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Oman: Households by nationality of the head of household (Omani/ non-Omani) and governorate (administrative region) of residence (2003; 2010).

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2003 2010
Omanis Expatriates Omanis Expatriates
Muscat Governorate 53,630 46,602 62,299 58,693
Al Batinah Region 66,882 22,543 76,539 29,360
Musandam Governorate 3,079 1,462 3,216 1,493
*Adh Dhahirah Region 17,312 12,302 14,386 5,593
Ad Dakhliyah Region 29,393 7,188 34,619 9,502
Ash Sharqiyah Region 36,928 10,073 42,500 12,249
Al Wusta Region 2,284 694 2,696 1,264
Dhofar Governorate 16,056 11,151 17,926 15,074
*Al Buraymi Governorate na na 5,939 5,926
Sultanate 225,564 112,015 260,120 139,154

Source: Ministry of National Economy

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

* Al Buraymi Governorate was institued in 2008 separate from Adh Dhahirah Region.

The table refers to the population recorded during census 2010.

The Ministry of National Economy of Oman has conducted three censuses in 1993, 2003 and 2010.
The date of reference for census 2003 is the night of December 7 to 8, 2003.

The date of reference for census 2010 is the night of December 12 to 13, 2010. Period of implemention: December 12 to 21, 2010. The Sultanate uses the de jure and the de facto approach in the enumeration.

For information on technical means and definitions of categories used in Oman’s censuses, please see:

A household is defined as “an individual or a group of individuals, blood-related or not blood-related, who together occupy a housing unit and share living equipments, and who were staying under the same roof the census’ night of reference”.
(Definition taken from Census 2010′ Book n°10 (Housing and Household)).

2. Institution which provides data

National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

3. Data availability

The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) processes and disseminates all statistical data of use to the public and to government action.
1993′ and 2003’s census results are not available online. However, they are quoted in recent publications released by NCSI (Annual Statistical Yearbooks, survey results, studies).
2010’s census results are available in PDF format in the “publications” section of NCSI’s website, in several thematic publications.
The present data was retrieved from the “Final results” volume of 2010′ census publication, available at:

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