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Employed population by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari), sex and occupation group (2010)

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Occupation group    Qataris Non-Qataris Total
  Males 5,253 21,132 26,385
1 LEGISLATORS, SENIOR OFFICIALS AND MANAGERS Females 998 2,197 3,195
  Total 6,251 23,329 29,580
  Males 7,948 75,769 83,717
2 PROFESSIONALS Females 12,233 17,535 29,768
  Total 20,181 93,304 113,485
  Males 10,709 39,642 50,351
3 TECHNICIANS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS Females 3,589 5,559 9,148
  Total 14,298 45,201 59,499
  Males 13,748 30,877 44,625
4 CLERKS Females 7,318 7,314 14,632
  Total 21,066 38,191 59,257
  Males 2,100 70,162 72,262
5 SERVICE WORKERS AND SHOP AND MARKET SALES WORKERS Females 458 10,490 10,948
  Total 2,558 80,652 83,210
  Males 31 11,672 11,703
6 SKILLED AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERY WORKERS Females 0 1 1
  Total 31 11,673 11,704
  Males 1,130 470,930 472,060
7 CRAFT AND RELATED TRADES WORKERS Females 8 103 111
  Total 1,138 471,033 472,171
  Males 1,107 141,818 142,925
8 PLANT AND MACHINE OPERATORS AND ASSEMBLERS Females 0 406 406
  Total 1,107 142,224 143,331
  Males 4,142 208,971 213,113
9 ELEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS Females 304 84,529 84,833
  Total 4,446 293,500 297,946
  Males 46,168 1,070,973 1,117,141
TOTAL Females 24,908 128,134 153,042
  Total 71,076 1,199,107 1,270,183

Source: census 2010, QSA

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Reference period for census 2010: the night of April 21st, 2010.

Implementation method: census is based on de jure method; i.e. registering people according to their usual place of residence at time of census.

Populations in transit or visiting Qatar as tourists, as well as residents of public housing or visitors staying in a household for less than two months after night of reference were excluded.

Populations away from usual residence in Qatar for reasons of duty, or on a visit abroad for less than two months, as well as individuals with no personal housing within Qatar staying with a household for more than two months, are counted in their usual/ present residence during census night.

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the State’s borders during time of reference, including in labour camps.

 

The employed population here also includes paid trainees.

 

Employed: The person (15 years or older) engaged in work or who works for profit, whether for his own account, for wages or for a family without being paid, during the week ending on 20/04/2010 provided that working hours should not be less than one hour during that week, and the sick, regular or other temporary leave should not be counted in the absence days.

Trainee getting a salary: The person (15 years or older) who joins any of the training institutes, whether morning or evening study, and gets a salary during the training period

Data related to work force include individuals of 15 years old or more (born before April 1995) and refer to the week preceding the enumeration period.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

None of Qatar censuses or other sources have ever disclosed figures of total population broken down by country of citizenship or even by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari).

For 2010 data have been collected but remain withheld. The census only provides detailed data on population 15 years and above by nationality.

Released parts of census are available on the website of the QSA, in published form in PDF format.

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

Census 2010′ website:

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

2010′ census in Excel or PDF format individual tables:

http://www.qsa.gov.qa/QatarCensus/Census_Results.aspx

 

Date of access: June 2013.

 

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