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Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari), sex and marital status (2010)

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Qataris Non-Qataris Total
  Males 28.938 337.505 366.443
Never Married Females 28.141 61.775 89.916
  Total 57.079 399.280 456.359
  Males 41.422 744.877 786.299
Married Females 39.471 157.629 197.100
  Total 80.893 902.506 983.399
  Males 848 6.231 7.079
Divorced Females 2.515 3.314 5.829
  Total 3.363 9.545 12.908
  Males 330 5.448 5.778
Widow Females 4.597 3.810 8.407
  Total 4.927 9.258 14.185
  Males 71.538 1.094.061 1.165.599
Total Females 74.724 226.528 301.252
Total 146.262 1.320.589 1.466.851

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.

“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)

( for website in English; 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.

Census 2010′ website:

2010′ census in Excel or PDF format individual tables:


Date of access: June 2013.

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