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     People: Population & Vital Statistics

    Population & Vital Statistics - Updated in April 2005

Population and Vital Statistics

 
2002
2003
2004P
Land Area (sq km)
685.4
697.1
699.0
Total Population ('000)
4,171.3
4,185.2
4,240.3
Singapore Residents ('000)
3,378.3
3,437.3
3,486.9
Age1:
% below 15 years
% 15 - 64 years
% 65 years & above
 

21.2
71.3
7.5
 

20.8
71.5
7.7
 

20.1
71.9
8.0
Race1:
% Chinese
% Malay
% Indian
% Others
 

76.5
13.8
8.1
1.6
 

76.2
13.8
8.3
1.7
 

76.0
13.8
8.4
1.8
Crude Birth Rate1
(per 1,000 population)
11.4
10.3
10.1
Crude Death Rate1
(per 1,000 population)
4.4
4.4
4.3
Infant Mortality Rate1
(per 1,000 population)
2.9
2.5
1.9
Maternal Mortality Ratio
(per 100,000 live-births & still-births)
12
5
5
Life Expectancy at Birth1 (years)
Male
female
78.6
76.6
80.7
78.9
76.9
80.9
79.3
77.4
81.3

Notes:

  P  Preliminary
  1  Refers to Singapore Residents

Source: Ministry of Health

 

Singapore needs 60,000 babies yearly but gets 35,500 only

"Our own population is ageing - current projections show that one-in-five Singaporeans will be over the age of 65 by 2030...

"It has been two years since we introduced the parenthood package.

"Overall, we have seen some positive results - there were about 240 more births from January to June 2006 compared to the same period in 2005, and about 400 more births in 2005 compared to 2004. This is a positive reversal which comes after four consecutive years of decline..."

More.....

     - HDB Sample Household Survey 2003

     - Findings of National Health Survey 2004

     - Deliveries in Singapore: 2001 - 2003