Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and education level (2018)

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Qataris Non-Qataris Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 574 2,310 2,884 16,951 2,765 19,716 17,525 5,075 22,600
Read & Write 3,599 5,588 9,187 186,608 28,085 214,693 190,207 33,673 223,880
Primary 6,358 6,822 13,180 380,832 55,731 436,563 387,190 62,553 449,743
Preparatory 16,834 17,784 34,618 559,715 77,378 637,093 576,549 95,162 671,711
Secondary 37,860 28,511 66,371 299,605 86,728 386,333 337,465 115,239 452,704
Pre.U. Diploma 3,392 4,480 7,872 87,603 19,735 107,338 90,995 24,215 115,210
University and above 30,804 38,301 69,105 254,858 114,663 369,521 285,662 152,964 438,626
Total  99,421 103,796 203,217 1,786,172 385,085 2,171,257 1,885,593 488,881 2,374,474

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2018
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2018 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2018: Census of Population, Housing, and Establishments 2015.
Sample size: 60,238 persons, in 9,200 households: 1- Qatari households; 2- Non-Qatari regular (non-collective) households;
3- Non-Qatari small collective households or labour gatherings (2 – 6 persons); 4- Non-Qatari large collective households or large labour gatherings (7 persons or more).
Data Collection: data was collected monthly.
Reference period for the labour force data: the week prior to data collection day.
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. labour camps, students living in 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.

2. Institution which provides data 

Planning and Statistics Authority
(https://www.psa.gov.qa/en/Pages/default.aspx)

3. Data availability

The Statistics Authority conducted the first labour Force Sample Survey in 2001. Starting from 2006, the execution of these surveys came to be on annual basis, and on a quarterly basis since 2013.
Labour Force Surveys (yearly and quarterly data) can be downloaded from MDPS’s website, in PDF and Excel format:
https://www.psa.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce
Labour Force 2018:
https://www.psa.gov.qa/en/statistics/Statistical%20Releases/Social/LaborForce/2018/Annual_Bulletin_Labour_force_2018_AE.xls
Statistical analysis of LFS 2018:
https://www.psa.gov.qa/en/statistics/Statistical%20Releases/Social/LaborForce/2018/statistical_analysis_labor_force_2018_En.pdf

Last date of access: October 2019.

 

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