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Population: 5.61m

Postby taxico » Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:09 am

Singapore’s population rose 1.3 per cent to reach 5.61 million in June... growing by 1.3 per cent from the year before.

...Singapore’s population comprises 3.93 million residents – or 3.41 million Singapore citizens and 0.52 million permanent residents (PR) – and 1.67 million non-residents such as dependants, international students and individuals who are here to work.

The number of citizens grew by 1 per cent in the past year to 3.41 million, through births and immigration. The number of citizen births last year was 33,725, the highest in more than a decade, and higher than the last Dragon year in 2012. It was the second consecutive year of increase since 2014.

The number of non-residents – largely comprised of foreigners working here and their families, as well as students – grew by 2.5 per cent to 1.67 million. There was stronger growth in the number of Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) and dependents of Singaporeans who are on Long-Term Visit Passes.

“The increase in FDW population growth reflects Singaporeans’ rising desire to augment their own care for their children and elderly,” said the NPTD in its report.

Although foreign employment remain low compared to the 2011 to 2012 period – when it rose by 77,000 – it has seen an increase as of June 2016. It increased by 27,000 between June 2015 and June 2016, up from 23,000 in the previous year.

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Re: Population: 5.61m

Postby menudown » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:55 am

They're reaching their target soon... 6.9million

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:49 pm

The increase in FDWs is directly attributable to the low TFR and the increasing longevity of the local population. Less people who will take care of the parents and the parents living longer to boot. It's cheaper to hire a maid to take care of the parents than it is to put them in an old age home or assisted living facility.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 1:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:. It's cheaper to hire a maid to take care of the parents than it is to put them in an old age home or assisted living facility.


When the source of cheap maids evaporate ?

Food for thought ..

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Re: Population: 5.61m

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 2:35 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The increase in FDWs is directly attributable to the low TFR and the increasing longevity of the local population. Less people who will take care of the parents and the parents living longer to boot. It's cheaper to hire a maid to take care of the parents than it is to put them in an old age home or assisted living facility.


Its in the news this week , staff at old folks here are paid $350 a month.

Which if true is an utter disgrace.
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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 3:01 pm

Barnsley wrote:Its in the news this week , staff at old folks here are paid $350 a month.

Which if true is an utter disgrace.


That they get less than the minimum salary for maids is not far from the truth..

Though some of the low wage is due to deductions.

Then again, geriatric nurses aren't paid low.

They do get reasonable take home

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Re: Population: 5.61m

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 21 Oct 2016 8:08 am

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/many-jobs-on-offer-despite-slowdown-ong-ye-kung

Time to up those Spass/Epass approvals.....
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30,000 IT professionals needed by 2017;

• 3,000 more jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in precision engineering by 2020;

• Demand for 1,000 rail engineers;

• At least 1,200 professionals needed in finance, mostly in IT and compliance; and

• 4,000 more early childhood educators needed in the coming years.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong pointed out that greying Singapore will need 30,000 more healthcare workers in five years, to add to today's 70,000.




Will help fill up all those empty properties that need renting as well :lol: :lol: :lol:
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