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Oman: Population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani) (2000-2019)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
2000 1,777,685 623,571 2,401,256
2001 1,826,124 651,563 2,477,687
2002 1,869,580 668,162 2,537,742
2003 (1) 1,781,558 559,257 2,340,815
2004 1,802,931 612,645 2,415,576
2005 1,842,684 666,153 2,508,837
2006 1,883,576 693,486 2,577,062
2007 1,922,697 820,802 2,743,499
2008 1,967,180 900,248 2,867,428
2009 2,017,559 1,156,358 3,173,917
2010 (1) 1,957,336 816,143 2,773,479
2011 (2) 2,013,158 1,282,140 3,295,298
2012 (2) 2,092,560 1,530,441 3,623,001
2013 (2) 2,172,002 1,683,204 3,855,206
2014 (2) 2,260,705 1,732,188 3,992,893
2015 (2) 2,344,646 1,814,456 4,159,102
2016 (2) 2,427,825 1,986,226 4,414,051
2017 (2) 2,505,369 2,054,594 4,559,963
2018 (2) 2,579,236 2,022,470 4,601,706
2019 (2) 2,655,453 1,962,815 4,618,268

Source: National Centre for Statistics and Information
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Period of reference: mid-year, except census years 2003, 2010.

Source of the data: censuses, data on vital statistics (births and deaths) produced by the Ministry of Health (MOH),
and data provided by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Omani and non-Omani residents.

1- Censuses held in 1993; 2003 and 2010
Censuses’ reference periods: 1993: n.a.; 2003: 7-8 December; 2010: 12-13 December.
2- National Registration System (2011-    ) 
The civil registration records all Omani and expatriate residents. It is based on the civil status system and is maintained
by the General Directorate of Civil Status, a part of the Royal Oman Police.
Since 2004, registration of all vital events taking place in the Sultanate (births, death, marriages and divorces) in the civil register
is mandatory for Omanis and foreign residents of the Sultanate.

Characteristics of data: 
Figures refer to 1. Omanis holding an official valid document registered in the National Registration System, or expired for less than ten years
2. Foreign residents holding valid visas, or visas expired for lesss than two years; dependents holding valid visas, providing that they are in the country.
Residence visa for expatriates includes residence visa for a wife of an Omani, student resident, multiple entry visa, employment visa,
employment contracting visa, official visit visa, investor visa. The dependent visa includes Family Reunion visas and relat​ive/ friend visit visa.

2. Institution which provides data 

National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

3. Data availability 

Figures for 2000 to 2018 were uploaded from NCSI Oman Data portal:
http://data.gov.om/OMPOP2016/population
Figures for 30 June 2019: NCSI’s homepage, population clock:
https://ncsi.gov.om/Pages/NCSI.aspx

Date of access: September 2019.

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