The total population of Singapore is 5.4 million at present, which was just 1.7 million in 1960, when it got independence. So there is a change of 222% in almost five decades. However, the island state is still inhabited by a small population, if we compare it to global population. Itís less than 0.1% of the world population, which means that every 1300th person in the world is a Singaporean. One more startling fact about Singapore demographics is that it is growing at a very slow pace.
Here is a table that would provide you a little more detail about the demographics of Singapore.
|Total Population||5.3||X MILLION||2012||ANNUAL|
|Number of Employed People||3358||X THOUSAND||2012||ANNUAL|
|Job Openings||52100||Number of JOBS||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
|Labor Costs Index||114||INDEX POINTS||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
|Productivity Index||114||INDEX POINTS||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
|Unemployed Persons||87||THOUSAND PERSONS||2012||ANNUAL|
|Per capita Income||4330||SGD||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
|Per capita Income in Manufacturing||4270||SGD||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
|Rate of Unemployment||1.8||%||2013||THREE MONTHLY|
Apart from Buddhism, people from different faiths such as Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and agnostics/atheists live there. The current population growth rate is around 2.5%. Because of the diversity of its demographics, there are four official languages in practice in Singapore that include Mandarin, Malay, English and Tamil. However, English is the first language and is mandatory in all educational establishments. The fertility rate in Singapore is a low 1.2. In spite of the government efforts, the fertility rate in Singapore hasn't improved.
The average monthly income in Singapore for every household was calculated to be around 5000 Singapore dollars in the year 2010. The average annual growth rate of monthly household income is around 5%. The population growth rate in Singapore is just 1.6% per year.
The median age in Singapore is around 40 years, which is an improvement of five years within a decade. 12% of its population is aged 65 years or more, which means Singapore has an increasing population of senior citizens. However, because of weaker employment scenario, tightened immigration laws and poor economy, the non-resident population is decreasing constantly.
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