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Oman: Employed population by nationality (Omani/ expatriate) and sector of employment (public, private, domestic) (2005-2017)

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Omanis Expatriates total workforce
public sector private sector Total employed Omanis public sector private sector domestic sector Total employed expatriates
2005 109,424 98,537 207,961 22,990 424,788 n.a. 447,778 655,739
2006 116,054 114,311 230,365 22,752 510,713 n.a. 533,465 763,830
2007 124,405 131,775 256,180 22,503 638,447 n.a. 660,950 917,130
2008 131,209 147,194 278,403 22,319 698,489 96,446 817,254 1,095,657
2009 136,622 158,315 294,937 22,916 779,653 94,592 897,161 1,192,098
2010 140,370 177,716 318,086 23,612 862,209 93,421 979,242 1,297,328
2011 159,258 174,441 333,699 25,182 1,006,928 107,662 1,139,772 1,473,471
2012 166,804 172,066 338,870 27,522 1,190,300 125,882 1,343,704 1,682,574
2013 180,737 181,860 362,597 30,392 1,332,431 138,705 1,501,528 1,864,125
2014 196,919 197,510 394,429 36,053 1,270,213 240,180 1,546,446 1,940,875
2015 193,965 209,620 403,585 35,502 1,373,842 262,196 1,671,540 2,075,125
2016 195,937 233,869 429,806 37,624 1,504,936 283,043 1,825,603 2,255,409
2017 195,680 238,688 434,368 36,383 1,502,808 292,881 1,832,072 2,266,440

Source: NCSI. Statistical Yearbooks, 2009 to 2018
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Data for the governmental sector exclude Security and Defense personnels.
see: https://cbo.gov.om/sites/assets/Documents/English/Publications/AnnualReports/AnnualReport2017eng.pdf
Omanis in the private sector are registered with the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI).

 

2. Institution which provides data

National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

 

3. Data availability 

The data on employment by sector and nationality is available in NCSI’s Statistical Yearbooks (chapter “Employment”)
https://www.ncsi.gov.om/Elibrary/Pages/LibraryContentView.aspx
SYB 2018:
https://www.ncsi.gov.om/Elibrary/LibraryContentDoc/bar_Statistical%20Year%20Book%202018_a8b32d59-cdc9-4987-ba29-1e7ce78d5cca.pdf

Last date of access: November 2018.

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