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Oman: Population by country of citizenship (2010)

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Population by country of citizenship
Oman 1,957,336
U. A. E. 6,426
Bahrain 388
Saudi Arabia 725
Qatar 168
Kuwait 290
GCC countries 7,997
Egypt 29,877
Sudan 6,867
Jordan 7,403
Iraq 4,159
Other Arab countries 12,683
Non-GCC Arab countries 60,989
India 465,660
Bangladesh 107,125
Pakistan 84,658
Indonesia 25,300
Sri Lanka 10,178
Philippines 15,651
Other Asian countries 12,939
Asian countries 721,511
Britain 4,054
Other European countries 4,487
U.S. 1,540
Other countries 15,565
Rest of the world 25,646
Total 816,143

Source: Ministry of National Economy


1. Technical Notes and Definitions

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 2010 is December 12, 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 used in Oman’s censuses, please see:

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 on NCSI’s website, in several thematic publications, in the “publications” section
Some results are also available in the Ministry of National Economy’s database dedicated to 2010′ census:
The present results have been retrieved from MONE database.

Last date of access: October 2014.

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