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Bahrain: Employed population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini), employment status, sex and marital status (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
Never Married 715 194 909 339 39 378 27,059 12,252 39,311 1,095 119 1,214 292,639 66,341 358,980
Married 4,533 2,248 6,781 2,743 339 3,082 81,946 37,223 119,169 1,413 226 1,639 141,634 21,635 163,269
Divorced 190 102 292 94 27 121 2,487 2,839 5,326 20 6 26 355 305 660
Widowed 130 280 410 46 33 79 268 906 1,174 9 11 20 229 138 367
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).
Marital Status refers to the personal status with regard to marriage/divorce laws and customs.
Never married refers to to a person who has never been in marital life before or a person who has a civil contract but is not living with a partner.
Married refers to a person who is legally married with respect to marriage laws and customs.
Divorced refers to an ever married person but not currently married, whose marriage was dissolved by divorce.
Widowed refers to an ever married person but not currently married, whose marriage has been dissolved by the death of the spouse.
Employer is 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 is 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 is 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 employed population can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.12.2.pdf)
Figures for non-Bahraini employed population can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/LabourForce/4.12.3.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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