Employed population by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2010)
|Economic activity||Qataris||Non-Qataris||TOTAL EMPLOYED POPULATION|
|01-03 Agriculture and fishing||Females||2||44||46|
|05-09 Mining and quarrying||Females||705||1,494||2,199|
|35-39 Electricity, gas, water supply and waste management||Females||239||45||284|
|45-47 Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles||Females||352||5,294||5,646|
|49-53 Transportation and storage||Females||169||4,045||4,214|
|55-56 Accommodation and food service activities||Females||10||2,809||2,819|
|58-63 Information and communication||Females||635||1,069||1,704|
|64-66 Financial and insurance activities||Females||1,265||1,560||2,825|
|68 Real estate activities||Females||143||316||459|
|69-75 Professional, scientific and technical activities||Females||93||1,139||1,232|
|77-82 Administrative and support service activities||Females||76||2,364||2,440|
|84 Public administration and defence||Females||11,960||1,640||13,600|
|86-88 Human health and social work activities||Females||2,252||7,997||10,249|
|90-93 Arts, entertainment and recreation||Females||246||453||699|
|94-96 Other service activities||Females||77||1,045||1,122|
|97-98 Activities of households as employers||Females||5||84,164||84,169|
|99 Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies||Females||9||271||280|
Source: census 2010, QSA
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.
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.
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
Economic activities are categorised according to ISIC( Rev. 4) international classification of industries.
2. Institution which provides data
Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)
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.
Census 2010′ website:
2010′ census in Excel or PDF format individual tables:
Date of access: June 2013.