Oman population exceeds 5 million for first time

Muscat: The population of the Sultanate of Oman has broken the barrier of 5 million, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The population clock at the National Centre for Statistics and Information indicated that the total population of Omanis and residents reached 5,000,772 million as of yesterday, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Omanis constituted 57.62 percent with 2,881,313 citizens, while residents constituted 42.38 percent with 2,119,459.

According to the electronic census of population, housing and establishments, the results of which were announced in December 2020, the population has increased by 61 percent in 10 years compared to the 2010 census.

His Excellency Dr. Khalfan Al Shuaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, stated earlier that expectations indicate that the population of the Sultanate of Oman will reach 8 million by the year 2040.

The National Centre for Statistics and Information, clarified previously that the Sultanate of Oman witnessed several developments in population numbers, the first of which was in 1980 when the population reached one million and 60 thousand people, then in 1993 when the general census of population and establishments was conducted and the population reached two million.

In 2009, the population reached 3.17 million, and it exceeded 4 million in 2015.

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