Qatar’s population exceeds 2m

Qatar’s population now stands more than 2 million, a 10 percent increase from last year.
Expatriate, expat in Gulf
By Erika Widén
Wed 02 Oct 2013 02:38 PM

Qatar’s Statistic Authority (QSA) has announced that Qatar’s population is now at 2,035,106 as of September 30, 2013. That is a rise of more than 10 percent in the last year.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stated recently that four major non-Arab expatriate nationality groups in Qatar together constituted more than 1.2 million people. There are Indians (544,802), Nepalese (340,679), Filipinos (184,648) and Bangladeshis (137,245), and an estimated 100,000 Sri Lankans in the country.

According to the NHRC report, about 17 percent (92,224) of the country’s Indian expatriate population constitute of families while more than 99 percent (339,901) of the Nepalese expatriate population are single workers. A little over 10 percent (19,201) of the Filipino population are also families.

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