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

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Bahraini Non-Bahraini
Employer Self-Employed Paid Employee Employer Paid Employee
males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total
15 – 19 11 0 11 29 2 31 1,712 414 2,126 2 0 2 750 208 958
20 – 24 141 81 222 129 15 144 14,396 5,999 20,395 96 13 109 36,110 12,008 48,118
25 – 29 336 267 603 192 40 232 18,705 10,835 29,540 269 42 311 101,205 20,132 121,337
30 – 34 668 466 1,134 300 41 341 16,952 9,534 26,486 383 72 455 89,639 17,535 107,174
35 – 39 821 652 1,473 251 79 330 13,515 7,029 20,544 427 89 516 73,436 14,610 88,046
40 – 44 903 780 1,683 273 87 360 12,679 5,941 18,620 455 92 547 54,767 10,726 65,493
45 – 49 63 1 64 280 69 349 12,841 6,000 18,841 66 5 71 36,317 7,197 43,514
50 – 54 77 1 78 268 30 298 10,241 4,404 14,645 57 0 57 26,134 3,751 29,885
55 – 59 55 1 56 366 20 386 6,883 2,138 9,021 21 0 21 12,476 1,639 14,115
60 – 64 41 1 42 342 6 348 3,011 835 3,846 10 1 11 3,461 480 3,941
65+ years 2,452 574 3,026 792 49 841 825 91 916 751 48 799 562 133 695
Total 5,568 2,824 8,392 3,222 438 3,660 111,760 53,220 164,980 2,537 362 2,899 434,857 88,419 523,276

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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