Oman Population 2017

4,639,988

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula with a strategic position on the Persian Gulf. Oman is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In 2017, the estimated population of Oman is 4.64 million.

The estimated population of 4.64 million is a sharp increase over the 2010 census of 2.77 million. Nearly 50% of the population lives in Muscat and the Batinah coastal plain northwest of Muscat, while 200,000 live in the southern region. There are about 30,000 people in the remote Musandam Peninsula.

The largest city and capital is Muscat, with a population of around 800,000. This is followed by Seeb (240,000) and Salalah (165,000). Despite being the 70th largest country, Oman is one of the least densely populated with just 9 people per square kilometer (24/sq mi), which ranks 220th in the world.

Oman Demographics

Oman is a very ethnically diverse country with at least 12 spoken languages that represents its imperial past. Many Omani are from Baluchistan and the Swahili coast, and there are about 600,000 foreigners, mostly guest workers from Egypt, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

Oman is composed of Arabs, ethnic Balochis, ethnic Lurs, Swahilis, Hindus and Mehri. The Balochi are the largest non-Arab ethnicity and they are Iranian.

Oman Population in 2018Source: Wusel007

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Oman Population Growth

Oman is currently experiencing the fastest population growth in at least fifty years and it has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world with a growth rate of more than 9% per year. From 2012 to 2013 alone, Oman added more than 227,000 people. This growth has been attributed to an increase in the birth rate and a decrease in deaths, partly due to an improving healthcare system.

About Oman

Official NameSultanate of Oman
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersSAU, ARE, YEM
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2157
Currencies UsedOMR

Oman Population Density

Name Population
Muscat797,000
As Sib al Jadidah237,816
Salalah163,140
Bawshar159,487
Al Sohar108,274
As Suwayq107,143
`Ibri101,640
Saham89,327
Barka'81,647
Rustaq79,383
Al Buraymi73,670
Nizwa72,076
Sur71,152
Bahla'54,338
Al Khaburah50,223
Shinas48,009
Sufalat Sama'il47,718
Izki36,203
Al Liwa'26,372
Ibra'25,265
Bidbid21,188
Badiyah18,479
Khasab17,904
Adam17,283
Yanqul16,599
Al Qabil14,008
Bayt al `Awabi10,711
Hayma'1,294

Oman Population Clock

What is the population of Oman (as of 11/15/2017)?4,639,988
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)4,636,262
Births Per Day45
Deaths Per Day7
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 27
Population Change Since January 1st8,613

Oman Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 17.974 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 2.658 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.86 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.402 years
Male Life Expectancy 75.848 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.83 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.567 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.208 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 5.986 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 7.324 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.167 years
Rate of Natural Increase 14.843
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.98%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.506%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.969%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.162%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 11.307%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.487%
Median Age (Total) 25.4 years
Median Age (Female) 24 years
Median Age (Male) 26.5 years

Oman Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20174,636,26265.84%34.16%155.07%
20154,199,81064.84%35.16%146.67%
20103,041,46060.32%39.68%103.91%
20052,511,26956.56%43.44%82.06%
20002,267,99156.14%43.86%70.57%
19952,204,28359.30%40.70%74.00%
19901,812,16055.66%44.34%63.88%
19851,498,41754.05%45.95%55.36%
19801,154,37952.70%47.30%45.53%
1975882,04450.41%49.59%34.03%
1970723,85249.13%50.87%22.98%
1965625,00949.13%50.87%22.53%
1960551,74049.53%50.47%22.16%
1955495,81650.08%49.92%21.67%
1950456,41950.76%49.24%10.00%

Oman Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20205,149,70066.52%33.48%170.00%
20255,572,14965.91%34.09%181.59%
20305,897,47365.23%34.77%191.14%
20356,128,59064.47%35.53%200.77%
20406,343,52063.76%36.24%200.69%
20456,549,88863.07%36.93%210.64%
20506,756,57062.43%37.57%220.62%
20556,923,09861.82%38.18%220.49%
20607,036,54761.23%38.77%230.33%
20657,095,54660.65%39.35%230.17%
20707,107,27960.05%39.95%230.03%
20757,079,87659.41%40.59%23-0.08%
20807,019,27558.73%41.27%23-0.17%
20856,930,31458.01%41.99%22-0.25%
20906,820,02657.27%42.73%22-0.32%
20956,698,44956.54%43.46%22-0.36%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer