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Population by nationality (Bahraini/ non-Bahrain) in dates of census (1941-2010)

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Census Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis total
1941 74.040 15.930 89.970
1950 91.179 18.471 109.650
1959 118.734 24.401 143.135
1965 143.814 38.389 182.203
1971 178.193 37.885 216.078
1981 238.420 112.378 350.798
1991 323.305 184.732 508.037
2001 405.667 244.937 650.604
2010 568.399 666.172 1.234.571

Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO) – Bahrain

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

This table provides data for Bahrain’s residents (nationals and non-nationals) at dates of census.
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: 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)
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)
The 2001 figures could also be found in PDF format in the CIO publication titled “Bahrain in Figures 2001”, Issue 19, Dec 2002: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/CIO_ENG/English/Publications/Bahrain%20in%20Figure/BIF2001.pdf)

Data of access: June 2014

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