‘Whoa’ moment as Qatar’s overall population grows by 11.26%; 13.34% rise in that of females
The population of Qatar has grown a staggering 11.26% in the past year (June 2012-June 2013), according to the Qatar Statistics Authority.
The total population currently stands at 1,916,426–Male: 1,441, 215 and females: 475,211. This increase is a natural result of the large-scale economic expansion happening across the country.
Interestingly, the lopsided male-to-female ratio has seen a slight improvement with a 13.34% increase in the population of females with their number rising from 419,374 to 475,211 between June 2012 and June 2013.
According to the Qatar Economic Outlook 2013-2014 report released by the General Secretariat of Development and Planning, Qatar’s GDP is expected to grow by 5.3% in 2013 due to changes in output of oil and gas. This in turn will contribute to the increase in per capita income as will burgeoning infrastructure activity around the country. Both are expected to create a demand for workers in the labour market, which according to the report, could lead to the population of Qatar reaching 2 million by the end of 2013.