Qatar has witnessed huge growth in housing and facilities during the last decade, reflecting the great economic development achieved by the country in a short span of time.
The data for buildings and facilities revealed by the Planning and Statistics Authority showed that the number of buildings in Qatar (completed, under construction, and under demolition) rose to 216,740 this year, compared with 148,804 in the 2010 census, registering an increase of 45.6%.
The Planning and Statistics Authority presented the figures during the inauguration ceremony of the preparations for the 2020 Census .
According to the census, the number of completed buildings in 2019 was 200,417, compared to 128,074 in 2010, an increase of 56.5%. Residential buildings were at the top of the list with 80.3%, followed by facilities buildings at 16%, with the rest being residential and commercial buildings, and other buildings.
Based on the census this year, the number of housing units has reached 354,549 , compared to 259,067 units in 2010, an increase of 36.9%.
Statistics show an increase in the number of active facilities in the country by more than 93% over the past ten years. According to the census this year, the number of establishments has risen to 64,051, compared to 33,172 in 2010.
Head of the Department of Censuses, Surveys and Statistical Methods at the authority Nasser al-Mahdi said the building register has been completed with its full characteristics, based on technical mechanisms, software and techniques that have had a great impact on the construction of a comprehensive and high-quality building register. In addition, some field work has been done to collect some missing data in the building registers in source areas, he added.
Al-Mahdi pointed out during the presentation of the census on Monday that the registers of housing units and establishments were prepared based on the records of the source bodies in addition to the register of housing units in 2015.
He said that field work will be carried out in November to ensure the accuracy of the main administrative data of the buildings, units and facilities.
The official said Census 2020 will depend mainly on the latest technologies, systems and manuals adopted internationally, in order to obtain accurate and comprehensive results on the population and their characteristics as well as housing and establishments and collection of important statistical indicators at different levels.