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Economically-active population by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari), sex and age group (2012)

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Qataris  Non-Qataris Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15 – 19 2,995 533 3,528 10,147 10,942 21,089 13,142 11,475 24,617
20 – 24 7,451 4,081 11,532 122,559 22,456 145,015 130,010 26,537 156,547
25 – 29 8,849 5,539 14,388 222,761 29,304 252,065 231,610 34,843 266,453
30 – 34 9,108 5,504 14,612 227,912 25,429 253,341 237,020 30,933 267,953
35 – 39 6,956 4,244 11,200 181,225 16,735 197,960 188,181 20,979 209,160
40 – 44 7,050 3,388 10,438 149,192 14,221 163,413 156,242 17,609 173,851
45 – 49 5,166 2,252 7,418 95,589 8,729 104,318 100,755 10,981 111,736
50 – 54 4,411 1,008 5,419 60,488 6,312 66,800 64,899 7,320 72,219
55 – 59 2,181 396 2,577 30,132 2,976 33,108 32,313 3,372 35,685
60 – 64 917 83 1,000 10,085 1,661 11,746 11,002 1,744 12,746
65 + 657 44 701 7,642 1,883 9,525 8,299 1,927 10,226
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

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

(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 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

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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