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Population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/ non-Bahraini), sex and highest education level (2001)

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Bahraini   Non-Bahraini     Total
males females total males females total  
Illiterate / Read Only 9,684 21,885 31,569 22,469 9,080 31,549 63,118
Read & Write 7,894 8,677 16,571 21,710 11,409 33,119 49,690
Primary 18,551 13,109 31,660 15,394 4,910 20,304 51,964
Preparatory 27,409 22,067 49,476 18,891 6,365 25,256 74,732
Above Preparatory 3,630 2,625 6,255 5,737 1,744 7,481 13,736
Secondary 43,232 42,177 85,409 26,558 11,965 38,523 123,932
Above Secondary / Diploma 5,550 6,199 11,749 5,299 3,644 8,943 20,692
B.Sc./ B.A. 8,049 8,620 16,669 9,255 5,836 15,091 31,760
High Diploma 2,891 2,363 5,254 2,586 1,520 4,106 9,360
Master’s Degree 1,582 575 2,157 1,905 946 2,851 5,008
Doctorate Degree 490 190 680 407 131 538 1,218
Not Stated 9 3 12 21,731 2,282 24,013 24,025
Total 128,971 128,490 257,461 151,942 59,832 211,774 469,235

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

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).
Primary education comprises a total of six grades (1-6) and is generally the beginning of systematic apprenticeship of reading, writing mathematics and other subjects
Preparatory education comprises a total of three grades (7-9)
Secondary education comprises of the last three grades of the schooling system (10-12) prior to graduation

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: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/default.aspx). For the English version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/Default.aspx)
For the 2001 census data: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/19B.pdf)

Data of access: June 2014

 

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