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Oman: Population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani) and sex (2000-2018)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
2000 1,777,685 623,571 2,401,256
2001 928,747 897,377 1,826,124 522,294 129,269 651,563 1,451,041 1,026,646 2,477,687
2002 950,666 918,914 1,869,580 492,650 175,512 668,162 1,443,316 1,094,426 2,537,742
2003 (1) 900,540 881,018 1,781,558 412,699 146,558 559,257 1,313,239 1,027,576 2,340,815
2004 911,135 891,796 1,802,931 449,756 162,889 612,645 1,360,891 1,054,685 2,415,576
2005 931,007 911,677 1,842,684 527,838 138,315 666,153 1,458,845 1,049,992 2,508,837
2006 951,440 932,136 1,883,576 546,703 146,783 693,486 1,498,143 1,078,919 2,577,062
2007 970,489 952,208 1,922,697 651,630 169,172 820,802 1,622,119 1,121,380 2,743,499
2008 994,120 973,060 1,967,180 693,294 206,954 900,248 1,687,414 1,180,014 2,867,428
2009 1,019,322 998,237 2,017,559 951,793 204,565 1,156,358 1,971,115 1,202,802 3,173,917
2010 (1) 990,590 966,746 1,957,336 621,818 194,325 816,143 1,612,408 1,161,071 2,773,479
2011 (2) 1,024,923 988,235 2,013,158 1,065,960 216,180 1,530,437 2,090,883 1,204,415 3,295,298
2012 (2) 1,062,918 1,029,642 2,092,560 1,269,769 260,672 1,530,437 1,699,894 1,290,314 3,622,997
2013 (2) 1,100,614 1,071,388 2,172,002 1,401,621 281,583 1,683,204 2,502,235 1,352,971 3,855,206
2014 (2) 1,143,579 1,117,126 2,260,705 1,436,232 295,956 1,732,188 2,579,811 1,413,082 3,992,893
2015 (2) 1,184,430 1,160,516 2,344,646 1,500,414 313,742 1,814,156 2,684,844 1,474,258 4,159,102
2016 (2) 1,225,390 1,202,435 2,427,825 1,660,693 325,533 1,986,226 2,886,083 1,527,968 4,414,051
2017 (2) 1,263,764 1,241,605 2,505,369 1,720,640 333,954 2,054,594 2,984,404 1,575,559 4,559,963
2018 (2) 1,299,741 1,279,495 2,579,236 1,690,362 332,108 2,022,470 2,990,103 1,611,603 4,601,706

Source: National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)
 
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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