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The literacy rate among the resident population aged 15 and over remained high at 97.1 per cent in 2020.
Multi-language literacy became more prevalent. Among those who were literate, more could read in two or more languages.
The use of English as the language most frequently spoken at home among resident population aged 5 and over increased to 48.3 per cent in 2020.
Among those who spoke English most frequently at home, a majority of them also spoke a mother tongue language or dialect as a secondary language.
*Includes Chinese Traditional Beliefs.
Higher proportion of residents reported no religious affiliation across all age groups.
Age Group of Couple*
*For married couples where the husband and wife are not in the same age group, it refers to the age group of the older party.
Outram had the highest proportion of residents aged 65 years and over.
Punggol had the highest proportion of residents aged below 5 years.
Among all employed residents aged 15 years and over with a fixed location for work, Downtown Core, Queenstown and Geylang were the top 3 areas where employed residents travelled to for work.
Residents with a lot of difficulty** performing activities relating to mobility constituted the largest group, followed by self-care.
Elderly faced more difficulty performing basic activities.
Unable to Perform / with A Lot of Difficulty in At Least One Basic Activity
Majority of elderly with a lot of difficulty** lived with other people.
#Resident Population Aged 65 Years and Over in Resident Households.
Proportionately more residents with a lot of difficulty** lived in HDB 3-room or smaller flats.
Without A Lot of Difficulty in Performing Any Basic Activity
^ Includes HDB studio apartments.
^^ Refers to other types of dwelling not shown e.g. non-HDB shophouses, etc.
Proportionately fewer residents with a lot of difficulty** were in the labour force.
** Includes those unable to perform at least one basic activity.
For more information please refer to the Census of Population 2020 publication.