15 Feb '11, 4am

Average size of Singapore household shrinks

Average size of Singapore household shrinks

SINGAPORE: The Department of Statistics (DOS) said 3.5 persons made up the average household in 2010, down from 3.7 persons in 2000. The proportion of resident households with two or three persons has also increased to 29 per cent. And one-person households make up 12 per cent of total households. Releasing details on households and housing from the Census of Population 2010, DOS said the shift towards smaller households was most prominent for Chinese households. The proportion of Chinese households with fewer than four members increased to 54 per cent last year from 46 per cent in 2000. The corresponding increase was lower among Malay households from 34 per cent in 2000 to 36 per cent in 2010 and Indian households from 45 per cent in 2000 to 48 per cent in 2010. Married couple households accounted for 70 per cent of resident households in 2010, a decline from 74 per cent ...

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