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Inactive population (15 years and more) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex, age group and inactivity status (2010)

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    Qataris Non-Qataris
    15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 >65 Total 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 >65 Total
  Males 14.035 674 2 0 0 0 14.711 18.060 1.102 5 0 0 0 19.167
Student Females 14.644 679 4 0 0 0 15.327 17.018 1.088 17 0 0 0 18.123
  Total 28.679 1.353 6 0 0 0 30.038 35.078 2.190 22 0 0 0 37.290
  Males 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Homemaker Females 3.358 6.030 5.051 5.647 3.779 2.757 26.622 7.931 28.927 21.576 11.029 4.496 1.417 75.376
  Total 3.358 6.030 5.051 5.647 3.779 2.757 26.622 7.931 28.927 21.576 11.029 4.496 1.417 75.376
  Males 0 91 594 1.967 2.216 886 5.754 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retired Females 0 43 527 1.658 394 0 2.622 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 0 134 1.121 3.625 2.610 886 8.376 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Males 128 142 115 103 96 1.768 2.352 138 121 63 44 102 237 705
Unable to Work Females 70 65 72 148 267 706 1.328 57 57 34 27 55 139 369
  Total 198 207 187 251 363 2.474 3.680 195 178 97 71 157 376 1.074
  Males 436 216 141 154 183 443 1.573 192 119 54 111 242 333 1.051
Not Seeking Work Females 543 269 224 165 155 359 1.715 539 476 269 136 95 64 1.579
  Total 979 485 365 319 338 802 3.288 731 595 323 247 337 397 2.630
  Males 18 58 53 34 4 2 169 256 473 284 156 143 129 1.441
Other Females 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 111 305 196 138 100 44 894
  Total 18 60 53 34 4 2 171 367 778 480 294 243 173 2.335
  Males 14.617 1.181 905 2.258 2.499 3.099 24.559 18.646 1.815 406 311 487 699 22.364
TOTAL Females 18.615 7.088 5.878 7.618 4.595 3.822 47.616 25.656 30.853 22.092 11.330 4.746 1.664 96.341
  Total 33.232 8.269 6.783 9.876 7.094 6.921 72.175 44.302 32.668 22.498 11.641 5.233 2.363 118.705

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.

 

Inactive population:

Full-time student: The person (15 years or older) enrolled in any educational institution as a full-time persistent student with purpose of attaining an academic degree, irrespective of whether the schooling hours are in the morning or evening. Any trainee enrolled in vocational training institutes is regarded as a full-time student.

Full-time housewife: The female (15 years or older) who is fully engaged in home management and family care, and does not practice any other work

Retired: The person who is not working but capable of work, does not look for work during the week ending on 20/04/2010 and gets a fixed pension for work he had joined before

Disabled: The person (15 years or older) who is not capable of work due to illness, handicap or old age.

Not searching for work: The person (15 years or older) who is capable of work but not working or searching for work and he is not enrolled in any of the educational institutes. Such person is called “economically self-sufficient”.

Others: Any cases encountered by the enumerator other than the above mentioned e.g. inmates of jails, health resorts, hospitals, etc not engaged with work).

 

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

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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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