The total population of Qatar dropped to 2.38mn in July 2021 as compared to around 2.75mn in the same month last year and 2.5mn in June this year, a decrease of 13.42% and 4.9%, respectively.
Qatar's population at the end of July 2021 was 2,380,011, including 1,756,026 males and 623,985 females, according to the 91st issue of the Qatar Monthly Statistics bulletin, published by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) for the month of July.
This is the lowest total population recorded in the country since July 2016 when the figure was 2,326,465, according to information available on the PSA website.
In general, the country's population sees a dip in July as many people travel during this period due to the summer vacation. 2020 was an exception as travel was curtailed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The total population in July 2020 was 2,749,215.
The monthly bulletin said 1,892 live births were registered in July 2021 and there was a 1.5% increase in the total number of Qatari live births compared to the previous month. On the other hand, 209 deaths were recorded in the same period, a decrease of 8.7% compared to June.
Moreover, July 2021 experienced a monthly decrease of 17.8% and 34.7%, respectively, in marriage contracts and divorce certificates. The total number of marriage contracts was 346, while the total number of divorces reached 141 cases.