Purchasing Power
for Bahrain

Purchasing Power
for Bahrain

Purchasing Power describes the disposable income of populated areas across Bahrain. It is a key indicator for sound location and sales territory planning.

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power for Bahrain

This Purchasing Power data product describes the disposable income of households (before taxes) in populated areas within Bahrain and an extensive range of other countries. It is an important indicator of consumer potential and a key planning tool for optimising market location and understanding sales territories. This product allows you to explore regional markets with increased precision. Consistent and comparable data, with seamless transitions across borders, make this product ideal for international projects.

Purchasing Power for Bahrain can be purchased on its own or bundled with GIS polygon data for administrative regions, postcodes and small areas. This effective combination will allow you to perform enlightening analysis supported by stunning visualisations.

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Flag of BahrainBahrain – Muḥāfaẓāt

Number of Regions
Avg Population / Region
The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island country situated in western Asia. An archipelago of around fifty natural islands and thirty manmade islands, it is positioned in the Persian Gulf, between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It is connected to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahad Causeway. The capital is Manama.
Bahrain was the home of the Dilmun civilization. It was one of the Prophet Muhammed’s first areas of influence in the seventh century. Since 1783, the country has been ruled by the Al Khalifa family. It became a British protectorate in the late 1800s and gained independence in 1971. It is a constitutional monarchy and divided into five governorates.
For centuries, Bahrain has been renowned for its pearl fisheries, but in 1931, oil was discovered and production began. Bahrain has been heavily reliant on oil and petroleum products, and they remain its main exports. Responding to a need for diversification, Bahrain has developed and invested in its service sector, particularly finance and tourism. The city of Manama is home to many financial structures and institutions. Whilst Bahrain is a popular destination for visitors from neighbouring countries, it is becoming more popular with tourists from further afield. Aluminium and construction materials are also important exports for Bahrain, but it imports a lot of food. Despite diversification, unemployment remains an issue, especially amongst younger sector of society. Over 85% of the population live in or around urban areas.
The main religion of Bahrain is Islam, but it remains very tolerant of other faiths. Music, art and literature, especially poetry, are important components of its cultural heritage. Expressionism, surrealism and calligraphy are amongst a wide range of artistic influences. Bahrain organises several festivals each year. Soccer is the most popular sport, but Bahrain is recognised on the cricket and martial arts circuit. It hosts a Formula One Grand Prix annually.
On the world stage, Bahrain is a member of the United Nations and the Arab League.

Product details

Purchasing Power for Bahrain
Administrative Postcode Small Area
Region Type Muḥāfaẓāt
Number of Regions 4
Average Population/Region 430,000
Additional data variables available (described below):
Retail Spend1
Retail Turnover12
Retail Centrality123
Consumer Spend by Product Groups1

1 Includes population data
2 Only administrative municipalities with 10,000 and more inhabitants
3 Includes retail spend and retail turnover

Additional variables

Please see the table above for availability of the following additional variables.

Retail spend

Retail spend refers to the potential share for retailers of the purchasing power of households within a given populated area. It is calculated as general purchasing power, less fixed expenditure. High quality, proven retail spend data is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail turnover

Retail turnover refers to the turnover of local retail trade. In contrast to purchasing power and retail spend, retail turnover quantifies purchases at the consumers’ place of expenditure. High quality, proven retail turnover is available on a municipality, postcode and small area basis.

Retail centrality index

The retail centrality index describes the capacity of a given area to attach the retail spend of its own population, as well as incoming shoppers from other areas, to the local retail trade. Cities with a high ‘shopping appeal’ have a centrality index of over 100. This is because they attract more shoppers and retail spend from surrounding areas than they emit in return. The retail centrality index is available at municipality and postcode code level.

Consumer spend by product groups

Consumer spend by product group quantifies the expenditure by consumers on specific groups of goods or services.

Whilst purchasing power is the most commonly used indicator for a region’s potential, it is not necessarily the most appropriate planning tool for all goods and services, as for some, patterns of consumer behaviour do not relate exclusively to disposable income. In order to respond to the nuances of the market, the general purchasing power values have been enhanced and recalculated based on consumer spend for twenty product categories.

Product categories include: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages, tobacco, clothing, footwear, furniture & furnishings (carpets and other floor coverings), household textiles, household appliances, glassware (inc. tableware & household utensils), tools and equipment for house and garden, routine household maintenance, medical products, appliances and equipment, consumer electronics (inc. photographic and IT equipment), durables for recreation and culture, toys and games (inc. hobby, sport, garden, pets), recreational and cultural services, newspapers (inc. books and stationery), catering services, personal care and jewellery (inc. clocks, watches and other personal effects).

Looking beyond Bahrain? Purchasing Power data is available for a wide range of countries…

Data formats & delivery

Purchasing Power for Bahrain is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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