Qatar Population 2017

2,343,117

Qatar's population is a bit unknown, as the Qatar Statistics Authority estimated that the population was 1.9 million in 2013, with other sources claiming 2.03 million. Regardless, the population has tripled in the decade up to 2011. Qatar (Arab) nationals make up less than 15% of the total population, followed by other Arab (13%), Indian (24%), Nepali (16%), Fiipino (11%) and Bangladesh and Sri Lankan (5% each). There are 250,000 Filipinos in the country, making them the third largest group of expatriates. Due to a huge influx of male laborers, women account for just 25% of the population.

Qatar Population in 2017Source: Mohamod Fasil

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Qatar Population Growth

Projections show Qatar could easily top 2.8 million by 2020. Previous estimates in 2011 estimated the population would reach 1.78 million in 2013, far lower than the actual growth. From 2011-2012, Qatar experienced an astounding 7.5% growth rate, and there is no signs of slowing.

About Qatar

Official NameState of Qatar
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersSAU
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude25.551.25
Currencies UsedQAR

Qatar Population Density

Name Population
Umm Salal `Ali
Az Za`ayin
Al Wukayr5,146
Madinat ash Shamal5,267
Musay`id5,769
Dukhan7,250
Ash Shayhaniyah8,380
Al Khawr18,923
Al Wakrah26,436
Umm Salal Muhammad29,391
Ar Rayyan272,465
Doha344,939

Qatar Population Clock

What is the population of Qatar (as of September 13, 2017)?2,343,117
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2338085
Births Per Day15
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day 55
Net Change Per Day 68
Population Change Since January 1st17,340

Qatar Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 11.559 births/thousand156
Crude Death Rate 1.523 deaths/thousand201
Crude Net Migration Rate 8.533 people/thousand3
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.623 years48
Male Life Expectancy 77.853 years38
Female Life Expectancy 80.342 years57
Total Fertility Rate 1.96 children/woman126
Net Reproduction Rate 0.942 surviving daughters/woman125
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.045 males per female140
Infant Mortality Rate 5.708 deaths/1,000 live births151
Under Five Mortality 6.989 deaths/thousand150
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.836 years75
Rate of Natural Increase 9.969 113
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.368 %48
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.732 %42
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.419 %38
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.378 %33
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.076 %23
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.368 %33
Crude Suicide Rate 4.7 suicides/thousand119
Median Age (Total) 33 years84
Median Age (Female) 28.1 years126
Median Age (Male) 24.1 years147

Qatar Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20172,338,08571.855%28.145%201711.71%144
20152,235,35572.638%27.362%192712.47%144
20101,765,51375.35%24.65%152737.63%148
2005836,92466.677%33.323%7212116.64%158
2000593,45365.022%34.978%511413.36%163
1995501,01965.893%34.107%431472.14%164
1990476,47866.95%33.05%411421.8%164
1985371,07066.861%33.139%311517.09%165
1980223,71563.032%36.968%1916710.33%175
1975164,33366.514%33.486%141765.58%177
1970109,32963.914%36.086%91868.68%183
196573,54360.875%39.125%61898.08%190
196047,30956.499%43.501%41928.21%196
195535,83554.436%45.564%31974.76%200
195024,99950.686%49.314%22049.44%203

Qatar Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20202,452,18071.112%28.888%211701.52%144
20252,639,58070.117%29.883%227661.19%145
20302,781,37469.255%30.745%239640.9%144
20352,902,06368.388%31.612%249630.79%143
20403,013,39767.587%32.413%259620.7%142
20453,114,88566.828%33.172%268600.61%142
20503,204,97066.1%33.9%276590.5%141
20553,278,26965.405%34.595%282570.38%140
20603,332,36864.754%35.246%287550.25%139
20653,366,68364.143%35.857%289560.13%138
20703,381,45863.556%36.444%291540.02%138
20753,376,92962.953%37.047%29053-0.1%139
20803,352,22562.263%37.737%28856-0.21%139
20853,311,51061.449%38.551%28557-0.28%139
20903,262,27060.532%39.468%28060-0.31%139
20953,212,73459.61%40.39%27662-0.29%139
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations