30 Sep '15, 7am

Singapore population report: More than 33,000 babies in 2014

SINGAPORE - A total of 33,193 babies were born in Singapore in 2014. This is a decade high that matches the benchmark number set in 2012, the dragon year, according to the Population In Brief 2015 Singapore report. In 2013, about 31,000 babies were born. The slight increase in 2014 means the total fertility rate (TFR) last year was 1.25 compared to 1.19 in 2013. The TFR has hovered around this figure for the past decade. The replacement rate for Singapore is 2.1 per cent. Related Story Singapore's population is 5.54 million as of June, slowest growth in more than a decade The breakdown of TFR by ethnic group shows a small increase for the Chinese, from 1.05 in 2013 to 1.13 last year. Similarly for the Malay community, from 1.66 in 2013 to 1.73 last year. The Indian community also registered a slight uptick from 1.11 in 2013 to 1.13 last year. The median age for Singaporean...

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