Singapore Population

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 Population5.3X MILLION2012ANNUAL
Number of Employed People3358X THOUSAND2012ANNUAL
Job Openings52100Number of JOBS2013THREE MONTHLY
Productivity Index114INDEX POINTS2013THREE MONTHLY
Unemployed Persons87THOUSAND PERSONS2012ANNUAL
Per capita Income4330SGD2013THREE MONTHLY
Per capita Income in Manufacturing4270SGD2013THREE MONTHLY
Rate of Unemployment1.8%2013THREE MONTHLY
This is according to the official statistics issued by the Census Bureau, Singapore and hence it is one of the most authentic data available about Singapore demographics. This data is up-to-date and matches the government records, which include the birth and death registrations along with the international migration.

In June 2012, Singapore population was 5.3 million, which has increased to 5.4 million in 2013. Out of these 5.4 million, 3.3 million people are Singapore citizens. The rest 2 million people are international immigrants. In view of its small geographical area, it is considered to be the second densest independent country in the world, Monaco being the first. Despite its majorly Chinese population (which is 74% of the residents), Singapore is a truly cosmopolitan and multicultural state. The biggest minority here are Malay and Indians, which are 13% and 9% of the resident population respectively. The Malays enjoy the reputation of being the local indigenous community; however most of the Malay people are descendents of Indonesian and Malaysian immigrants, who came here after 1945.

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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