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Qatar: Employed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and occupation (2017)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers 8,433 2,131 10,564 30,522 4,791 35,313 38,955 6,922 45,877
Professionals 13,970 15,333 29,303 115,297 41,294 156,591 129,267 56,627 185,894
Technicians and Associate Professionals 11,739 5,449 17,188 112,150 10,125 122,275 123,889 15,574 139,463
Clerks 16,558 10,266 26,824 59,772 23,339 83,111 76,330 33,605 109,935
Service Workers, Shops and Market Sales Workers 5,910 2,198 8,108 140,831 46,842 187,673 146,741 49,040 195,781
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers 42 0 42 25,180 0 25,180 25,222 0 25,222
Craft and Related Trades Workers 4,523 0 4,523 663,594 447 664,041 668,117 447 668,564
Plant, Machine Operators and Assemblers 1,414 0 1,414 289,281 873 290,154 290,695 873 291,568
Elementary Occupations 3,444 434 3,878 272,732 109,779 382,511 276,176 110,213 386,389
Total 66,033 35,811 101,844 1,709,359 237,490 1,946,849 1,775,392 273,301 2,048,693

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labour Force Sample Survey 2017
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2017 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2017: Population Census 2015.
Sample size: 60,278 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: 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.

Employed persons:
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

Figures do not include temporarily absent employees.

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. After 2006, surveys were conducted on an annual basis.
After 2013, LFS surveys were conducted on a quarterly basis.
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: January 2019.

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