Muscat: The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) announced on Wednesday that the population of the Sultanate of Oman has reached 5,083,300 as of July 10, 2023.
The NCSI's report, released on the occasion of World Population Day, shows that Omani nationals make up 57 of the population, with a total of 2,897,436 individuals.
Expatriates account for the remaining 43 per cent, totalling 2,185,864 individuals.
The report shows that the number of expatriate males is higher than Omani males by about 4.8 per cent.
Among the expatriate population, males constitute 35 per cent (1,702,905.5 individuals) while females make up 9.5 per cent (482,913.5 individuals).
Among the Omani population, there is a slight difference in the number of males and females in which males constitute 28.7 per cent ( 1,458,907.1 individuals) and females make up 28.3 per cent (1,438,573.9 individuals).
The report also shows that the population of Oman is growing at a rate of 1.49 per cent per year. This growth is being driven by both natural increase (births over deaths) and net migration.
The NCSI's report provides valuable insights into the demographic makeup of Oman whose information can be used to inform government policies and programmes, as well as to help businesses and organisations better understand the market.