Oman Population 2017

4,743,303

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 2017Source: 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
Hayma'1,294
Bayt al `Awabi10,711
Al Qabil14,008
Yanqul16,599
Adam17,283
Khasab17,904
Badiyah18,479
Bidbid21,188
Ibra'25,265
Al Liwa'26,372
Izki36,203
Sufalat Sama'il47,718
Shinas48,009
Al Khaburah50,223
Bahla'54,338
Sur71,152
Nizwa72,076
Al Buraymi73,670
Rustaq79,383
Barka'81,647
Saham89,327
`Ibri101,640
As Suwayq107,143
Sohar108,274
Bawshar159,487
Salalah163,140
Seeb237,816
Muscat797,000

Oman Population Clock

What is the population of Oman (as of September 13, 2017)?4,743,303
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)4741305
Births Per Day45
Deaths Per Day7
Net Migrations Per Day -11
Net Change Per Day 27
Population Change Since January 1st6,885

Oman Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.974 births/thousand102
Crude Death Rate 2.658 deaths/thousand196
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.86 people/thousand121
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.402 years57
Male Life Expectancy 75.848 years53
Female Life Expectancy 79.83 years60
Total Fertility Rate 2.567 children/woman75
Net Reproduction Rate 1.208 surviving daughters/woman75
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 5.986 deaths/1,000 live births148
Under Five Mortality 7.324 deaths/thousand149
Mean Age at Childbearing 31.167 years26
Rate of Natural Increase 14.843 79
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.98 %63
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.506 %59
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.969 %60
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.162 %57
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 11.307 %48
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 7.487 %59
Crude Suicide Rate 1 suicides/thousand164
Median Age (Total) 25.4 years144
Median Age (Female) 24 years155
Median Age (Male) 26.5 years136

Oman Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20174,741,30566.25%33.75%152030.69%125
20154,490,54166.331%33.669%142033.59%127
20102,943,74759.658%40.342%92098.66%138
20052,506,89155.88%44.12%82091.84%140
20002,239,40356.02%43.98%72101.47%141
19952,191,86459.289%40.711%72081.26%140
19901,812,15855.662%44.338%52134.33%143
19851,498,41654.051%45.949%42134.12%144
19801,154,37552.702%47.298%32135.57%145
1975882,04450.407%49.593%22165.02%148
1970723,85049.134%50.866%22123.41%148
1965625,00749.135%50.865%22122.68%149
1960551,73749.531%50.469%12142.36%150
1955495,82450.079%49.921%12142.01%149
1950456,41850.759%49.241%12131.27%149

Oman Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20204,815,87664.883%35.117%152040.86%126
20255,058,23663.505%36.495%162060.79%126
20305,237,93162.351%37.649%162080.57%126
20355,376,07661.308%38.692%172070.48%125
20405,506,87660.279%39.721%172080.5%126
20455,658,60859.391%40.609%182070.63%125
20505,843,55558.776%41.224%182070.57%122
20555,985,83758.169%41.831%192070.36%122
20606,069,87157.57%42.43%192070.16%122
20656,099,56356.964%43.036%192070.01%122
20706,091,94156.35%43.65%19207-0.07%122
20756,063,73555.744%44.256%19208-0.12%123
20806,023,03155.184%44.816%19207-0.16%123
20855,971,66654.665%45.335%19207-0.19%124
20905,909,38554.187%45.813%19207-0.24%122
20955,834,76853.732%46.268%18209-0.28%123
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations