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

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Legislators, Senior Officials And Managers 40 39 40 46 44 46 43 41 43
Professionals 40 38 39 45 43 44 43 40 42
Technicians And Associate Professionals 41 39 40 47 45 47 45 41 44
Clerks 40 38 39 47 47 47 43 42 43
Service Workers And Shop And Market Sales Workers 40 39 39 50 53 51 48 52 50
Skilled Agricultural And Fishery Workers 44 0 44 54 0 54 54 0 54
Craft And Related Trades Workers 42 0 42 51 53 51 51 53 51
Plant And Machine Operators And Assemblers 40 0 40 51 56 51 51 56 51
Elementary Occupations 40 39 40 49 56 53 49 56 53
Total 40 38 40 50 53 51 48 50 49

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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