EMP 1.1 Qatar: Employed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatar/non-Qatari) and sex (2006-2018)
Source: Labour Force Sample Surveys, 2006 to 2009 and 2011 to 2018; *: census 2010
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Reference period for census 2015: the night of 20 to 21 April 2015.
Reference period for census 2010: the night of 20 to 21 April 2010.
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the State’s borders during time of reference, including in labour camps.
Labour force Sample Surveys:
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.
In 2013, the Survey was conducted on a quarterly basis.
|Labor Force||Sampling||Sample size||Reference|
|2006||based on independent samples drawn from distinct frames of specially constructed PSUs||5,492||31,439||March 2006|
|2012||Census 2010||6,895||37,629||April 2012|
|2013||Census 2010||c. 7000||n.d.||Quarterly|
Reference period for the labor force data: the week prior to the reference date for data collection.
Population of reference: sample of Qatari and non-Qatari households of the following types: i. Qatari households; ii. Non-Qatari households;
iii. Small labor gatherings; iv. Large labor gatherings, present in Qatar on the night of survey/ periods of reference
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.
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. Institution which provides data
Planning and Statistics Authority
3. Data availability
Labour Force Surveys (annual and quarterly reports) and earlier labour-related data can be downloaded from PSA’s website, in PDF and Excel formats:
Last date of access: October 2019.