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Economically active population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2012)

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Qataris  Non-Qataris Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 26 0 26 18,081 55 18,136 18,107 55 18,162
Mining and quarrying 6,820 918 7,738 73,189 2,184 75,373 80,009 3,102 83,111
Manufacturing 807 111 918 101,308 580 101,888 102,115 691 102,806
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,228 99 1,327 5,958 380 6,338 7,186 479 7,665
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 85 38 123 1,173 0 1,173 1,258 38 1,296
Construction 628 81 709 495,706 2,849 498,555 496,334 2,930 499,264
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,083 368 1,451 162,753 5,155 167,908 163,836 5,523 169,359
Transportation and storage 1,356 110 1,466 31,581 5,228 36,809 32,937 5,338 38,275
Accommodation and food service activities 400 193 593 28,815 2,797 31,612 29,215 2,990 32,205
Information and communication 1,747 656 2,403 6,928 2,127 9,055 8,675 2,783 11,458
Financial and insurance activities 1,339 1,463 2,802 6,910 1,746 8,656 8,249 3,209 11,458
Real estate activities 583 86 669 8,382 283 8,665 8,965 369 9,334
Professional, scientific and technical activities 222 79 301 23,728 1,504 25,232 23,950 1,583 25,533
Administrative and support service activities 262 456 718 38,795 1,934 40,729 39,057 2,390 41,447
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 35,974 9,489 45,463 31,761 4,316 36,077 67,735 13,805 81,540
Education 1,662 8,990 10,652 10,232 9,525 19,757 11,894 18,515 30,409
Human health and social work activities 1,119 3,397 4,516 10,595 8,399 18,994 11,714 11,796 23,510
Arts, entertainment and recreation 312 516 828 6,700 236 6,936 7,012 752 7,764
Other service activities 73 16 89 4,260 664 4,924 4,333 680 5,013
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 49,543 90,361 139,904 49,543 90,361 139,904
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 15 6 21 1,334 325 1,659 1,349 331 1,680
Total 55,741 27,072 82,813 1,117,732 140,648 1,258,380 1,173,473 167,720 1,341,193

Source: Labour Force Bulletin 2012, Qatar Statistics Authority

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFB 2012: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 6895 households and 37629 individuals from: 1- Qatari households; 2- Non-Qatari regular (non-collective) households; 3- Non-Qatari small collective households (2 – 6 persons); 4- Non-Qatari large collective households (7 persons or more).

Reference period for data collection: April 2012.

Reference period for the labor force data: the week prior to the reference period for data collection (April 2012).

Population of reference: all Qatari and non-Qatari households present in Qatar on the night of survey, living in normal and collective households.

The collective households are a group of persons not related to each other and sharing living conditions in a residential unit, I.e. labor camps, students living boarding schools, nurses in hospitals… etc. The survey covered the small collective households (includes less than 7 persons) and large collective households (includes 7 persons or more).

The survey did not cover short periods accommodation, i.e. hotels.

 

The table refers to the economically active population: People in the working age including employed and unemployed.

Employed population:

Persons aged 15 years an above, who during the week preceding the survey:

a) Perform a work for a wage, salary, profits or household gains, whether it was in cash or in kind.

b) Are temporarily not employed, however, they still have an official relation with their work

The table refers to employed workers (15 years or older) having worked no less than one hour during the week prior to data collection day in April 2012.

 

Unemployed population:

All persons aged 15 years and over who were, during the week preceding the survey, without work and were willing to work and looking seriously for work.

There is a distinction between two kinds of unemployed persons:

a) First time unemployed: They are the persons who never worked previously, and were during the week preceding the survey looking actively for work.

b)Unemployed who previously worked: They are the persons with previous experience work and during the week preceding the survey were actively looking for work.

 

The present table does not include the persons seeking work for the first time

 

Economic activities are categorised according to ISIC( Rev. 4) international classification of industries.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/Pages/default.aspx for website in English; https://www.mdps.gov.qa/ar/pages/default.aspx for website in Arabic)

 

3. Data availability

 

The Statistics Authority conducted the first labor Force Sample Survey in 2001. Starting from 2006, the execution of these surveys came to be on annual basis.

Most Labour Force Surveys and publications related to the labour force are available on QSA’s website, in PDF format and can be downloaded from:

https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

Annual Bulletin of the Labour Force survey 2012 is available in PDf and Excel formats:

http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/QIXPOC/Documents/QIX%20Knowledge%20Base/Publication/Labor%20Force%20Researches/labor%20force%20sample%20survey/Source_QSA/Labour_Force_Statistics_QSA_Bu_AE_2012.pdf

https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

 

See also Qatar Information Exchange, an interactive data base compiling data on the labour force taken from available surveys:

http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/qix/subject_area/Statistics?subject_area=183

 

Date of access: March 2014.

 

 

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