Qatar Population 2024 (Live)

2,734,884

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
11,490
The current population of Qatar is 2,734,884 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 2,737,061.

Qatar Growth Rate

Qatar Population Clock

Qatar Population (as of 5/22/2024)2,734,884
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)2,737,061
Births per Day64
Deaths per Day8
Migrations per Day0
Net Change per Day56
Population Change Since Jan. 18,008

Components of Population Change

One birth every 22.5 minutes
One death every 180 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 25.72 minutes

Qatar Population Clock

Qatar Population Density Map

City
2024 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

Population Growth in Qatar

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 leading up to 2011. Qatar (Arab) nationals make up less than 15% of the total population, followed by other Arab (13%), Indian (24%), Nepali (16%), Filipino (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.

Surface Area and Population Density in Qatar

Qatar has claim of 11,586 square kilometers of the peninsula off of Saudi Arabia. It has 563 kilometers of coastline and shares 87 kilometers of boundary to Saudi Arabia. In combination with the current estimated population, the calculation gives Qatar a population density of approximately 232 people per square kilometer.

Capital and City Centers in Qatar

Doha is Qatar's largest city and its capital, with 344,939 individuals claiming it as their home. This city was also recently given a listing as one of the "Urban Wonders" by the New 7 Wonders Cities.

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,737,061-0.51%23614261
20232,716,391-0.37%23414363
20202,760,385-1.67%23814258
20192,807,2351.46%24214255
20182,766,7322.03%23814257
20172,711,7554.49%23414258
20152,414,5737.1%20814265
20101,713,50415.09%14815076
2005848,7105.61%73161122
2000645,9374.63%56164139
1995515,1333.13%44166148
1990441,6753.84%38166150
1985365,8685.69%32169152
1980277,4507.3%24173161
1975195,04310.57%17178170
1970118,00712.72%10183188
196564,84312.25%6193194
196036,3854.88%3203209
195528,6683.37%2205211

Qatar Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20242,737,061-0.51%23614261
20252,757,220-0.02%23714362
20302,855,2910.7%24614162
20352,962,2410.74%25514262
20403,088,1490.84%26613958
20453,225,5440.87%27813957
20503,358,4540.81%28913855
20553,474,2530.68%29913750
20603,571,1330.55%30813750
20653,655,4070.47%31513749
20703,734,3000.43%32213746
20753,814,2440.43%32913746
20803,899,9160.45%33613644
20853,998,7840.5%34413544
20904,115,4220.58%35413444
20954,245,5740.63%36613341

Qatar Population by Year (Projections)

Qatar Population Pyramid 2024

Qatar Median Age

33.7

Total

35

Male

28.2

Female

Qatar Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Qatar.

Census Years

Year
Date
202020 April 2020
201520 April 2015
20105 May 2010
200416 March 2004
19971 March 1997
198616 March 1986

Qatar Population Pyramid

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 is one of the richest countries per capita.

Demographics of Qatar

As this country is quoted by the BBC as ..."a state built by immigrants,..." we can see this fact in the statistics with non-Qatari residents coming in at 88.4% of the population and Qatari at only 11.6% of the population. Additionally, this country is heavily male, currently split at 74.91% male and only 25.09% female.

The official language of Qatar is Arabic, but English is prevalent in use as a second language.

The religious spread of the population residing in Qatar is split at roughly 67.7% Muslim, Christians at 13.8%, Hindu at 13.8%, Buddhist with 3.1%, folk religion <.1%, Jewish faiths at <.1%, other faiths 0.7%, and unaffiliated at only 0.9% of the population.

The current median age of those residing in Qatar is approximately 33.22 years of age, with a total life expectancy at birth of 78.9 years. The birth rate is at 9.6 births per 1,000 individuals in the population, with a fertility rate of 1.9 children per woman. Remember though, that women only take about 25% of the population here though.

Qatar Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
11,586
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$244.69
GDP (UN '22)
$237.10 Bn

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