Qatar Population 2017

2,648,595

Qatar is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia on the Qatar Peninsula of the larger Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is an absolute monarchy ruled by the Al Thani family and the country was known for pearl hunting and sea trade before the discovery of oil. Qatar has the third largest natural gas reserve in the world and one of the richest country per capita. In 2017, Qatar has an estimated population of 2.64 million (an increase from 2013's estimate of 2,035,000), making it the 143th most populous country on earth.

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 2018Source: 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
Doha344,939
Ar Rayyan272,465
Umm Salal Muhammad29,391
Al Wakrah26,436
Al Khawr18,923
Ash Shahaniyah8,380
Dukhan7,250
Umm Sa'id5,769
Madinat ash Shamal5,267
Al Wukayr5,146
Umm Salal `Ali
Az Za`ayin

Qatar Population Clock

What is the population of Qatar (as of 11/15/2017)?2,648,595
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)2,639,211
Births Per Day15
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day 55
Net Change Per Day 68
Population Change Since January 1st21,692

Qatar Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.559 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 1.523 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 8.533 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.623 years
Male Life Expectancy 77.853 years
Female Life Expectancy 80.342 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.96 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.942 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.045 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 5.708 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 6.989 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.836 years
Rate of Natural Increase 9.969
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.368%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.732%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.419%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.378%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.076%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.368%
Median Age (Total) 33 years
Median Age (Female) 28.1 years
Median Age (Male) 24.1 years

Qatar Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20172,639,21175.07%24.93%2283.13%
20152,481,53975.40%24.60%2146.87%
20101,779,67675.83%24.17%15415.53%
2005864,86367.57%32.43%757.87%
2000592,26765.23%34.77%512.90%
1995513,45565.92%34.08%441.51%
1990476,44566.96%33.04%415.13%
1985371,08166.86%33.14%3210.64%
1980223,77563.01%36.99%196.36%
1975164,41366.48%33.52%148.47%
1970109,51463.83%36.18%98.26%
196573,63360.85%39.15%69.22%
196047,38456.48%43.52%45.73%
195535,86654.42%45.57%37.48%
195025,00350.69%49.32%20.00%

Qatar Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20202,791,80774.57%25.43%2410.00%
20253,028,56873.60%26.40%2611.64%
20303,231,91172.70%27.30%2791.31%
20353,402,49771.89%28.11%2941.03%
20403,536,61771.06%28.94%3050.78%
20453,660,62570.27%29.73%3160.69%
20503,773,28569.51%30.49%3260.61%
20553,869,36968.79%31.21%3340.50%
20603,946,92868.11%31.89%3410.40%
20654,005,93167.49%32.51%3460.30%
20704,047,70166.93%33.07%3490.21%
20754,072,09166.40%33.60%3510.12%
20804,078,11465.86%34.14%3520.03%
20854,066,07665.27%34.73%351-0.06%
20904,040,19264.60%35.40%349-0.13%
20954,007,02463.90%36.10%346-0.16%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer