Qatar Population 2018

2,705,793

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 2018, Qatar has an estimated population of 2.69 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 20 minutes
One death every 131 minutes
One net migrant every 13 minutes
Net gain of one person every 8 minutes

Qatar Population in 2018Source: By UNCTAD (Doha City, UNCTAD XIII) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude25.551.25
Currencies UsedQatar Riyal
DemonymQatari

Countries Bordering Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Qatar Population Density

Qatar Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Doha344,939
Ar Rayyan272,465
Umm Salal Muhammad29,391
Al Wakrah26,436
Al Khawr18,923
Ash Shihaniyah8,380
Dukhan7,250
Musay`id5,769
Madinat ash Shamal5,267
Al Wukayr5,146
Umm Salal `Ali
Az Za`ayin

Qatar Population Clock

The population of Qatar (as of 9/2/2018)?2,705,793
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)2,694,849
Births Per Day72
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day 110
Net Change Per Day 171
Population Change Since January 1st41,895

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 2,703,316

Qatar Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20182,694,84974.91%25.09%232.601422.11%
20172,639,21175.07%24.93%227.791422.70%
20162,569,80475.23%24.77%221.801423.56%
20152,481,53975.40%24.60%214.181426.87%
20101,779,67675.83%24.17%153.6114815.53%
2005864,86367.57%32.43%74.651587.87%
2000592,26765.23%34.77%51.121642.90%
1995513,45565.92%34.08%44.321641.51%
1990476,44566.96%33.04%41.121645.13%
1985371,08166.86%33.14%32.0316510.64%
1980223,77563.01%36.99%19.311766.36%
1975164,41366.48%33.52%14.191778.47%
1970109,51463.83%36.18%9.451848.26%
196573,63360.85%39.15%6.361919.22%
196047,38456.48%43.52%4.091975.73%
195535,86654.42%45.57%3.102017.48%
195025,00350.69%49.32%2.162040.00%

Qatar Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20202,791,80774.57%25.43%240.961420.00%
20253,028,56873.60%26.40%261.401381.64%
20303,231,91172.70%27.30%278.951391.31%
20353,402,49771.89%28.11%293.671381.03%
20403,536,61771.06%28.94%305.251380.78%
20453,660,62570.27%29.73%315.951350.69%
20503,773,28569.51%30.49%325.681340.61%
20553,869,36968.79%31.21%333.971350.50%
20603,946,92868.11%31.89%340.661350.40%
20654,005,93167.49%32.51%345.761360.30%
20704,047,70166.93%33.07%349.361360.21%
20754,072,09166.40%33.60%351.471360.12%
20804,078,11465.86%34.14%351.991370.03%
20854,066,07665.27%34.73%350.95136-0.06%
20904,040,19264.60%35.40%348.71135-0.13%
20954,007,02463.90%36.10%345.85135-0.16%
Data Sources
  1. Qatar Statistics Authority
  2. Qatar Statistics Authority
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1986, 1997, 2004, 2010 and 2015 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. Official estimates for other years were also taken into account.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer