Posted on November 07, 2015
Qatar's population has risen to a new record high of more than 2.4 million, according to official figures for the end of October. Some 2,412,483 people were recorded to be in the country at the end of last month, said figures from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.
 
The figures represent a near-nine percent jump in the population since October 2014, Doha News reported. The last record high was six months ago, when 2,374,866 were recorded to be in the country at the end of May, it said. The latest data showed that the population continues to be dominated by men, with 1,812,418 males compared to 600,065 females. Qatar’s monthly statistics bulletin covers both citizens and expatriates, but it does not include residents who are outside the country at the time the report is collated.

The rise comes as hundreds of thousands of migrant workers continue to pour into Qatar to work on major infrastructure projects ahead of the country hosting the 2022 World Cup tournament.
 
source: Arabian Business

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