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Qatar: Economically active population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2018)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 112 0 112 27,795 0 27,795 27,907 0 27,907
Mining and quarrying 8,294 2,199 10,493 83,926 4,573 88,499 92,220 6,772 98,992
Manufacturing 1,024 280 1,304 148,564 2,008 150,572 149,588 2,288 151,876
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,569 1,136 2,705 13,955 752 14,707 15,524 1,888 17,412
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 308 351 659 6,366 369 6,735 6,674 720 7,394
Construction 1,470 140 1,610 872,540 6,799 879,339 874,010 6,939 880,949
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,092 1,022 2,114 224,948 24,851 249,799 226,040 25,873 251,913
Transportation and storage 1,586 1,471 3,057 52,760 8,981 61,741 54,346 10,452 64,798
Accommodation and food service activities 252 308 560 55,807 18,382 74,189 56,059 18,690 74,749
Information and communication 2,324 1,148 3,472 10,795 1,640 12,435 13,119 2,788 15,907
Financial and insurance activities 2,240 2,186 4,426 7,416 3,177 10,593 9,656 5,363 15,019
Real estate activities 574 280 854 9,757 647 10,404 10,331 927 11,258
Professional, scientific and technical activities 420 112 532 15,631 2,152 17,783 16,051 2,264 18,315
Administrative and support service activities 812 196 1,008 80,147 9,720 89,867 80,959 9,916 90,875
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 39,822 12,617 52,439 23,534 2,080 25,614 63,356 14,697 78,053
Education 2,296 10,415 12,711 11,059 23,946 35,005 13,355 34,361 47,716
Human health and social work activities 1,960 3,797 5,757 15,483 17,461 32,944 17,443 21,258 38,701
Arts, entertainment and recreation 923 434 1,357 4,235 506 4,741 5,158 940 6,098
Other service activities 350 252 602 9,732 7,592 17,324 10,082 7,844 17,926
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 64,173 109,127 173,300 64,173 109,127 173,300
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 224 84 308 3,657 1,524 5,181 3,881 1,608 5,489
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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