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Qatar: Estimates of total population by sex and annual demographic growth rates (1986-2016)

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Population Growth rates
males females total males females total
1986 250,328 123,067 373,395
1987 256,844 127,006 383,850 2.6 3.2 2.8
1988 263,958 131,251 395,209 2.7 3.3 2.9
1989 271,685 135,886 407,571 2.9 3.5 3.1
1990 279,800 140,979 420,779 2.9 3.7 3.2
1991 288,600 145,772 434,372 3.1 3.3 3.2
1992 297,992 150,579 448,571 3.2 3.2 3.2
1993 308,458 155,509 463,967 3.5 3.2 3.4
1994 319,379 160,951 480,330 3.5 3.4 3.5
1995 331,111 166,440 497,551 3.6 3.4 3.5
1996 343,472 172,104 515,576 3.7 3.3 3.6
1997 353,787 182,687 536,474 3.0 6.0 4.0
1998 370,742 190,248 560,990 4.7 4.1 4.5
1999 388,602 198,168 586,770 4.7 4.1 4.5
2000 407,148 206,821 613,969 4.7 4.3 4.5
2001 427,316 216,048 643,364 4.8 4.4 4.7
2002 450,351 226,147 676,498 5.3 4.6 5.0
2003 476,513 237,346 713,859 5.6 4.8 5.4
2004 546,116 251,943 798,059 13.6 6.0 11.1
2005 637,070 269,053 906,123 15.4 6.6 12.7
2006 754,298 288,649 1,042,947 16.9 7.0 14.1
2007 905,747 312,503 1,218,250 18.3 7.9 15.5
2008 1,111,176 337,303 1,448,479 20.4 7.6 17.3
2009 1,265,146 373,480 1,638,626 13.0 10.2 12.3
2010 1,296,110 414,988 1,715,098 2.4 10.5 4.6
2011 1,288,590 444,127 1,732,717 -0.6 6.8 1.0
2012 1,355,199 477,704 1,832,903 5.0 7.3 5.6
2013 1,477,632 526,068 2,003,700 8.6 9.6 8.9
2014 1,652,037 564,143 2,216,180 11.2 7.0 10.1
2015 1,840,643 597,147 2,437,790 10.8 5.7 9.5
2016 1,975,536 642,098 2,617,634 7.1 7.3 7.1

Source: Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data and definitions

The table provides intercensal estimates of Qatar’s total resident population (nationals and non-nationals) based on census results (1986; 1997; 2004; 2010 and 2015),
civil registration of births and deaths, and registration of entries and exits

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

3. Period of data coverage:

mid-year estimates, given years.

4. Data availability

The data is available in Statistical Yearbooks (Annual Abstracts), available online by thematic chapters, in Excel and PDF formats.
The present data is published in the Annual Abstract 2016, Population chapter:
http://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics/Statistical%20Releases/General/StatisticalAbstract/2016/population-chapters/Population_social_1_2016_AE.xls
http://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics/Statistical%20Releases/General/StatisticalAbstract/2016/population-chapters/Population_social_1_2016_AE.pdf

Date of access: May 2017.

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