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Bahrain: Employed population by country of citizenship in the public sector as registered under the Pension Fund Commission (PFC) (Quarterly: Q3 2010 – Q1 2014)

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1
Bahraini 44,829 45,261 45,099 45,391 45,441 45,822 45,300 48,035 48,294 48,133 48,738 56,535 56,665 56,865 56,988
                               
Arab Nationals 4,474 4,601 4,681 4,740 4,801 4,970 4,993 5,416 5,466 5,644 5,695 6,349 6,464 6,245 7,064
GCC 137 137 138 137 137 153 152 156 166 166 165 191 180 173 178
Kuwait 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 19 19 19 20 18 16 16
Oman 55 55 55 54 54 55 55 56 58 59 58 63 65 63 62
Qatar 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 15 15 14 14 13 13 17
Saudi Arabia 45 45 45 45 45 59 59 60 59 59 60 72 71 68 70
United Arab Emirates 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 15 14 14 22 13 13 13
Other Arab 4,337 4,464 4,543 4,603 4,664 4,817 4,841 5,260 5,300 5,478 5,530 6,158 6,284 6,072 6,886
Algeria 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 31 24 18 17
Djibouti 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Egypt 3,022 3,118 3,168 3,222 3,274 3,396 3,412 3,634 3,649 3,784 3,816 4,200 4,293 4,189 4,659
Iraq 79 79 81 84 87 88 88 91 91 91 92 103 100 73 74
Jordan 766 792 806 804 806 827 833 918 940 992 993 1,101 1,126 1,101 1,420
Lebanon 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 38 38 38 37 50 50 43 44
Libya 7 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 12 13 11 9 11
Mauritania 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 6 6
Morocco 194 194 194 194 194 203 203 215 213 212 213 252 254 248 264
Somalia 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 21 21 19 19
Sudan 78 78 80 81 82 82 82 100 102 103 107 136 145 133 132
Syrian Arab Republic 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 73 72 72 72 86 86 75 80
Tunisia 13 18 25 26 26 26 27 45 48 48 51 53 55 55 56
West bank and Gaza strip 55 55 56 56 56 56 56 58 58 58 58 64 67 61 61
Yemen, Rep. of 8 8 10 11 14 14 15 35 36 37 36 41 43 41 42
Other Nationalities 7,134 7,147 7,266 7,310 7,395 7,428 7,415 7,624 7,673 7,746 7,834 14,497 14,983 15,312 15,574
Africa 85 85 82 84 84 84 84 88 89 88 88 104 108 119 116
Ethiopia 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6
Kenya 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 5 5 5
Nigeria 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 13 14 14 14 19 19 19 20
Seychelles 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 7
South Africa 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 8 19 15
Tanzania, United Republic of 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 63 63 63 63 63 63
Asia 6,247 6,260 6,322 6,370 6,461 6,493 6,481 6,658 6,723 6,784 6,871 13,329 13,780 14,194 14,442
Afghanistan 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 10 10 10 10
Bangladesh 612 612 613 611 614 614 612 610 611 613 618 1,472 1,501 1,521 1,562
China 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10
Hong Kong, China 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
India 4,467 4,469 4,508 4,550 4,615 4,645 4,637 4,781 4,830 4,863 4,927 8,579 8,809 8,975 9,115
Indonesia 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 15 15 15 15
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 97 97 97 97 97 97 97 97 98 98 98 98 98 97 96
Japan 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 9
Korea, Republic of 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Malaysia 48 48 52 59 59 59 60 64 65 65 65 65 65 62 62
Nepal 106 106 106 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 106 163 163 160 161
Pakistan 289 290 293 294 305 306 304 301 303 301 314 1,720 1,754 1,757 1,776
Philippines 484 494 509 510 521 522 521 552 563 590 593 1,031 1,188 1,424 1,471
Singapore 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 9 9 9
Sri Lanka 83 83 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 85 86 117 119 117 117
Thailand 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 18 18 17 18
Uzbekistan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Europe 412 412 443 450 450 451 451 456 452 462 459 593 609 544 562
Austria 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 6 7
Belgium 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 11 11 10 10
Bulgaria 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Cyprus 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 19 19 12 12
Czech Republic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Denmark 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Finland 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3
France 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 15
Germany 4 4 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 7
Greece 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 13 13 13 14
Ireland 37 37 45 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 52 57 54 50
Italy 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Lithuania 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 4 4
Norway 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Poland 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Portugal 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 6 5 5
Romania 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Spain 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3
Sweden 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 10 6 6
Switzerland 44 44 44 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 75 75 67 67
Turkey 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 26 26 26 28 29 29 14 15
United Kingdom 240 240 256 262 261 262 262 265 261 261 262 324 332 307 326
Noth America 159 159 169 169 168 168 168 173 171 174 177 205 211 166 171
Canada 63 63 67 65 64 64 64 64 64 64 65 72 75 66 70
El Salvador 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
United States 95 95 101 103 103 103 103 108 106 109 111 132 135 99 100
South America 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Brazil 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Oceania 156 156 174 161 156 156 156 156 144 144 144 153 153 147 113
New Zealand 93 93 109 101 98 98 98 98 90 90 90 94 95 93 66
Australia 63 63 65 60 58 58 58 58 54 54 54 59 58 54 47
Other 72 72 72 72 72 72 71 89 89 89 90 100 104 111 136
Not Specified 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 11 16 29 33
                               
Total 56,437 57,009 57,046 57,441 57,637 58,220 57,708 61,075 61,433 61,523 62,267 77,381 78,112 78,422 79,626

Source: Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) – Bahrain
Data extracted from files submitted by Pension Fund Commission (PFC) monthly data files to LMRA

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table provides figures of Bahrain’s total employed population based on their country of citizenship, as registered under the public pension fund (Pension Fund Commission, PFC).
Note that the LMRA data, along with GOSI and PFC, do not include non-civilian employees (engaged in military, defense and other relevant armed forces activities, and ranked as non-civilian).
Employee is defined here as who works in a paid employment job, that is to say, a job where the explicit or implicit contract of employment gives the incumbent a basic remuneration that is independent of the revenue of the unit for which he or she works (the unit can be a corporation, a non-profit institution, a government or a household).Employee is defined here as who works in a paid employment job, that is to say, a job where the explicit or implicit contract of employment gives the incumbent a basic remuneration that is independent of the revenue of the unit for which he or she works (the unit can be a corporation, a non-profit institution, a government or a household).
A Bahraini citizen is defined here as a legal national of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This category excludes nationals of the GCC.A Bahraini citizen is defined here as a legal national of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This category excludes nationals of the GCC.
A Non-Bahraini citizen is defined here as any foreigner or expatriate of a nationality other than Bahraini.A Non-Bahraini citizen is defined here as any foreigner or expatriate of a nationality other than Bahraini.
Public Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the Public Fund Commission (PFC)Public Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the Public Fund Commission (PFC)
Private Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI)Private Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI)
The Pension Fund Commission (PFC) provides insurance against old age, disability and death (Type A benefits) and against work-related injuries (Type B benefits) to all eligible workers in the public sector. It is now managed by the newly established SociaThe Pension Fund Commission (PFC) provides insurance against old age, disability and death (Type A benefits) and against work-related injuries (Type B benefits) to all eligible workers in the public sector. It is now managed by the newly established Socia
PFC includes under mandatory coverage:PFC includes under mandatory coverage:
1. All government employees, and Bahraini and non-Bahraini workers covered under the governmental Pension law number 13, 1975.
2. Members and officers of the armed forces and public security covered under the governmental Pension Law number 11, 1976
3. Semi governmental organization workers like the Economic Development Board.
4. Some large establishment company in private sector that prefer to register in PFC like Arab Open University.
5. Non Bahrainis governmental workers under the injuries insurance.
PFC exclusions from mandatory coverage:PFC exclusions from mandatory coverage:
1. Workers in private-sector establishments.
2. Workers in co-operatives and joint ventures not explicitly excluded.
3. Workers in agriculture enterprises, manufacturing or marketing their products, and workers operating and repairing mechanical agriculture machines, as well as guards and management.
4. Private drivers, guards, elevator operators and workers in gardeners.
5. Workers in ships including engineers and crews, operating within the territorial region.
6. Family members of employers working in the establishment, including sons and brothers above 18 years old, and daughters and married sisters.
7. Workers in probation period, workers in vocational training, workers under training, and students working during the summer.
The Social Insurance Organization (SIO) was created according to Law (3) of 2008 to replace the separate entities of PFC and GOSI. However, the laws of these public and private sector funds still apply.
Note two minor discrepancies in the sums. The sum of Q3 2010 as reported by the LMRA does not match sum in this table. There is a difference of 8 individuals. For Q1 2011, the sum shown in this table is lower than the sum as reported by the LMRA by three individuals. We take the employed population of the nationalities as fixed and accurate. The LMRA notes that details may not add up to totals due to rounding and missing values.

2. Institution which provides data

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA)
Pension Fund Commission (PFC)

3. Data availability

The LMRA publishes these data under its Bahrain Labour Market Indicators (BLMI) section. The BLMI dashboard can be found in: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/mi_dashboard.xml). The general BLMI data with other non-LMRA sources can be found: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/mi_data.xml)
Figures and results are often reported in both PDF and Excel formats.
Data for this LMRA table can be found in the Data section of the LMRA website, available for each quarter of the years: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/mi_data.xml)
More specifically, data for this LMRA table for Q3 and Q4 of 2010 can be found in these two links respectively: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/09/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/12/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf)
Data for Q1-Q4 of 2011 can be found in these links respectively: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/03/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/06/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/09/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/12/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf)
Data for Q1-Q4 of 2012 can be found in these links respectively: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/03/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/06/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/09/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/12/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf)
Data for Q1-Q4 of 2013 can be found in these links, respecitvely: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/03/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/06/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/09/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/12/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf)
Data for this LMRA table Q4 2014 can be found: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/data/pfc/Table_07a.pdf)
The definitions that the LMRA adopts for its data can be found in the Glossary section: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/mi_glossary.xml)
For some details on the way the LMRA estimates employment, refer to the Documents page: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/mi_documents.xml)
More details on the PFC and GOSI can be found on the Social Insurance Organization (SIO) website: (https://www.sio.bh)

Date of access: July 2014

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