Muscat: The number of Omani children (in the age group from zero to 17 years) by mid-2019, had reached more than 1 million, constituting 43 per cent of the total number of citizens, according the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
A statement issued online by Oman News Agency (ONA), said: "Statistics indicated that the number of Omani children (in the age group from zero to 17 years) reached 1,136, 925 in mid-2019, constituting 43 per cent of the total number of Omanis. Number of births increased by 0.7 per cent between 2015 and 2019, at a rate of 30.3 live births per thousand of the population in 2019."
"The data also shows that the number of Omani youth in the age group from 18 to 29 years amounted to 561,025 who made up 21 per cent of the total Omani population. A decrease during the five years 2015-2019 of 3.4 per cent. 50.8 per cent of the youth are males compared to 49.2 per cent females."
The Marital Stability Bulletin shows that the rate of marital stability in the Sultanate increased during the past five years, reaching 20.4 per cent by the end of 2019, compared to 14.1 per cent at the end of 2015. Data for the year 2019 also indicated that the highest percentage of Omani females in the government sector have a university degree, as it reached 60 per cent of all total Omani females in the government sector.
The Elderly Bulletin shows that the number of Omani elderly people (60 years and over) increased in mid-2019 in the Sultanate to reach 154,755 out of the total number of Omanis at 2,655,144, constituting 6 per cent of the Omani population.