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Bahrain: Employed population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini), employment status and sex (2010)

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Bahraini Non-Bahraini Total
males females total males females total males females total
Employer 5,568 2,824 8,392 2,537 362 2,899 8,105 3,186 11,291
Self-Employed 3,222 438 3,660 0 0 0 3,222 438 3,660
Paid Employee 111,760 53,220 164,980 434,857 88,419 523,276 546,617 141,639 688,256
Total 120,550 56,482 177,032 437,394 88,781 526,175 557,944 145,263 703,207

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, defined as a person (15 years or older) who operates his / her own economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade and hires one or more employees with or without cash or in-kind payment.
Self-Employed, defined as a person (15 years or older) who operates his / her own economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade and hires nobody.
Paid Employee, defined as a person (15 years or older) who works for a public or private organization and has received at the time of the census a full or part 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
The 2010′ census figures on the labor force can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_eng/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=493)
This 2010′ census data for Bahraini males can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.10.5.pdf)
Figures for Bahraini females can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.10.6.pdf)
Figures for Non-Bahraini males can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.10.8.pdf)
Figures for Non-Bahraini females can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.10.9.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)

Date of access: June 2014

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