The census shows a 5.3% average annual increase in population between 1997 and 2007.
Between 1986 and 1997 the average annual increase was only 3.7%.In recent years the country’s population has been roughly split with 25% native Qatari while 75% of the population are foreign guest workers.
The majority of migrant workers come from South Asia, the Philippines and other Arab countries.
Qatar's capital city is Doha.
The population of the Doha including the city, some of its suburbs and the surrounding area is415,051 according to the 2007 census.
Population growth rate: (The average annual percent change in the population) 2.5% (2007 est.)%
Qatar Age structure Data: Distribution of the population according to age)
0-14 years: 23.4% (male 105,546/female 101,371)
15-64 years: 73% (male 446,779/female 199,133)
65 years and over: 3.7% (male 24,059/female 8,471) (2006 est.)
Qatar Birth rate:
15.56 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)
4.72 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language