A few words on the data collected and presented – these figures are not official numbers published by the Qatari Government. In most cases they are estimates and as always, there is room for error. We started our research by contacting Qatar Statistics Authority, as in any country that is the first place to turn to when looking for statistics on demographics. We were however not able to receive it, with QSA stating: “We regret to inform you that the required data is not available.”
There are a few nationalities like Syria, Yemen and Somalia which should be present in substantial numbers, but are not listed in our report. These will be added at a later point in time, if and when the data becomes available.
Fast growth Qatar has one of the fastest population growths in the world. This especially holds true for post 2000 period, with the population quadrupling in the last 13 years.. This astonishing speed can be attributed to a number of infrastructure projects, which are taking place ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Football.
Sources: 1.) Direct information given to bqdoha.com by embassies (telephone or email): Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela.
2.) Existing sources published previously in the media: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom: -http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-s-population-exceeds-2m-521314.html -http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/plus/cover-plus/213479/a-school-for-latecomers -http://www.qatar-tribune.com/viewnews.aspx?n=F0A81218-7D10-4457-A499-52EE8EB51CAC&d=20130705 -http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/367441/qatar-indonesia-trade-volume-rose-by-%E2%80%98300%25-over-one-year%E2%80%99 -http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/255098/qatar-will-host-successful-world-cup-says-uk-envoy
3.) Data on Qatari population extrapolated from two reports: http://www.qsa.gov.qa/eng/publication/Social_publications/Women%20and%20Men%20Report/Woman%20and%20Man%20in%20The%20State%20of%20Qatar%202012.pdf http://www.qsa.gov.qa/eng/publication/annabs/2013/Quarterly%20LFS%20web%20report3ndqtr2013%20.xls