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Random Singapore Stats

Postby carteki » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 8:12 pm

Some useless demographic (not racial) information about Singapore...
http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/themes/people/popnindicators.pdf

Points I found interesting ...
- median age of both men and women marrying is increasing and is currently 30 for men and 28 for women.
- resident live births of 35k is higher than the resident deaths of 17k
- home ownership rate has dropped to 87% from 92% in 2000
- average household size has constantly been decreasing, but the % of resident households in 4 bed HDB or condo has increased.
- no of SG PR's doubled from 2000 to 2010, but decreased in 2011
- women outnumber the men

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Re: Random Singapore Stats

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 8:31 pm

carteki wrote:Some useless demographic (not racial) information about Singapore...
http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/themes/people/popnindicators.pdf

Points I found interesting ...
- median age of both men and women marrying is increasing and is currently 30 for men and 28 for women.

That is interesting because I though 15 years ago it was around 34:32

- resident live births of 35k is higher than the resident deaths of 17k

This one is well known as that is why the population is greying so rapidly.

- home ownership rate has dropped to 87% from 92% in 2000

This surprised me somewhat, but it shouldn't have. It's one of the reasons why the PAP was hit so hard in the GE. The newlyweds cannot afford to buy due to the rapidly escalating property prices that was created by their greedy parents holding out for more and more COV.

- average household size has constantly been decreasing, but the % of resident households in 4 bed HDB or condo has increased.

No surprise there. They keep making the flats smaller so in order to have some space they opt for 4 Room flats which gives them a TV/Den/Rec room or another bedroom for guests.


- no of SG PR's doubled from 2000 to 2010, but decreased in 2011

This one was in the news constantly during the GE. But as a result of the GE, intake has been virtually stopped for a while


- women outnumber the men

On the whole, I think that is the same for most countries as women have a longer life expectancy then men generally.


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Re: Random Singapore Stats

Postby carteki » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 8:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
carteki wrote:Some useless demographic (not racial) information about Singapore...
http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/themes/people/popnindicators.pdf

Points I found interesting ...
- median age of both men and women marrying is increasing and is currently 30 for men and 28 for women.

That is interesting because I though 15 years ago it was around 34:32
KCB: might be the difference between the definition of median and average. Technically median is the correct measure in this situation

- resident live births of 35k is higher than the resident deaths of 17k

This one is well known as that is why the population is greying so rapidly.
KCB: So basically you're saying that more of the old people should hurry up and die :razz: The stat surprised me because I'd assumed that the population was not growing hence the need for aggresive pr's etc.

- women outnumber the men

On the whole, I think that is the same for most countries as women have a longer life expectancy then men generally.

If you take a look at the stats, this is a relatively recent trend. There were more males than females until 2000 when the ratio was pretty even. But is a pretty decent place for SG to be in if you consider the imbalance in China. Currently a SG male can expect to live to 79 and a female to 84

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Re: Random Singapore Stats

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:09 pm

carteki wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
carteki wrote:Some useless demographic (not racial) information about Singapore...
http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/themes/people/popnindicators.pdf

- resident live births of 35k is higher than the resident deaths of 17k

This one is well known as that is why the population is greying so rapidly.
KCB: So basically you're saying that more of the old people should hurry up and die :razz: The stat surprised me because I'd assumed that the population was not growing hence the need for aggresive pr's etc.



You forgot one important aspect. The definition of resident for demographic purposes is inclusive of PR's. The rate at which they brought in PR's was more than enough to offset the declining birthrates of locals.

I suspect we will see a lessening of the disparity in the next couple of years with the influx of new PR's being drastically curbed.

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Postby carteki » Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:53 pm

The one I didn't pay too much attention to - but SMS raised an interesting point. The PR's were brought into offset declining local birthrates (but there is still "natural growth" in that local births outnumber local deaths). What PR's haven't helped with is the median age of 38. This has climbed from 19 in 1970!


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