Bahrain Population 2017

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The estimated population of Bahrain is 1.36 million people. Bahrain is the 155th most populated country in the world.

Bahrain has an estimated population of 1.36 million, up from the official census population of 1.23 million in 2010. Bahrain is very densely populated with 1,627 people per square kilometer (4,213/square mile), which ranks 7th in the world. Bahrain is the 4th most densely populated sovereign state on earth. The only sovereign states that have a greater density are city states. The northern region of Bahrain is so densely populated and urbanized that it is often considered a single massive metro area.

The largest city in Bahrain, and also its capital, is Manama. Manama has a population of about 157,000 people and a metro population of 330,000. It is an important center of trade and business within the Persian Gulf. 89% of the population is currently urbanized, and the annual urbanization rate sits at 1.8% consistently.

Bahrain Demographics

At the 2010 census, Bahrain's 1.2 million population was made up of 568,000 Bahrainis and 666,000 non-nationals. Most of the population is Middle Eastern, although there are many people from South Asia. The largest expatriate community in Bahrain is Indians, numbering about 290,000.

Shia Bahrainis are the majority of the population with two main ethnic groups: Ajam and Baharna. The majority of Shia Bahrainis in the country are Baharna, while the Ajam are ethnic Persian Shias, who have large communities in Muharraq and the capital, Manama.

Sunni Bahrainis are mostly urban Arabs (or al Arab) or Huwala. Urban Arabs in the country are mostly descended from Sunni Arabs from Arabia. They account for the most influential ethnic group in the country with most positions in the government. The Huwala are descended from Sunni Iranians, Sunni Persians and Sunni Arabs.

Arabic remains the predominant language in Bahrain; Persian and Urdu are also spoken, which are the national languages of Iran and Pakistan, respectively. Religious affiliation in Bahrain is currently 70% Islamic mostly Shia Muslim, with a remaining 30% of varying faiths. Native Christianity exists in Bahrain, mainly through the Greek Orthodox Church. While Bahrain is unwilling to accept Syrian refugees at this time, Sri Lanka and Pilipino immigrants have migrated to Bahrain in a consistent manner. Arabian/ Muslim ethnicity remains the primary make-up of the population.

Bahrain Population in 2017 Source: Wadiia

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Bahrain Population Growth

Bahrain's population is expected to remain fairly stable over the next few decades and continue its steady 1% annual growth rate.

Bahrain Population Density

About Bahrain

Official Name Kingdom of Bahrain
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 26,50.55
Currencies Used BHD

Bahrain Population Clock

What is the population of Bahrain (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 10
Deaths Per Day 2
Net Migrations Per Day 18
Net Change Per Day 26
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Bahrain Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 13.324 births/thousand 135th
Crude Death Rate 2.445 deaths/thousand 198th
Crude Net Migration Rate 4.61 people/thousand 14th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.987 years 62nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 76.166 years 51st
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.062 years 92nd
Total Fertility Rate 1.989 children/woman 124th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.957 surviving daughters/woman 121st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.039 males per female 154th
Infant Mortality Rate 6.094 deaths/1,000 live births 147th
Under Five Mortality 8.205 deaths/thousand 146th
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.778 years 39th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.599 109th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.324% 43rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.69% 41st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.766% 51st
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.612% 43rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.297% 41st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.542% 51st
Crude Suicide Rate 7.2 suicides/thousand 91st
Median Age (Total) 32.1 years 94th
Median Age (Female) 29.3 years 114th
Median Age (Male) 33.5 years 77th

Bahrain Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,418,895 61.932% 38.068% 1,866 6 1.64% 152
2015 1,377,237 61.98% 38.02% 1,812 7 1.41% 152
2010 1,261,319 62.398% 37.602% 1,659 7 3.48% 154
2005 867,013 60.078% 39.922% 1,140 9 8.17% 157
2000 666,855 57.183% 42.817% 877 12 4.12% 161
1995 563,730 57.59% 42.41% 741 12 2.82% 162
1990 495,944 57.702% 42.298% 652 12 2.73% 163
1985 419,425 57.148% 42.852% 551 13 3.3% 163
1980 359,902 58.447% 41.553% 473 14 3.88% 164
1975 266,686 55.89% 44.11% 350 17 6.23% 168
1970 213,102 54.022% 45.978% 280 24 3.55% 172
1965 187,347 54.697% 45.304% 246 25 2.34% 172
1960 162,501 53.558% 46.442% 213 26 3.28% 172
1955 133,653 53.275% 46.725% 175 30 4.16% 172
1950 115,613 53.728% 46.272% 152 32 1.12% 172

Bahrain Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,486,111 61.949% 38.051% 1,955 6 1.26% 152
2025 1,570,590 61.611% 38.389% 2,066 6 0.95% 152
2030 1,641,656 61.216% 38.784% 2,160 6 0.8% 152
2035 1,704,899 60.865% 39.135% 2,243 6 0.69% 153
2040 1,758,926 60.562% 39.438% 2,314 6 0.5% 152
2045 1,796,547 60.195% 39.805% 2,363 6 0.33% 152
2050 1,821,833 59.885% 40.115% 2,397 6 0.19% 152
2055 1,834,099 59.62% 40.38% 2,413 6 0.05% 154
2060 1,834,303 59.383% 40.617% 2,413 6 -0.07% 154
2065 1,823,797 59.145% 40.855% 2,399 6 -0.18% 153
2070 1,804,572 58.887% 41.113% 2,374 6 -0.26% 153
2075 1,778,102 58.57% 41.43% 2,339 6 -0.34% 153
2080 1,746,125 58.171% 41.829% 2,297 6 -0.39% 153
2085 1,710,776 57.696% 42.304% 2,251 7 -0.43% 154
2090 1,674,141 57.193% 42.807% 2,202 7 -0.44% 154
2095 1,637,764 56.733% 43.267% 2,154 8 -0.44% 154
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations