Oman’s population drops for the first time in 10 years

Oman’s population declined by 3 per cent in 2020, for the first time in 10 years, according to the data issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The NCSI said that the Sultanate’s population as of Sunday, September 12 stands at 4,411,756 people. As many as 63 per cent of the total population are Omanis, while expatriates constitute 37 per cent.

Bangladesh nationals continue to lead the number with 528,682, followed by Indians with 465,037 and the Pakistan nationals are in the third position with 179,408.

The NCSI figures revealed that more than 215,000 expat workers have left Oman between March 2020 and March 2021.


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