Inactive population by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and inactivity status (2010)
|Student||Homemaker||Retired||Unable to Work||Not Seeking Work||Other||Total|
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.
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).
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.
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.