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Economically active population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2013)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 13 0 13 21,194 0 21,194 21,207 0 21,207
Mining and quarrying 7,557 1,054 8,611 84,620 2,177 86,797 92,177 3,231 95,408
Manufacturing 1,238 137 1,375 117,222 855 118,077 118,460 992 119,452
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,191 272 1,463 6,865 434 7,299 8,056 706 8,762
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 221 101 322 2,410 86 2,496 2,631 187 2,818
Construction 1,026 288 1,314 564,312 3,050 567,362 565,338 3,338 568,676
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,144 343 1,487 185,834 6,763 192,597 186,978 7,106 194,084
Transportation and storage 1,384 238 1,622 37,287 6,029 43,316 38,671 6,267 44,938
Accommodation and food service activities 444 326 770 34,769 3,369 38,138 35,213 3,695 38,908
Information and communication 1,945 761 2,706 7,435 2,406 9,841 9,380 3,167 12,547
Financial and insurance activities 1,433 1,694 3,127 7,262 2,086 9,348 8,695 3,780 12,475
Real estate activities 720 101 821 9,190 424 9,614 9,910 525 10,435
Professional, scientific and technical activities 277 189 466 26,495 1,598 28,093 26,772 1,787 28,559
Administrative and support service activities 333 643 976 43,619 3,341 46,960 43,952 3,984 47,936
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 38,215 10,776 48,991 42,521 4,260 46,781 80,736 15,036 95,772
Education 1,779 9,347 11,126 11,644 16,920 28,564 13,423 26,267 39,690
Human health and social work activities 1,419 3,550 4,969 11,518 11,356 22,874 12,937 14,906 27,843
Arts, entertainment and recreation 470 351 821 7,320 935 8,255 7,790 1,286 9,076
Other service activities 78 76 154 5,799 1,029 6,828 5,877 1,105 6,982
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 56,381 95,631 152,012 56,381 95,631 152,012
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 25 9 34 1,295 420 1,715 1,320 429 1,749
Total 60,912 30,256 91,168 1,284,992 163,169 1,448,161 1,345,904 193,425 1,539,329

Source: QSA, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2013 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2013: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 8,342 households and 55,771 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).
Data Collection: The sample was divided into equal parts to collect data monthly. Each month 1/3 of the quarterly data were collected during the first two weeks of the month.
Reference period for the labour force data: the week prior to data collection day.
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. labour 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 data refers to the economically active population, i.e., the employed and the unemployed
1) Employed.
All 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
2) Unemployed.
All persons aged 15 years and over who were, during the week preceding the survey, without employment, willing to work and looking seriously for a job.
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 a work experience, who during the week preceding the survey were actively looking for a job

This table does not include persons seeking work for the first time

2. Institution which provides data

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
(http://www.qsa.gov.qa/eng/index.htm for website in English; http://www.qsa.gov.qa/Ar/index.htm for website in Arabic)

3. Data availability

The Statistics Authority conducted the first labour Force Sample Survey in 2001. Starting from 2006, the execution of these surveys came to be on annual basis. Quarterly publications of Labour Force Surveys’ data are also available since 2012.
Most Labour Force Surveys and publications related to the labour force are available on QSA’s website, in PDF format. LFS 2013 can be downloaded from:
https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce
See also Qatar Information Exchange for earlier Labour Force Surveys. QIX has also 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

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