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Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 26 Sep 2014 2:34 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 80740.html

The interesting part:

the Permanent Resident (PR) population stood at 527,700, down from 531,200 the year before


To keep the PR population stable, it will grant about 30,000 PRs each year.



So essentially what is happening is, they are giving just enough PRs to replenish the number of PRs that are ditching Singapore.

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Re: Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 26 Sep 2014 3:26 pm

Wd40 wrote:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-population/1380740.html

The interesting part:

the Permanent Resident (PR) population stood at 527,700, down from 531,200 the year before


To keep the PR population stable, it will grant about 30,000 PRs each year.



So essentially what is happening is, they are giving just enough PRs to replenish the number of PRs that are ditching Singapore.


I believe that's the first time I've seen an actual no for PR's. Normally it's rolled in with SC population.

Correction... seems it was always published....

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/statistics/l ... ta.html#14

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 26 Sep 2014 4:11 pm

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Re: Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years

Postby thismyvoice » Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:33 pm

Wd40 wrote:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-population/1380740.html

The interesting part:

the Permanent Resident (PR) population stood at 527,700, down from 531,200 the year before


To keep the PR population stable, it will grant about 30,000 PRs each year.



So essentially what is happening is, they are giving just enough PRs to replenish the number of PRs that are ditching Singapore.


Not exactly. Some of the PR evolved to become citizens.

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Postby Abel Ang » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:54 am

If the population isnt moving... why arent the property prices going down!

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:59 am

Abel Ang wrote:If the population isnt moving... why arent the property prices going down!



Really? The are......and I just got another nice little discount on my rent.
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Postby Abel Ang » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:03 am

Maybe its starting to decline. Good news for everyone!

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Postby Max Headroom » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:36 pm

Someone's pushing his luck :D

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:04 pm

Looks like somebody took a cue from my post and did a more detailed analysis :)

http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/10/01/la ... pr-status/

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:45 am

Wd40 wrote:Looks like somebody took a cue from my post and did a more detailed analysis :)

http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/10/01/la ... pr-status/


He makes one valid and interesting point (PR's are being given up at a high rate...why?) and then trashes his argument with the typical TRE crap (oh PR's only want to come for free housing) without even trying to dig into his first point (WHY are PR's giving up PR and what does this mean for Singapore)...

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 1:01 pm

Abel Ang wrote:If the population isnt moving... why arent the property prices going down!


Because property prices are controlled by the government.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 1:03 pm

Abel Ang wrote:Maybe its starting to decline. Good news for everyone!


....except the politicians who rely on ever-rising prices as a soma for the people.

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Postby ktw1990 » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 5:31 pm

I guess to remedy the ageing population, singapore now extended the retirement age to 67 for some public sectors positions. But that'll only be a temporary solution.

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Postby aster » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:25 am

Lowest fertility rate in the world.

Surely it's better to try to turn this around than keep bringing in people to replenish the local population, especially if they cannot become citizens without renouncing their other citizenship(s) beforehand...

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 7:44 am

aster wrote:Lowest fertility rate in the world.

Surely it's better to try to turn this around than keep bringing in people to replenish the local population, especially if they cannot become citizens without renouncing their other citizenship(s) beforehand...


BTW, I understand Japan, with a larger aging population, are informally making people with experience in geriatric care PR status, as long as they commit to a certain # of years

A few Filipino nurses have 'migrated' to Japan ..

as for fertility and balancing population, if it was not told before, let me say it .

the idea is to win the next election, and increasing population is one sure way to loose the election ..


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