Qatar Population clock (live)

21-02-2018 15:55:54
2,545,876
Current population
1,932,462
Current male population (75.9%)
613,414
Current female population (24.1%)
4,342
Births this year
59
Births today
534
Deaths this year
7
Deaths today
13,019
Net migration this year
178
Net migration today
16,828
Population growth this year
230
Population growth today

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

Quick facts about the population of Qatar


Current population (as of Wednesday, February 21 2018)
2,545,646
Total area
11,590 km2 (4,475 mi2)
Population density
219.6 per km2 (568.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
3.15 (1,932,462 men to 613,414 women)
Median age
31.3 years
Life expectancy
75.7 years (74.0 - men, 77.5 - women)
Literacy
97.8 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Qatar population 2018

During 2018 Qatar population is projected to increased by 118,789 people and reach 2,647,837 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 26,884. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 91,906 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 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Qatar population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Qatar will be increased by 325 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Qatar 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Qatar was estimated to be 2,529,048 people. This is an increase of 4.70 % (113,460 people) compared to population of 2,415,588 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 25,678. Due to external migration, the population increased by 87,782. 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 2017.

Below are the key figures for Qatar population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Qatar population density

Qatar population density is 218.2 people per square kilometer (565.2/mi2) as of February 2018. 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 (4,475 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Qatar age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 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 1,932,772 persons or 97.7% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Qatar are able to read and write. Accordingly about 45,499 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.88% (1,366,022 persons). 29,658 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.28% (566,750 persons). 15,841 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 - 2018)

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 %
20182,529,0484.70 %

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