The Sultanate Population Increases 978K between 2012 – 2018

Muscat, The Sultanate’s population increased

by about 978,000 to about 4.6 million people during the period from

mid-2012 to mid-2018. The rate of change among Omanis was 23.3 per

cent, according to the Population Statistics Bulletin issued by the

National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

According to the bulletin, based on mid-2018 data, the

population pyramid for Omanis by gender for 2018 is almost equal,

with males and females constituting 50.4 per cent and 49.6 per cent,


Youth and children under the age of 29 represent the largest

segment of Omanis, making up two-thirds of the Omani population (64

per cent). Less than 5-years children constitute the largest group,

constituting 15 per cent of the population.

The rate of gender among Omanis in the age group 65 years

and over reaches about 92 males per 100 females and it is slightly

different in the age group 15 to 64 years to reach about 101 males per

100 females.

The Omani dependency ratio was 71 for every 100 working-age

persons, with Omani children dependency rate 63.7 children per 100

persons of working age. The dependency of the elderly was low among

Omanis to about 7.1 elderly per 100 persons at the age of


According to the Population Clock, the population of the

Sultanate is increasing every hour by 8 Omanis. The ratio of males to

the total population of the Sultanate was about 65 per cent, compared

to 35 per cent for females. Omani males constitute 50 per cent of the

total Omani population.

Source: Oman News Agency