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Population in Brief 2020

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Post by PNGMK » Thu, 24 Sep 2020 6:00 pm

These are always interesting papers. Some very clear statements I've not seen before:

"Singapore grants between 15,000 and 25,000 new citizenships annually, to individuals who are committed to making Singapore their home and who can integrate and contribute to Singapore. New citizens either share family ties with Singaporeans (for example, through marriage), or have studied, worked or lived here for some time".
(emphasis mine).

"Permanent residence is an intermediate step by which individuals may take up citizenship
in Singapore. Since the tightening of the immigration framework in late 2009, we have
accepted about 30,000 new PRs a year. This keeps the PR population size stable, and
provides a pool of candidates who may be suitable for citizenship. The majority of our
PRs are aged between 25-59 years (Chart 15)". (emphasis mine)

In 2019, 22,714 individuals were granted SC and 32,915 individuals were granted PR (a small increase - post 2008 debacle PR/SC were pulled back down but have slowly crept up). 7% of the new SCs were children born overseas to Singaporean parents

Race metrics - Chinese % dropped slightly - "others" has come up 0.1% - Indians clearly hard capped at 7.5% (no growth which means Indian migration is sharply down).

Aging pop'n metrics are a huge concern. Median age and % of older folks is massively climbing. I think we will see this flow through to PR and SC approvals (younger folk have a better chance) - this is shown on a page later as PR for > 40 falls to 7.5% - you need to apply for PR before 40! SC not such as issue 23.5% > 40 yo).

Some conflict of info though - for new PR and SC the bulk are sourced from Asian countries - 5.3% from "others". 62% from SE Asia and 32% from "other Asian countries" which I think would be India / Paki / Burma?

In all not a great picture for those chasing PR unless your from SE Asia and a younger person.
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Re: Population in Brief 2020

Post by jamie9vardy » Thu, 24 Sep 2020 7:19 pm

Burma should come under SE Asia.

Other Asian countries may well include Greater China (CN, HK and TW) and Northeast Asia of Korea and Japan, in addition to those from South Asia.

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Re: Population in Brief 2020

Post by malcontent » Fri, 25 Sep 2020 6:26 pm

Slightly more than 1 in 3 citizen marriages last year involved transnational couples. Origins of non-citizen spouses married to citizens:

Non-citizen brides = 97% from Asia
Non-citizen grooms = 67% from Asia

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