Migrant population to decrease in Qatar by 2030
Qatar expects a steady decline of migrants in the coming years as the current employment rates are expected to fall, according to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC).
The 2000s were a period of “extraordinary” demographic change in Qatar with the migrant population increasing by 155,000 between 2000 and 2005 and by an “unprecedented” 800,000 from 2005 to 2010.
The influx of workers and expatriates from all walks life into Qatar resulted in a “dramatic” expansion of the working-age population, a trend which continued with the arrival of another estimated half a million people expected between 2010 and 2015.
Current employment rates of nearly 75% are expected to fall in the next few years before coming down over the outlook period (2015-30) as the supply of labour diminishes.
Most of the increase in Qatar’s population from 25-64 (years) has come from international immigration, the cohort will continue to expand albeit more slowly over the next 10 years as immigration is expected to slow.
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Source News: Qatar Living