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Oman: Population by nationality (Omani/ non-Omani) and sex at dates of census (1993; 2003; 2010)

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Omanis Expatriates Total
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
1993 755,110 728,116 1,483,226 422,597 111,820 534,417 1,177,707 839,936 2,017,643
2003 900,540 881,018 1,781,558 412,699 146,558 559,257 1,313,239 1,027,576 2,340,815
2010 990,590 966,746 1,957,336 621,818 194,325 816,143 1,612,408 1,161,071 2,773,479

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 data is taken from the following publication (p. 15):

Last date of access: October 2014.

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