Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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Qatar: Population by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari) and five-year age group (2015)

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Qataris Non-Qataris Total
0-14 116,225 240,649 356,874
15-19 28,403 49,664 78,67
19-24 29,039 218,436 247,475
25 – 29 25,894 334,556 360,450
30 – 34 20,156 402,011 422,167
35 – 39 16,677 334,568 351,245
40 – 44 15,169 248,987 264,156
45 – 49 13,781 193,096 206,877
50 – 54 12,280 105,079 117,359
55 – 59 11,117 81,713 92,830
60 – 64 6,537 29,194 35,731
65 – 69 5,664 15,967 21,631
70 – 74 2,355 2,807 5,162
75 + 3,339 1,219 4,558
Total 306,636 2,257,946 2,564,582

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2015
and Women and Men in the State of Qatar 2016

ANNEXED NOTE
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
 
* Figures of population aged 15 and above are 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.

* Figures of population aged 0-14 by nationality (national/ non-national) : GLMM author’s estimate, based on the percentage distribution of population by broad age groups,
sex and nationality for 2015, available in 2016 issue of report Women and Men in the State of Qatar- A Statistical Profile, published by the MDPS (tab. 1/3, p. 18).
https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=GenrealSocialStatistics

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:
https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

Last date of access: December 2017.

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