Singapore Population clock (live)

23-02-2018 19:32:38
5,906,192
Current population
2,977,303
Current male population (50.4%)
2,928,889
Current female population (49.6%)
8,072
Births this year
128
Births today
3,945
Deaths this year
63
Deaths today
12,947
Net migration this year
206
Net migration today
17,075
Population growth this year
271
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Singapore


Current population (as of Friday, February 23 2018)
5,905,920
Total area
707 km2 (273 mi2)
Population density
8,353.5 per km2 (21,635.4 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.02 (2,977,303 men to 2,928,889 women)
Median age
40.0 years
Life expectancy
82.1 years (79.5 - men, 85.0 - women)
Literacy
96.8 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Singapore population 2018

During 2018 Singapore population is projected to increased by 115,721 people and reach 6,004,838 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 27,973. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 87,748 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Singapore (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Singapore population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Singapore will be increased by 317 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Singapore 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Singapore was estimated to be 5,889,117 people. This is an increase of 1.96 % (113,491 people) compared to population of 5,775,626 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 27,434. Due to external migration, the population increased by 86,057. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.020 (1,020 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Singapore population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1 - 2018

Singapore population density

Singapore population density is 8,329.7 people per square kilometer (21,573.9/mi2) as of February 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Singapore divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Singapore. The total area of Singapore is 707 km2 (273 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Singapore age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Singapore had the following population age distribution:

13.8 77 9.2

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Singapore population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Singapore age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Singapore is 29.9 %.

The value of 29.9 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Singapore must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Singapore is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Singapore is 17.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Singapore is 12 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Singapore age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Singapore is 82.1 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 79.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 85 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4,915,667 persons or 96.81% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Singapore are able to read and write. Accordingly about 162,106 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.66% (2,415,053 persons). 32,876 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.09% (2,500,613 persons). 129,231 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.9% and 99.9% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.9%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Singapore population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Singapore historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Singapore population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511,045,031N/A %
19521,094,1214.70 %
19531,149,1765.03 %
19541,209,1795.22 %
19551,273,0075.28 %
19561,339,4265.22 %
19571,407,0875.05 %
19581,474,5574.80 %
19591,540,3784.46 %
19601,603,2064.08 %
19611,662,0363.67 %
19621,716,4133.27 %
19631,766,5772.92 %
19641,813,3852.65 %
19651,857,8292.45 %
19661,900,3352.29 %
19671,940,8232.13 %
19681,979,5922.00 %
19692,017,4541.91 %
19702,055,1711.87 %
19712,093,4721.86 %
19722,132,7381.88 %
19732,172,2641.85 %
19742,210,4101.76 %
19752,245,6451.59 %
19762,277,0071.40 %
19772,304,7091.22 %
19782,331,0101.14 %
19792,359,8211.24 %
19802,394,9711.49 %
19812,438,8851.83 %
19822,491,8702.17 %
19832,551,8682.41 %
19842,615,1112.48 %
19852,677,8082.40 %
19862,737,6952.24 %
19872,794,7922.09 %
19882,851,5082.03 %
19892,911,9112.12 %
19902,980,0172.34 %
19913,058,2462.63 %
19923,146,5672.89 %
19933,242,1613.04 %
19943,340,2003.02 %
19953,435,8772.86 %
19963,526,3582.63 %
19973,611,6162.42 %
19983,694,3412.29 %
19993,779,0752.29 %
20003,870,4012.42 %
20013,970,7102.59 %
20024,079,6702.74 %
20034,195,3282.83 %
20044,314,8922.85 %
20054,435,3812.79 %
20064,555,0842.70 %
20074,673,7112.60 %
20084,791,2132.51 %
20094,907,3732.42 %
20105,022,0332.34 %
20115,134,8142.25 %
20125,245,0952.15 %
20135,352,2672.04 %
20145,455,7981.93 %
20155,555,1631.82 %
20165,664,3221.97 %
20175,775,6261.97 %
20185,889,1171.96 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.