Women comprised nearly one-fourth of Qatar population, or about 657,497, at the end of April, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).
While there were 2,675,522 residents in the country in April, approximately 24.57% were women. Compared to the previous month, there was a rise of more than 8,000 women in Qatar at the end of April. In March, there were 649,139 women.
In April last year the country had a population of 2,559,267, and there were 6,22,731 (24.33%) women among them. The latest figures shows there was an increase of nearly 35,000 women and a marginal increase of 0.24% in the women's population in one year.
The statistics also revealed that a little more than one-fourth of the country's population is less than 24 years. There are over 716,000 (more than 26.75%) below the age of 24.
As per the latest figures (April 2017), there were 29,052 people in Qatar who have crossed 65 years. This is a little more than 1% of the country's total population, inquiries revealed. Approximately 71.9% (1,923,662) of the population was in the 25-64 age group.
Studies also found there were 363,170 residents in April who were less than 15 years. This constituted a little more than 13.57% of the total population.