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Percent distribution of non-Qatari population by duration of stay in Qatar for each municipality (2010)

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duration of 2 years and less 3-4 years 5-9 years 10-14 years 15 years and more Non-Qatari population
Municipality  (aged 10+)
Doha 48.0 18.4 17.5 6.7 9.4 33,561
Al Rayyan 44.9 22.9 14.6 6.7 11.0 5,489
Al Wakrah 58.8 17.7 12.0 5.2 6.3 183,050
Umm Slal 42.4 26.4 13.6 6.0 11.7 35,149
Al Khor 63.3 16.3 16.4 2.5 1.5 118,691
Al Shamal 34.3 22.5 17.8 13.2 12.2 311,944
Al Da’ayen 57.5 22.9 12.9 3.2 3.5 669,679
Total (%) 50.2 19.4 16.0 6.0 8.4 1,357,563
681,497 263,367 217,210 81,454 114,035 1,357,563

Source: census 2010, QSA (tabulated in Qatar Atlas, QSA and the Centre for GIS, Qatar)


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.

“2010′ census recorded all the residents. Eight questionnaires covering the key census areas were designed, in order to ensure that all units (establishments; buildings; residential units; houses and individuals) are covered by the census.


The eight questionnaires are as follows:

1. Enumeration of buildings;

2. Enumeration of establishments, residential units and houses.

3. Survey of establishments (usage, et cetera);

4. Family living conditions;

5. Survey of labour camp residents;

6. Survey of public housing residents;

7. Survey of hotel residents and transit travellers through airports, ports and land border crossings;

8. Survey of Qataris living abroad.


2. Institution which provides data


Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics and the Center for GIS, Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, State of Qatar

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3. Data availability


Data are presented in Qatar Atlas, published by the Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA) and the Center for GIS, Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, State of Qatar


The present data are tabulated and mapped at the municipality and zone levels:


Last date of access: 19 February 2014.


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