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Oman: Employed population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani), sex and sector of economic activity (private and domestic sectors) (2016)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry 850 351 1,201 91,473 184 91,657 92,323 535 92,858
Fishing 20 18 38 2,154 17 2,171 2,174 35 2,209
Mining and Quarrying 26,190 1,873 28,063 18,392 746 19,138 44,582 2,619 47,201
Manufacturing 19,616 4,848 24,464 218,900 976 219,876 238,516 5,824 244,340
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply 2,572 372 2,944 1,030 13 1,043 3,602 385 3,987
Construction 43,957 10,403 54,360 650,027 956 650,983 693,984 11,359 705,343
Wholesale, Retail Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles and Personal and Household Goods 24,585 11,359 35,944 240,622 5,480 246,102 265,207 16,839 282,046
Hotels and Restaurants 5,156 2,305 7,461 110,444 2,913 113,357 115,600 5,218 120,818
Transport, Storage and Communication 14,785 3,372 18,157 70,019 2,014 72,033 84,804 5,386 90,190
Financial Intermediaries 8,481 6,953 15,434 3,681 432 4,113 12,162 7,385 19,547
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities 18,652 6,589 25,241 88,228 3,768 91,996 106,880 10,357 117,237
Education 2,318 3,576 5,894 7,359 8,106 15,465 9,677 11,682 21,359
Health and Social Work 666 1,374 2,040 4,805 5,551 10,356 5,471 6,925 12,396
Community and Personal Services 1,147 695 1,842 48,105 5,122 53,227 49,252 5,817 55,069
Private Household with Employed Persons 0 0 0 47,905 147,583 195,488 47,905 147,583 195,488
Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 0 0 0 635 339 974 635 339 974
Total 168,995 54,088 223,083 1,603,779 184,200 1,787,979 1,772,774 238,288 2,011,062

Source: NCSI. 
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Data refer to the population employed in the private and domestic sectors only (agregated figures).
Figures do not include independent, own-account workers.
Period of reference: end of year.
Classification of economic activities: ISIC Rev. 3.

2. Institution which provides data 
 
National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

3. Data availability 

The data 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

Data can also be downloaded from NCSI’s data portal:
http://data.gov.om/
http://data.gov.om/byvmwhe/labour-market

Last date of access: November 2018.

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