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Oman: Employed population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani), sex and education level (2016)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
lliterate 7,056 1,956 9,012 33,465 3,523 36,988 40,521 5,479 46,000
Read and write 30,491 6,268 36,759 457,689 53,585 511,274 488,180 59,853 548,033
Primary 26,708 3,522 30,230 144,943 17,652 162,595 171,651 21,174 192,825
Preparatory 54,173 7,570 61,743 588,090 61,419 649,509 642,263 68,989 711,252
Secondary 87,332 32,744 120,076 244,018 16,318 260,336 331,350 49,062 380,412
Diploma 28,845 24,411 53,256 44,255 11,853 56,108 73,100 36,264 109,364
University 47,719 56,295 104,014 83,623 23,784 107,407 131,342 80,079 211,421
Higher Diploma 1,197 3,425 4,622 4,464 965 5,429 5,661 4,390 10,051
Master Degree 5,430 3,219 8,649 6,530 1,952 8,482 11,960 5,171 17,131
PH.D 1,034 285 1,319 2,835 782 3,617 3,869 1,067 4,936
Not stated 105 21 126 17,781 6,077 23,858 17,886 6,098 23,984
Total 290,090 139,716 429,806 1,627,693 197,910 1,825,603 1,917,783 337,626 2,255,409

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

Data refer to total employed population, in the public, private and domestic sectors.
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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