General Household Survey 2005 Statistical Release 1: Socio-Demographic and Economic Characteristics

© Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore

Preface Downloadpdf(536 kb)
Introduction Downloadpdf(86 kb)

Key Findings

Chapter 2 Education and Language Downloadpdf(122 kb)
Chapter 3 Economic Characteristics Downloadpdf(170 kb)
Glossary of Terms and Definitions Downloadpdf(153 kb)
List of Statistical Tables Downloadpdf(130 kb)
Note to Tables: Note on Data Revision
  • Table 1 contains register-based data.
  • Tables 2-89 contain data collected from a sample survey of households.
  • The data exclude persons who stayed overseas for six months or more.
  • Figures in tables may not add up to the totals due to rounding.
The mid-year estimates of Singapore's resident population(28 kb) have been revised for the period 2003-2007. The table on "Resident Population by Age Group, Ethnic Group and Sex" have been revised based on the latest register-based population estimates for 2005.

For comparability with data in the General Household Survey 2015 publication, the following statistical tables have been replaced in 2016:

  1. The statistical tables on “Elderly Population” have been replaced to be based on the coverage of resident population aged 65 years and over in resident households.
  2. The statistical tables by Type of Dwelling have been replaced to be based on the Singapore Standard Classification of Type of Dwelling.
  3. The statistical tables on monthly income from work and monthly household income from work have been replaced to be based on income from work including employer Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions.

Demographics Trends

Resident Population by Age Group, Ethnic Group and Sex EXCEL(17 kb)
Resident Population Aged 15 Years and Over by Marital Status EXCEL(41 kb)
Number of Children Born EXCEL(57 kb)


Resident Students by Level of Education Attending EXCEL(22 kb)
Resident Non-Students by Highest Qualification Attained EXCEL(46 kb)
Resident Non-Students with Below Polytechnic
Qualification by Type of Vocational Qualification Acquired EXCEL(40 kb)
Resident Polytechnic Graduates EXCEL(19 kb)
Resident University Graduates EXCEL(24 kb)
Language Most Frequently Spoken at Home EXCEL(50 kb)

Economic Characteristics

Resident Economically Active Persons by
Selected Characteristics EXCEL(32 kb)
Resident Working Persons by
Selected Characteristics EXCEL(59 kb)
Industry EXCEL(50 kb)
Occupation EXCEL(60 kb)
Number of Hours Worked EXCEL(63 kb)
Monthly Income from Work EXCEL(80 kb)
Resident Working Persons Who Worked Fewer Than 30 Hours by:
Selected Characteristics
EXCEL(16 kb)
Resident Employees by:
Nature of Employment
EXCEL(57 kb)
Resident Unemployed Persons by:
Selected Characteristics
EXCEL(84 kb)
Resident Economically Inactive Persons by:
Selected Characteristics
EXCEL(54 kb)
Project Team Downloadpdf(85 kb)
Sample Design and Sampling Errors Downloadpdf(77kb)

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