Qatar's housing sector records enormous growth in 10 years: PAS
There has been tremendous growth in housing and facilities in Qatar over the last 10 years, echoing the country’s notable economic development.
According to data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PAS), the number of buildings in Qatar jumped up to 216,740 this year in contrast to 148,804 in 2010, marking an increase of 45.6 percent.
At least 200,417 buildings were completed in 2019 as opposed to 128,074 in 2010, reflecting a growth of 56.5 percent.
Of these, more than 80 percent were residential buildings, followed by 16 percent of facilities buildings. The others were mostly commercial and other buildings.
The number of housing units has reached 354,549 in 2019 compared to 259,067 units in 2010, showing an increase of almost 37 percent.
The data further points to an increase in the number of active facilities in Qatar by more than 93 percent over the last decade.
According to the 2019 census, the number of establishments has increased to 64,051, in contrast to 33,172 in 2010.
These figures were unveiled at the inauguration ceremony of the preparations for the 2020 Census.
Head of the Department of Censuses, Surveys and Statistical Methods at the authority Nasser al-Mahdi said the building register was completed based on technical mechanisms, software, and techniques.
Some fieldwork was done to collect the missing data in the building registers in source areas, he added.
The official said Census 2020 will utilize the latest technologies, systems, and manuals adopted internationally to enhance the accuracy of the results.
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