Qatar Population clock (live)

3,029,454
Current population
2,299,525
Current male population (75.9%)
729,929
Current female population (24.1%)
9,954
Births year to date
23
Births today
1,224
Deaths year to date
3
Deaths today
29,846
Net migration year to date
68
Net migration today
38,576
Population growth year to date
88
Population growth today

11-04-2021 04:30:15

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

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Quick facts about the population of Qatar

Current population (as of Sunday, April 11, 2021)
3,029,366
Population rank
137 (0.04% of world population)
Total area
11,590 km2 (4,475 mi2)
Population density
261.4 per km2 (677.0 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
3.15 (2,299,525 men to 729,929 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 based on the latest United Nations data)

Qatar population 2021

During 2021 Qatar population is projected to increase by 140,482 people and reach 3,131,360 in the beginning of 2022. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 31,793. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 108,689 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 2021

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Qatar population in 2021 will be the following:

The population of Qatar will be increasing by 385 persons daily in 2021.

Demographics of Qatar 2020

As of 1 January 2021, the population of Qatar was estimated to be 2,990,878 people. This is an increase of 4.70 % (134,179 people) compared to population of 2,856,699 the year before. In 2020 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 30,367. Due to external migration, the population increased by 103,812. 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 2020.

Below are the key figures for Qatar population in 2020:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2021

Qatar population density

Qatar population density is 258.1 people per square kilometer (668.4/mi2) as of April 2021. 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 external link.

Religion in Qatar

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Islam2,050,88167.7 %
Christianity418,05313.8 %
Hinduism418,05313.8 %
Buddhism93,9103.1 %
Religiously Unaffiliated27,2640.9 %
Other21,2060.7 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Sunday, April 11 2021).

Qatar age structure

As of the beginning of 2021 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). external link

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

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2,285,718 persons or 97.7% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Qatar are able to read and write. Accordingly about 53,807 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 97.88% (1,615,472 persons). 35,074 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 97.28% (670,246 persons). 18,733 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 - 2021)

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

Qatar population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195126,262N/A %
195228,6919.25 %
195330,9767.96 %
195433,0656.74 %
195534,9645.74 %
195636,7445.09 %
195738,5414.89 %
195840,5055.10 %
195942,8415.77 %
196045,7596.81 %
196149,4228.00 %
196253,8668.99 %
196359,0169.56 %
196464,6579.56 %
196570,6219.22 %
196676,7668.70 %
196783,1008.25 %
196889,7718.03 %
196997,0758.14 %
1970105,2368.41 %
1971114,5088.81 %
1972124,9899.15 %
1973136,3919.12 %
1974147,9508.47 %
1975159,0137.48 %
1976169,0416.31 %
1977178,0535.33 %
1978187,1735.12 %
1979198,6146.11 %
1980214,4477.97 %
1981235,90310.01 %
1982262,72711.37 %
1983293,39611.67 %
1984325,37310.90 %
1985356,2019.47 %
1986384,4237.92 %
1987410,0476.67 %
1988432,9415.58 %
1989452,7244.57 %
1990469,0413.60 %
1991481,8602.73 %
1992491,4001.98 %
1993498,4661.44 %
1994504,2841.17 %
1995510,2721.19 %
1996518,0141.52 %
1997528,9782.12 %
1998543,5102.75 %
1999561,1043.24 %
2000581,5373.64 %
2001603,8333.83 %
2002628,0494.01 %
2003661,5005.33 %
2004717,7578.50 %
2005809,83212.83 %
2006944,70316.65 %
20071,121,37718.70 %
20081,328,15218.44 %
20091,546,70416.46 %
20101,756,46413.56 %
20111,946,83310.84 %
20122,116,4088.71 %
20132,266,9067.11 %
20142,398,3945.80 %
20152,512,8934.77 %
20162,610,2863.88 %
20172,689,8423.05 %
20182,753,4392.36 %
20192,807,0841.95 %
20202,856,6991.77 %
20212,990,8784.70 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20202,791,800N/A %
20253,028,5708.48 %
20303,231,9136.71 %
20353,402,4995.28 %
20403,536,6193.94 %
20453,660,6193.51 %
20503,773,2853.08 %
20553,869,3692.55 %
20603,946,9292.00 %
20654,005,9321.49 %
20704,047,6961.04 %
20754,072,0890.60 %
20804,078,1120.15 %
20854,066,078-0.30 %
20904,040,188-0.64 %
20954,007,016-0.82 %
21003,971,417-0.89 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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