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Bahrain: Employed population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini), employment status and sex (2001)

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Bahraini Non-Bahraini Total
males females total males females total males females total
Employer 4,737 815 5,552 637 47 684 5,374 862 6,236
Self-Employed 3,617 184 3,801 655 21 676 4,272 205 4,477
Paid Employee 76,520 25,038 101,558 145,285 33,714 178,999 221,805 58,752 280,557
Unpaid Employee 46 30 76 27 5 32 73 35 108
Total 84,920 26,067 110,987 146,604 33,787 180,391 231,524 59,854 291,378

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain

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 is defined as 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 is defined as a person who operates his / her own economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade and hires nobody.
Paid Employee is defined as a person who works for a public or private organization and receives regular wages/salary whether in cash or in kind.
Unpaid Employee is defined as a person works for an enterprise, usually owned by some of his relatives, without receiving regulat wages/salary whether in cash or in kind.

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
Census figures for 1991 and 2001 regarding the labor force can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_eng/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=378)
These 2001 census figures can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2009/CH11/7.pdf)
They can also be found in the Statistical Abstract 2001, Labor Force section: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=1730 )
Date of access: July 2014

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