Employed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex, occupation and average weekly work hours (2012)
|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|
|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|
|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|
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).
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)
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:
Annual Bulletin of the Labour Force survey 2012 is available in PDf and Excel formats:
See also Qatar Information Exchange, an interactive data base compiling data on the labour force taken from available surveys:
Date of access: September 2013.