Latest Filipino population in Qatar inilabas

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Qatar is home (albeit mostly a temporary one) to numerous people from around the world, who comprise the vast majority of its population, with Qataris being a minority for decades now. As the exact breakdown by nationality is not something that is made publicly available by Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), in order to shine a light on a matter of common interest.

The list of nationalities

Nationality Population Percent of total* Data recency
India 650,000 25.00% Dec 2016
Nepal >350,000 13.50% Jan 2017
Qatar 313,000 12.10% Jun 2016
Bangladesh 280,000 10.80% May 2016
Philippines 260,000 10.00% Jan 2017
Egypt 200,000 8.60% Feb 2015
Sri Lanka 145,256 5.60% Dec 2016
Pakistan 125,000 4.80% Oct 2016
Syria 54,000 2.20% Nov 2015
Sudan 50,000 2.10% Apr 2015
Indonesia 43,000 1.70% Sep 2016
Jordan 40,000 1.80% Dec 2014
Iran 30,000 1.50% Dec 2013
UK 25,000 1.10% Apr 2015
Lebanon 24,000 0.92% Jan 2017
Ethiopia 22,000 0.91% Jan 2016
Palestine 20,000 0.85% Jun 2015
Tunisia 20,000 0.77% May 2016
Kenya 14,000 0.55% Aug 2016
USA** >11,000 >0.43% Mar 2015
China >10,000 >0.41% Jan 2016
Eritrea 10,000 >0.41% Aug 2016
Canada 9,000 0.35% Feb 2017
Iraq 8,976 0.40% Dec 2014
Turkey 8,000 0.31% Oct 2016
Nigeria 7,500 0.29% Oct 2016
South Africa 6,000 0.23% May 2016
Australia 5,500 0.21% Nov 2016
Algeria 5,000 0.20% Mar 2016
France 5,000 0.20% Apr 2016
Ghana 5,000 0.21% Jan 2015
Malaysia 4,848 0.19% Feb 2016
Thailand 4,500 0.18% Mar 2016
Afghanistan 3,500 – 4,000 ~0.2% Nov 2012
Spain 3,500 0.14% Jan 2017
Uganda 3,000 0.11% Nov 2016
Romania 2,500 0.10% Apr 2015
Greece 2,200 <0.10% May 2016
Italy 2,100 <0.10% Nov 2016
Germany 2,000 <0.10% Jan 2017
Ireland 2,000 <0.10% May 2015
Russia 2,000 <0.10% Mar 2016
South Korea 2,000 <0.10% Dec 2015
Vietnam 2,000 <0.10% Feb 2016
Serbia 2,000 <0.10% Feb 2017
Portugal 1,500 <0.10% Mar 2016
Brazil 1,500 <0.10% Jul 2016
Netherlands 1,432 <0.10% Mar 2016
Albania 1,200 <0.10% Jan 2017
Macedonia 1,000 <0.10% Dec 2013
Ukraine 1,000 <0.10% Nov 2016
New Zealand 989 <0.10% Feb 2017
Japan 944 <0.10% Jan 2017
Denmark 900 <0.10% Feb 2017
Poland 700 – 800 <0.10% Feb 2017
Belgium 600 <0.10% Jan 2017
Cuba 600 <0.10% May 2016
Sweden 527 <0.10% Feb 2017
Bulgaria 500 <0.10% Jan 2017
Croatia 500 <0.10% Nov 2016
Austria 500 <0.10% Nov 2016
Argentina 400 <0.10% Jan 2017
Mexico 400 <0.10% Oct 2015
Venezuela 337 <0.10% Dec 2014
Kyrgyzstan 330 <0.10% Feb 2017
Hungary 300 <0.10% Jan 2017
Singapore 300 <0.10% Dec 2014
Switzerland 250 <0.10% Dec 2014
Senegal a few hundred <0.10% Mar 2016
Belarus 200 <0.10% Jan 2017
Finland 200 <0.10% Jan 2017
Kazakhstan 200 <0.10% Aug 2015
Colombia 200 <0.10% Feb 2017
Norway 160 <0.10% 2015
Moldova 154 <0.10% Jan 2017
Gambia 135 <0.10% Dec 2013
Azerbaijan 120 <0.10% Dec 2014
Ecuador 100 <0.10% Dec 2014
El Salvador 100 <0.10% Dec 2014
Slovakia 100 <0.10% Jan 2017
Czech Republic 100 <0.10% Feb 2017
Benin 82 <0.10% Dec 2014
Dominican Republic 44 <0.10% Dec 2014
Liberia 40 <0.10% Dec 2013
Brunei 20 <0.10% Dec 2013
Latvia 10 <0.10% Jan 2017
Liechentstein 1 <0.10% Jan 2015

 

While Qatar’s population as a whole continues to expand at an incredibly fast rate, there are differences in just how much individual communities are growing. One of the biggest changes that occurred from 2013 when I first assembled this report, can be found in the Bangladeshi community, which went from 137,000 in 2013 to 280,000 as of early 2016 – a whooping 104% increase. In general most nationalities have witnessed an increase, but there are a few of those whose numbers have gone down or are somewhat stagnant: Nepal, Lebanon, Malaysia, Palestine, Russia, South Korea, Croatia and Hungary.

Filipinos in Qatar

According to the data, which we have received in January from the Filipino Embassy in Qatar, there were 222,712 Filipinos with valid work visas as of May 2016. Although we’re unable to receive further clarifications regarding the number, media reports indicate that does not include Filipinos on family sponsorship. According to the Philippine Business Council in Qatar, the total number of Filipinos should be around 260,000.

After the Filipino community experienced a decline in 2013, when an unofficial ban on new Filipino visas was supposedly in effect, their numbers are again on the rise.

Their migration to Qatar started in the 1980s, but dramatically accelerated later on in the 2000s. In 2009 alone, the number of Filipinos heading to Qatar, jumped 84% in comparison to 2008, with more than half being hired in the construction and manufacturing industries and about 25% as service workers. In 2015 the number increased very noticeably again as only new hires went up from 26,831 in 2014 to 49,161 in 2015.

These figures are to an extent further supported by a joint UNDP and MDPS report from June 15, 2015. Data can be extrapolated to show there were 244,454 Qatari nationals at some point in 2010 for example.

 

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