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

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  Qataris Non-Qataris Total
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 964 3,639 4,603 26,924 3,997 30,921 27,888 7,636 35,524
Read & Write 5,339 6,106 11,445 198,851 39,203 238,054 204,190 45,309 249,499
Primary 7,387 7,470 14,857 362,264 60,965 423,229 369,651 68,435 438,086
Preparatory 15,937 16,309 32,246 494,820 60,358 555,178 510,757 76,667 587,424
Secondary 33,803 23,563 57,366 302,633 71,406 374,039 336,436 94,969 431,405
Pre.U. Diploma 2,974 3,582 6,556 63,989 16,668 80,657 66,963 20,250 87,213
University and above 27,399 35,939 63,338 216,446 98,773 315,219 243,845 134,712 378,557
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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