1. Architectural building:
The architectural building is any independent structure, on land or on water, permanent or temporary, irrespective of the purpose of its construction or its present type of usage. It can be used for living or practicing any activity, or both. The building can be occupied or used for any purpose, as well as it can be vacant.
In conformity with the census purpose the following places are considered building:
1. A fenced piece of land provided that it is in use partially or completely, for living or work.
2. A piece of open land where an activity is being practiced (e.g. unfenced piece of land where bricks are manufactured)
3. A building under demolishing.
4. A building under construction
5. Marginal building that exist temporary or permanently at the time of enumeration irrespective of its building material, provided that it is being used for living or work (e.g. hut, cottage, tent, vehicle frame, kiosk)
6. Anchored sailing boats used permanently for living.
The following are not considered building:
1. Annexes, shops and security rooms built in front of a building as well as animal zareba existing within the boundaries of the original building, inside the fence, since these are considered to be part of the building's components.
2. Some public constructions e.g. water reservoirs, electricity sub-stations, bridges, petroleum stores and towers, public parks unless someone is living or an activity is being practiced.
3. Building and facilities of military features, unless it is being used for civilian purposes, and census staff are allowed to enter.
2. Enumeration entrance:
It is the entrance of the architectural building that leads to all or part of the building' components. If there is only one entrance to the building, then it is considered to be its enumeration entrance. In case of more than one entrance, and all of them are leading to the building components, then the main entrance is considered as the enumeration entrance, while other entrances are considered as auxiliary entrances. If there is an entrance or more leading to parts of the building which are not accessible by other entrances, then each entrance leading to a part of the building components is considered to be a separate enumeration entrance. Entrances of shops and garages comprised in a separate architectural building that also comprises housing units beside these shops and garages, are not considered to be enumeration entrances. A building that consists of only a set of shops is considered to be a building with a single enumeration entrance.
3. Residential unit:
It is a building or part of a building constructed mainly to accommodate one household, with a separate gate or more leading to the main road without passing through another housing unit e.g. palace, villa, Arabic house, popular house, elderly house, additional building, flat or a single room in a apartments building. At the time of enumeration, the residential unit can be occupied by household or more, a labor gathering or more, an establishment, a public house or it can be vacant. For the purposes of the census, the place which is not originally built for living, but at the time of enumeration was found to be used for living, then it is considered a residential unit e.g. cottage, kiosk, tent i.e. auxiliary.
Therefore the residential unit can be one of the following cases:
1. A building originally constructed for the usage of one household e.g. palace, villa, Arabic house, public house, additional building, elderly house
2. Part of apartment building or a house, e.g. flat or a separate room. A flat consists of a room or more with basic utilities and external door leading to the building entrance and the main road without entering other flats. The separate room an dependant existing room without any utilities inside. If a shop, garage or any other place in the building found to be occupied by someone as an accommodation, then it should be considered as a residential unit.
3. A building that originally not constructed for living, but at the time of enumeration to be used for living e.g. beach cabin or marginal building.
4. A place used for living inside an establishment or inside a residential building used mainly as an establishment. This place can be, architecturally, connected or separated from the establishment building.
4. Type of Occupancy:
This means the present type of occupancy at the time of enumeration, which is considered as single residential unit as mentioned earlier. It can be one of the following cases:
1. Household: means that the residential unit is used as an accommodation for a household or more.
2. Collective household: means that the residential unit is used as an accommodation for a group of individuals, less than 7 and not forming a living household.
3. Labour gathering: means that the residential unit is used as an accommodation for one labor gathering or more, consisting of 7 persons or more.
4. Public house: in the case that the residential unit is a public accommodation e.g. guest house, rest house, hospital.
5. Work: if the residential unit is used by establishment (s).
6. Accommodation and work: means that the residential unit is used by a household or more in some of its parts, while at the same time an economic activity is being practiced in the other parts ( e.g. a clinic and an accommodation).
7. Closed: means that the place is originally meant for the accommodation of a single household, but found closed at the time of enumeration. Nature of usage is unknown.
8. Vacant: means that the place is originally meant for the accommodation of a single household, but found vacant at the time of enumeration.
For the census purposes a household is defined as a person or a group of persons, related or unrelated, living together and making common provision for food, accommodation and other essentials for living. Any one who is usually living in the housing unit of the household under enumeration is considered a member of that household, including domestic servants.
For the census purposes the following are considered as members of the household:
1. Those who spent the census night in the housing units
2. Those who didn’t spent the census night in the housing units for one of the following reasons:
1. Those on night duty e.g. a doctor in a hospital
2. Those on permanent night shifts e.g. night watchman
3. Those on fishing trips in the territorial waters or the political boundaries of the state.
4. Armed forces personnel stationed within the political boundaries of the state.
5. Those who are absent from the housing units, for a period not exceeding two months preceding the enumeration night for any other reason.
A visitor who happened to be at the housing unit on the census night, no data should be taken for him if he has a usual place of residence inside Qatar and not being absent for a period not exceeding two months from that place, but if he hasn’t got a place of usual residence inside Qatar, then information about him should be taken together with the household in that housing unit.
The followings should not be enumerated among the members of the household:
1. Those who didn’t spent the census night in the housing unit and their period of absence exceeds two months, including the census night.
2. Those who have more than one residence and spent the census night in another housing unit.
6. Labor gathering:
A group of male / female workers living permanently and collectively in a residential unit and not forming a census household (s), consisting of 7 persons or more.
7. Collective household:
If, in a residential unit, a group of less than 7 persons lives together, they should be treated as household(s) in accordance to the definitions.
It is an organization or part of an organization practicing, in a fixed place within the boundaries of the block, one or a dominating economic activity to produce goods or services, owned by single owner, whether a natural person ( a person or a group of persons) or a legal entity ( a company or government body.) Hence the pillars of an establishment are:
1. A fixed place within the boundaries of the block
2. Practicing an economic activity.
3. Owner (natural or legal)
If the establishment is:
1. Practicing its activity in more than one place, whether similar or integral, where separate accounts for each place are not available, then all these places within the boundaries of the block, should be treated as one establishment, provided that the owner is the same.
2. Practicing more than one activity in one or more various places within the boundaries of the same block, and it was possible to separate to accounts of each activity, then each activity should be treated as a separate establishment.
3. In case of no possibility of separating each activity, then they should be treated as one establishment and classified in accordance to the major activity practiced.
4. If there are many owners, practicing their activities in the same place, then the establishment of each owner should be treated as an independent establishment, though the activity is the same.
The following are not considered as establishment: vendors, water tanks vehicles, taxies, work sites regarding construction of roads and building, unfixed kiosk, closed stores where no permanent staff is working.
9. Educational status:
It is the status of a person in terms of attainment of educational qualifications or not. It is one of the following cases:
1. Illiterate: Meaning a person who cannot read and write in any language.
2. Read and write; any person who can read and write in any language but has not attained a formal educational qualification until the date of the reference period. A blind person who can read and write using “Beryl” method, is classified as reading and writing, if he has not attained an educational qualification, otherwise should be classified under respective qualifications.
3. Highest educational qualification attained: that is the name of the last degree attained, with reference to specialization in detail.
10.Relationship with labour force:
In terms of relationship with society’s productive activities, population is divided into two segments:
1. In labour force
2. Not in labour force
Labour force source population, (15 years and more), is further divided into two segments in terms of their relationship with the labour force:
1. In labour force (economically active), including:
2) Unemployed and worked before
3) Unemployed never worked before
4) Retired searching for a job
2. Outside labour force (economically inactive), including:
5) Full time students
6) Full time housewives
7) Not working and not searching for a job
8) Retired not searching for a job
As for population not classified as a source of labour force, include:
1) Children aged less than 15 years.
2) Old aged persons not engaged in productive work.
Following is a definition of each status:
Any person (15 years or more) who is engaged in gainful employment, irrespective of working for his own account or for wage or working for the family without wage during the week ending on 16/3/2004, provided that the number of working days during this week are not less than two days. Moreover, if this period is less than two days the relation is described subject to each case. Days of absence does not include sick or conventional leaves or for any temporary reason.
1. Unemployed but worked before:
Any person (15 years or more) who is capable, prepared and searching for work, but not finding a job during the week ending on 16/3/2004, and he has worked in Qatar before or has worked in Qatar for less than two days during the week.
2. Unemployed but never worked before:
Any person (15 years or more) who is capable, prepared and searching for work, but not finding a job during the week ending on 16/3/2004, and he has never worked in Qatar before.
3. Full time student:
Any person (15 years or more) who is enrolled in one of the educational institutions as a full time student with the purpose of attaining an academic degree, irrespective of whether the schooling hours are in the morning or evening. Any trainee enrolled in vocational training institute is regarded as a full time student.
4. Full time housewife:
Any female (15 years or more) who, is fully engaged in home management and family care, and does not practice any other work.
Any person (15 years or more) who, is not capable of work due to illness, handicap or old age.
6. Not working and not searching for a job:
Any person (15 years or more) who, is capable of work but not searching for work and he is not enrolled in any of the educational institutes.
11.Primary work status:
Meaning one of the following, for persons either employed or unemployed who have worked before.
1. Business owner:
Any person who works for his own account and at the time employs others either by salary or without salary.
2. Own account worker:
Any person who works for his own account without employing others or getting help from family members.
3. Working for salary:
Any person who works for others either individuals, companies or a governmental body or department or establishment and earns in return a salary in cash or in kind.
4. Works for family without salary:
Any person who works for his own family in a profit-oriented productive economic activity and does earn any salary either in cash or in kind.
Any other case other than those mentioned above.
12. Primary occupation:
Primary occupation refers to the type of work practiced by a person, irrespective of economic activity of the establishment employing him or his work status, during the week ending on 1/4/2004. As for the unemployment who worked before, his occupation would be the last practiced work before his unemployment. Naturally, the unemployed who never worked before does not have an occupation because he did not practice any work to be qualified for any specific occupation.
13. Economic activity:
Meaning the type of work in which the firm employing the person in engaged, irrespective of the person’s occupation or work status. If the person is working for more than one firm, the activity of the firm, which he discloses is recorded. Moreover, if the firm is engaged in more than a single activity then the respondent determines the primary economic activity of this firm.
The primary economic activity of workers not belonging to establishment, such as a traveling salesman or taxi driver and others, is determined by the last job practiced during the week.
As for the unemployed who worked before, his economic activity is that of the last firm or any other work in which he was engaged before his unemployment. Obviously, no data regarding economic activity is recorded for an unemployed person who never worked before.
14. The sector:
Meaning the sector to which the establishment/firm is affiliated, including:
1. Governmental department:
Government bodies engaged in administrative or service activities, such as ministries, public schools, public health centers and hospitals.
2. Public establishments/companies:
Including companies engaged in productive activities whose capital is entirely owned by government, such as Central Bank of Qatar, Qatar petroleum.
Including establishments owned by individuals or a group of individuals either Qatari nationals or non-Qatari’s and whether natural or legal personalities.
This sector includes establishment in which government shares capital with another party, whether national (such as Qatar National Bank) or foreign (such as Gulf Air Corporation).
Including establishments engaged in diplomatic or consulate activities on behalf of other countries or those belonging to regional or international organizations.
6. Household sector:
Including all those working at home for a salary either males or females, such as housemaids, cooks, drivers and garden workers.