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Bahrain: Employed Bahraini population (15+ years old) by sex, age groups and major economic activity (2010)

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15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 years and above Total
males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 0 0 0 46 2 48 77 3 80 123 0 123 97 5 102 100 5 105 103 7 110 115 10 125 105 6 111 88 8 96 232 12 244 1,086 58 1,144
Mining and quarrying 6 0 6 46 6 52 67 12 79 65 7 72 37 4 41 22 5 27 18 3 21 13 3 16 9 3 12 2 0 2 4 0 4 289 43 332
Manufacturing 337 44 381 1,679 517 2,196 2,325 774 3,099 2,390 858 3,248 2,058 682 2,740 1,513 628 2,141 1,458 532 1,990 1,169 394 1,563 775 203 978 235 91 326 297 142 439 14,236 4,865 19,101
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1 0 1 31 1 32 62 6 68 54 3 57 28 2 30 70 6 76 71 8 79 42 1 43 28 0 28 4 0 4 0 0 0 391 27 418
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2 0 2 22 4 26 30 7 37 20 3 23 14 4 18 10 1 11 0 2 2 5 2 7 5 1 6 0 2 2 5 1 6 113 27 140
Construction 394 83 477 2,116 662 2,778 1,812 826 2,638 1,410 736 2,146 900 621 1,521 645 591 1,236 573 463 1,036 556 296 852 507 102 609 280 38 318 433 26 459 9,626 4,444 14,070
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transportation and storage 456 143 599 2,958 1,296 4,254 2,652 1,430 4,082 2,348 1,291 3,639 1,537 965 2,502 1,202 856 2,058 1,068 704 1,772 1,027 503 1,530 898 314 1,212 479 185 664 920 228 1,148 15,545 7,915 23,460
Accommodation and food service activities 55 14 69 571 155 726 824 233 1,057 748 162 910 642 125 767 618 147 765 515 108 623 410 54 464 248 10 258 76 4 80 53 1 54 4,760 1,013 5,773
Information and communication 137 25 162 652 171 823 453 236 689 370 244 614 230 184 414 156 181 337 171 163 334 139 111 250 77 60 137 48 37 85 73 38 111 2,506 1,450 3,956
Financial and insurance activities 22 5 27 386 181 567 500 310 810 291 195 486 177 85 262 237 78 315 284 58 342 194 34 228 70 7 77 19 2 21 17 2 19 2,197 957 3,154
Real estate activities 25 8 33 957 704 1,661 1,599 1,301 2,900 1,079 698 1,777 611 332 943 596 283 879 638 256 894 457 154 611 241 36 277 65 12 77 34 4 38 6,302 3,788 10,090
Professional, scientific and technical activities 8 7 15 161 70 231 202 116 318 163 70 233 104 44 148 105 41 146 93 46 139 89 48 137 75 40 115 67 21 88 97 32 129 1,164 535 1,699
Administrative and support service activities 27 12 39 439 351 790 552 840 1,392 291 332 623 191 169 360 140 111 251 141 93 234 92 66 158 95 35 130 64 11 75 56 8 64 2,088 2,028 4,116
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 82 12 94 720 218 938 641 243 884 436 175 611 287 173 460 188 153 341 175 139 314 159 72 231 104 26 130 62 5 67 61 8 69 2,915 1,224 4,139
Education 136 21 157 3,159 961 4,120 5,999 2,389 8,388 6,148 2,288 8,436 5,820 1,733 7,553 6,538 1,474 8,012 6,284 1,531 7,815 4,602 1,167 5,769 2,579 535 3,114 938 105 1,043 548 20 568 42,751 12,224 54,975
Human health and social work activities 1 4 5 186 423 609 753 1,935 2,688 1,150 2,524 3,674 1,024 2,141 3,165 763 1,748 2,511 627 1,402 2,029 558 1,093 1,651 439 481 920 232 207 439 107 71 178 5,840 12,029 17,869
Arts, entertainment and recreation 3 6 9 79 118 197 88 144 232 54 100 154 59 87 146 35 55 90 33 54 87 21 32 53 33 29 62 29 16 45 30 9 39 464 650 1,114
Other service activities 2 1 3 26 8 34 31 10 41 37 7 44 24 5 29 37 11 48 24 8 32 20 4 24 6 3 9 3 0 3 3 1 4 213 58 271
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and
bodies
5 5 10 52 73 125 88 151 239 114 181 295 108 203 311 84 187 271 62 169 231 46 139 185 45 70 115 29 42 71 94 55 149 727 1,275 2,002
Activities of households as employers of domestic
personnel
0 0 0 5 5 10 23 10 33 43 12 55 31 10 41 23 13 36 19 13 32 22 7 29 14 4 18 7 1 8 5 0 5 192 75 267
Not Applicable * 53 26 79 375 169 544 455 166 621 586 155 741 608 186 794 773 234 1,007 827 311 1,138 850 245 1,095 951 194 1,145 667 55 722 1,000 56 1,056 7,145 1,797 8,942
Total 1,752 416 2,168 14,666 6,095 20,761 19,233 11,142 30,375 17,920 10,041 27,961 14,587 7,760 22,347 13,855 6,808 20,663 13,184 6,070 19,254 10,586 4,435 15,021 7,304 2,159 9,463 3,394 842 4,236 4,069 714 4,783 120,550 56,482 177,032

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain
*Includes population working abroad

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

census year reference period implementing institution implementation method population covered
1981 November 16 Ministry of Finance
Statistics Department
field interviews de jure, de facto all individuals (nationals and non-nationals): 1- present within the country’s borders during time of reference; 2- residing in Bahrain irrespective of where are they at census times
1991 April 6 Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) field interviews
2001 April 7 field interviews; characteristics of population in collective households (among which labour camps) was obtained from sponsors
2010 April 27 based on administrative records

Nationality of the person is defined by the passport used to enter the country. A Non-Bahrainis is considered as such depending on the passport used to enter the country (or obtain the visa).
Period of reference for employment refers to the 7-days period prior to the survey.
Population of reference in table: all employed individuals (nationals and non-nationals) aged 15 and above
Employed population includes population in the following categories:
Employer: A person who operates his / her own economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession for trade and hires one or more employees.
Self-employed: A person who operates his / her own economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade and hires nobody.
Paid employee: A person who works for a public or private organization and receives regular wages / salary whether in cash or in kind.
Unpaid worker: A person works for an enterprise, usually owned by some of his relatives, without receiving a salary / wage
Classification of economic activity are encoded in line with the Standard Industrial Directory of Economic Activities (ISIC-Ver. 3.1) of United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), as noted by the CIO.

2. Institution which provides data

Central Informatics Organization, known prior to 2001 as the “Central Statistics Organisation” under the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs.

3. Data availability

Figures and results reported here are available on the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) website. For Arabic version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/default.aspx). For the English version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/Default.aspx)
The CIO often provides its figures and estimates through tables in PDF format
the 2010′ census figures in general can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=256)
The 2010′ census figures for this table can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_eng/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=493)
More specifically, the employed national population is split into two tables. The figures for the male population can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.14.5.pdf), and for the female population: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.14.9.pdf)
Further detailed data and definitions on the 2010 Census can be found on the census’s separate website: (http://www.census2010.gov.bh/results.php)
General information on the classifications used under the CIO can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_eng/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=278)
Information on the ISIC-Ver. 3.1 classification used under the CIO can be found: (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcst.asp?Cl=17)

Date of access: July 2014

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