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Qatar: Economically active population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and occupation (2018)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers 9,019 2,381 11,400 29,020 3,876 32,896 38,039 6,257 44,296
Professionals 14,806 16,942 31,748 115,713 45,226 160,939 130,519 62,168 192,687
Technicians and Associate Professionals 12,402 5,687 18,089 115,607 8,532 124,139 128,009 14,219 142,228
Clerks 16,613 11,148 27,761 52,590 21,827 74,417 69,203 32,975 102,178
Service Workers, Shops and Market Sales Workers 5,292 2,101 7,393 141,087 52,654 193,741 146,379 54,755 201,134
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers 0 0 0 22,175 0 22,175 22,175 0 22,175
Craft and Related Trades Workers 4,718 0 4,718 688,423 97 688,520 693,141 97 693,238
Plant, Machine Operators and Assemblers 1,134 0 1,134 292,747 392 293,139 293,881 392 294,273
Elementary Occupations 3,668 169 3,837 284,918 113,683 398,601 288,586 113,852 402,438
Total 67,652 38,428 106,080 1,742,280 246,287 1,988,567 1,809,932 284,715 2,094,647

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.

Economically active = In the labour force.
1) Employed.
All persons aged 15 years and above, who during the week preceding the survey:
a) Perform a work for a wage, salary, profits or household gains, whether it was in cash or in kind.
b) Are temporarily not employed, however, they still have an official relation with their work
2) Unemployed. 
All persons aged 15 years and over who were, during the week preceding the survey, without employment, willing to work and looking seriously for a job.
Current data include unemployed persons who previously worked (having a work experience, and who were actively looking for a job during the week preceding the survey).
Unemployed persons seeking work for the first time are not included.

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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