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

Singapore population 2017

During 2017 Singapore population is projected to increased by 113 491 people and reach 5 889 117 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 27 434. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 86 057 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 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Singapore population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Singapore will be increased by 311 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Singapore 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Singapore was estimated to be 5 775 626 people. This is an increase of 1.97 % (111 304 people) compared to population of 5 664 322 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 26 906. Due to external migration, the population increased by 84 398. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.017 (1 017 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Singapore population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Singapore population density

Singapore population density is 8 169.2 people per square kilometer as of July 2017. 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 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Singapore age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 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 4 820 936 persons or 96.81% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Singapore are able to read and write. Accordingly about 158 982 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.66% (2 368 513 persons). 32 242 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.09% (2 452 423 persons). 126 740 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 - 2017)

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 %

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