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Qatar: Economically active population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2016)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 28 0 28 24,888 0 24,888 24,916 0 24,916
Mining and quarrying 8,140 1,989 10,129 85,761 4,650 90,411 93,901 6,639 100,540
Manufacturing 882 350 1,232 140,968 1,843 142,811 141,850 2,193 144,043
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,555 980 2,535 14,289 545 14,834 15,844 1,525 17,369
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 308 350 658 8,270 254 8,524 8,578 604 9,182
Construction 1,359 126 1,485 839,461 6,306 845,767 840,820 6,432 847,252
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,148 1,204 2,352 226,232 26,348 252,580 227,380 27,552 254,932
Transportation and storage 1,080 759 1,839 47,547 9,733 57,280 48,627 10,492 59,119
Accommodation and food service activities 336 504 840 55,072 16,770 71,842 55,408 17,274 72,682
Information and communication 2,143 812 2,955 11,010 1,648 12,658 13,153 2,460 15,613
Financial and insurance activities 1,976 2,212 4,188 7,910 3,640 11,550 9,886 5,852 15,738
Real estate activities 476 168 644 10,929 604 11,533 11,405 772 12,177
Professional, scientific and technical activities 210 140 350 25,248 3,221 28,469 25,458 3,361 28,819
Administrative and support service activities 616 448 1,064 78,433 5,352 83,785 79,049 5,800 84,849
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 39,455 12,064 51,519 32,401 3,361 35,762 71,856 15,425 87,281
Education 2,186 10,059 12,245 11,285 23,523 34,808 13,471 33,582 47,053
Human health and social work activities 1,834 3,403 5,237 11,899 12,823 24,722 13,733 16,226 29,959
Arts, entertainment and recreation 812 504 1,316 4,584 380 4,964 5,396 884 6,280
Other service activities 379 266 645 11,045 4,502 15,547 11,424 4,768 16,192
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 66,121 107,621 173,742 66,121 107,621 173,742
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 128 56 184 3,306 1,459 4,765 3,434 1,515 4,949
Total 65,051 36,394 101,445 1,716,659 234,583 1,951,242 1,781,710 270,977 2,052,687

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2016
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2016 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2016: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 60,016 persons, in 9,199 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.
The present data includes active population, i.e. employed and unemployed. It does not include persons seeking work for the first time

Relation to labour force (for persons aged 15 and above)
In the labour force (= economically active).
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.
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

Classification of economic activities: ISIC Rev. 4.
 
2. Institution which provides data 

Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
(http://www.mdps.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:
http://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

Last date of access: May 2018.

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