Bahrain Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Bahrain population 2017

During 2017 Bahrain population is projected to increased by 24 931 people and reach 1 443 093 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 18 493. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 6 438 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Bahrain (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Bahrain population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Bahrain will be increased by 68 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Bahrain 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Bahrain was estimated to be 1 418 162 people. This is an increase of 1.76 % (24 501 people) compared to population of 1 393 661 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 18 173. Due to external migration, the population increased by 6 327. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.673 (1 673 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Bahrain population in 2016:

Bahrain population density

Bahrain population density is 1 997.4 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Bahrain divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Bahrain. The total area of Bahrain is 710 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Bahrain age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Bahrain had the following population age distribution:

20.5 77 2.6

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Bahrain population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bahrain age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Bahrain is 29.9 %.

The value of 29.9 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Bahrain must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Bahrain is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Bahrain is 26.6 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Bahrain is 3.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bahrain age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Bahrain is 78.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 76 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 1 078 751 persons or 95.65% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Bahrain are able to read and write. Accordingly about 49 085 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 96.92% (690 307 persons). 21 908 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 93.46% (388 444 persons). 27 177 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.78% and 99.74% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.76%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Bahrain population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Bahrain historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Bahrain population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951116 267N/A %
1952118 3041.75 %
1953121 6412.82 %
1954125 9633.55 %
1955130 9933.99 %
1956136 4934.20 %
1957142 2594.22 %
1958148 1264.12 %
1959153 9663.94 %
1960159 6833.71 %
1961165 2133.46 %
1962170 5163.21 %
1963175 5782.97 %
1964180 4112.75 %
1965185 0612.58 %
1966189 5652.43 %
1967193 9932.34 %
1968198 5782.36 %
1969203 7112.58 %
1970209 7862.98 %
1971216 9553.42 %
1972225 1983.80 %
1973234 7244.23 %
1974246 0004.80 %
1975259 4135.45 %
1976275 2656.11 %
1977293 5406.64 %
1978313 3746.76 %
1979333 1706.32 %
1980351 3665.46 %
1981367 0144.45 %
1982380 0383.55 %
1983391 1992.94 %
1984401 8352.72 %
1985413 3242.86 %
1986426 4563.18 %
1987441 2413.47 %
1988457 1153.60 %
1989473 1813.51 %
1990488 5353.24 %
1991502 7992.92 %
1992516 2012.67 %
1993529 2202.52 %
1994542 4222.49 %
1995556 4412.58 %
1996571 7932.76 %
1997588 8452.98 %
1998607 9443.24 %
1999629 4793.54 %
2000653 8803.88 %
2001680 8744.13 %
2002710 1294.30 %
2003743 4804.70 %
2004784 7925.56 %
2005837 5026.72 %
2006903 9117.93 %
2007983 6888.83 %
20081 071 1738.89 %
20091 156 2767.94 %
20101 229 0476.29 %
20111 283 6674.44 %
20121 319 7962.81 %
20131 341 5021.64 %
20141 355 6791.06 %
20151 369 5841.03 %
20161 393 6611.76 %
20171 418 1621.76 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.