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Employed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex, occupation and average weekly work hours (2012)

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  QATARIS NON-QATARI TOTAL TOTAL
  Males Females Males Females Qataris non-Qataris Males Females
  Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours Employees Average work hours
Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers 6,555 40.66 1,598 38.33 24,723 47.22 2,247 41.79 8,153 40.20 26,970 46.76 31,278 44.54 3,845 39.66
Professionals 10,357 39.49 13,791 38.65 81,379 46.07 22,711 40.53 24,148 39.01 104,090 44.86 91,736 44.32 36,502 39.40
Technicians and Associate Professionals 9,350 39.42 3,958 38.88 57,440 47.86 7,209 43.74 13,308 39.26 64,649 47.40 66,790 45.01 11,167 40.86
Clerks 13,971 40.71 7,021 38.89 39,892 47.42 7,992 44.45 20,992 40.10 47,884 46.93 53,863 43.87 15,013 40.38
Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales Workers 4,619 41.22 351 37.42 74,425 51.44 13,448 51.12 4,970 40.95 87,873 51.39 79,044 49.78 13,799 50.14
Skilled Agricultural And Fishery Workers 34 42.00 0 0 9,857 50.11 0 0 34 42.00 9,857 50.11 9,891 49.97 0 0
Craft and Related Trades Workers 4,588 41.60 0 0 467,065 52.74 81 50.00 4,588 41.60 467,146 52.74 471,653 52.26 81 50.00
Plant and  Machine Operators and Assemblers 1,292 39.11 0 0 146,890 51.33 486 47.15 1,292 39.11 147,376 51.32 148,182 51.05 486 47.15
Elementary Occupations 4,843 40.28 273 38.53 215,906 52.68 86,230 57.47 5,116 40.18 302,136 54.05 220,749 51.63 86,503 57.40
Total 55,609 40.28 26,992 38.71 1,117,577 50.94 140,404 52.38 82,601 39.78 1,257,981 51.50 1,173,186 49.76 167,396 49.81

 

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.

 

Occupations are categorised according to ISCO 88 international classification of occupations (major (1-digit) group titles).

 

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.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

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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: September 2013.

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

 

 

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