By Erika Widén
Qatar’s population now stands more than 2 million, a 10 percent increase from last year.
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.
So, it is not 300 as Prince Bandar of KSA mentioned!
And Qatari Nationals? The article deliberatley failed to report on the actual population of Qatari nationals!
250,000 = 5 stadiums full.
Only 9% of the total expatriate population constitute of families. That means only 9% can afford family life in one of the richest countries of the world.
: ).... it seems the only time Qatar has time for poor slave working majority (not western expats) is when it needs the statistics for population bragging rights. Count yourselves not your slaves.