Singapore Population

Singapore population hits 5.54m but growth slowest in a decade

Even as more Singaporeans are getting married and having babies, the Republic’s population grew at its slowest in a decade, rising 1.2 per cent to reach 5.54 million in June. The statistics, released on Wednesday (Sep 30) by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) in its annual Population in Brief report, also showed that the number of citizens rose to 3.38 million, through births and...

Singapore’s total population reaches 5.4m

Singapore's total population grew by 1.6 per cent to reach 5.4 million as of June this year. That is the slowest growth rate in the past nine years, according to the latest report from the National Population and Talent Division. As the population ages and shrinks, there has only been a marginal increase in the number of Singaporeans getting married and having babies. This is despite a third round...

5,200 hectares more land to accommodate projected 6.9m population: govt

Singapore plans to increase its land supply by nearly 8 per cent to 76,600 hectares to accommodate its projected population of 6.9 million by 2030, according to the Land Use Plan report released on Thursday. Singapore's total land area now stands at 71,400 hectares. The details came just two days after the release of the White Paper on Population outlining Singapore's strategies for a sustainable...

Population projected at 6.9 million by 2030 with strong Singaporean core

Singapore's population could hit 6.9 million in 2030 - up from the current 5.3 million - if strategies outlined in the White Paper on Population to mitigate the country's ageing and shrinking population are met. The population projection also takes into account a lower GDP growth rate beyond 2020. The White Paper on Population, released on Tuesday, is the first comprehensive report to outline the...

S’pore population up at 5.31 million, 82% residents stay in HDB flats

Singapore's population has increased, due to growth of both the resident and non-resident populations. The Department of Statistics (DOS), in its Population Trends 2012 report released on Friday, said the country's total population stood at 5.31 million as at end June 2012, up 2.5 per cent from a year ago. It said there were 3.29 million Singapore citizens and 0.53 million permanent residents, and the...

Singapore’s total population expands by 107,000

Singapore's total population stood at 5.18 million as at end June this year. According to latest statistics from the Population Trends 2011 report, there were 3.79 million Singapore residents. Of which, 3.26 million are Singapore citizens and 530,000 are permanent residents. There were 1.39 million non-resident foreigners as at end June. The report said the total population expanded by 2.1 per cent, or...

‘Worrying’ if population crosses 6.3 million

SINGAPORE should be able to handle a population of slightly above six million, but beyond that would be 'worrying', said the chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities advisory board Liu Thai Ker. Mr Liu, a former chief executive of the Housing & Development Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority, said that since Singapore has planned for a population of 5.5 million, a 10-12% increase to a population...

Singapore population growth slows

The Department of Statistics (DOS) said Singapore registered a lower population growth this year due to the slower growth in the number of permanent residents and non-residents. In the advance release of the 2010 Population Census, DOS said Singapore's total population grew 1.8 per cent to 5.08 million as at end June. The number of permanent residents grew by 1.5 per cent, down from at least six per cent...

Singapore’s total population grew to 4.84m in 2008, up 5.5% over previous year

Singapore continues to face the long-term challenge of low fertility and an ageing population, according to its latest population report. But the record number of foreign residents in the country has helped grow the total population to 4.84 million in 2008 - an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous year. Foreigners now make up about 25 per cent of the total population. The National Population...

Population grew to 4.84 million, boosted by strong non-resident growth

Singapore's population hit 4.84 million in June this year, marking a 5.5 per cent increase from a year before. The figure is buoyed by an increasing number of foreigners in the country, boosted by strong economic growth over the past few years. The number of non-residents grew by 19 per cent, while the resident population went up by a mere one per cent. The National Population Secretariat said foreigners...

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