Bahrain: Population estimates by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini) (mid-year estimates,1981; 1990-2017)
Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO) and Information & E-Government Authority, Bahrain
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
The table provides mid-year intercensal estimates of Bahrain’s total resident population (nationals and non-nationals)
Censuses reference periods: 1991: unknown; April 7th 2001, April 27th 2010.
Implementation method: the Censuses are carried out according to de jure methodology, i.e. counting persons using their usual place of residence irrespective of where are they at census times
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) present within the State’s borders during time of reference.
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)
It has to be noticed that the mid-year estimate for 2010 gives a figure lower than that of the census (April 27, 2010)
2. Institution which provides data
Central Informatics Organization, merged with the E-Government Authority since 2015.
3. Data availability
Population-related data for the years 2010 and later is available on Bahrain Open Data Porta, under the Information and E-Government Authority (http://www.data.gov.bh/)
Population estimates for 2010 and following years are published in Bahrain’s Statistical Yearbooks (2010 and ff. only), available in the “documents” section of Bahrain Data Portal,
by thematic chapters (Excel files): http://www.data.gov.bh/en/ResourceCenter
For 1992-2011 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2011/CH2/1.pdf)
For 1991-2010 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2010/CH2/1.pdf)
For 1990-1991 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2009/Ch2/36.pdf)
For 1981 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/2A.pdf)
Data of access: January 2018