Oman People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

3,694,755 (July 2021 est.)

note: immigrants make up approximately 46% of the total population (2019)

country comparison to the world: 131

Nationality

noun: Omani(s)

adjective: Omani

Ethnic groups

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

Languages

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

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Religions

Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish
note: Omani citizens represent approximately 56.4% of the population and are overwhelming Muslim (Ibadhi and Sunni sects each constitute about 45% and Shia about 5%); Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists account for roughly 5% of Omani citizens

Age structure

0-14 years: 30.15% (male 561,791/female 533,949)

15-24 years: 17.35% (male 331,000/female 299,516)

25-54 years: 44.81% (male 928,812/female 699,821)

55-64 years: 4.02% (male 77,558/female 68,427)

65 years and over: 3.68% (male 64,152/female 69,663) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 33.3

youth dependency ratio: 30

elderly dependency ratio: 3.3

potential support ratio: 29.9 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 26.2 years

male: 27.2 years

female: 25.1 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 155

Population growth rate

1.89% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 47

Birth rate

22.58 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 59

Death rate

3.25 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 224

Net migration rate

-0.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 123

Population distribution

the vast majority of the population is located in and around the Al Hagar Mountains in the north of the country; another smaller cluster is found around the city of Salalah in the far south; most of the country remains sparsely poplulated

Urbanization

urban population: 87% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 2.32% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

1.590 million MUSCAT (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.33 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 1.13 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female

total population: 1.18 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

Infant mortality rate

total: 14.76 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 16.05 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 13.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 105

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 76.64 years

male: 74.69 years

female: 78.68 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 99

Total fertility rate

2.73 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 61

Contraceptive prevalence rate

29.7% (2014)

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

4.1% (2018)

Physicians density

2 physicians/1,000 population (2018)

Hospital bed density

1.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.1% (2019)

country comparison to the world: 131

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

2,500 (2019)

country comparison to the world: 135

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

27% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 39

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

11.2% (2016/17)

country comparison to the world: 54

Education expenditures

6.8% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 16

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 95.7%

male: 97%

female: 92.7% (2018)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 14 years

male: 14 years

female: 15 years (2019)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 13.7%

male: 10.3%

female: 33.9% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 104

NOTE: The information regarding Oman on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Oman 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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