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There are 1.9m expats in Oman. Image courtesy: ONA

Expats make up 41.7% of Oman population

MUSCAT, May 5, 2020

Expatriates accounted for 41.7 percent of the total population of Oman by the end of the first quarter of 2020, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
 
The number of expats reached 1,936,830, compared with 2,030,000 (42.5%) at the end of 2019, said an Oman News Agency report.
 
The centre stated that the population of the Sultanate reached 4,645,249 people at the end of March 2020, including 2,708,419 Omanis, representing 58.3 percent of the total population.
 
NCSI’s monthly bulletin of April 2020 indicated that 85.8 percent of the total number of expatriates in the Sultanate work in the governmental, private and domestic sectors. 
 
According to the bulletin, the total number of expatriate workers in the sultanate fell by 6.4 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.  
 



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