Qatar and Lebanon Demographic Comparison

This report compares a wide range of demographic data from Qatar and Lebanon. Covering topics such as Banking Habits, Shopping Preferences, and more it provides an interesting contrast between consumer behavior in the two countries

Demographics

Population

In 2015 the combined population of Lebanon and Qatar was 7.8 million but as of 2016 the total population for these countries is now 8.1 million.

The fastest population growth for your selected countries occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Lebanon where population grew by 4.3%. The slowest growth occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Qatar where the growth rate was only 2.8%.

Internet Users

In 2015 the combined number of internet users in Lebanon and Qatar was 6.4 million but as of 2016 the total user base for these countries is now 6.6 million.

The fastest growth for internet users in your selected countries occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Qatar where the number of users grew by 5%. The slowest growth occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Lebanon where the growth rate was only 2.3%.

Qatar
Lebanon
Google +
Facebook
Snapchat
LinkedIn
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
I do not use social media

Social Media

The most popular social media platform for the countries selected was Facebook in 2015 in Lebanon with 93.4% of the population using the platform, while the least popular platform was Pinterest in 2016 in Lebanon. In 2016 Qatar had the largest population not using any form of social media with 3.5% of the population not using social media.

* The chart only shows 2016 data

Online Buyers

In 2015 the combined number of online buyers in Qatar and Lebanon was 3 million but as of 2016 the total number of online buyers for these countries is now 3.5 million.

The fastest growth for online buyers in your selected countries occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Qatar where the number of buyers grew by 27.7%. The slowest growth occurred between 2016 and 2015 in Lebanon where the growth rate was only 9.5%.

Online Age Group

The most concentrated online age group for the countries selected occurred in 2015 in Qatar where the 40+ age group made up 30% of the online population. The least concentrated online age group was found in Qatar in 2016 with the 18 to 24 age group representing just 7% of online users in the country.

* The chart only shows 2016 data

Income Level

The most concentrated income level for the countries selected occurred in 2015 in Qatar where the $2,666+ per month income level made up 42% of the country's population. The least concentrated income level was found in Qatar in 2015 with the Less than $266 per month income level representing just 3% of the population.

* The chart only shows 2016 data

Gender

In 2015 the most active gender online for the countries selected were Male in Qatar accounting for 65% of online users in that country. As of 2016 it was Male in Qatar where Male account for 76% of online users in the country. The most equal split of gender based online usage occurred in Lebanon in 2015 with a 62% male - 38% female split.

* The chart only shows 2016 data

Mobile Phone Penetration

In 2016 the number of smartphone users in Qatar and Lebanon continued to grow. Out of the countries selected Qatar has the largest a smartphone using population of 75 users while Lebanon has the smallest with a smartphone using population of 52 users.

Lebanon
Qatar
Bags
Books
Cameras
Clothes
Collectibles, Fun stuff
Flight tickets
Home
Home appliances
Home furnishings
Laptops
Mobile Phones
Other
Paying utilities bills
Perfumes
Shoes
TVs
Tablet PCs
Virtual goods
Watches

Top Buying Categories

In 2016 the top shopping categories for the countries selected were Clothes from Lebanon, Flight tickets from Lebanon, and Watches from Lebanon while the least popular were Tablet PCs from Lebanon, TVs from Lebanon, and Home from Lebanon.

Lebanon
Qatar
Cash on Delivery
Credit card
Credit card instalments plan
Debit card
Net Banking
Other
Prepaid Cash cards

Preferred Payment Method

In 2016 the most popular payment methods for your selected countries were Cash on Delivery from Lebanon, Credit card from Lebanon, and Other from Lebanon.

User Behaviour

Number of Bank Accounts per Individual

In Qatar the majority of customers have 1 bank account.

Education Level

In Qatar 57.5% have completed university level degrees while 8.5% have completed secondary school.

Remittance Preferences

In Lebanon 52.6% choose to receive their salary as a bank transfer while 28.3% receive it in cash.

Number of Credit/ Debit Cards per Individual

In Lebanon the majority of customers have 1 credit or debit cards.

Online Banking Habits

In Lebanon 36.2% of customers use both online and mobile banking while 40.1% don't use any form of online banking.

Bank Favourability

In Qatar 64.1% of customers would recommend their bank to friends.

Digital Banking Satisfaction

In Lebanon 27.6% of customers said they would be open to other banking services while 53.3% said they were happy with their current bank.

On Demand Service Usage (Cab Hailing, Food Delivery, Etc.)

In Lebanon 11.8% of customers said they regularly use on demand services while 38.8% say they rarely do.

Online Shopping Behaviour

In Lebanon 31.6% of customers said they do not use the internet to make purchases, while 68.4% do some shopping online.

Online Payment Behaviour

In Qatar 79.1% of customers use online payment services while 20.9% choose not to use these services.

Cash on Delivery Preferences

In Lebanon 64.9% of customers will make online purchases without a cash on delivery service if they know it is secure.

Store Specific Mobile Wallet Usage

In Qatar 43.2% of customers would still prefer to pay in cash.

Digital Wallet Preferences

In Qatar 51.6% of customers do not have any form of mobile wallet while 17% use them for offline payment.

Financial Saving Behaviour

In Qatar 22.9% of the population do not save any money at all with the rest of the population saving so portion of their earnings.

Individual Debt Levels

In Qatar 45.1% of the population have some form of debt while 44.4% are debt free. 10.5% of Qatar's population are actively looking for a loan.

Individual Saving Goals

The most common large purchase people in Qatar are saving/ borrowing for is the purchase of a buying a house.

Financial Borrowing Preferences

The most common way people in Qatar choose to borrow money is from Bank with 53.6% of people choosing this option.

Financial Investing Preferences

In Lebanon 49.3% of the population are not able to save due to lack of funds while 17.8% save regularly.

Financial Services Competition

In Lebanon 41.4% of the population are interested in new financial companies while 55.3% are not interested.

International Transfer Preferences

In Lebanon 6.6% of the population are looking for alternatives to send money abroad while 13.2% are satisfied with current options.

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