According to the annual Population in Brief report, the population of Singapore has increased, crossing the 5.7 million mark and the growth is attributed mainly to a rise in the local population and a larger number of foreign workers.
The report, released on Wednesday (September 25), shows a 08 per cent increase in the number of Singaporeans between June 2018 and June 2019. The local population now stands at 3.5 million.
The permanent resident population remained relatively stable at 0.53 million, while the non-resident population was 1.68 million as at end-June 2019, an increase of 2.0 per cent from the previous year.
Looking at the number of the elderly segment, an increase is noted. The proportion of elderly aged 65 years and above rose to 14.4 per cent from 13.7 per cent over the same period, an increase of 0.7 per cent.
Singapore’s population comprises 3.5 million Singapore citizens, 0.53 million permanent residents and 1.68 million non-residents. There were 22,550 new citizens in 2018.
Non-residents include work permit holders, dependents of citizens, PRs, Work pass holders, Foreign domestic workers, S pass holders, employment pass holders and students. /TISG