Singapore’s total population stood at 4.48 million, up 3.3% from 2005

Singapore‘s total population at the end of June this year stood at 4,483,900.

This was an increase of 3.3 percent from the previous year.Of this, 3.6 million were Singapore residents – made up of citizens and permanent residents – and 0.88 million were non-residents.

Releasing its latest report on Population Trends in Singapore, the Department of Statistics said figures also showed that non-resident population numbers grew by 9.7 percent in 2006 against a resident population growth of 1.8 per cent.

The department added that the ethnic distribution remained relatively stable with 75 percent Chinese, 14 percent Malays and 8.8 percent Indians, and there were 33,200 more women than men in the resident population in 2006.

As for marriage rates, 34 percent of men and 22 percent of women in the age group of 30-34 years remained single.

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 06 December 2006 

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