Oman's Population Change

Topics: Population, Demography, Birth rate Pages: 2 (617 words) Published: September 30, 2013
In 1970, the population Pyramid shows that Oman was LEDC (low economically developed country) due to the high birthrate and low deathrate (triangular pyramid). There are number of reasons for high birthrate at that time. First of all, the religious reasons have affected the country to have high birthrate. The Omani culture at that time used to have many children for families so they have a great prestige and standing in society. Secondly, because Oman was not very developed at that time, the country have not provided enough schools and education for children in order to increase the amount of jobs in the future to increase the employment rate. We also can see the low number of elderly dependents which means that that life expectancy of the Sultanate was low. The low number of deathrate tells us that the country had poor medical services and bad healthcare. In 1985, the population pyramid shows that there is an increase on the male side between the ages 20-49. This shows that Oman have economically improved as a country which as a result has allowed people to migrate from abroad to work in the country most commonly people from India, Pakistan and the other eastern neighbors of the Sultanate of Oman. The birth rates of the country still remain high as there are probably still more children needed for education. We also can see that the total population is doubled compared to 1970 where it was 729,000 Omani people. This is due to the improvement in medical care and the low number of deathrate. In 2000, Oman have started enter the MEDC stage as we can see from the population pyramid. At this year, the total population have increased by another 7 million people compared to 1985 which had 1,534,000 people which shows that the medical is still improving at the same rate. This also cause by the better family planning where families have reduced the number of children. The life expectancy in Oman in this year has increased compared to the life expectancy in 1985 since...
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