”. Amount of the project is 21,0 million tenge;

- “Creation of transport and logistics centre in Semey city of NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” JSC. Amount of the project is 12,0 billion tenge;

- “Construction of plant for municipal, industrial waste processing in secondary raw material”. Amount of the project is 350 million tenge.