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

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  Bahrainis non-Bahrainis
  Never Married Married Divorced Widowed Total Never Married Married Divorced Widowed Total
  males females males females males females males females males females males females males females males females males females males females
Illiterate/ Read only 810 1,338 4,895 8,925 194 669 360 7,061 6,259 17,993 14,596 6,663 3,892 4,169 13 22 7 98 18,508 10,952
Read & Write 4,321 3,296 13,851 14,638 516 1069 266 2921 18,954 21,924 96,044 31,041 38,672 24,343 86 119 53 171 134,855 55,674
Primary 10,750 7,155 13,053 7,401 495 678 95 628 24,393 15,862 57,158 6,584 21,741 5,612 47 31 50 45 78,996 12,272
Preparatory 23,598 19,357 19,516 14,810 706 1039 83 517 43,903 35,723 50,346 12,977 18,058 10,229 58 52 19 57 68,481 23,315
Secondary 32,144 26,199 39,477 38,844 1293 2536 172 754 73,086 68,333 44,178 8784 26,179 11,414 79 72 54 59 70,490 20,329
Above Secondary/Diploma 3,219 3,357 10,136 10,997 330 622 39 197 13,724 15,173 23,823 6,704 15,760 9,250 44 63 31 29 39,658 16,046
BSC or BA. 2,910 3,377 8,400 11,578 268 541 29 182 11,607 15,678 12,249 2894 12,428 6,776 37 56 25 22 24,739 9,748
High Diploma 64 161 857 766 29 50 5 38 955 1,015 3,243 840 3,946 1,885 10 26 7 10 7,206 2,761
Masters 85 183 1,167 655 46 58 6 18 1,304 914 928 222 2,276 766 11 11 2 3 3,217 1,002
Doctorate 10 29 391 81 18 17 2 2 421 129 242 58 670 194 2 3 1 2 915 257
Unknown 1 3 32 49 2 4 2 22 37 78 8 37 5 32 0 0 0 0 13 69
Total 77,912 64,455 111,775 108,744 3,897 7,283 1,059 12,340 194,643 192,822 302,815 76,804 143,627 74,670 387 455 249 496 447,078 152,425

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) – Bahrain

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Reference period for Census 2010 was 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).

Illiterate refers to a person who cannot read or write a brief, simple sentence about his/her daily life in any language.
Read Only refers to a person who can read only but cannot write, such as those persons who have learned to read the Quran.
Read and Write refers to a person who is 10 years or older and passed one of the classes within primary education, but has not obtained any certificate of any formal education. This is a person who has can write and read simple sentences about his/her daily life in any language. This includes a blind person who can read and write using Braille.
Primary education accepts children who are six years old and above, and comprises of six grades (1-6 grade). It also includes adults who are enrolled in literacy classes.
Preparatory education accepts students who have completed and passed primary education, and comprises of three grades (7-9 grades). It also includes adults who are enrolled in advanced fellow-up education.
Secondary education accepts students who have completed and passed primary education, and comprises of three grades (10-12 grades). It also includes adults who are enrolled in advanced strengthening classes.
Above Secondary/Diploma education accepts students who have completed and passed secondary education, and comprises of one or two additional years. The student obtains a post-Secondary diploma that is officially certified.
B.Sc. or B.A. education accepts students who have completed and passed secondary or above secondary/diploma education.
High Diploma education accepts students who have completed and passed Bachelor’s degree, and could be one or two years. The student obtains an officially certified diploma.
Master’s education accepts students who have completed a Bachelor’s or high diploma degrees, and could comprise of one or more years. The student obtains upon graduation a Master’s degree.
Doctorate education accepts students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with experience, or Master’s degree or High Diploma, and comprises of two or more years. The student obtains a doctorate upon completion.

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: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/default.aspx). For the English version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/Default.aspx)
For 2010 census data on Bahraini male: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Marital/5_5.pdf)
For 2010 census data on Non-Bahraini male: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Marital/5_8.pdf)
The definitions for the 2010′ census can be found in Arabic: (http://www.census2010.gov.bh/results.php)

Data of access: June 2014

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