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Qatar: Economically active population aged 15 and above by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and sector of economic activity (2015)

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Qatari Non-Qatari Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 48 0 48 23,958 0 23,958 24,006 0 24,006
Mining and quarrying 7,737 1,790 9,527 87,123 5,234 92,357 94,860 7,024 101,884
Manufacturing 1,393 437 1,830 131,757 1,860 133,617 133,150 2,297 135,447
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1,261 710 1,971 17,572 229 17,801 18,833 939 19,772
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 222 229 451 12,124 561 12,685 12,346 790 13,136
Construction 1,495 139 1,634 779,033 4,408 783,441 780,528 4,547 785,075
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1,302 1,077 2,379 226,250 24,657 250,907 227,552 25,734 253,286
Transportation and storage 1,485 432 1,917 54,189 10,351 64,540 55,674 10,783 66,457
Accommodation and food service activities 482 469 951 37,366 12,711 50,077 37,848 13,180 51,028
Information and communication 2,224 803 3,027 8,096 2,415 10,511 10,320 3,218 13,538
Financial and insurance activities 1,577 1,681 3,258 7,739 4,546 12,285 9,316 6,227 15,543
Real estate activities 763 193 956 10,601 782 11,383 11,364 975 12,339
Professional, scientific and technical activities 222 230 452 26,747 1,647 28,394 26,969 1,877 28,846
Administrative and support service activities 513 687 1,200 51,107 3,490 54,597 51,620 4,177 55,797
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 38,925 11,626 50,551 44,783 5,572 50,355 83,708 17,198 100,906
Education 2,116 9,660 11,776 13,891 25,292 39,183 16,007 34,952 50,959
Human health and social work activities 1,506 3,633 5,139 12,842 12,206 25,048 14,348 15,839 30,187
Arts, entertainment and recreation 547 419 966 12,514 1,079 13,593 13,061 1,498 14,559
Other service activities 228 100 328 10,686 3,021 13,707 10,914 3,121 14,035
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 57,199 105,177 162,376 57,199 105,177 162,376
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 95 7 102 3,141 1,209 4,350 3,236 1,216 4,452
Total 64,141 34,322 98,463 1,628,718 226,447 1,855,165 1,692,859 260,769 1,953,628

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;
3- Non-Qatari small collective households or labour gatherings (2 – 6 persons); 4- Non-Qatari large collective households or large labour gatherings (7 persons or more).
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.
The present data includes active population, i.e. employed and unemployed. It does not include persons seeking work for the first time

 
Relation to labour force (for persons aged 15 and above)
In the labour force (= economically active).

1) Employed.

All persons aged 15 years an above, who during the week preceding the survey:
a) Perform a work for a wage, salary, profits or household gains, whether it was in cash or in kind.
b) Are temporarily not employed, however, they still have an official relation with their work

2) Unemployed.

All persons aged 15 years and over who were, during the week preceding the survey, without employment, willing to work and looking seriously for a job.
There is a distinction between two kinds of unemployed persons:
a) First time unemployed: They are the persons who never worked previously, and were during the week preceding the survey looking actively for work.
b) Unemployed who previously worked: They are the persons with a work experience, who during the week preceding the survey were actively looking for a job

Classification of economic activities: ISIC Rev. 4.

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: January 2017.

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