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Bahrain: Residence permits by nationality group of holder, sex and reason of residence (2001)

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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 1,071 144 1,215 911 1,269 2,180 330 148 478 4 3 7 115 605 720 160 74 234 21 14 35 1,024 930 1,954 3,636 3,187 6,823
Other Arabs 7,437 943 8,380 2,954 5,063 8,017 114 68 182 5 5 10 38 1,160 1,198 20 18 38 6 4 10 1,124 1,091 2,215 11,698 8,352 20,050
Asian 132,049 28,066 160,115 10,307 22,355 32,662 170 142 312 21 11 32 51 1,695 1,746 48 91 139 287 19 306 5,410 4,904 10,314 148,343 57,283 205,626
African 249 2,325 2,574 74 201 275 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 29 29 2 2 4 0 2 2 16 21 37 342 2,582 2,924
European 2,001 960 2,961 665 1,606 2,271 10 20 30 1 1 2 6 228 234 8 8 16 2 6 8 140 126 266 2,833 2,955 5,788
North American 1,533 579 2,112 303 591 894 39 30 69 0 0 0 4 26 30 3 2 5 5 0 5 37 43 80 1,924 1,271 3,195
South American 28 13 41 4 14 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 35 35 70
Oceanian 131 97 228 72 130 202 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 11 10 21 215 246 461
Total 144,499 33,127 177,626 15,290 31,229 46,519 664 409 1,073 32 21 53 214 3,757 3,971 242 196 438 321 45 366 7,764 7,127 14,891 169,026 75,911 244,937

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 2001 data for this table can be found: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/31B.pdf).
They can also be found in the Statistical Abstracts of 2002 under the Population section.

Date of access: August 2014

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