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Household incomes rose for all income groups last year on the back of a tight labour market, according to latest Department of Statistics data. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Cai Haoxiang Household incomes rose for all income groups last year on the back of a tight labour market, according to latest Department of Statistics data. The median monthly household income from work rose from $6,340 in 2010 to $7,040 in 2011, an increase of 11 per cent. After adjusting for inflation, the increase was 5.6 per cent, double the 2.8 per cent real growth in 2010. These figures are for Singaporean and permanent resident households with at least one working member, and include employer Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions. Background story To read the full paper, 'Key Household Characteristics and Household Income Trends, 2011' can be downloaded from the Singapore Department of Stat...

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