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Population aged 10 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and level of education (2010)

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    Qataris     Non-Qataris     TOTAL  
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 1.810 5.773 7.583 38.883 8.112 46.995 40.693 13.885 54.578
Read and Write; Night School 11.033 12.254 23.287 290.325 53.473 343.798 301.358 65.727 367.085
Primary  15.341 13.156 28.497 282.452 37.759 320.211 297.793 50.915 348.708
Preparatory 17.323 13.363 30.686 123.775 28.582 152.357 141.098 41.945 183.043
Vocational 168 5 173 22.818 409 23.227 22.986 414 23.400
Secondary 22.567 22.051 44.618 203.202 46.235 249.437 225.769 68.286 294.055
Post. Secondary 2.325 1.703 4.028 29.449 9.986 39.435 31.774 11.689 43.463
University and Above 15.227 20.126 35.353 122.130 59.903 182.033 137.357 80.029 217.386
Other  25 29 54 41 29 70 66 58 124
Total 85.819 88.460 174.279 1.113.075 244.488 1.357.563 1.198.894 332.948 1.531.842

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.

“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.

 

2010′ census was the first conducted with the help of PDA devices (Personal Digital Assistant).

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

(http://www.qsa.gov.qa/eng/index.htm for website in English; http://www.qsa.gov.qa/Ar/index.htm for website in Arabic)

 

3. Data availability

 

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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