Muscat: The population of the Sultanate of Oman at the end of 2021 increased by 1.04 percent to 4,527,446 people, compared to 4,481,042 people in 2020.
Statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) showed that Omanis constituted 61.94 percent (2,804,117) of the total population as of the end of December 2021, compared to 38.06 expatriates (1,723,329)
The Governorate of Muscat was home to the largest number of residents at 29 percent, and its population was 1,311,686 people, including 758,309 expatriates or 57.8 percent.
The number of Omanis in North Al Batinah Governorate, which includes six wilayats (Suhar, Shinas, Liwa, Saham, Al Khaboura, and Al Suwaiq), the highest percentage among the governorates, was 563,662 Omanis, representing 20.1% of the total Omani population, followed by Muscat Governorate with 19.7 and 553,377 Omanis, followed by Al Dakhiliyah Governorate (375,288) or 13.38 percent of the total number of Omanis, and South Al Batinah Governorate came in fourth place with 361,473 Omanis.
Statistics from the National Center for Statistics and Information indicated that the population of Al Dakhiliyah Governorate increased during December of last year by 1.94 percent compared to November of the same year, reaching 488,659 people, including 375,288 Omanis, or 59 percent, and 113,371 expatriates, or 41 percent.
The population of South al Batinah Governorate increased by 2 percent and reached 475,763 people, including 361,473 Omanis, or 76 percent, while the number of expatriates reached 114,290.
Musandam Governorate was the least populous governorate in the Sultanate, with 49,830 people, including 34,867 Omanis and 14,963 expatriates.
Expatriates in the Al Wusta Governorate constituted about 51.8 percent of the total population of the governorate (52,967), as a result of the increase in economic activities, especially in the Wilayat of Duqm, where their number reached 27,416 expatriates, while the number of Omanis reached 25,551 Omanis in the four wilayats of the governorate (Hima, Duqm, Mahut and Al Jazir).