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Inactive population (15 years and more) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and age group (2012)

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  Qataris Non-Qataris Total
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15 – 19 8,588 13,485 22,073 15,321 15,754 31,075 23,909 29,239 53,148
20 – 24 4,383 7,478 11,861 5,881 10,902 16,783 10,264 18,380 28,644
25 – 29 1,008 3,766 4,774 1,032 13,762 14,794 2,040 17,528 19,568
30 – 34 581 3,280 3,861 731 16,229 16,960 1,312 19,509 20,821
35 – 39 695 3,162 3,857 406 14,007 14,413 1,101 17,169 18,270
40 – 44 886 3,764 4,650 163 11,149 11,312 1,049 14,913 15,962
45 – 49 981 4,632 5,613 268 7,750 8,018 1,249 12,382 13,631
50 – 54 2,064 4,242 6,306 294 5,205 5,499 2,358 9,447 11,805
55 – 59 1,845 3,810 5,655 137 3,683 3,820 1,982 7,493 9,475
60 – 64 1,800 2,871 4,671 558 1,782 2,340 2,358 4,653 7,011
65 + 3,596 3,909 7,505 1,777 1,862 3,639 5,373 5,771 11,144
TOTAL 26,427 54,399 80,826 26,568 102,085 128,653 52,995 156,484 209,479

Source: Labour Force Bulletin 2012, Qatar Statistics Authority

 

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.

 

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 does not look for a job during the week preceding the survey and gets a fixed pension for work he/she had joined before

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

Others: Those able to work but not willing to, not enrolled in education, as well as any other cases encountered by the enumerator other than the above mentioned.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

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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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