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Qatar: Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and age group (2015)

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Qataris Non-Qataris Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15 – 19 13,464 14,939 28,403 28,912 20,752 49,664 42,376 35,691 78,067
20 – 24 14,955 14,084 29,039 172,930 45,506 218,436 187,885 59,590 247,475
25 – 29 12,296 13,598 25,894 273,422 61,134 334,556 285,718 74,732 360,450
30 – 34 10,079 10,077 20,156 329,256 72,755 402,011 339,335 82,832 422,167
35 – 39 8,512 8,165 16,677 283,151 51,417 334,568 291,663 59,582 351,245
40 – 44 7,052 8,117 15,169 205,649 43,338 248,987 212,701 51,455 264,156
45 – 49 6,699 7,082 13,781 165,278 27,818 193,096 171,977 34,900 206,877
50 – 54 7,064 5,216 12,280 89,301 15,778 105,079 96,365 20,994 117,359
55 – 59 5,023 6,094 11,117 74,229 7,484 81,713 79,252 13,578 92,830
60 – 64 3,233 3,304 6,537 26,481 2,713 29,194 29,714 6,017 35,731
65 – 69 1,953 3,711 5,664 14,174 1,793 15,967 16,127 5,504 21,631
70 – 74 1,485 870 2,355 2,168 639 2,807 3,653 1,509 5,162
75 + 1,988 1,351 3,339 976 243 1,219 2,964 1,594 4,558
Total  93,803 96,608 190,411 1,665,927 351,370 2,017,297 1,759,730 447,978 2,207,708

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2015

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The data is taken from 2015 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2015: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 44,756 persons, in 6,953 households: 1- Qatari households; 2- Non-Qatari regular (non-collective) households;
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.

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. Quarterly publications of Labour Force Surveys’ data are also available since 2012.
2015′ and earlier Labour Force Surveys 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
See also Qatar Information Exchange for earlier Labour Force Surveys. QIX has also an interactive data base compiling data on the labour force taken from available surveys:
http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/qix/subject_area/Statistics?subject_area=183

Last date of access: April 2017.

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