Oman Population (LIVE)

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Oman Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Oman is 5,024,467 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Oman 2019 population is estimated at 4,974,986 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Oman population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Oman ranks number 122 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Oman is 16 per Km2 (42 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 309,500 Km2 (119,499 sq. miles)
  • 85.9 % of the population is urban (4,273,762 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Oman is 29.3 years.

Population of Oman (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationOman
Global Rank
2019 4,974,986 3.01 % 145,513 87,400 29.3 2.91 16 85.9 % 4,273,762 0.06 % 7,713,468,100 122
2018 4,829,473 3.51 % 163,545 87,400 29.3 2.91 16 84.5 % 4,083,206 0.06 % 7,631,091,040 122
2017 4,665,928 4.17 % 186,709 87,400 29.3 2.91 15 83.0 % 3,874,042 0.06 % 7,547,858,925 125
2016 4,479,219 4.96 % 211,871 87,400 29.3 2.91 14 81.5 % 3,650,429 0.06 % 7,464,022,049 126
2015 4,267,348 7.01 % 245,183 177,156 29.0 2.90 14 80.1 % 3,416,565 0.06 % 7,379,797,139 126
2010 3,041,434 3.91 % 106,037 53,400 26.2 2.90 10 75.2 % 2,285,997 0.04 % 6,956,823,603 136
2005 2,511,251 2.06 % 48,656 3,000 22.9 3.20 8 72.4 % 1,818,164 0.04 % 6,541,907,027 140
2000 2,267,973 0.57 % 12,739-38,674 20.9 4.46 7 71.6 % 1,623,172 0.04 % 6,143,493,823 141
1995 2,204,277 4.00 % 78,423 20,940 20.9 6.27 7 71.7 % 1,579,777 0.04 % 5,744,212,979 139
1990 1,812,161 3.88 % 62,749 2,234 17.9 7.85 6 66.1 % 1,197,883 0.03 % 5,327,231,061 144
1985 1,498,418 5.36 % 68,808 16,300 17.5 8.32 5 57.1 % 855,282 0.03 % 4,870,921,740 145
1980 1,154,377 5.53 % 54,466 15,282 17.6 8.10 4 47.6 % 549,043 0.03 % 4,458,003,514 145
1975 882,047 4.03 % 31,639 5,094 17.1 7.41 3 38.2 % 337,059 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 148
1970 723,851 2.98 % 19,768 -1,000 16.9 7.31 2 29.7 % 214,732 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 148
1965 625,009 2.53 % 14,654 -2,000 17.4 7.25 2 22.3 % 139,614 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 149
1960 551,740 2.16 % 11,184 -2,000 18.0 7.25 2 16.4 % 90,485 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 150
1955 495,818 1.67 % 7,880 -2,000 18.5 7.25 2 12.0 % 59,302 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 149
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Oman Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationOman
Global Rank
2020 5,106,626 3.66 % 167,856 87,400 30.6 2.93 16 87.0 % 4,442,970 0.07 % 7,794,798,739 120
2025 5,573,005 1.76 % 93,276 22,000 32.1 2.93 18 89.5 % 4,989,686 0.07 % 8,184,437,460 121
2030 5,936,081 1.27 % 72,615 12,000 33.7 2.93 19 91.1 % 5,407,224 0.07 % 8,548,487,400 119
2035 6,196,675 0.86 % 52,119 0 34.9 2.93 20 92.0 % 5,703,283 0.07 % 8,887,524,213 120
2040 6,437,418 0.77 % 48,149 0 35.5 2.93 21 92.5 % 5,956,398 0.07 % 9,198,847,240 118
2045 6,671,916 0.72 % 46,900 0 36.6 2.93 22 92.7 % 6,183,679 0.07 % 9,481,803,274 117
2050 6,915,444 0.72 % 48,706   38.4 2.93 22 92.7 % 6,409,863 0.07 % 9,735,033,990 117
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Oman Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Oman
Life Expectancy
78.58 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
3,370,230 66.00% 1,736,392 34.00% 5,106,626 1.94

Population Pyramid for Oman (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 589,455 51.33% 558,869 48.67% 1,148,324 22.49%
15-24 294,030 54.09% 249,580 45.91% 543,610 10.65%
25-54 2,274,535 74.26% 788,457 25.74% 3,062,992 59.98%
55-64 150,391 67.30% 73,076 32.70% 223,467 4.38%
65+ 61,819 48.21% 66,410 51.79% 128,229 2.51%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 1,148,324 22.49% 30.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,830,069 75.00% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 128,229 2.51% 3.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,276,553 25.00% 33.3

Main Cities by Population in Oman

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Muscat 797,000
2 Seeb 237,816
3 Salalah 163,140
4 Bawshar 159,487
5 Sohar 108,274
6 As Suwayq 107,143
7 `Ibri 101,640
8 Saham 89,327
9 Barka' 81,647
10 Rustaq 79,383
11 Al Buraymi 73,670
12 Nizwa 72,076
13 Sur 71,152
14 Bahla' 54,338
15 Al Khaburah 50,223
16 Shinas 48,009
17 Sufalat Sama'il 47,718
18 Izki 36,203
19 Liwa 26,372
20 Ibra' 25,265
21 Oman Smart Future City 25,000
22 Bidbid 21,188
23 Badiyah 18,479
24 Khasab 17,904
25 Adam 17,283
26 Yanqul 16,599

See also

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Notes

The Oman Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Oman delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Oman (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Oman in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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