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Bahrain: Population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/ non-Bahraini), sex and marital status (2001)

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Bahrainis     Non-Bahrainis     Total    
males females total males females total males females total
Never married 55,834 45,006 100,840 58,828 21,144 79,972 114,662 66,150 180,812
Married 70,635 71,905 142,540 92,709 36,944 129,653 163,344 108,849 272,193
Divorced 1,869 3,565 5,434 262 696 958 2,131 4,261 6,392
Widowed 633 8,014 8,647 143 1,048 1,191 776 9,062 9,838
Total 128,971 128,490 257,461 151,942 59,832 211,774 280,913 188,322 469,235

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain


1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table provides data for Bahrain’s resident population by nationality (Bahraini and non-Bahraini) by sex and marital status at date of 2001′ census.
Reference period for Census 2001 is April 7th, 2001
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within Bahrain’s borders during time of reference, be they permanent or temporary residents.
Nationality is the person’s passport 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.

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

This data is available on the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) website. For the Arabic version: ( For the English version: (
For the 2001 estimates: (


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