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Bahrain: Population estimates by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini) and sex (mid-year estimates, 1981; 1990-2017)

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Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total
males females total males females total males females total
1981 121,357 118,683 240,040 80,511 33,116 113,627 201,868 151,799 353,667
1990 157,128 153,666 310,794 122,730 50,482 173,212 279,858 204,148 484,006
1991 163,451 159,852 323,303 130,893 53,839 184,732 294,344 213,691 508,035
1992 165,932 162,294 328,226 132,967 55,265 188,232 298,899 217,559 516,458
1993 169,973 166,278 336,251 136,615 57,359 193,974 306,588 223,637 530,225
1994 174,108 170,371 344,479 140,366 59,521 199,887 314,474 229,892 544,366
1995 178,328 174,572 352,900 144,227 61,752 205,979 322,555 236,324 558,879
1996 182,648 178,882 361,530 148,207 64,055 212,262 330,855 242,937 573,792
1997 187,065 183,312 370,377 152,307 66,431 218,738 339,372 249,743 589,115
1998 191,577 187,858 379,435 156,523 68,884 225,407 348,100 256,742 604,842
1999 196,190 192,524 388,714 160,866 71,409 232,275 357,056 263,933 620,989
2000 200,903 197,318 398,221 165,344 74,017 239,361 366,247 271,335 637,582
2001 206,911 202,712 409,623 179,806 71,896 251,702 386,717 274,608 661,325
2002 215,813 211,432 427,245 202,385 80,923 283,308 418,198 292,355 710,553
2003 225,099 220,532 445,631 227,797 91,088 318,885 452,896 311,620 764,516
2004 234,786 230,021 464,807 256,409 102,526 358,935 491,195 332,547 823,742
2005 244,889 239,922 484,811 288,614 115,404 404,018 533,503 355,326 888,829
2006 255,428 250,243 505,671 324,856 129,895 454,751 580,284 380,138 960,422
2007 266,421 261,013 527,434 365,656 146,210 511,866 632,077 407,223 1,039,300
2008 273,612 267,975 541,587 402,978 158,931 561,909 676,590 426,906 1,103,496
2009 282,011 276,000 558,011 449,986 170,418 620,404 731,997 446,418 1,178,415
2010 288,452 282,235 570,687 475,905 181,951 657,856 764,357 464,186 1,228,543
2011 295,878 288,810 584,688 445,605 164,727 610,332 741,483 453,537    1,195,020
2012 305,354 294,275 599,629 455,095 154,240 609,335 760,449 448,515    1,208,964
2013 312,945 301,885 614,830 475,436 162,925 638,361 788,381 464,810    1,253,191
2014 320,839 309,905 630,744 485,648 198,170 683,818 806,487 508,075    1,314,562
2015 328,887 318,948 647,835 517,478 205,009 722,487 846,365 523,957    1,370,322
2015 336,834 327,873 664,707 551,555 207,464 759,019 888,389 535,337    1,423,726
2017 343,340 334,166 677,506 607,972 215,638 823,610 951,312 549,804    1,501,116

Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO) and Information & E-Government Authority, Bahrain
 

ANNEXED NOTE
 
 
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

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