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Qatar: Population by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and five-year age group (2015)

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Qataris Non-Qataris
Males Females Males Females
0-14 59,972 56,253 125,392 115,257
15-19 13,464 14,939 28,912 20,752
20-24 14,955 14,084 172,930 45,506
25 – 29 12,296 13,598 273,422 61,134
30 – 34 10,079 10,077 329,256 72,755
35 – 39 8,512 8,165 283,151 51,417
40 – 44 7,052 8,117 205,649 43,338
45 – 49 6,699 7,082 165,278 27,818
50 – 54 7,064 5,216 89,301 15,778
55 – 59 5,023 6,094 74,229 7,484
60 – 64 3,233 3,304 26,481 2,713
65 – 69 1,953 3,711 14,174 1,793
70 – 74 1,485 870 2,168 639
75 + 1,988 1,351 976 243
Total 153,775 152,861 1,791,319 466,627

Source: Annual Bulletin of Labor Force Sample survey 2015
and Women and Men in the State of Qatar 2016
 
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions
* Figures of population aged 15 and above are 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;
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.

* Figures of population aged 0-14 by nationality (national/ non-national) and sex: GLMM author’s estimate, based on the percentage distribution of population by broad age groups,
sex and nationality for 2015, available in 2016 issue of report Women and Men in the State of Qatar- A Statistical Profile, published by the MDPS (tab. 1/3, p. 18).
https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=GenrealSocialStatistics

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:
https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

Last date of access: December 2017.

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