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Bahrain: Residence permits by nationality group of holder, sex and reason of residence (1991)

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Work With Family Study Training Medical Treatment Marriage Tourism Business Mission Other Total
males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total
GCC 820 20 840 771 1,044 1,815 201 191 392 1 6 7 97 426 523 61 31 92 58 9 67 517 475 992 2,526 2,202 4,728
Other Arabs 5,837 788 6,625 3,130 5,451 8,581 95 57 152 2 5 7 37 489 526 21 29 50 5 6 11 959 966 1,925 10,086 7,791 17,877
Asian 102,145 18,069 120,214 8,527 17,853 26,380 206 144 350 10 5 15 65 1,299 1,364 36 47 83 57 28 85 3,047 2,552 5,599 114,093 39,997 154,090
African 107 57 164 34 100 134 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 14 1 2 3 0 0 0 17 12 29 159 186 345
European 2,259 874 3,133 622 1,674 2,296 19 16 35 1 0 1 9 212 221 20 24 44 11 3 14 128 120 248 3,069 2,923 5,992
North American 514 131 645 167 358 525 19 18 37 1 0 1 1 28 29 3 6 9 19 3 22 17 18 35 741 562 1,303
South American 30 8 38 10 31 41 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 42 51 93
Oceanian 127 28 155 44 92 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 4 3 7 177 127 304
Total 111,839 19,975 131,814 13,305 26,603 39,908 541 428 969 15 16 31 209 2,477 2,686 144 143 287 150 49 199 4,690 4,148 8,838 130,893 53,839 184,732

Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO)

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

This table shows the non-Bahraini residences by nationality group, sex and reason of residence in the census of 1991.

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).

Note that some of the sub-totals on the CIO table do not match those as they appear in this table. The figures of the males and females are considered fixed and added accordingly.

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: (http://www.cio.gov.bh)
CIO figures and results are often reported in tables in both PDF and Excel formats.
The 1991 data for this table can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/31A.pdf).
They can also be found in the Statistical Abstracts of 2000, 2001 and 2002 under the Population section.

Date of access: August 2014

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