Qatar Population (LIVE)

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Qatar Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Qatar is 2,850,563 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Qatar 2019 population is estimated at 2,832,067 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Qatar population is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world population.
  • Qatar ranks number 141 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Qatar is 244 per Km2 (632 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 11,610 Km2 (4,483 sq. miles)
  • 96.1 % of the population is urban (2,721,608 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Qatar is 31.6 years.

Population of Qatar (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationQatar
Global Rank
2019 2,832,067 1.81 % 50,385 40,000 31.6 1.98 244 96.1 % 2,721,608 0.04 % 7,713,468,100 141
2018 2,781,682 2.09 % 56,954 40,000 31.6 1.98 240 96.0 % 2,671,546 0.04 % 7,631,091,040 142
2017 2,724,728 2.65 % 70,354 40,000 31.6 1.98 235 96.0 % 2,614,873 0.04 % 7,547,858,925 142
2016 2,654,374 3.46 % 88,664 40,000 31.6 1.98 229 95.9 % 2,544,480 0.04 % 7,464,022,049 142
2015 2,565,710 6.69 % 141,877 120,970 31.5 2.00 221 95.7 % 2,455,353 0.03 % 7,379,797,139 142
2010 1,856,327 16.49 % 198,182 182,920 31.6 2.23 160 94.4 % 1,752,996 0.03 % 6,956,823,603 148
2005 865,416 7.87 % 54,590 42,783 31.0 2.95 75 97.3 % 842,340 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 158
2000 592,468 2.90 % 15,8055,901 30.5 3.46 51 96.3 % 570,417 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 164
1995 513,442 1.51 % 7,433 -2,026 29.0 3.74 44 95.0 % 487,771 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 164
1990 476,278 5.13 % 21,078 11,503 28.7 4.40 41 92.8 % 442,074 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 164
1985 370,890 10.65 % 29,452 20,419 26.9 5.45 32 90.1 % 334,343 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 164
1980 223,632 6.36 % 11,862 5,677 23.4 6.10 19 89.4 % 199,973 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 176
1975 164,320 8.45 % 10,961 6,874 23.2 6.75 14 89.0 % 146,177 0.00 % 4,079,480,606 177
1970 109,514 8.26 % 7,176 4,212 22.0 6.97 9 88.4 % 96,760 0.00 % 3,700,437,046 184
1965 73,633 9.22 % 5,250 3,279 20.5 6.97 6 87.1 % 64,100 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 201
1960 47,384 5.73 % 2,304 911 19.4 6.97 4 85.3 % 40,407 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 197
1955 35,866 7.48 % 2,173 1,137 19.4 6.97 3 83.0 % 29,779 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 201
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Qatar Population Forecast

12,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationQatar
Global Rank
2020 2,881,053 2.35 % 63,069 40,000 32.3 1.88 248 96.2 % 2,770,452 0.04 % 7,794,798,739 139
2025 3,121,705 1.62 % 48,130 26,000 33.6 1.88 269 96.5 % 3,010,901 0.04 % 8,184,437,460 137
2030 3,326,890 1.28 % 41,037 21,000 35.3 1.88 287 96.7 % 3,216,779 0.04 % 8,548,487,400 136
2035 3,497,397 1.00 % 34,101 17,000 37.1 1.88 301 96.9 % 3,389,037 0.04 % 8,887,524,213 137
2040 3,628,685 0.74 % 26,258 12,000 38.7 1.88 313 97.1 % 3,524,170 0.04 % 9,198,847,240 137
2045 3,746,735 0.64 % 23,610 12,000 40.1 1.88 323 97.4 % 3,648,803 0.04 % 9,481,803,274 133
2050 3,851,131 0.55 % 20,879   41.4 1.88 332 97.7 % 3,762,103 0.04 % 9,735,033,990 134
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Qatar Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Qatar
Life Expectancy
80.73 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.5
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
2,165,135 75.15% 715,925 24.85% 2,881,053 3.02

Population Pyramid for Qatar (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 201,783 51.35% 191,171 48.65% 392,954 13.64%
15-24 247,498 72.07% 95,927 27.93% 343,425 11.92%
25-54 1,558,287 80.18% 385,225 19.82% 1,943,512 67.46%
55-64 122,652 80.42% 29,854 19.58% 152,506 5.29%
65+ 34,915 71.75% 13,748 28.25% 48,663 1.69%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 392,954 13.64% 16.1
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 2,439,443 84.67% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 48,663 1.69% 2.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
441,617 15.33% 18.1

Main Cities by Population in Qatar

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Doha 344,939
2 Ar Rayyan 272,465
3 Umm Salal Muhammad 29,391
4 Al Wakrah 26,436
5 Al Khawr 18,923

See also

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Notes

The Qatar Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Qatar delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Qatar (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Qatar in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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