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Singapore Demographics Profile 2016

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Population5,781,728 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 12.94% (male 382,479/female 365,595)
15-24 years: 17.02% (male 484,355/female 499,940)
25-54 years: 50.45% (male 1,420,833/female 1,496,125)
55-64 years: 10.34% (male 299,446/female 298,562)
65 years and over: 9.24% (male 243,418/female 290,975) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.4%
youth dependency ratio: 21.4%
elderly dependency ratio: 16.1%
potential support ratio: 6.2% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 34.3 years
male: 34.2 years
female: 34.4 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.86% (2016 est.)
Birth rate8.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate13.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 100% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 2.02% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationSINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015)
Sex ratioat 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: 0.84 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30.5
median age (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 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 birthtotal population: 85 years
male: 82.3 years
female: 87.8 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate0.82 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Major infectious diseasesnote: 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)
Nationalitynoun: Singaporean(s)
adjective: Singapore
Ethnic groupsChinese 74.2%, Malay 13.3%, Indian 9.2%, other 3.3% (2013 est.)
ReligionsBuddhist 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.)
LanguagesMandarin (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.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.8%
male: 98.6%
female: 95% (2015 est.)
Education expenditures2.9% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate10 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures4.9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.95 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density2 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate6.8% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016