Population: About 550,000 in early 1992, of
percent Bahrainis; 1992 growth rate 3.1 percent.
Education: Almost all children in six- to
old age-group enrolled in primary school system; about
of all twelve- to fourteen-year-olds enrolled in
NOTE--The Country Profile contains updated
Health: Free, comprehensive public health care
Two private hospitals and one military hospital. Life
for Bahraini children born in 1990 seventy years for males
seventy-five years for females.
Ethnic Groups: Most Bahrainis are Arabs,
fairly large number of Iranian origin. Foreign residents
other Arabs, Iranians, Indians, Pakistanis, and small
East Asians and Europeans.
Religion: Population 85 percent Muslim,
70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim
include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and
Data as of January 1993