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Bahrain: Population (15+ years old) by nationality (Bahraini/ non-Bahraini), sex and marital status (2010)

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  Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total
males females total males females total males females total
Never married 77,912 64,455 142,367 302,815 76,804 379,619 380,727 141,259 521,986
Married 111,775 108,744 220,519 143,627 74,670 218,297 255,402 183,414 438,816
Divorced 3,897 7,283 11,180 387 455 842 4,284 7,738 12,022
Widowed 1,059 12,340 13,399 249 496 745 1,308 12,836 14,144
Total 194,643 192,822 387,465 447,078 152,425 599,503 641,721 345,247 986,968

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain


1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table provides data for Bahrain’s resident population by nationality (Bahraini and non-Bahraini) by sex and marital status at date of 2010′ census.
Reference period for 2010 is April 27th, 2010 .
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).
Marital Status refers to the personal status of a person 12 years or older with regard to marriage/divorce laws and customs of Bahrain.
Never married refers to a person who has never been in marital life until the date of the census.
Married refers to a person who is legally married with respect to marriage laws and customs at the time of the Census. This includes the person who is in his/her first marriage, even if marriage life has not begun yet, and those who are temporarily separated.
Divorced refers to an ever married person but not currently married, whose marriage was dissolved by divorce.
Widowed refers to an ever married person but not currently married, whose marriage has been dissolved by the death of the spouse, with the condition that he/she is not currently in a legal marriage, at the time of the Census.

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: ( For the English version: (
For 2010 census data: (
The definitions for the 2010′ census can be found in Arabic: (

Data of access: June 2014


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