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Bahrain Population


The largely urban population is about 63% Bahraini; the balance of the inhabitants consist of nonnationals who are mainly other Arabs and Iranians, Indians, and other Asians. Islam is overwhelmingly the religion of Bahrain, with 75% Shiite and 25% Sunni Muslims. However, due to an influx of immigrants and guest workers from non-Muslim countries, such as the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the overall percentage of Muslims in the country has declined in recent years.

But unlike other countries in the region its prosperity is not solely a reflection of the size of its oil wealth, but also related to the creation of an indigenous middle class. This unique socio-economic development in the Persian Gulf has meant that Bahrain is generally more liberal than its neighbours. While Islam is the main religion, Bahrainis have been known for their tolerance, and alongside mosques can be found churches, a Hindu temple, a Sikh Gurudwara and a Jewish synagogue. The country is home to several communities that have faced persecution elsewhere.Languages spoken other than Arabic (the official language) include English, Farsi, and Urdu. Bahrain has two universities.

An Overview :

Population 738,004

note: includes 235,108 non-nationals (July 2010 est.)
Age structure 0-14 years: 27.8% (male 96,807/female 94,863)

15-64 years: 68.7% (male 275,792/female 197,424)

65 years and over: 3.4% (male 12,078/female 11,381) (2005 est.)
Median age total: 29.19 years

male: 32.16 years

female: 25.54 years (2005 est.)
Population growth rate 1.51% (2005 est.)
Birth rate 18.1 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Death rate 4.08 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Net migration rate 1.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Sex ratio at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.4 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.06 male(s)/female

total population: 1.27 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate total: 17.27 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 20.17 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 14.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
Life expectancy at birth total population: 74.23 years

male: 71.76 years

female: 76.78 years (2005 est.)
Total fertility rate 2.63 children born/woman (2005 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.2% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS less than 600 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths less than 200 (2003 est.)
Nationality noun: Bahraini(s)

adjective: Bahraini
Ethnic groups Bahraini 62.4%, non-Bahraini 37.6% (2001 census)
Religions Muslim (Shi'a and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, other 9.8% (2001 census)
Languages Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 89.1%

male: 91.9%

female: 85% (2003 est.)




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