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Oman PEOPLE 2015
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Nationality:
noun: Omani(s)
adjective: Omani

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

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

Religions:
Muslim (official; majority are Ibadhi, lesser numbers of Sunni and Shia)) 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish <.1, other 1%, unaffiliated 0.2%
note: approximately 75% of Omani citizens, who compose almost 70% of the country's total population, are Ibadhi Muslims; the Omani government does not keep statistics on religious affiliation (2013) (2010 est.)

Population:
3,219,775
country comparison to the world: 136
note: immigrants make up just over 30% of the total population, according to UN data (2013) (July 2014 est.)
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 30.4% (male 501,352/female 476,333)
15-24 years: 19.9% (male 335,404/female 304,261)
25-54 years: 42.6% (male 801,539/female 569,187)
55-64 years: 3.9% (male 67,085/female 58,254)
65 years and over: 3.2% (male 53,320/female 53,040) (2014 est.) population pyramid:

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 34.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 3.9 %
potential support ratio: 25.4 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 24.9 years
male: 26.1 years
female: 23.4 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.06% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
24.47 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
3.38 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 218
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-0.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 73.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.23% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
MUSCAT (capital) 743,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.41 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.2 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.03 male(s)/female
total population: 1.22 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
32 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 122
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 14 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 112
male: 14.29 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.69 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.97 years
country comparison to the world: 103
male: 73.07 years
female: 76.97 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.86 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
31.7% (2000)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
2.3% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 188
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.05 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.8 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 95.5% of population
rural: 86.1% of population
total: 93% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.5% of population
rural: 13.9% of population
total: 7% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 97.3% of population
rural: 94.7% of population
total: 96.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.7% of population
rural: 5.3% of population
total: 3.4% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 165
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
1,100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 144
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
20.9% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 94
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
8.6% (2009)
country comparison to the world: 72
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
4.3% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 100
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 86.9%
male: 90.2%
female: 81.8% (2010 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 14 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2011)


NOTE: The information regarding Oman on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Oman PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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