Population of Singapore 2017

Population

Current population of Singapore is 5,888,926 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Singaporean(s)
adjective: Singapore

Ethnic Groups

Chinese 74.3%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9.1% (includes Sri Lankan), other 3.2% (2016 est.)

Languages

Mandarin (official) 36.3%, English (official) 29.8%, Malay (official) 11.9%, Hokkien 8.1%, Cantonese 4.1%, Tamil (official) 3.2%, Teochew 3.2%, other Indian languages 1.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.1%, other 1.1% (2010 est.)

Religions

Buddhist 33.9%, Muslim 14.3%, Taoist 11.3%, Catholic 7.1%, Hindu 5.2%, other Christian 11%, other 0.7%, none 16.4% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 12.82% (male 386,139/female 368,874)
15-24 years: 16.56% (male 479,683/female 495,649)
25-54 years: 50.53% (male 1,448,463/female 1,527,038)
55-64 years: 10.46% (male 308,477/female 307,557)
65 years and over: 9.63% (male 258,597/female 308,449) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 37.3
youth dependency ratio: 21.3
elderly dependency ratio: 16
potential support ratio: 6.2 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 34.3 years
male: 34.2 years
female: 34.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

13.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

most of the urbanization is along the southern coast, with relatively dense population clusters found in the central areas

Urbanization

urban population: 100% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.5% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

SINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

30.5 years
median age (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

10 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 2.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 85 years
male: 82.3 years
female: 87.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

0.83 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

4.9% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.91 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

2 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

6.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

2.9% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 98.7%
female: 98.2% (2016 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 13 years (2009)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 6.6%
male: 5.6%
female: 7.7% (2015 est.)