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Population by nationality (Bahraini/ non-Bahrain) and sex at dates of census (1941-2010)

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  Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total
Census male female total male female total male female total
1941 74.040 15.930 89.970
1950 91.179 18.471 109.650
1959 59.913 58.821 118.734 17.709 6.692 24.401 77.622 65.513 143.135
1965 72.368 71.446 143.814 27.016 11.373 38.389 99.384 82.819 182.203
1971 89.772 88.421 178.193 26.542 11.343 37.885 116.314 99.764 216.078
1981 119.924 118.496 238.420 84.869 27.509 112.378 204.793 146.005 350.798
1991 163.453 159.852 323.305 130.893 53.839 184.732 294.346 213.691 508.037
2001 204.623 201.044 405.667 169.026 75.911 244.937 373.649 276.955 650.604
2010 287.239 281.160 568.399 481.175 184.997 666.172 768.414 466.157 1.234.571

Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO) – Bahrain

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Reference Periods:

1941 January 22, 1941
1950 March 1950
1959 May 1959
1965 February 13, 1965
1971 April 1971
1981 n.d.
1991 n.d.
2001 April 7th, 2001
2010 April 27th, 2010

Implementation method: after 1981, 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 the State’s borders during time of reference.
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)

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

The census figures and results are all available on the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) website. For Arabic version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/default.aspx). For the English version: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/Default.aspx)
Most censuses will break down the population by nationality and sex, and are published in PDF format
Census figures for the period 1941-2001 could be accessed through this link: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/1.pdf)
For main statistics on censuses of 1981, 1991 and 2001: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=416)
Summary report for the census of 2001 can be accessed through: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=605)
Summary report for the census of 2010 can be accessed through: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/SubDetailed.aspx?subcatid=256)

Data of access: June 2014