Thursday, September 29, 2011

Singapore Population Trends 2011

According to Department of Statistics report released on September 28th 2011, Singapore city state houses 107,000 people compared to a year earlier:

"Singapore’s total population stood at 5.18 million as at end-June 2011. There were 3.79 million Singapore residents, comprising 3.26 million Singapore citizens and 0.53 million permanent residents, and 1.39 million non-resident foreigners."[1]

Number of Singapore citizens and non-residents grew while number of PRs decreased (first time since 1990). There are now 3.26 million citizens, up 0.8 per cent from 3.23 million in 2010. Number of PRsfell by 1.7 per cent, to 532,000 from 541,000 in 2010.

Singapore has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. It basically loses 1.5% of its Singaporean population every year.[2]. So the Singaporean population would shrink about 48,000 people. But rose 30,000 people. The increase is probably due to Singapore PRs converting to Singapore citizenship. The decline in PR population is probably due to this although since 2009 criteria for PR approval and renewal is stricker and less number of people are granted PR.

The number of foreigners who are working, studying or living here on work or education visas jumped 6.9 per cent to 1.39 million in 2011, from 1.31 million in 2010.[3]

See also Singapore population, citizens, permanent residents, non-residents article.

[1] - Singapore Population Trends 2011, Notice of Publication
[2] - Singapore needs some sexual healing, Singapore Business Review
[3] - Singapore's population hits 5.18 million as at end-June

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