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Qatar population shrinks by around 30,000 from last year

  • Dec 01, 2020
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Qatar's population reached 2.72 million in October from 2.75 million a year ago, according to the latest figures from the Planning and Statistics Authority. 

In the 82nd edition of PSA’s monthly report featuring statistics in October, the authority said the male population in Qatar stands at 1.960 million and that of females at 756,484.
As many as 486 marriages were registered in Qatar, 191 divorces were finalised in October.


While live births in Qatar stood at 2,409 (1,279 males and 1,130 females) in October, 226 people (161 males and 65 females) died.
Another highlight of the report is the increase in the number of issued driver's licenses. As many as 6,913 driving licenses were issued in October, 12 percent more than that in September compared to September 2020. 
Traffic violations and accidents in October increased 12.1 percent and 16.3 percent respectively from September 2020. In addition, October witnessed a 15.7 percent increase in total e-government portal transactions from September 2020. On an year-on-year basis, this is an increase of 55.3 percent.
PSA said 534 accidents resulting in injuries took place in October. This is 16.3 percent more than the figure in September but 10.9 percent less than that in October 2019. 
The review period also saw decrease in the number of social security beneficiaries and the value of benefits. As many as 14,263 beneficiaries received benefits worth QR80 million in October, down 4.3 percent in terms of beneficiary number and 1.7 percent in value.
The monthly bulletin showed that the total electricity utilisation in October was 4153.7 GWh, representing a monthly decrease of 16.7 percent compared to September and an annual drop of 12.8 percent compared to October 2019.
Meanwhile, water consumption reached 59644.9 cubic metre, down 0.1 percent from September and up 46.1 percent from October 2019.