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Qatar: Economically active population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2014)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 24 0 24 23,099 0 23,099 23,123 0 23,123
Mining and quarrying 7,566 1,073 8,639 86,608 4,173 90,781 94,174 5,246 99,420
Manufacturing 1,344 132 1,476 131,320 1,775 133,095 132,664 1,907 134,571
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,192 268 1,460 18,456 615 19,071 19,648 883 20,531
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 240 181 421 12,907 368 13,275 13,147 549 13,696
Construction 1,071 352 1,423 630,796 4,037 634,833 631,867 4,389 636,256
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,229 354 1,583 188,970 7,026 195,996 190,199 7,380 197,579
Transportation and storage 1,414 382 1,796 44,270 8,790 53,060 45,684 9,172 54,856
Accommodation and food service activities 469 356 825 37,908 3,646 41,554 38,377 4,002 42,379
Information and communication 2,117 778 2,895 7,775 2,448 10,223 9,892 3,226 13,118
Financial and insurance activities 1,531 1,674 3,205 7,554 2,213 9,767 9,085 3,887 12,972
Real estate activities 759 176 935 10,360 455 10,815 11,119 631 11,750
Professional, scientific and technical activities 287 236 523 26,609 1,396 28,005 26,896 1,632 28,528
Administrative and support service activities 433 680 1,113 44,351 3,414 47,765 44,784 4,094 48,878
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 38,441 11,288 49,729 44,014 4,304 48,318 82,455 15,592 98,047
Education 1,968 9,343 11,311 13,266 17,036 30,302 15,234 26,379 41,613
Human health and social work activities 1,448 3,578 5,026 11,836 11,393 23,229 13,284 14,971 28,255
Arts, entertainment and recreation 492 391 883 11,911 945 12,856 12,403 1,336 13,739
Other service activities 140 34 174 9,325 1,313 10,638 9,465 1,347 10,812
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 56,855 97,202 154,057 56,855 97,202 154,057
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 85 6 91 1,867 723 2,590 1,952 729 2,681
Total 62,250 31,282 93,532 1,420,057 173,272 1,593,329 1,482,307 204,554 1,686,861

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2014
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2014 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2014: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: Around 7,000 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: The sample was divided into equal parts to collect data monthly. Each month 1/3 of the quarterly data were collected during the first two weeks of the month.
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 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.

Relation to labour force (for persons aged 15 and above)
In the labour force (= economically active).
1) Employed.
All persons aged 15 years an 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.
There is a distinction between two kinds of unemployed persons:
a) First time unemployed: They are the persons who never worked previously, and were during the week preceding the survey looking actively for work.
b) Unemployed who previously worked: They are the persons with a work experience, who during the week preceding the survey were actively looking for a job

Figures do not include persons seeking work for the first time

Outside the labour force (=economically inactive):
Full-time student: The person (15 years or older) enrolled in any educational institution as a full-time persistent student with purpose of attaining an academic degree, irrespective of whether the schooling hours are in the morning or evening. Any trainee enrolled in vocational training institutes is regarded as a full-time student.
Full-time housewife: The female (15 years or older) who is fully engaged in home management and family care, and does not practice any other work
Retired: The person who does not look for a job during the week preceding the survey and gets a fixed pension for work he/she had joined before
Disabled: The person (15 years or older) who is not capable of work due to illness, handicap or old age.
Others: Those able to work but not willing to, not enrolled in education, as well as any other cases encountered by the enumerator other than the above mentioned.

2. Institution which provides data

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
(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

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. Quarterly publications of Labour Force Surveys’ data are also available since 2012.
Most Labour Force Surveys and publications related to the labour force are available on QSA’s website, in PDF format. LFS 2013 can be downloaded from:
http://www.qsa.gov.qa/Eng/publication/annabs/2015/population-chapters/2_Labour_Force_2014.xlsx
See also Qatar Information Exchange for earlier Labour Force Surveys. QIX has also an interactive data base compiling data on the labour force taken from available surveys:
http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/qix/subject_area/Statistics?subject_area=183

Last date of access: September 2015.

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