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Oman Demographics Profile 2018

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Population 3,424,386 (July 2017 est.)


note: immigrants make up almost 45% of the total population, according to
UN data (2017)

Age structure 0-14 years: 30.1% (male 528,554/female 502,272)


15-24 years: 18.69% (male 335,764/female 304,207)
25-54 years: 43.8% (male 864,858/female 635,006)
55-64 years: 3.92% (male 71,477/female 62,793)
65 years and over: 3.49% (male 58,561/female 60,894) (2017 est.)

Dependency total dependency ratio: 32.4


ratios youth dependency ratio: 29.4
elderly dependency ratio: 3.1
potential support ratio: 32.6 (2015 est.)

Median age total: 25.6 years


male: 26.6 years
female: 24.2 years (2017 est.)

Population 2.03% (2017 est.)


growth rate

Birth rate 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death rate 3.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net migration -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)


rate

Urbanization urban population: 78.5% of total population (2017)


rate of urbanization: 2.17% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major cities - MUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015)


population

Sex ratio at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female


0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.38 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.99 male(s)/female
total population: 1.19 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant mortality total: 12.8 deaths/1,000 live births


rate male: 13.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)

Life total population: 75.7 years


expectancy at male: 73.7 years
birth female: 77.7 years (2017 est.)

Total fertility 2.82 children born/woman (2017 est.)


rate

Contraceptive 29.7% (2014)


prevalence
rate

HIV/AIDS - NA
adult
prevalence
rate

HIV/AIDS - NA
people living
with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS - NA
deaths

Drinking water improved:


source urban: 95.5% of population
rural: 86.1% of population
total: 93.4% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.5% of population
rural: 13.9% of population
total: 6.6% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation improved:
facility access urban: 97.3% of population
rural: 94.7% of population
total: 96.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.7% of population
rural: 5.3% of population
total: 3.3% of population (2015 est.)

Nationality noun: Omani(s)


adjective: Omani

Ethnic groups Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi),
African

Religions Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish <0.1%,
other 1%, unaffiliated 0.2% (2010 est.)
note: Omani citizens represent approximately 60% of the population and are
overwhelming Muslim (Ibadhi and Sunni sects each constitute about 45%
and Shia about 5%); Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists accounting for
roughly 5% of Omani citizens

Languages Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write


total population: 93%
male: 96.6%
female: 86% (2015 est.)

School life total: 14 years


expectancy male: 13 years
(primary to female: 15 years (2015)
tertiary
education)

Education 5% of GDP (2013)


expenditures

Maternal 17 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)


mortality rate

Children under 9.7% (2014)


the age of 5
years
underweight

Health 3.6% of GDP (2014)


expenditures

Physicians 1.54 physicians/1,000 population (2014)


density

Hospital bed 1.7 beds/1,000 population (2012)


density

Obesity - adult 27% (2016)


prevalence
rate

Source: CIA World Factbook


This page was last updated on January 20, 2018