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Oman: Employed population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani), sex and sector of economic activity (private and domestic sectors) (2018)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Agriculture and  Forestry & Fishing 772 350 1,122 85,130 163 85,293 85,902 513 86,415
Mining & quarrying 27,887 2,455 30,342 17,014 641 17,655 44,901 3,096 47,997
Manufacturing 23,773 6,315 30,088 205,952 911 206,863 229,725 7,226 236,951
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 2,192 358 2,550 964 9 973 3,156 367 3,523
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 1,062 105 1,167 4,975 20 4,995 6,037 125 6,162
Construction 47,814 11,683 59,497 561,187 794 561,981 609,001 12,477 621,478
Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of motor vehicles & motorcycles 24,341 12,671 37,012 229,836 5,252 235,088 254,177 17,923 272,100
Transport, Storage 15,587 3,239 18,826 67,741 1,736 69,477 83,328 4,975 88,303
Accommodation and food service activities 6,060 2,916 8,976 115,753 3,554 119,307 121,813 6,470 128,283
Information and communications 2,525 1,521 4,046 7,270 435 7,705 9,795 1,956 11,751
Financial and insurance activities 8,916 7,983 16,899 3,644 389 4,033 12,560 8,372 20,932
Real estate activities 764 331 1,095 6,859 130 6,989 7,623 461 8,084
Professional, scientific and technical activities 4,433 2,665 7,098 20,217 1,403 21,620 24,650 4,068 28,718
Administrative and support services activities 14,778 4,119 18,897 70,999 2,696 73,695 85,777 6,815 92,592
Education 2,465 4,650 7,115 7,645 8,874 16,519 10,110 13,524 23,634
Human health and social work activities 2,698 2,719 5,417 8,929 6,796 15,725 11,627 9,515 21,142
Arts, entertainment and recreation 395 189 584 3,035 763 3,798 3,430 952 4,382
Other service activities 623 770 1,393 56,335 6,053 62,388 56,958 6,823 63,781
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use 0 0 0 57,508 157,059 214,567 57,508 157,059 214,567
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 5 3 8 716 326 1,042 721 329 1,050
Total 187,090 65,042 252,132 1,531,709 198,004 1,729,713 1,718,799 263,046 1,981,845

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

Period of reference: end of year.

Data refer to:
1. the Omani population employed in the private sector (insured labourers)
Source : Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI), Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
2. expatriates employed in the private and domestic sectors (agregated figures).
Source: Royal Oman Police (ROP)

Classification of economic activities: ISIC Rev.4 (2008).

2. Institution which provides data 

National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

3. Data availability 

The data is available in NCSI’s Monthly Statistical Bulletins (January and February 2019).
Expatriates: January 2019
https://www.ncsi.gov.om/Elibrary/LibraryContentDoc/bar_MSB%20January_9b52b4a8-2163-4060-9000-3f521023556e.pdf
Omanis in private sector: February 2019
https://www.ncsi.gov.om/Elibrary/LibraryContentDoc/bar_February%202019_13d8a353-a123-4661-a4f5-bcb00bc3fca6.pdf

Last date of access: 11 June 2019.

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