41% of Oman’s Total Population is Expatriates

Expatriates make up over 41 percent of the population in Oman, according to the country’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The latest figures show the number of expats in the Sultanate reached 1,936,830 (41.7percent) at the end of the first quarter in 2020, compared to 42.5 percent at the end of 2019, with 2,030,000 expatriates.

NCSI revealed that the population of Oman at the end of March stood at 4,645,249, including 2,708,419 Omanis, representing 58.3 percent of the total population.

NCSI’s monthly bulletin of April 2020 showed that 85.8 percent of the total number of expatriates in the Sultanate work in the governmental, private and domestic sectors.

Their number at the end of the first quarter of 2020 amounted to 1,662,113 expatriates, including 53,332 people in the government sector – down by 7.6 percent; 1,321,753 people in the private sector (down 7.1 percent), and 287,028 people in the domestic sector (a 3.3 percent decline).


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