12 Jan '11, 10pm

Number of single Singaporeans on the rise (via ST iPhone App)

Among Singapore citizens aged 30 to 34 years, the proportion of singles rose significantly from 33 to 43 per cent for males, and from 22 to 31 per cent for females. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN THE Census of Population 2010 released by the Singapore Department of Statistics reveals a rise in the number of singles, especially prominent in the younger age groups between 2000 and 2010. Among Singapore citizens aged 30 to 34 years, the proportion of singles rose significantly from 33 to 43 per cent for males, and from 22 to 31 per cent for females. This translates to a 10 per cent and 9 per cent increase respectively. Singlehood was most prevalent among citizen males with below secondary qualifications and graduate citizen females. On the family front, there has been an increase of 6 per cent - from 14 per cent in 2000 to 20 per cent in 2010 - in the proportion of childles...

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