Qatar Population 2023 (Live)


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.

The current population of Qatar is 2,714,383 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 2,716,391.

Qatar Growth Rate

Qatar Population 2023 (Live)

Qatar Population Clock

Qatar Population (as of 5/26/2023)2,714,383
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)2,716,391
Births per Day66
Deaths per Day8
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day57
Population Change Since Jan. 18,322

Components of Population Change

One birth every 21.82 minutes
One death every 180 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 25.27 minutes

Qatar Population Clock

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.

Qatar Population Density Map


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Qatar Population by Year (Historical)


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Qatar Population by Year (Projections)

Qatar Population Pyramid 2023

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Qatar Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Qatar.

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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.

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