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Demographics of Qatar

The total population of Qatar is 2,694,849 people. People in Qatar speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Qatar is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Qatar is 0.48. The median age is approximately 32.6 years. Life expectancy in Qatar is 79. The female fertility rate in Qatar is 2. Around 33% of the population of Qatar are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Qatar is 0.7456. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Qatar see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Qatar, the population density is 175 people per square kilometer (455 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Qatar is 2,694,849 people. Qatar has approximately 1,687,640 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Qatar represent 0.7 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Qatar represent 73.8 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Qatar is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Qatar is 0.7456. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Qatar. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Qatar on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 32.6 years. The median age for men is 33.6, while the median age for women is 28.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.06. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.06; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 2.46; sex ratio over 64 - 1.38; total sex ratio - 2. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Qatar is Islam, the followers of which comprise 67.7% of all religious believers in the country. Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Quran, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, Arabic سنة, composed of accounts called hadith, Arabic حديث) of Muhammad, considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Besides Islam, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Qatar are Hinduism, Buddhism, folk religions. The religious diversity of Qatar is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Qatar. The index of religious fractionalization in Qatar is 0.095. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.

General development

Qatar is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Qatar may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Qatar, 88.1 in every 100 people use internet. Qatar has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.851. Qatar has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The migration rate in Qatar is 22.39%.

Language

People in Qatar speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Qatar is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Qatar. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Qatar is 0.48. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Qatar. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.