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Working age population by nationality (Qatari/non-Qatari), sex and age group (2010)

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    Qataris     Non-Qataris     TOTAL  
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15-24 24.182 23.483 47.665 163.617 41.215 204.832 187.799 64.698 252.497
25-34 17.322 18.195 35.517 418.531 95.382 513.913 435.853 113.577 549.430
35-44 13.164 13.995 27.159 330.048 55.694 385.742 343.212 69.689 412.901
45-54 9.040 10.363 19.403 141.399 25.058 166.457 150.439 35.421 185.860
55-64 4.324 4.847 9.171 35.823 7.352 43.175 40.147 12.199 52.346
Total 68.032 70.883 138.915 1.089.418 224.701 1.314.119 1.157.450 295.584 1.453.034

Source: census 2010, QSA






1. Technical Notes and Definitions


Reference period for census 2010: the night of April 21st, 2010.

Implementation method: census is 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, including in labour camps.


Data related to work force include individuals of 15 years old or more (born before April 1995) and refer to the week preceding the enumeration period.


The working age population is defined as the population aged 15 to 65.


2. Institution which provides data


Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

( for website in English; for website in Arabic)


3. Data availability


Released parts of census are available on the website of the QSA, in published form in PDF format.

Census 2010′ website:

2010′ census in Excel or PDF format individual tables:


Date of access: June 2013.


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