Oman’s population surges by around 1mn in six years: NCSI

June 11, 2019

The sultanate’s population increased by about 978,000 to about 4.6mn people between mid-2012 and mid-2018.

The rate change among Omanis was 23.3 per cent, according to the Population Statistics Bulletin issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). According to the bulletin, based on mid-2018 data, the population pyramid for Omanis by gender for 2018 is almost equal, with males and females constituting 50.4 per cent and 49.6 per cent respectively.

Youth and children under the age of 29 represent the largest segment of Omanis, making up two-thirds of the Omani population (64 per cent). Children less than five years constitute the largest group, constituting 15 per cent of the population.

The rate of gender among Omanis in the age group of 65 years and over reaches about 92 males per 100 females and it is slightly different in the age group 15 to 64 years to reach about 101 males per 100 females.

The Omani dependency ratio was 71 for every 100 working-age persons, with Omani children dependency rate 63.7 children per 100 persons of working age. The dependency of the elderly was low among Omanis to about 7.1 elderly per 100 persons at the age of employment.

According to the Population Clock, the population of the sultanate is increasing every hour by eight Omanis. The ratio of males to the total population of the sultanate was about 65 per cent, compared to 35 per cent for females. Omani males constitute 50 per cent of the total Omani population.