Total population by type of residence and gender (Census night, March 2004) (Qatar)
source: census 2004, QSA.
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Reference periods for each census: 1970: unknown; the nights of March 16th, 1986; March 1st, 1997; March 16th, 2004 and April 21st, 2010 respectively.
Implementation method: censuses are based on de jure method; i.e. registering people according to their usual place of residence at time of census.
Populations in transit or visiting Qatar as tourists, as well as residents of public housing or visitors staying in a household for less than two months after night of reference were excluded.
Populations away from usual residence in Qatar for reasons of duty, or on a visit abroad for less than two months, as well as individuals with no personal housing within Qatar staying with a household for more than two months, are counted in their usual/ present residence during census night.
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the State’s borders during time of reference.
Prior to 2010′ census, only a sample of foreign residents was covered in census.
2. Institution which provides data
Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
(http://www.qsa.gov.qa/eng/index.htm for website in English; http://www.qsa.gov.qa/Ar/index.htm for website in Arabic)
3. Data availability
Released parts of censuses (1986; 1997; 2004; 2010) are available on the website of the QSA, in published form in PDF format.
Date of access: 5 June 2014.