12 Jun '11, 1am
Singapore last year saw its lowest no. of babies born since 2005, despite influx of immigrants of child-bearing age
Last year saw 37,967 babies born - the lowest number since 2005, when there were 37,492 births, figures from the Department of Statistics show. Also, the racial balance is gradually changing, demographers note, with a growing proportion of Indian babies and babies of other minority ethnic groups in the last five years, according to the latest figures from the Department of Statistics.