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Oman: Employed population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani), sex and education level (2017)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Illiterate 5,093 1,512 6,605 36,143 4,724 40,867 41,236 6,236 47,472
Reads and writes 23,657 5,199 28,856 495,133 63,822 558,955 518,790 69,021 587,811
Primary 25,858 3,226 29,084 156,870 19,579 176,449 182,728 22,805 205,533
Preparatory 54,699 7,264 61,963 560,010 57,773 617,783 614,709 65,037 679,746
Secondary 100,894 37,389 138,283 225,278 17,099 242,377 326,172 54,488 380,660
Diploma 22,384 21,615 43,999 42,174 11,934 54,108 64,558 33,549 98,107
University 45,952 56,834 102,786 80,295 23,165 103,460 126,247 79,999 206,246
Higher Diploma 4,800 5,724 10,524 4,356 897 5,253 9,156 6,621 15,777
Master’s Degree 5,761 3,464 9,225 6,548 1,940 8,488 12,309 5,404 17,713
Ph.D 1,101 342 1,443 2,873 718 3,591 3,974 1,060 5,034
Not stated 1,464 136 1,600 15,063 5,678 20,741 16,527 5,814 22,341
Total 291,663 142,705 434,368 1,624,743 207,329 1,832,072 1,916,406 350,034 2,266,440

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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