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Education Sector in Bahrain to 2018 – Market Size and Intelligence Report


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The report ‘Education Sector in Bahrain to 2018 — Market Size and Intelligence’ discusses the current market size of the Bahrain’s education sector. It segregates the market size on the basis of various levels of education, starting from preschool to higher education.

The report also discusses the forecasted market size and year–wise growth of the sector till 2018, along with the various drivers, which will lead to this growth.

Bahrain has one of the highest literacy rates (93%) among the GCC countries — with an enrollment ratio of approximately 103% for K–12 education, and approximately 26% for higher education. The kingdom caters to approximately 19% of its population across various levels of education, and spends approximately 11% of its total fiscal budget on education.

Approximately 80% of Bahrain’s education sector is dominated by the general K–12 education, followed by preschool education and higher education. The sector has highly benefitted from free and compulsory basic education at public schools. However many students are now opting for private schools — which teach as per international curricula.

The kingdom is also witnessing an increase in the number of non–Bahraini population, which at present is more than the native Bahraini population. It has further accentuated the demand for high–quality education of international standards.

Bahrain’s education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 2.5%, till 2018. The growth will be driven by various factors, such as increased government and private spending on education, growth in population and employment, and growing demand from expatriates.

Research Methodology

This report has been prepared through the following comprehensive methodology:

The market definitions used in the reports are the standard definitions recognized by the industry. In this report, the market size of the education sector is defined as the sum total of core expenditure of teaching students. It includes the fees paid by students in private schools and higher education institutions, as well as the government expenditure per student in case of public schools and higher education institutions.

Bases of all the figures are taken from the statistics provided by the government, ministries, as well as prominent organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Funds, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, World Factbook — CIA etc. The data is further validated through credible analyst reports, white papers by industry organizations, questioners and expert interviews.

  • Current Market Size of Bahrain’s Education Sector
    • Preschool Education in Bahrain
    • General Education in Bahrain
    • Higher Education in Bahrain
    • Adult Education in Bahrain
    • Special education in Bahrain
  • Forecasted Market Size of Bahrain’s Education Sector
  • Drivers Impacting Bahrain’s Education Sector
    • Driver 1
    • Driver 2
    • Driver 3
    • Driver 4
    • Driver 5
  • Figure 1: Education System in Bahrain
  • Figure 2: Literacy % in Bahrain — 2013 (E)
  • Figure 3: Students as a % of Total Population in Bahrain — 2013 (E)
  • Figure 4: Gross education Enrollment Ratios in Bahrain — 2013 (E)
  • Figure 5: Bahrain’s Education Sector — Market Size — 2013 (US$ million)
  • Figure 6: Bahrain’s Education Sector — Market Size — Public and Private Education — 2013 (US$ million)
  • Figure 7: K–12 education Market Size in Bahrain— Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Education — 2013 (US$ million)
  • Figure 8: Students in Bahrain’s Government Schools — Males and Females — 2013
  • Figure 9: Students in Bahrain’s Private Schools — Males and Females —2013
  • Figure 10: Government and Private Schools in Bahrain —2013
  • Figure 11: % of Students in Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Education — Government and Private Schools — 2013
  • Figure 12: Bahrain Enrollment in Higher Education — Public and Private Universities — 2013
  • Figure 13: Bahrain Enrollment in Higher Education — Males and Females — 2013
  • Figure 14: Bahrain Enrollment in Higher Education — Segregated on Basis of Subjects — 2013
  • Figure 15: Bahrain Enrollment in Adult Education — Males and Females — 2013
  • Figure 16: Bahrain Enrollment in Special Education — Males and Females — 2013
  • Figure 17: Forecasted Market Size and Growth of Bahrain’s Education sector — 2013 (E)–2018(F) (US$ billion)
  • Figure 18: % of Bahraini and Non–Bahraini Population in Bahrain — 2011
  • Figure 19: New and Renewed Visas in Bahrain — 2011-Q1 – 2013-Q2
  • Figure 20: Government Expenditure on Education as % of Total Expenditure — 2013 (E)
  • Figure 21: Government Expenditure on Education in Bahrain — 2010–2014(F) (BD million)
  • Figure 22: Population Growth of Bahrain — 2010–2014(F) (million)
  • Figure 23: Employment Increase in Bahrain — Bahrainis and Non-Bahrainis — 2011-Q2 – 2013-Q2
  • Figure 24: Employment in Public and Private Sectors — Bahrainis and Non-Bahrainis — 2013 (Second Quarter)
  • Figure 25: Per capita GDP of Bahrain — 2009–2012 (US$)