The Qatari population has declined by 147,000 over the past nine months, revealed the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) in a recent report. The population fell from 2.807 million in May 2020 to 2,660 million in February 2021.
However, the latest figures do not include nationals or expatriates outside the state at the time of remuneration. According to PSA, the Gulf state has been witnessing a steady decline in its populace since May.
The stats show that the recorded numbers of residents in Qatar were 2.7M, 2.74M, 2.73M, 2.72M, 2.717M, 2.715M, 2.68M and 2.66M in June, July, August, September, October, November, December and January, respectively. Men constitute about 1.90 million of the total population, while women accounted for 750,910. By 2022, 12 per cent of the Qatari population will be over 65 years of age.
The Prime Minister had recently suggested the formation of a special committee to assess the country's demographic conditions over the years and choose approaches accordingly. The GCC state's major censuses were conducted in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2010 and 2015.
Meanwhile, the latest United Nations data showed that the current Qatari population is 2,912,916 and estimates it to be at 2,930,528 by July. The UN world population review shows that over 54 million people live in all GCC nations, while the total GDP of GCC nations was estimated at $3.464 trillion.