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     2006

 

Conditions of Employment 2006

"The 5-day workweek is the norm, with higher share of employees now on this arrangement than two years ago. Close to two in five (40%) full-time employees in the private sector worked 5 days a week in 2006, up from 34% two years ago.
"Lagging significantly behind, were the 5½-day (15%), 6-day workweek (16%), and shift work (17%) each accounting for less than one in five employees in 2006..."

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Labour Market 3rd Quarter 2006 Report

"Cumulatively in the first nine months this year, the economy added 124,500 workers, surpassing the gains of 113,300 for the whole of 2005. This employment creation is the highest ever recorded1..."

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     - Education: Performance by ethnic group 1996–2005

     - More Medisave-Approved claims settled faster by insurers

 

Survey shows Singaporeans upbeat about the near future

“Back home, Singaporeans registered an increased level of optimism in this latest survey compared to the previous period and a year ago. The Singapore Consumer Confidence Index climbed 7 points to reach a high of 110—surpassing the regional average of 94,” observed Mr Ashok Charan, Managing Director of ACNielsen Research Singapore.

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     - Employment situation in 3rd Quarter 2006

     - Survey shows manpower issues a growing concern for SMEs

 

 

Publication of data on affordability of healthcare

"The 2005 data show that public hospitals are affordable. This is especially so for the Class B2 and C wards.

"The average B2 and C bills are below $1,100. 95% of all B2/C bills are below $3,500. Considering the high standard of clinical care provided in our public hospitals, this is quite an achievement..."

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     - Traffic at Singapore Changi Airport in 1st half 2006

 

 

     -  MAS conducts first mystery shopping survey on financial advisory practices

 

Population Survey on the Arts 2005

"The profile of arts audience is demographically skewed towards young people below 35 years old (49%), comprising age groups of 15-19 (14%) and 20-34 (35%)..."

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     - Expat survey shows Singapore best place in the world for Asians to live

 

     - Singapore takes second place in WEF's Global IT Report

     - Survey shows more Singaporeans active in sports

 

Survey on Infocomm Usage in households & by individuals 2005

The proportion of households with access to a computer at home was 74%. This proportion has remained unchanged since 2003.
The proportion of households with two or more computers was 28%.
Nine in ten households in private housing had access to a computer at home; compared to seven in ten households in public housing.
About two-thirds of the Singapore’s resident population aged 15 years and above were computer users.

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Survey on Singapore Youth & Their Portable Gadgets

by Second Year Media and Communication students in Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Business

"Out of the 795 respondents who owned handphones, Nokia had the highest share at 56% while Samsung and Sony-Ericsson tied for second place at 16% each...

"Respondents were asked to choose one item that they would not be able to live without from a list that included the handphone, PC, TV, portable music device, PDA, portable game console and digital camera. 78% of all the 800 respondents indicated that they could not live without their handphone."

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Is Class B2/C Hospitalisation Affordable?

"As a result of direct Government subsidies, the average Class B2/C bills are relatively modest. In 2004, the average bill size for Class B2 and C wards were around $1,050 and $800 respectively...
"As at end-December 2004, the average Medisave balance for all active accounts was $17,321. This is enough to cover more than 20 times the average Class C hospital bill or 10 times the 90th percentile Class C bill..."

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     2005  

     - HDB Sample Household Survey 2003