Indian population in Oman 2022

Indian Population in Oman

India has the largest diaspora in the world & as per the Ministry of External Affairs, there are 3.2 Crores or 32 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) residing outside India.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs report, there are 781,141 (7.81 Lakhs) Indians residing in Oman. Out of which around

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 77,9351 ( 7.79 Lakhs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 1790

read about Population of Overseas Indians

Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.

Indians Expats in Oman

Indians expats are the largest in numbers and make around 20% of the Oman population & approx population of Indians in Oman as of 2021 is 8 Lakhs. The majority of these originate from the south Indian states of Kerala, and Tamil Nadu and also in good numbers from Gujarat and Mahrashtra. 

Professionals like engineers, doctors, chartered accountants, scientists, software experts, management consultants, architects, skilled workers like technicians and nurses, semi-skilled workers, retail traders and businessmen mainly constitute the Indian community. The regions with significant Indian populations are

  • Muscat
  • Salalah
  • Sohar

Source: Wikipedia


Religion of Indian population in Oman

Indians expats consisting of a number of Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Muslims account for the largest number of expatriates in Oman. Hindus account for 25% of the Indian population, Christians are also in good numbers have religious freedom, and can freely engage in religious activities, including public marriage and other celebrations.