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Qatar population

Qatar population clock

Current population
Current male population (75.9%)
Current female population (24.1%)
Births this year
Births today
Dead this year
Dead today
Net immigration this year
Net immigration today
Population growth this year
Population growth today

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs .

Figures on the corona pandemic


Brief facts about the population

Current population (as of May 17, 2021)
3.043.222
Population rank
137 (0.04% of the world population)
Entire area
11,590 km2
Population density
262.6 per km2
Gender ratio
3.15 (2,310,209 men and 733,321 women)
Average age of the population
31.3 years
Life expectancy
75.7 years (74.0 - men, 77.5 - women)
Literacy
97,8 %

(Population figures are country meter estimates based on the most recent United Nations data)

Qatar: population 2021

In 2021, the Qatar population is expected to increase by 140,482 people and reach 3,131,360 in early 2022. The natural increase is expected to be positive as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 31,793.

If external migration remains at the previous year's level, the population will increase by 108,689 due to the reasons for migration. This means that the number of people who move to Qatar (which they are not native to) to settle as permanent residents (immigrants) takes precedence over the number of people who leave the country to live permanently in to settle in another country (emigrants).

Change in population in 2021

According to our estimates, the daily rates of change of the Qatar population in 2021 will be as follows:

  • 99 live births on average per day (4.14 per hour)
  • Average of 12 deaths per day (0.51 per hour)
  • Average of 298 immigrants per day (12.41 per hour)
The population will increase by 385 people daily in 2021.

Qatar: Demographics 2020

As of January 1, 2021, the population was estimated at 2,990,878 people. This is an increase of 4.70% (134,179 people) compared to 2,856,699 inhabitants in the previous year.

In 2020, the natural increase was positive as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 30,367. Due to foreign migration, the population rose by 103,812. The gender distribution of the total population was 3,150 (3,150 men per 1,000 women), which is higher than the global gender ratio.

The key figures for the population in 2020 are listed below:

  • 34,623 live births
  • 4,256 deaths
  • Natural increase: 30,367 people
  • Net migration: 103,812 people
  • 2,243,159 men as of December 31, 2020
  • 747,720 women as of December 31, 2020

Growth rate 1952-2021

Population density

The population density in Qatar as of May 2021 is 258.1 people per square kilometer. The population density is calculated as follows: population divided by the total area of ​​the country. The total area is the sum of the land and water areas within the international borders and coasts. According to the United Nations Statistics Department, the total area is 11,590 km2.

Religion in Qatar

religionNumber of followersPercentage of the total population
Islam2.060.26167,7 %
Christianity419.96513,8 %
Hinduism419.96513,8 %
Buddhism94.3403,1 %
atheism27.3890,9 %
Other21.3030,7 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape.

Number of followers (05/17/2021 - Countrymeters.info ).

Qatar historical population (1951-2021)

Qatar population history

yearpopulationGrowth rate
195126.262N / A %
195228.6919,25 %
195330.9767,96 %
195433.0656,74 %
195534.9645,74 %
195636.7445,09 %
195738.5414,89 %
195840.5055,10 %
195942.8415,77 %
196045.7596,81 %
196149.4228,00 %
196253.8668,99 %
196359.0169,56 %
196464.6579,56 %
196570.6219,22 %
196676.7668,70 %
196783.1008,25 %
196889.7718,03 %
196997.0758,14 %
1970105.2368,41 %
1971114.5088,81 %
1972124.9899,15 %
1973136.3919,12 %
1974147.9508,47 %
1975159.0137,48 %
1976169.0416,31 %
1977178.0535,33 %
1978187.1735,12 %
1979198.6146,11 %
1980214.4477,97 %
1981235.90310,01 %
1982262.72711,37 %
1983293.39611,67 %
1984325.37310,90 %
1985356.2019,47 %
1986384.4237,92 %
1987410.0476,67 %
1988432.9415,58 %
1989452.7244,57 %
1990469.0413,60 %
1991481.8602,73 %
1992491.4001,98 %
1993498.4661,44 %
1994504.2841,17 %
1995510.2721,19 %
1996518.0141,52 %
1997528.9782,12 %
1998543.5102,75 %
1999561.1043,24 %
2000581.5373,64 %
2001603.8333,83 %
2002628.0494,01 %
2003661.5005,33 %
2004717.7578,50 %
2005809.83212,83 %
2006944.70316,65 %
20071.121.37718,70 %
20081.328.15218,44 %
20091.546.70416,46 %
20101.756.46413,56 %
20111.946.83310,84 %
20122.116.4088,71 %
20132.266.9067,11 %
20142.398.3945,80 %
20152.512.8934,77 %
20162.610.2863,88 %
20172.689.8423,05 %
20182.753.4392,36 %
20192.807.0841,95 %
20202.856.6991,77 %
20212.990.8784,70 %

All dates in this table are for January 1st of the corresponding year.

Population forecast (2020-2100)

yearpopulationGrowth rate
20202.791.800N / A %
20253.028.5708,48 %
20303.231.9136,71 %
20353.402.4995,28 %
20403.536.6193,94 %
20453.660.6193,51 %
20503.773.2853,08 %
20553.869.3692,55 %
20603.946.9292,00 %
20654.005.9321,49 %
20704.047.6961,04 %
20754.072.0890,60 %
20804.078.1120,15 %
20854.066.078-0,30 %
20904.040.188-0,64 %
20954.007.016-0,82 %
21003.971.417-0,89 %

The data are given for July 1st of the corresponding year (middle variant of the forecast).

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs