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DOHA: The Planning and Statistics Authority announced the results of the General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments 2020, during a ceremony held in at the Planning and Statistics Authority building on Wednesday.

The results show that total population in Census 2020 rose by approximately 1,147,000 compared to Census 2010, to reach approximately 2.846,000, which represents an increase of 67.5 per cent over the 2010 census.

The annual growth rate between the 2010 and 2020 censuses was 5.3 per cent, with a decrease in the annual rate compared to what it was between the 2004 and 2010 censuses, which was 14.8 per cent.

The increase in the male population represented the largest percentage of the increase in population numbers, reaching 65.4 per cent, while females accounted for 34.6 per cent of the total increase.

The results also showed an increase in the population of all age groups in the 2020 census than it was in the 2010 census. The age group 30-34 topped the list of categories with the highest increase in numbers, with an increase of approximately 219,000 people.

Doha Municipality had the highest population density rate of 5,344.1 people per sq. km, after it registered only 3,590.9 people in Census 2010. Despite this, its percentage of the total population decreased from 46.9 per cent in 2010 to 41.7 per cent in 2020.

Umm Slal Municipality maintained second place in the ranking of population density by municipality with 471 people, while Al Rayyan Municipality ranked third with a population density of 337.5 people.

Educational attainment

With regard to the educational attainment 10+, the percentage of Qataris who attained a secondary certificate or higher has increased at the expense of the least educated, reaching 29.2 per cent of the total number of Qataris (10+) compared to 27.9 per cent in the 2010 census.

The percentage of Qataris holding a university degree or higher reached 33.9 per cent, compared to 20.3 per cent in Census 2010.

According to the results, the percentage of economically active Qataris (15+) who work for wages increased slightly by 0.6 per cent at the expense of those with other practical cases between the 2010 and 2020 censuses, reaching 97.7 per cent in the 2020 census after it was 97.1 per cent in the 2010 census.

The rate of increase for paid Qataris between the two censuses was 60.1 per cent.

As for the economically active non-Qataris (15+), the percentage of those who work for wages decreased slightly to 99.6 per cent after it was 99.8 per cent in Census 2010, while the percentage of employers among them increased to 0.3 per cent after it was 0.1 per cent in the 2010 census.

Economically active Qataris mostly work in public administration and defence activities with a rate of 53.5 per cent, followed by education with 12.3 per cent, then health and social work with 6.2 per cent.

As for non-Qataris, they mostly work in the construction activity by 34.1 per cent, followed by the wholesale and retail trade and vehicle repair activity with 12.5 per cent, then administrative and support services activities with 9.6 per cent.

The results of Census 2020 showed that 78.9 per cent of the total jobs are in the private sector, followed by the domestic sector with 8.2 per cent, and then the government sector with 8.1 per cent. The results showed an increase in the percentage of jobs in the private sector by 4 per cent, while the percentage of jobs in the government sector increased by 0.4 per cent.


With regard to buildings, the results showed an increase in the number of buildings by 49.7 per cent compared to Census 2010, reaching approximately 222.7000 buildings. The percentage of completed buildings in Al Rayyan Municipality also increased than those in Doha Municipality.

The percentage of buildings located in the municipalities of Doha and Al Rayyan in Census 2020 increased 61.9 per cent of the total buildings in the country, after it constituted 73.4 per cent in Census 2010.

With regard to housing units, the results showed an increase by 55.8 per cent between the 2010 and 2020 censuses. Apartments constituted 53.1 per cent of the total housing units in the country and Doha Municipality has 67.7 per cent of them.

Meanwhile, the number of business establishments increased by 130.6 per cent to reach approximately 71,2000 in Census 2020. This increase was distributed in all economic activities in varying proportions, the largest of which was in the transport and storage activity, with an increase of 431.2 per cent.

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