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Bahrain: Population (aged 15+ years old) by nationality group, sex and highest education level (2010)

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  Bahrainis GCC citizens Other Arabs Asians all non-nationals TOTAL
  males females males females males females males females males females males females
Illiterate 6259 17,993 138 126 420 961 17,788 7,569 18,508 10,952 24,767 28,945
Reads and writes 18954 21,924 380 507 3,073 4,289 130,304 40,237 134,855 55,674 153,809 77,598
Elementary/ Primary 24392 15,862 169 217 1,551 1,340 76,999 9,217 78,996 12,272 103,388 28,134
Intermediate/ Preparatoy 43903 35,723 436 609 3,903 2,909 63,323 16,057 68,481 23,315 112,384 59,038
High school diploma/ Secondary 73086 68,333 1,556 1,724 4,241 2,645 63,697 14,074 70,490 20,329 143,576 88,662
Diploma/ above sec. 13725 15,173 440 342 3,134 1,921 34,812 11,740 39,658 16,046 53,383 31,219
University degree 12,562 16,693 557 364 4,903 2,469 23,287 7,956 31,945 12,509 44,507 29,202
Postgraduate 1,725 1,043 119 26 870 195 2,244 705 4,132 1,259 5,857 2,302
NA 37 78 1 1 3 12 52 13 69 50 147
Total 194,643 192,822 3,795 3,916 22,096 16,732 412,466 107,607 447,078 152,425 641,721 345,247

Source: Central Informatics Organisation (CIO)

ANNEXED NOTES

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Reference period for Census 2010 is April 27th, 2010 .
Implementation method: the Censuses are carried out according to de jure methodology, i.e. counting persons using their usual place of residence irrespective of where are they at census times
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.
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.
Not Stated or Unknown refers to a case where the interviewer does not know or is not certain of the highest level of education of the interviewee.

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 Census 2010 Bahraini males: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Education/2_6_5.pdf)
For Census 2010 Bahraini females: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Education/2_6_6.pdf)
For Census 2010 non-Bahraini males: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Education/2_6_8.pdf)
For Census 2010 non-Bahraini females: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Census/Education/2_6_9.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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