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Qatar: Employed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex, occupation and average weekly work hours (2016)

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Qataris  Non-Qataris  Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours Paid employment workers Average Work Hours
Legislators, Senior Officials and Managers 8,025 41 2,002 39 10,027 41 28,269 47 4,359 42 32,628 46 36,294 44 6,361 40 42,655 43
Professionals 13,870 40 15,775 38 29,645 39 116,463 45 39,516 42 155,979 44 130,333 44 55,291 40 185,624 42
Technicians and Associate Professionals 11,250 41 5,326 38 16,576 40 111,123 47 10,119 44 121,242 47 122,373 45 15,445 40 137,818 44
Clerks 15,113 40 10,043 38 25,156 39 60,588 47 23,183 47 83,771 47 75,701 44 33,226 42 108,927 43
Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales Workers 5,813 40 2,086 38 7,899 40 139,720 51 46,679 53 186,399 52 145,533 49 48,765 52 194,298 51
Skilled Agricultural And Fishery Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 25,250 53 0 0 25,250 53 25,250 53 0 0 25,250 53
Craft and Related Trades Workers 5,490 41 0 0 5,490 41 665,828 51 463 49 666,291 51 671,318 50 463 49 671,781 50
Plant and  Machine Operators and Assemblers 1,443 41 0 0 1,443 41 291,601 54 721 55 292,322 54 293,044 54 721 55 293,765 54
Elementary Occupations 3,487 40 616 38 4,103 40 276,530 50 108,523 58 385,053 55 280,017 50 109,139 57 389,156 54
Total 64,491 40 35,848 38 100,339 40 1,715,372 51 233,563 54 1,948,935 52 1,779,863 49 269,411 51 2,049,274 50

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2016
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
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;
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 concerns employed population in paid employment:
The persons who had work, whether they were working or temporarily not working, and performing their work in exchange for wage and salary, whether in cash or in kind.

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, and on a quarterly basis since 2013.
Labour Force Surveys (yearly and quarterly data) 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

Last date of access: May 2018.

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