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Population estimates by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini), (mid-year estimates,1981; 1990-2011)

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Bahrainis Non Bahrainis Total
1981 240.040 113.627 353.667
1990 310.794 173.212 484.006
1991 323.303 184.732 508.035
1992 328.226 188.232 516.458
1993 336.251 193.974 530.225
1994 344.479 199.887 544.366
1995 352.900 205.979 558.879
1996 361.530 212.262 573.792
1997 370.377 218.738 589.115
1998 379.435 225.407 604.842
1999 388.714 232.275 620.989
2000 398.221 239.361 637.582
2001 409.623 251.702 661.325
2002 427.245 283.308 710.553
2003 445.631 318.885 764.516
2004 464.807 358.935 823.742
2005 484.811 404.018 888.829
2006 505.671 454.751 960.422
2007 527.434 511.866 1.039.300
2008 541.587 561.909 1.103.496
2009 558.011 620.404 1.178.415
2010 570.687 657.856 1.228.543
2011 584.688 610.332 1.195.020

Source: Central Informatics Organization (CIO) – Bahrain

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The table provides mid-year intercensal estimates of Bahrain’s total resident population (nationals and non-nationals)
Reference period: 1991: unknown; April 7th 2001, 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)

It has to be noticed that the mid-year estimate for 2010 gives a figure lower than that of the census (April 27, 2010)

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)
Censuses for 1981 and forward break down the population by nationality, sex and age groups, and are published in PDF format
For 1992-2011 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2011/CH2/1.pdf)
For 1991-2010 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2010/CH2/1.pdf)
For 1990-1991 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2009/Ch2/36.pdf)
For 1981 estimates: (http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio_ara/English/Publications/Statistical%20Abstract/ABS2008/Ch2/2A.pdf)

Data of access: June 2014