POP 3.1 Qatar: Population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and education level (2016)
|Read & Write||4,537||5,530||10,067||204,228||33,885||238,113||208,765||39,415||248,180|
|University and above||28,046||36,660||64,706||234,738||107,614||342,352||262,784||144,274||407,058|
Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2016
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
The data is taken from 2016 Labour Force Survey (yearly synthesis)
Sampling frame of LFS 2016: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 60,016 persons, in 9,199 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
3. Data availability
Available at (PDF format):
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.
2016′ and earlier Labour Force Surveys can be downloaded from MDPS’s website, in PDF and Excel format:
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:
Last date of access: October 2017.