Bahrain Population: 1,679,234

Bahrain is a small Arab State, which is situated in a bay on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf. It has a group of thirty-three islands in the Persian Gulf and has low desert plains. The chief of state is king, and the prime minister is the head of the Government. Bahrain’s capital is Manama, and its official language is Arabic. The country is famous for oil, pearls, and heritage sites.

Largest Cities in Bahrain By Population

Manama is the capital of the country and is highly populated. It is a home for a diverse population. Other populated cities are Riffa, Muharraq, Hamad Town, Sitra, Budaiya, and Al-Malikiyah, etc.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Manama 147,074
Al Muharraq 97,458
Ar Rifa’ 79,550
Dar Kulayb 65,466
Madinat Hamad 52,718
Madinat `Isa 38,090
Sitrah 37,657
Jidd Hafs 31,735

Bahrain Population History

In the year 2018, its population was estimated at 1. 6 million people. In the year 2014, the population estimation is around 1.316 million people. The population of Bahrain is growing steadily.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,701,575 3.68% 60,403 47,800 32.5 2 2,239 89.30% 1,519,595 0.02% 7,794,798,739 152
2019 1,641,172 4.57% 71,726 47,800 31.4 2.1 2,159 89.20% 1,464,180 0.02% 7,713,468,100 152
2018 1,569,446 5.04% 75,370 47,800 31.4 2.1 2,065 89.10% 1,399,126 0.02% 7,631,091,040 152
2017 1,494,076 4.79% 68,284 47,800 31.4 2.1 1,966 89.10% 1,331,175 0.02% 7,547,858,925 152
2016 1,425,792 3.93% 53,941 47,800 31.4 2.1 1,876 89.10% 1,269,684 0.02% 7,464,022,049 152
2015 1,371,851 2.03% 26,198 8,400 31.2 2.12 1,805 89.00% 1,220,943 0.02% 7,379,797,139 152
2010 1,240,860 6.89% 70,339 54,400 30.1 2.25 1,633 88.60% 1,099,822 0.02% 6,956,823,603 155
2005 889,164 5.99% 44,911 31,100 27.8 2.65 1,170 88.40% 786,221 0.01% 6,541,907,027 157
2000 664,611 3.35% 20,183 7,836 26.6 2.95 874 88.40% 587,336 0.01% 6,143,493,823 161
1995 563,697 2.59% 13,553 1,096 26.4 3.4 742 88.40% 498,245 0.01% 5,744,212,979 162
1990 495,931 3.41% 15,301 2,580 25.4 4.08 653 88.10% 437,115 0.01% 5,327,231,061 163
1985 419,428 3.11% 11,908 647 25.2 4.63 552 87.20% 365,554 0.01% 4,870,921,740 163
1980 359,888 6.19% 18,669 9,792 22.3 5.23 474 86.10% 309,868 0.01% 4,458,003,514 163
1975 266,543 4.63% 10,788 3,825 19.3 5.95 351 85.00% 226,495 0.01% 4,079,480,606 168
1970 212,605 2.55% 5,035 -1,607 17.5 6.97 280 83.80% 178,111 0.01% 3,700,437,046 172
1965 187,431 2.91% 5,001 -839 16.8 7.17 247 82.50% 154,630 0.01% 3,339,583,597 172
1960 162,427 3.99% 5,768 1,572 19.6 6.97 214 82.30% 133,710 0.01% 3,034,949,748 172
1955 133,585 2.93% 3,595 616 19.2 6.97 176 75.50% 100,895 0.00% 2,773,019,936 172

Bahrain Population Forecast

The current population of Bahrain is 1,678, 227 million people. It is based on the data provided by the United Nations. It is estimated that it is likely to reach 1,701, 575 million people in mid of 2020, and 2.128 million in 2030. Bahrain is on 152 number in the list of countries in terms of population. It is densely populated and has 1,627 people per square kilometres. The rate of growth of the population is 7.4% on an average.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,701,575 4.40% 65,945 47,800 32.5 2 2,239 89.30% 1,519,595 0.02% 7,794,798,739 152
2025 1,865,081 1.85% 32,701 15,000 33.8 2 2,454 90.00% 1,678,649 0.02% 8,184,437,460 151
2030 2,013,416 1.54% 29,667 13,000 34.3 2 2,649 90.80% 1,828,495 0.02% 8,548,487,400 151
2035 2,118,997 1.03% 21,116 6,000 35.5 2 2,788 91.60% 1,941,261 0.02% 8,887,524,213 149
2040 2,199,711 0.75% 16,143 4,000 36.9 2 2,894 92.30% 2,030,932 0.02% 9,198,847,240 150
2045 2,264,664 0.58% 12,991 4,000 38 2 2,980 93.00% 2,105,879 0.02% 9,481,803,274 149
2050 2,316,049 0.45% 10,277 39.9 2 3,047 93.60% 2,168,914 0.02% 9,735,033,990 149

Bahrain Demographics

Bahrain is characterized by its cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. 70.2% is Muslim population, and 29.8% is another population like Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Sikhs, etc. In terms of gender, 49.4% are females. The percentage of people under age 19 years is 25.9%, between 20-64 years is 71.1%, and over age 65 is 2.1%.

Bahrain Religion and Politics

The main religion in the country is Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. There are also other religions like Sikhs, Druze, etc. It is necessary to have licenses and permits for holding religious meetings in the country.

Bahrain Economy

The economy of the country is dependent upon oil and gas. It is considered wealthy due to the discovery of oil. The currency is Bahraini Dinar, which has the second-highest value in the world. The main focus is laid on the investments in the banking and tourism sectors. Bahrain kingdom is the main banking destination for the Persian Gulf and the center for Islamic finance. There are good job opportunities for the work for those people who work hard.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%