Oman Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

The estimated population of 3.92 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 2017 Source: 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.

Oman Population Density

About Oman

Official Name Sultanate of Oman
Languages Spoken Arabic
Borders SAU, ARE, YEM
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 21,57
Currencies Used OMR

Oman Population Clock

What is the population of Oman (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 45
Deaths Per Day 7
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 27
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Oman Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.974 births/thousand 102nd
Crude Death Rate 2.658 deaths/thousand 196th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.86 people/thousand 121st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.402 years 57th
Life Expectancy (Male) 75.848 years 53rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 79.83 years 60th
Total Fertility Rate 2.567 children/woman 75th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.208 surviving daughters/woman 75th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 5.986 deaths/1,000 live births 148th
Under Five Mortality 7.324 deaths/thousand 149th
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.167 years 26th
Rate of Natural Increase 14.843 79th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.98% 63rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.506% 59th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.969% 60th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.162% 63rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 11.307% 59th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.487% 60th
Crude Suicide Rate 1 suicides/thousand 164th
Median Age (Total) 25.4 years 144th
Median Age (Female) 24 years 155th
Median Age (Male) 26.5 years 136th

Oman Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 4,741,305 66.25% 33.75% 15 203 0.69% 125
2015 4,490,541 66.331% 33.669% 14 203 3.59% 127
2010 2,943,747 59.658% 40.342% 9 209 8.66% 138
2005 2,506,891 55.88% 44.12% 8 209 1.84% 140
2000 2,239,403 56.02% 43.98% 7 210 1.47% 141
1995 2,191,864 59.289% 40.711% 7 208 1.26% 140
1990 1,812,158 55.662% 44.338% 5 213 4.33% 143
1985 1,498,416 54.051% 45.949% 4 213 4.12% 144
1980 1,154,375 52.702% 47.298% 3 213 5.57% 145
1975 882,044 50.407% 49.593% 2 216 5.02% 148
1970 723,850 49.134% 50.866% 2 212 3.41% 148
1965 625,007 49.135% 50.865% 2 212 2.68% 149
1960 551,737 49.531% 50.469% 1 214 2.36% 150
1955 495,824 50.079% 49.921% 1 214 2.01% 149
1950 456,418 50.759% 49.241% 1 213 1.27% 149

Oman Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 4,815,876 64.883% 35.117% 15 204 0.86% 126
2025 5,058,236 63.505% 36.495% 16 206 0.79% 126
2030 5,237,931 62.351% 37.649% 16 208 0.57% 126
2035 5,376,076 61.308% 38.692% 17 207 0.48% 125
2040 5,506,876 60.279% 39.721% 17 208 0.5% 126
2045 5,658,608 59.391% 40.609% 18 207 0.63% 125
2050 5,843,555 58.776% 41.224% 18 207 0.57% 122
2055 5,985,837 58.169% 41.831% 19 207 0.36% 122
2060 6,069,871 57.57% 42.43% 19 207 0.16% 122
2065 6,099,563 56.964% 43.036% 19 207 0.01% 122
2070 6,091,941 56.35% 43.65% 19 207 -0.07% 122
2075 6,063,735 55.744% 44.256% 19 208 -0.12% 123
2080 6,023,031 55.184% 44.816% 19 207 -0.16% 123
2085 5,971,666 54.665% 45.335% 19 207 -0.19% 124
2090 5,909,385 54.187% 45.813% 19 207 -0.24% 122
2095 5,834,768 53.732% 46.268% 18 209 -0.28% 123
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations