12 Jan '11, 10pm

Singapore education profile improves significantly

The proportion of university graduates among residents aged 25 to 34 years rose from 24 per cent in 2000 to 47 per cent in 2010. -- ST PHOTO: GEORGE GASCON SINGAPOREANS are now a better educated bunch, according to the Census of Population 2010 released by the Singapore Department of Statistics on Wednesday. Overall, 49 per cent of the non-student residents aged 15 years and over in 2010 had at least post-secondary qualifications, up from 33 per cent in 2000. The share of university graduates also increased significantly from 12 per cent in 2000 to 23 per cent in 2010. The proportion of university graduates among residents aged 25 to 34 years rose from 24 per cent in 2000 to 47 per cent in 2010. Literacy rates in residents 15 and above moved up from 93 per cent in 2000 to 96 per cent last year. The number of Singaporeans proficient in two or more languages jumped from 56 p...

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