Thursday, September 29, 2011

Singapore's population hits 5.18 million as at end-June

By Janice Heng

Singapore's population has reached 5.18 million, up 2.1 per cent from 5.08 million last year.

The growth was due to increases in the number of citizens and non-residents. There are now 3.26 million citizens, up 0.8 per cent from 3.23 million in 2010.

The number of non-residents - foreigners who are working, studying or living here but not granted permanent resident status - rose 6.9 per cent to 1.39 million this year, from 1.31 million in 2010. In contrast, the number of permanent residents fell by 1.7 per cent, to 532,000 from 541,000 in 2010.

The updated population figures, released on Wednesday by the Department of Statistics, are of Singapore's population as at the end of June in 2011.


This is really OMG!!! Why is Singapore so freaking crowded?!?!?! What's in the government's mind? They better don't complain about the low birthrate. So crowded then how do we give birth?


robin said...

no wonder everywhere jam and so crowded

elderflowertea said...

@robin: Yeah, cannot stand it!!!