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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Qatar population 2017

During 2017 Qatar population is projected to increased by 113 460 people and reach 2 529 048 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 25 678. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 87 782 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Qatar (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Qatar population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Qatar will be increased by 311 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Qatar 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Qatar was estimated to be 2 415 588 people. This is an increase of 4.70 % (108 370 people) compared to population of 2 307 218 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 24 526. Due to external migration, the population increased by 83 844. The sex ratio of the total population was 3.150 (3 150 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Qatar population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Qatar population density

Qatar population density is 208.4 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Qatar divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Qatar. The total area of Qatar is 11 590 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Qatar age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Qatar had the following population age distribution:

21.8 76.7 1.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Qatar population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Qatar age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Qatar is 30.3 %.

The value of 30.3 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Qatar must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Qatar is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Qatar is 28.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Qatar is 2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Qatar age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Qatar is 75.7 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 74 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 1 846 063 persons or 97.7% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Qatar are able to read and write. Accordingly about 43 458 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.88% (1 304 738 persons). 28 328 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.28% (541 325 persons). 15 130 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.27% and 99.73% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.62%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Qatar population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Qatar historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Qatar population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195126 237N/A %
195228 6599.23 %
195330 9367.95 %
195433 0236.75 %
195534 9265.76 %
195636 7085.10 %
195738 4924.86 %
195840 4455.07 %
195942 7735.76 %
196045 6846.81 %
196149 3327.99 %
196253 7719.00 %
196358 9179.57 %
196464 5679.59 %
196570 5159.21 %
196676 6398.68 %
196782 9488.23 %
196889 6028.02 %
196996 8708.11 %
1970105 0138.41 %
1971114 2888.83 %
1972124 8129.21 %
1973136 2449.16 %
1974147 8528.52 %
1975158 9637.51 %
1976169 0466.34 %
1977178 0655.34 %
1978187 1945.13 %
1979198 6316.11 %
1980214 4807.98 %
1981235 8849.98 %
1982262 64811.35 %
1983293 25911.65 %
1984325 28110.92 %
1985356 1799.50 %
1986384 6998.01 %
1987410 8276.79 %
1988434 2655.71 %
1989454 1334.58 %
1990469 7703.44 %
1991480 7962.35 %
1992487 3911.37 %
1993490 8940.72 %
1994493 6500.56 %
1995498 0990.90 %
1996506 4421.67 %
1997520 0392.68 %
1998538 4163.53 %
1999559 6313.94 %
2000582 0484.01 %
2001603 5873.70 %
2002624 0543.39 %
2003651 2774.36 %
2004700 1317.50 %
2005784 51012.05 %
2006912 68616.34 %
20071 083 70218.74 %
20081 283 95918.48 %
20091 490 05716.05 %
20101 678 33212.64 %
20111 835 4759.36 %
20121 960 5316.81 %
20132 058 4564.99 %
20142 136 6773.80 %
20152 203 7103.14 %
20162 307 2184.70 %
20172 415 5884.70 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.