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Singapore Demographics Profile 2018

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Population5,888,926 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 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 ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.3
youth dependency ratio: 21.3
elderly dependency ratio: 16
potential support ratio: 6.2 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 34.6 years
male: 34.5 years
female: 34.7 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate1.82% (2017 est.)
Birth rate8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate3.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate13.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 100% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.5% annual rate of change (2015-20 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: 0.96 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth30.5 years
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 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 85.2 years
male: 82.6 years
female: 88.1 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate0.83 children born/woman (2017 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 74.3%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9.1% (includes Sri Lankan), other 3.2% (2016 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: 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)
Education expenditures2.9% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate10 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures4.9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.91 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density2 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate6.1% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018