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Data & Indicators of the Population

Item

Census
 

2003

1993

  Total Population:

632,073

549,150

Omani

381,612

295,641

Expatriate

250,461

253,509

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Population by Nationality:

 

 

Omani

60.4 %

53.8 %

Expatriate

39.6 %

46.2 %

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Population by Urban Status:

 

 

Urban

97.2 %

97.2 %

Rural

2.8 %

2.8 %



Item

Census
 

2003

1993

  Percentage Distribution of Population by Wilayat:

 

 

Mutrah

24.3 %

31.7 %

Bawshar

23.8 %

19.6 %

As Seeb

35.4 %

28,2 %

Al Amrat

6.5 %

6.9 %

Muscat

3.9 %

7.4 %

Qurayyat

6.1 %

6.2 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

Total Population

632,073

549,150

 

 

 

  Population by Sex Composition - Sex Ratio 1 :

 

 

Total Population

143

167

Omani

109

109

Expatriate

224

292



Population Age Composition:

Item

Census

 

2003

1993

  Percentage Distribution of Total Population by Age Groups:

 

 

Less than 15 years (Children)

26.7 %

31.4 %

15 - 64 (Adults)

71.6 %

67.3 %

65 and over (Old People)

1.7 %

1.3 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Omani Population by Age Groups:

 

 

Less than 15 years

35.3 %

46.6 %

15 - 64

62.5 %

51.3 %

65 and over

2.2 %

2.1 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Expatriate Population by Age Groups:

 

 

Less than 15 years

13.6 %

13.7 %

15 - 64

85.5 %

85.8 %

65 and over

0.9 %

0.5 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

 

 

 

  Median Age for Omanis 2 (Years)

18

15.3

 

 

 

  Average Age for Omanis (Years)

23

20.6

 

 

 

  Population Dependency Ratio 3 (Persons) :

 

 

Total Population

40

49

Omani

60

95

Expatriate

17

17



Population Educational Status:

Item

Census

 

2003

1993

  Illiterate percentage (15 years and over) :

 

 

Total Population

11.1 %

18.6 %

Omani

13.6 %

28.3 %

Expatriate

8.2 %

11.6 %

 

 

 

  Percentage distribution of Omani Population (10 years and over) by Educational Status:

 

 

Illiterate

11.6 %

22.7 %

Can read and write

15.7 %

24.5 %

Primary /First stage of education

19.8 %

22.4 %

Preparatory /Second stage of basic education

17.9 %

12.7 %

Secondary

24.9 %

11.4 %

Post secondary non-tertiary

3.9 %

2.5 %

University

5.2 %

3.0 %

Master \ PhD

0.9 %

0.3 %

Not stated

0.1 %

0.5 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

Omani Population (10 years and over)

295,676

201,979



Percentage distribution of Population (15 years and over) by Marital Status:

Item

Census
 

2003

1993

  Omani

 

 

Never Married

50. 0 %

39.3 %

Married

44.6 %

53.0 %

Divorced \ Widowed

5.3 %

7.3 %

Not Stated

0.1 %

0.4 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

Omani Population (15 years and over)

246,821

157,754

     

  Expatriate:

 

 

Never Married

20.8 %

23.3 %

Married

77.3 %

74.7 %

Divorced \ Widowed

1.9 %

1.1 %

Not Stated

0.0 %

0.9 %

Total

100.0 %

100.0 %

Expatriate Population (15 years and over)

216,367

218,829



Labor Force Indicators:

Item

Census

 

2003

1993

  Labor Force (Employed & Unemployed) :

 

 

  Total Labor Force

302,419

265,148

  Omani

119,294

70,993

  Expatriate

183,125

194,155

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Labor Force by Nationality:

 

 

Omani

39.4 %

26.8 %

Expatriate

60.6 %

73.2 %

 

 

 

  Percentage Distribution of Labor Force by Sex:

 

 

  Total Population:

 

 

  Males

78.6 %

86.0 %

  Females

21.4 %

14.0 %

  Omani:

 

 

  Males

73.5 %

83.5 %

  Females

26.5 %

16.5 %

  Expatriate:

 

 

  Males

81.9 %

87.0 %

  Females

18.1 %

13.0 %



Item

Census

 

2003

1993

  Percentage of Labor Force to the Total Population 4 (Omanis) :

 

 

Males

44.1 %

38.4 %

Females

17.3 %

8.3 %

 

 

 

  Percentage of Labor Force to Population (15 years and over) 5(Omanis) :

 

 

Males

67.6 %

70.6 %

Females

27.0 %

15.9 %


Nationality

  Item
 

Omani

Expatriate

  Percentage Distribution of Persons Employed by Occupation and Nationality (%) :

 

 

  Administration Directors, Managers and Working Investors

9.2

4.8

  Scientific, Technical and Human Matters Specialists

11.0

9.1

  Scientific, Technical and Human Subjects Technicians

14.2

7.2

  Clerical Occupations

16.9

2.3

  Sales Occupations

5.4

9.3

  Services Occupations

13.0

24.4

  Agriculture, Stock-Breeding, Aviculture and Hunting Occupations

1.7

2.2

  Industrial, Chemical and Food Industries Occupations

3.7

5.6

  Principal and Auxiliary Engineering Occupations

13.2

34.4

  Occupations not Classified

9.7

0.1

  Not Stated

2.0

0.6

  Total

100.0

100.0



Nationality

Item
 

Omani

Expatriate

  Percentage Distribution of Persons Employed by Economic Activity and Nationality (%) :

 

 

  Agriculture, hunting and forestry

0.5

1.8

  Fishing

0.9

0.0

  Mining and quarrying

6.4

1.8

  Manufacturing

5.7

11.5

  Electricity, gas and water supply

0.4

0.4

  Construction household goods

3.2

24.9

  Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods

9.0

17.5

  Hotels and restaurants

2.4

5.4

  Transport, storage and communications

6.2

3.3

  Financial intermediation

5.1

0.8

  Real estate, renting and business activities

2.5

3.8

  Public administration and defense; compulsory social security

42.4

4.3

  Education

6.6

2.6

  Health and social work

5.0

3.1

  Other community, social and personal service activities

0.6

1.6

  Activities of private households as employers and undifferentiated production activities of private households

0.4

14.3

  Extra-territorial organizations and bodies

0.2

0.3

  Not stated, not sufficiently defined

2.5

2.6

  Total

100.0

100.0



Item

Census
 

2003

1993

  Percentage Distribution of Employed Omani s by Employment Status (%) :

 

 

Employer

1.9

...

Own Account Worker

3.3

...

Employee

94.5

...

Unpaid Worker \ Not Stated

0.3

...

Total

100.0

...



Item

Census
 

2003

1993

  Percentage Distribution of Employed Omanis by Sector (%) :

 

 

Public

53.3

...

Private

42.3

...

Family 6

4.1

...

Communal 7

0.1

...

Other \ Not Stated

0.2

...

Total

100.0

...



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