What is the population of Oman in 2023?

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What is the population of Oman 2023? This country, which is one of the founding countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which has been distinguished since ancient times for its civilizational history, as it is located on the Silk Road, and commercial convoys passing to and from the countries of Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was also famous for its richness and the flourishing of pearl fishing on its shores, and for shipbuilding.

What is the population of Oman in 2023?

The population of Oman in 2023 is estimated at 5,640,545 million. up to the time of preparing this report. It also constitutes about 0.07% of the total world population. The population density in the Sultanate is about 16 people per square kilometer. In the same context, it ranks 120th in the world in terms of population, thus ahead of Ireland, which has a population of about 4,982,907 million people, and follows Norway, which has a population of about 5,465,630 million people.

Oman labels

There are many stories about the naming of the Sultanate of Oman, where it carried several names throughout its history, the most prominent of which are: the land of Majan, Mazoon, and the Sultanate of Oman. As for the name Mazoon, it is due to the abundance of water resources in Oman in comparison to the neighboring Arab countries. Perhaps this explains the emergence and prosperity of agriculture in Oman since ancient times, and the accompanying civilization. Some of them also claimed that it is related to the migration of Arab tribes from Yemen, such as the Omani Qahtaniya tribe. Some narrations were also relied upon, as they were attributed to Oman, the son of our master Ibrahim Al-Khalil, peace be upon him. While some attributed the name to Oman bin Saba bin Yaghthan bin Ibrahim.

Sultanate of Oman site

The Sultanate is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, on the western side of the continent of Asia. It is also distinguished by its important geographical location, as it overlooks three seas: the Sea of ​​Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the Arabian Gulf. It is also bordered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from its western side, from the south by the Republic of Yemen, from the north by the Strait of Hormuz, and from the east by the Arabian Sea.

The population of Oman before 2023

Below we review the statistics of the population of Oman, which was recorded in the years preceding the year 2023 AD, which came as follows:

  • In 2023 AD: The population of Oman recorded about 5,106,626 million people. The annual increase rate was 2.65%. While the world population reached 7,794,798,739 billion people.
  • In 2023: The population of Oman was about 4,974,986 million. The annual increase rate was 3.01%. While the world population reached 7,794,798,739 billion people.
  • 2018: The population of Oman was about 4,829,473 million. The annual increase rate was 3.51%. While the world population reached 7,794,798,739 billion people.
  • 2017: The population of Oman was about 4,665,928 million. The annual increase rate was 4.17%. While the world population reached 7,547,585,925 billion people.
  • 2016: The population of Oman was about 4,479,219 million. The annual increase rate was 4.96%. While the world population reached 7,464,022,049 billion people.
  • 2015: The population of Oman was about 4,267,348 million. The annual increase rate was 7.01%. While the world population reached 7,379,797,139 billion people.
  • 2010: The population of Oman was about 3,041,434 million. The annual increase rate was 3.91%. While the world population reached 6,956,823,603 billion people.
  • 2005: The population of Oman was about 2,511,251 million. The annual increase rate was 2.06%. While the world population reached 6,541,907,027 billion people.
  • 2000 AD: The population of Oman was about 2.267.973 million. The annual increase rate was 0.57%. While the world population reached 6,143,493,823 billion people.

The population of the Sultanate of Oman before 2000

Below we review statistics on the population of Oman, which was recorded before the year 2000 AD. It came as follows:

  • 1995 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 2,204,277 million people. The annual increase rate was 4.00%. While the world population reached 5,744,212,979 billion people.
  • 1990 AD: The population of Oman was about 1,812,161 million. The annual increase rate was 3.88%. While the world population reached 5,327,231,061 billion people.
  • 1985 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 1,498,418 million. The annual increase rate was 5.36%. While the world population reached 4,870,921,740 billion people.
  • 1980 AD: The population of Oman was about 1,154,377 million. The annual increase rate was 5.53%. While the world population reached 4,458,003,514 billion people.
  • 1975 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 882.047 million. The annual increase rate was 4.03%. While the world population reached 4,079,480,606 billion people.
  • 1970 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 723.851 million. The annual increase rate was 2.98%. While the world population reached 3,700,437,046 billion people.
  • 1965 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 625.009 million. The annual increase rate was 2.53%. While the world population reached 3,339,583,597 billion people.
  • 1960 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 551.740 million. The annual increase rate was 2.16%. While the world population reached 3,034,949,748 billion people.
  • 1955 AD: The population of Oman was recorded at about 495.818 million. The annual increase rate was 1.67%. While the world population reached 2.773.019.936 billion people.

Projected population in Oman after 2023

Below we show statistical figures of the population of Oman, which are expected to be recorded in the subsequent years of 2023 AD, which are estimated as follows:

  • In 2025 AD: It is expected that the population of Oman will be about 5,573,005 million. The annual increase rate is about 1.76%. While the world population will reach 7,794,798,739 billion people.
  • In 2030 AD: the population of Oman is expected to be about 5,936,081 million. The annual increase rate is about 1.27%. While the world population will reach 8,548,487,400 billion people.
  • 2035 AD: The population of Oman is expected to be about 6,196,675 million. The annual increase rate is about 0.86%. While the world population will reach 8,887,524,213 billion people.
  • 2040 AD: The population of Oman is expected to be about 6,437,418 million. The annual increase rate is about 0.77%. While the world population will reach 9,198,847,240 billion people.
  • 2045 AD: The population of Oman is expected to be about 6,671,916 million. The annual increase rate is about 0.72%. While the world population will reach 9,481,803,274 billion people.
  • 2050 AD: The population of Oman is expected to be about 6,915,444 million. The annual increase rate is about 0.72%. While the world population will reach 9,735,033,990 billion people.

Oman’s population in the governorates

Oman’s population is distributed in several governorates, each of which includes a number of cities and population centers. Among these governorates are:

  • Musandam Governorate.
  • Buraimi Governorate.
  • Al Batinah Governorate.
  • and Muscat Governorate.
  • Al Dhahirah Governorate.
  • Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate.
  • and Eastern Province.
  • and Dhofar Governorate.

Oman’s urban population

The population in Amman varies from one city to another, and the following is the distribution of the population in the cities and their numbers:

  • Muscat: It is the official capital of the Sultanate of Oman, with an estimated population of about 797,000 thousand people.
  • Seeb: Its population is estimated at 237,816 thousand people.
  • Salalah: Its population is estimated at about 163,140 thousand people.
  • Bausher: Its population is estimated at 159,487 thousand people.
  • Sohar: It has an estimated population of about 108,274 thousand people.
  • Al-Suwaiq: Its population is estimated at 107,143 thousand people.
  • Ibri: Its population is estimated at 101,640 thousand people.
  • Saham: Its population is estimated at about 89,327 thousand people.
  • Barka: Its population is estimated at 81,647 thousand people.
  • Rustaq: Its population is estimated at about 79,383 thousand people.
  • Al-Buraimi: Its population is estimated at about 73,670 thousand people.
  • Nizwa: Its population is estimated at about 72,076 thousand people.
  • Tire: It has an estimated population of 71,152 thousand people.
  • Bahla: Its population is estimated at 54,338 thousand people.
  • Al-Khaboura: Its population is estimated at 50,223 thousand people.
  • Shinas: It has an estimated population of about 48,009 thousand people.
  • Latakia: Its population is estimated at 36,203 thousand people.
  • Liwa: Its population is estimated at about 26,372 thousand people.
  • Bidbid: Its population is estimated at 21,188 thousand people.
  • Badia: Its population is estimated at about 18,479 thousand people.
  • Khasab: Its population is estimated at 17,904 thousand people.
  • Adam: Its population is estimated at 17,283 thousand people.

The ethnicities of Oman’s population

The population of Oman descends from several ethnicities, including Arabic, Baluchi, Asian and African, and the Arabic language is considered the official language spoken by the residents of Oman, in addition to several other languages ​​and dialects, including: Urdu, Baluchi, and many Indian dialects, especially in the cities of Muscat and Muttrah. English is the second language in it after Arabic.

Oman’s original and expatriate population

Omanis constitute 61% of the population of Oman, and their numbers are estimated at about 2,736,429 male and female citizens. It is noted that the percentage of expatriates in the population of the Sultanate of Oman decreased to 39% after their number exceeded the barrier of two million people, as their percentage was not less than 40% of the total population . In fact, the number of foreign arrivals is estimated at 1,745,906 people. The figures show a significant and continuous decrease in recent years in the number of expatriates, as their percentage in July of 2023 was about 1,814,834, or 40% of the population of the Sultanate, while their percentage in the past year was 42.30%. According to the bulletin of the National Center for Statistics and Information, it was found that there are 1,440,672 expatriates working in the Sultanate. They are also divided into three work sectors:

  • In the private sector: their number is estimated at 1,054,545 people
  • In the family sector: their number is estimated at 252,844 people.
  • In the government sector: their number is estimated at 42,723 people.

Percentage of expatriates and expatriates in the Sultanate of Oman

Statistics indicate that about 270,000 foreign workers left Omani lands in 2023, and during the research process on how many Omani residents will be in 2023, it turns out that the number of foreign arrivals is distributed among several communities, as they come:

  • The Bangladeshi community: first among the communities in the Sultanate. The number of its members is estimated at about 552,389 people.
  • The Indian community: it is the second, and its number is estimated at about 491,980 thousand people.
  • The Pakistani community: Its number is estimated at about 181,025 thousand people.
  • In addition to Arab communities from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt.

Information about the population of Oman

Below we review some information on the population and demographics of the Sultanate of Oman, as follows:

  • The number of males out of the population of Oman is estimated at about 3,328,260 males, and their percentage constitutes about 59% of the total population in the Sultanate. While the number of females is estimated at 2,312,288 females, constituting 41% of the total population of the Sultanate.
  • The daily birth rate is about 156 newborns. The annual rate of new births is estimated at about 44,954 newborns.
  • The daily death rate is estimated at 21 deaths, while the annual death rate is estimated at 5,922 deaths.
  • The infant mortality rate is 6.1 deaths per 1,000 newborns.
  • The average age in the Sultanate of Oman was recorded at 78.58 years, with an estimated average age of males 78.6 years. In contrast, the average age of females in the Sultanate is estimated at 80.9 six.
  • 85.9% of the population of Oman resides in cities and urban areas, with an estimated number of 4,273,762 million people.

army in the Sultanate of Oman

The Royal Army of Oman is considered one of the Gulf armies, and according to the American Global Fire Power website, which deals with the arrangement of armies in the world, in terms of numbers, personnel, logistical and military capabilities, budget, and financing, the Sultanate of Oman’s army ranks seventy-ninth in the world, and tenth in the Arab world. , and third in the Gulf region.

From the above, we have reviewed comprehensive information about the population of Oman in 2023 AD, this country whose land witnessed the most ancient civilizations, and which is considered a destination that attracts many tourists and those looking for work conditions, due to its remarkable and distinguished economic, urban and investment growth, like the rest of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.

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