Qatar Population: 2,863,287

Qatar is an independent emirate that lies on the west side of the Persian Gulf. Border of it is being shared with the eastern side of Saudi Arabia, while north and west to the UAE. For freshwater, permanent bodies are not there. All the people living here generally is having a high standard of living as the production of oil is there, which attracts from wealth all over the world.

Largest Cities in Qatar by Population

The capital of Qatar is Doha, which is the most populous city with a population of 344,939. Following this are there Ar Rayyan, Umm Salal Muhammad, and many more.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Doha 344,939
Ar Rayyan 272,465
Umm Salal Muhammad 29,391
Al Wakrah 26,436
Al Khawr 18,923

Qatar population history

Currently, the population of Qatar is 2,862,139. It is estimated that by the mid of the year 2020, a population will be 2,881,053. The total population in the year 1955 is 35,866. The urban population in total is 96.2 % of the total population in Qatar.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,881,053 1.73% 48,986 40,000 32.3 1.88 248 96.20% 2,770,452 0.04% 7,794,798,739 139
2019 2,832,067 1.81% 50,385 40,000 31.6 1.98 244 96.10% 2,721,608 0.04% 7,713,468,100 141
2018 2,781,682 2.09% 56,954 40,000 31.6 1.98 240 96.00% 2,671,546 0.04% 7,631,091,040 142
2017 2,724,728 2.65% 70,354 40,000 31.6 1.98 235 96.00% 2,614,873 0.04% 7,547,858,925 142
2016 2,654,374 3.46% 88,664 40,000 31.6 1.98 229 95.90% 2,544,480 0.04% 7,464,022,049 142
2015 2,565,710 6.69% 141,877 120,970 31.5 2 221 95.70% 2,455,353 0.03% 7,379,797,139 142
2010 1,856,327 16.49% 198,182 182,920 31.6 2.23 160 94.40% 1,752,996 0.03% 6,956,823,603 148
2005 865,416 7.87% 54,590 42,783 31 2.95 75 97.30% 842,340 0.01% 6,541,907,027 158
2000 592,468 2.90% 15,805 5,901 30.5 3.46 51 96.30% 570,417 0.01% 6,143,493,823 164
1995 513,442 1.51% 7,433 -2,026 29 3.74 44 95.00% 487,771 0.01% 5,744,212,979 164
1990 476,278 5.13% 21,078 11,503 28.7 4.4 41 92.80% 442,074 0.01% 5,327,231,061 164
1985 370,890 10.65% 29,452 20,419 26.9 5.45 32 90.10% 334,343 0.01% 4,870,921,740 164
1980 223,632 6.36% 11,862 5,677 23.4 6.1 19 89.40% 199,973 0.01% 4,458,003,514 176
1975 164,320 8.45% 10,961 6,874 23.2 6.75 14 89.00% 146,177 0.00% 4,079,480,606 177
1970 109,514 8.26% 7,176 4,212 22 6.97 9 88.40% 96,760 0.00% 3,700,437,046 184
1965 73,633 9.22% 5,250 3,279 20.5 6.97 6 87.10% 64,100 0.00% 3,339,583,597 201
1960 47,384 5.73% 2,304 911 19.4 6.97 4 85.30% 40,407 0.00% 3,034,949,748 197
1955 35,866 7.48% 2,173 1,137 19.4 6.97 3 83.00% 29,779 0.00% 2,773,019,936 201

Qatar population forecast

There has been a steady increase in the growth of a population. It was estimated to have 3,851,131 people by the year 2050, while in 2020, the number of people estimated by the middle of 2020 is 2,881,053. This shows that there will be a steady increase in the population over the years.

The median age of Qatar is 32.3 years, and by the year 2050, it is estimated to be 41.4 years. The migrants in the year 2020 are estimated to be 40,000, while by the year 2045, it is estimated to be 12,000 only. The urban population by the year 2020 is estimating to be 2,770,452, while by the year 2050, estimation is expecting to be 3,762,103.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,881,053 2.35% 63,069 40,000 32.3 1.88 248 96.20% 2,770,452 0.04% 7,794,798,739 139
2025 3,121,705 1.62% 48,130 26,000 33.6 1.88 269 96.50% 3,010,901 0.04% 8,184,437,460 137
2030 3,326,890 1.28% 41,037 21,000 35.3 1.88 287 96.70% 3,216,779 0.04% 8,548,487,400 136
2035 3,497,397 1.00% 34,101 17,000 37.1 1.88 301 96.90% 3,389,037 0.04% 8,887,524,213 137
2040 3,628,685 0.74% 26,258 12,000 38.7 1.88 313 97.10% 3,524,170 0.04% 9,198,847,240 137
2045 3,746,735 0.64% 23,610 12,000 40.1 1.88 323 97.40% 3,648,803 0.04% 9,481,803,274 133
2050 3,851,131 0.55% 20,879 41.4 1.88 332 97.70% 3,762,103 0.04% 9,735,033,990 134

Qatar demographics

The estimation of a life expectancy rate for the total population in Qatar is 80.73 years. The ratio of males to females (or sex ratio) is 3.02. The number of males is 2,165,135, which contributes to 75.15%. However, the female is 715,925, which comes to 24.85%.

Qatar politics and religion

Most of the population is following Islam, which is mostly Sunni Muslims. Muslims cater to around 67.7% in the total population; after that, Christian, as well as Hindu, is around 13.8% each. The rest of the minorities are Buddhists and others.

It has a monarchy system having a head of state, also known as Emir of Qatar and head of government. The main source of legislation is Sharia.

Qatar economy 

There are abundant resources of oil and natural gas. Therefore, it is a stable economy. Most of the people living here are having a high standard of living. In other fields as well, Qatar gained significantly, and there has been a rise in GDP. The GDP of Qatar is between 3 to 4 percent.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%