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Singapore’s population estimates are compiled using the register-based approach since the Census of Population 2000, where the basic count and profile of the population are based on a person’s place of usual residence i.e. de jure concept. The total population comprises Singapore residents (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents) and non-residents. From 2003 onwards, Singapore residents who were away for a continuous period of 12 months or longer were excluded.

Before the register-based approach was adopted, population estimates were compiled from population censuses. In the 1990 and earlier censuses, the population comprised residents who were present and enumerated in Singapore on Census Day. Residents who were away for short periods of time during the census, as well as non-residents staying or working in Singapore were also included.

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Key Indicators
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y) 1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y) 2/
Population and Population Structure
(Mid-Year Estimates)
           
Total Population 3/ '000 2020 5,685.8 -0.3 5,703.6 1.2
Singapore Residents 3/ '000 2020 4,044.2 0.4 4,026.2 0.8
Singapore Citizens '000 2020 3,523.2 0.6 3,500.9 0.8
Singapore Permanent Residents '000 2020 521.0 -0.8 525.3 0.6
Population Density Per Sq Km 2020 7,810 na 7,866 na
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y) 1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y) 2/
Age Structure 4/            
Below 20 years '000 2020 803.4 -1.2 813.3 -0.5
20-64 Years '000 2020 2,626.4 -0.2 2,631.3 0.1
65 years & Over '000 2020 614.4 5.6 581.7 6.2
Median Age 4/ Years
2020 41.5 na 41.1 na
Old Age Support Ratio 4/ Number of Residents Aged 20-64
per Resident Aged 65 Years & Over
2020 4.3 na 4.5 na
Sex Ratio 4/  Males per 1,000 Females 2020 957 na 957 na

Population and Population Structure

Title : Indicators On Population, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Total Population * Total population comprises S'pore residents & non-residents. Resident population comprises S'pore citizens & permanent residents. Data prior to 1990 are based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1990 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Data from 2003 onwards exclude residents who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Number)

5,399,162
5,469,724
5,535,002
5,607,283
5,612,253
5,638,676
5,703,569
5,685,807

Resident Population * Data are as at end-June. Data prior to 1990 are based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1990 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Data from 2003 onwards exclude residents who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Number)

3,844,751
3,870,739
3,902,690
3,933,559
3,965,796
3,994,283
4,026,209
4,044,210

Singapore Citizen Population * Data are as at end-June. Data prior to 1990 are based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1990 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Data from 2003 onwards exclude citizens who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Number)

3,313,507
3,343,030
3,375,023
3,408,943
3,439,177
3,471,936
3,500,940
3,523,191

Permanent Resident Population * Data are as at end-June. Data prior to 1990 are based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1990 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Data from 2003 onwards exclude permanent residents who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Number)

531,244
527,709
527,667
524,616
526,619
522,347
525,269
521,019

Non-resident Population * Data are as at end-June. Non-resident population comprises foreigners who were working, studying or living in Singapore but not granted permanent residence, excluding tourists and short-term visitors.

(Number)

1,554,411
1,598,985
1,632,312
1,673,724
1,646,457
1,644,393
1,677,360
1,641,597

Total Population Growth * For Census years of 1970, 1980 and 1990, data refer to annualised growth rates over the previous Census year of 1957, 1970 and 1980 respectively. Data for 1990 and earlier are computed using population estimates based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1991 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Figure for 2003 is computed based on the 2003 unrevised population which include residents who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Per Cent)

1.6
1.3
1.2
1.3
0.1
0.5
1.2
-0.3

Resident Population Growth * For Census years of 1980 and 1990, data refer to annualised growth rates over the previous Census year of 1970 and 1980 respectively. Data for 1990 and earlier are computed using population estimates based on de facto concept (i.e. the person is present in the country at the reference period), while data from 1991 onwards are based on de jure concept (i.e. the person's place of usual residence). Figure for 2003 is computed based on the 2003 unrevised population which include residents who are overseas for a continuous period of 12 months or longer as at the reference period.

(Per Cent)

0.7
0.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.4

Population Density * Prior to 2003, data are based on Singapore's land area as at end-December. From 2003 onwards, data are based on Singapore's land area as at end-June.

(Total Population Per Square Kilometre)

7,540
7,615
7,697
7,797
7,796
7,804
7,866
7,810

Sex Ratio * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Males Per Thousand Females)

968
967
965
963
961
959
957
957

Median Age Of Resident Population * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Years)

38.9
39.3
39.6
40
40.5
40.8
41.1
41.5

Median Age Of Citizen Population * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Years)

40
40.4
40.7
41
41.3
41.7
42
42.2

Old-age Support Ratio: Residents Aged 15-64 Years Per Resident Aged 65 Years & Over * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

7
6.6
6.2
5.8
5.5
5.2
4.9
4.6

Age Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged Under 15 Years And 65 Years Per Hundred Residents Aged 15-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

36.1
36.7
37.4
38
38.9
39.9
41.1
42.3

Child Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged Under 15 Years Per Hundred Residents Aged 15-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

21.8
21.5
21.2
20.9
20.8
20.7
20.7
20.7

Old-age Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Residents Aged 15-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

14.3
15.2
16.2
17.1
18.1
19.2
20.4
21.6

Old-age Support Ratio: Residents Aged 20-64 Years Per Resident Aged 65 Years & Over * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

6.4
6
5.7
5.4
5.1
4.8
4.5
4.3

Age Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged Under 20 Years And 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Residents Aged 20-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

49.6
49.8
50.2
50.7
51.3
51.9
53
54

Child Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged Under 20 Years Per Hundred Residents Aged 20-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

33.9
33.1
32.5
32
31.6
31.1
30.9
30.6

Old-age Dependency Ratio: Residents Aged 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Residents Aged 20-64 Years * Data prior to 1980 (except 1970) pertain to total population. Data for 1970 and from 1980 onwards pertain to Singapore residents (citizens and permanent residents).

(Number)

15.7
16.7
17.7
18.7
19.7
20.8
22.1
23.4

Old-age Support Ratio: Citizens Aged 15-64 Years Per Citizen Aged 65 Years & Over * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

6.1
5.8
5.4
5.1
4.9
4.6
4.3
4.1

Age Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged Under 15 Years And 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Citizens Aged 15-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

39
39.8
40.6
41.3
42.5
43.7
45.2
46.8

Child Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged Under 15 Years Per Hundred Citizens Aged 15-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

22.7
22.4
22.2
21.9
21.9
21.9
22
22.2

Old-age Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Citizens Aged 15-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

16.3
17.3
18.4
19.4
20.6
21.8
23.2
24.6

Old-age Support Ratio: Citizens Aged 20-64 Years Per Citizen Aged 65 Years & Over * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

5.5
5.2
4.9
4.7
4.4
4.2
4
3.7

Age Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged Under 20 Years And 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Citizens Aged 20-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

54.1
54.4
54.9
55.5
56.2
57
58.4
59.7

Child Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged Under 20 Years Per Hundred Citizens Aged 20-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

36
35.3
34.7
34.1
33.7
33.2
33.1
32.9

Old-age Dependency Ratio: Citizens Aged 65 Years & Over Per Hundred Citizens Aged 20-64 Years * Data pertain to citizen population.

(Number)

18.1
19.2
20.3
21.4
22.6
23.8
25.3
26.8

Natural Increase * Data pertain to total population.

(Number)

20,782
22,839
22,323
21,234
18,710
17,757
17,833
16,536

Rate Of Natural Increase * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Residents)

4.6
5.1
4.9
4.6
4
3.7
3.7
3.3
SOURCE : SINGAPORE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

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Births and Deaths

Statistics on live-births and deaths are obtained from records maintained by the Registry of Births and Deaths. Statistics on live-births and deaths refer to live-births and deaths occurring within Singapore and its territorial waters as registered under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (Chapter 267).

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Key Indicators - Births and Fertility
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y‑o‑Y)  1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y‑o‑Y)  2/
Birth and Fertility            
Total Live-Births Number 2020 38,590 -1.8 39,279 0.6
Resident Crude Birth Rate Per 1,000
Residents
2020 8.5 na 8.8 na
Resident Total Fertility Rate Per Female 2020 1.10 na 1.14 na

Key Indicators - Deaths and Life Expectancy
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y)  1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y)  2/
Death and Life Expectancy            
Total Deaths Number 2020 22,054 2.8 21,446 0.8
Crude Death Rate 3/

Per 1,000
Residents

2020 5.2 na 5.0 na
Age-Standardised Death Rate 3/ 4/

Per 1,000
Residents

2020 2.8 na 2.8 na
Infant Mortality Rate 3/

Per 1,000
Live-births

2020 1.8  na 1.7 na
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y)  1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y)  2/
Life Expectancy at Birth 3/ Years  2020  83.9  na 83.7 na
Males Years  2020  81.5   na 81.4 na
Females Years  2020  86.1  na 85.9 na
Life Expectancy at Age 65 3/ Years  2020  21.5 na 21.4 na
Males Years  2020  19.6  na 19.5 na
Females Years  2020  23.2  na 23.0 na

Births and Fertility

Title : Births And Fertility Rates, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Total Fertility Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

1.19
1.25
1.24
1.2
1.16
1.14
1.14
1.1

15 - 19 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

3.8
3.3
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.3

20 - 24 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

19.7
19.5
18.7
17
15.1
14.4
12.7
12.7

25 - 29 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

70.5
71.1
68.7
65.8
62.2
60.6
59.4
54.6

30 - 34 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

90.2
99.3
98.5
96.2
93.3
92.9
92.4
90.8

35 - 39 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

44.7
48.3
49.9
49.7
48.6
48.4
50.1
49

40 - 44 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

8
8.3
8.9
8.8
9
8.8
9.9
9.5

45 - 49 Years * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Females)

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.5

Chinese * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

1.05
1.13
1.1
1.07
1.01
0.98
0.99
0.94

Malays * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

1.66
1.73
1.79
1.8
1.82
1.85
1.8
1.82

Indians * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

1.11
1.13
1.15
1.04
1
1
0.98
0.96

Gross Reproduction Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

0.57
0.61
0.6
0.58
0.56
0.56
0.56
0.53

Net Reproduction Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Female)

0.57
0.6
0.6
0.58
0.56
0.55
0.56
0.53

Crude Birth Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Residents)

9.3
9.8
9.7
9.4
8.9
8.8
8.8
8.5

Total Live-births

(Number)

39,720
42,232
42,185
41,251
39,615
39,039
39,279
38,590

Resident Live-births * Refers to births with at least one parent who is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident. Data for 1980-1985 are estimated.

(Number)

35,681
37,967
37,861
36,875
35,444
35,040
35,330
34,233
SOURCE : SINGAPORE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, IMMIGRATION AND CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY

Deaths and Life Expectancy

Title : Death And Death Rates, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Crude Death Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Residents)

4.6
4.7
4.8
4.8
5
5
5
5.2

Infant Mortality Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

2
1.8
1.7
2.4
2.2
2.1
1.7
1.8

Infant Mortality Rate - Males * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

1.8
1.9
2.2
2.3
2
2.3
1.8
2.1

Infant Mortality Rate - Females * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

2.1
1.7
1.2
2.5
2.4
1.9
1.6
1.4

Neonatal Mortality Rate * Data prior to 1990 pertain to total population. Data from 1990 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

1.1
1.1
0.8
1.4
1.2
1.3
0.6
0.8

Perinatal Mortality Rate * Data pertain to total population.

(Per Thousand Live-births And Still-births)

2.8
2.9
2.8
3
3.4
3.2
2.5
2.7

Maternal Mortality Ratio * Data pertain to total population.

(Per Hundred Thousand Live-births)

2.5
2.4
7.1
4.8
0
10.2
2.5
0

Under-5 Mortality Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents). Figure for the latest available year is preliminary.

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

2.6
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.6
2.3
2.1

Under-5 Mortality Rate - Males * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents). Figure for the latest available year is preliminary.

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

2.7
2.8
2.9
2.9
2.8
2.6
2.5
2.4

Under-5 Mortality Rate - Females * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents). Figure for the latest available year is preliminary.

(Per Thousand Resident Live-births)

2.5
2.3
2.3
2.5
2.8
2.6
2.1
1.9

Age-standardised Death Rate * Data prior to 1980 pertain to total population. Data from 1980 onwards pertain to resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).\uFFFD The Singapore resident population as at June 2003 is used as the standard population which is chosen to fix the age structure to eliminate its effect on mortality trends.

(Per Thousand Residents)

3.3
3.2
3.1
3
3
2.9
2.8
2.8

Total Deaths

(Number)

18,938
19,393
19,862
20,017
20,905
21,282
21,446
22,054

Resident Deaths

(Number)

17,810
18,237
18,640
18,856
19,763
20,095
20,288
20,985
SOURCE : SINGAPORE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, IMMIGRATION AND CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY

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Marriages and Divorces

Statistics on marriages comprise civil marriages registered under the Women’s Charter and Muslim marriages registered under the Administration of Muslim Law Act. They are obtained from records maintained by the Registry of Marriages and the Registry of Muslim Marriages.

Statistics on divorces and annulments are obtained from records maintained by the Family Justice Courts and Syariah Court. The records on revocation of divorces are obtained from the Registry of Muslim Marriages. Separations that do not confer on the parties the right to remarry are not covered.

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Key Indicators
Items Unit Latest Period Latest Data % Change
(Y-o-Y)  1/
Previous
Period Data
% Change
(Y-o-Y)  2/
Marital Status, Marriages and Divorces            
 Marital Status (among residents aged 15 years over)            

 Single

% 2020 31.5  na 30.9 na

 Married

 % 2020 58.8  na 60.1 na

 Widowed

 % 2020 5.3  na 4.9 na

 Divorced/Separated

 % 2020 4.3  na 4.1 na
 Number of Marriages Number 2020  22,651 -10.9 25,434 -5.8
 Number of Divorces & Annulments Number 2020  6,959 -8.7 7,623 3.8
General Marriage Rate 3/
Males Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident
Males Aged 15-49 Years
2020 35.7 na 40.7 na
Females Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident
Females Aged 15-49 Years
2020 34.9 na 37.9 na
General Divorce Rate 3/            
Males Per 1,000 Married Resident
Males Aged 20 Years & Over
2020 6.3 na 6.9  na
Females Per 1,000 Married Resident
Females Aged 20 Years & Over
 2020 6.1 na 6.5  na

Marriages

Title : Marriage Rates, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Male General Marriage Rate * Prior to 1984, data are based on total grooms and total population. From 1984 onwards, data are based on resident grooms and resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males 15-49)

40.5
44.4
44.2
44.4
45.7
43.3
40.7
35.7

15 - 19 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

0.6
0.5
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.4

20 - 24 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

10.9
10.7
10.1
9.2
9.3
9
7.9
7.9

25 - 29 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

71.5
77
76.4
78.2
81.7
74.6
65.8
59.1

30 - 34 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

109.9
127.2
132.5
131.2
130.1
120.3
109.8
97.3

35 - 39 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

86.2
89.1
90.6
88.8
90.9
91.7
90.3
65

40 - 44 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

56
61
54.6
58.3
59.8
52.3
53.4
36.9

45 - 49 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

36
35.7
36.3
35.5
37.1
33.3
33.1
23.2

50 - 54 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

26.8
26.6
23.4
21.4
24.4
22.2
20.6
14.9

55 - 59 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

16.1
17.6
17.3
14.5
16.1
15.9
15.8
9.5

60 - 64 Years * For 1980-1983, data refer to age group 60 years & over.

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

11.9
12.4
12.5
12.5
10.6
10.7
11.4
6

65 Years & Over

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Males)

4.1
3.9
4
4
3.9
3.8
4.1
2.6

Female General Marriage Rate * Prior to 1984, data are based on total brides and total population. From 1984 onwards, data are based on resident brides and resident population (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females 15-49)

36.9
40.8
41.1
41.6
42.8
40.8
37.9
34.9

15 - 19 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

2.2
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.2

20 - 24 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

21.3
22.3
20.9
19.9
19.8
18.4
16.4
16.7

25 - 29 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

97.4
103.8
107.2
106.8
108.8
99.8
88.6
79.9

30 - 34 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

89.2
105.3
106.5
105.8
101.6
100
95.5
81.6

35 - 39 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

44.6
44.3
48.2
48.9
51.2
48
46.8
39.9

40 - 44 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

19.4
19.5
21.1
21.3
22.4
22
21.4
17.3

45 - 49 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

10.2
11.7
10.4
11.7
12
12.1
11
9.1

50 - 54 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

5.2
5.4
6.7
5.5
5.6
6.3
6.5
5.6

55 - 59 Years

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

2.7
2.8
2.6
2.4
2.9
2.8
3.4
2.6

60 - 64 Years * For 1980-1983, data refer to age group 60 years & over.

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

0.9
1
1.3
1.4
1.3
1.5
1.5
1.3

65 Years & Over

(Per 1,000 Unmarried Resident Females)

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

Crude Marriage Rate * Prior to 1984, data are based on total marriages. From 1984 onwards, data are based on resident marriages where either or both the groom and bride are residents (i.e. Singapore citizens and permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Residents)

6.3
6.8
6.7
6.6
6.6
6.4
5.9
5.2
SOURCE : SINGAPORE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Divorces

Title : Divorce Rates, Annual

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Male General Divorce Rate * From 2004 onwards, data are based on divorces and annulments where the male spouses are residents (i.e Singapore citizens or permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Aged 20 Years & Over)

7.3
7
7.1
7.1
6.9
6.7
6.9
6.3

20 - 24 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

25.8
25.3
30.8
27.6
25.9
28.6
30.6
25.9

25 - 29 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

21.7
20.2
17.8
16.7
16.8
15.6
16
14.6

30 - 34 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

13.1
13.1
12.5
12.6
12.5
12.1
12.6
12.1

35 - 39 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

12
11.6
11.7
12.8
11.5
11.8
11.6
11.8

40 - 44 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

9.8
9.9
10.1
9.6
10.2
9.7
9.9
9.4

45 - 49 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

8.5
7.7
8.3
8.4
7.7
8.5
8.5
7.9

50 Years And Over

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Males)

3.6
3.5
3.7
3.6
3.7
3.4
3.7
3.2

Female General Divorce Rate * From 2004 onwards, data are based on divorces and annulments where the female spouses are residents (i.e Singapore citizens or permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Aged 20 Years & Over)

6.9
6.5
6.6
6.6
6.5
6.3
6.5
6.1

20 - 24 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

26.7
23.5
26.3
28.6
27.9
27.7
30
27.5

25 - 29 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

17.5
16
15.3
15.1
14.3
14.7
15.3
14

30 - 34 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

12.4
11.7
11.6
11.9
12.1
11.8
11.7
12.1

35 - 39 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

10.3
10.1
9.6
10.1
9.9
10.2
10.8
10

40 - 44 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

8
8.3
8.8
8.4
8.3
8.2
8.6
8.1

45 - 49 Years

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

6.3
6.1
6.4
6.2
6.9
6.5
6.9
6.5

50 Years And Over

(Per 1,000 Married Resident Females)

2.5
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.4
2.7
2.4

Crude Divorce Rate * From 2004 onwards, data are based on divorces and annulments where either or both spouses are residents (i.e Singapore citizens or permanent residents).

(Per 1,000 Residents)

1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.7
SOURCE : SINGAPORE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

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