Oman Population

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OMAN

Most Omanis are Arabs, although numerous citizens of non-Arab of African origin. Oman's foreign community includes: Egyptians, Pakistanis, Indians, and others.
POPULATION GRAPH

Population:

3,418,085

country comparison to the world: 134
note: includes 577,293 non-nationals (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 42.7% (male 744,265/female 714,116)
15-64 years: 54.5% (male 1,079,511/female 783,243)
65 years and over: 2.8% (male 55,180/female 41,770) (2009 est.)

Median age:

total: 18.8 years
male: 21.1 years
female: 16.7 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:

3.138% (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 10

Birth rate:

34.79 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 37

Death rate:

3.65 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 212

Net migration rate:

0.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 73

Urbanization:

urban population: 72% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.38 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.32 male(s)/female
total population: 1.22 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 16.88 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 119
male: 19.29 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.35 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 74.16 years
country comparison to the world: 91
male: 71.87 years
female: 76.55 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate:

5.53 children born/woman (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.1% (2001 est.)

country comparison to the world: 148

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

1,300 (2001 est.)

country comparison to the world: 141

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 200 (2003 est.)

country comparison to the world: 107

Nationality:

noun: Omani(s)
adjective: Omani

Ethnic groups:

Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African

Religions:

Ibadhi Muslim 75%, other (includes Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, Hindu) 25%

Languages:

Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

Literacy:

definition: NA
total population: 81.4%
male: 86.8%
female: 73.5% (2003 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 11 years (2006)

Education expenditures:

4% of GDP (2006)

country comparison to the world: 103


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