28 Sep '11, 6am

Singapore's population hits 5.18 million in 2011, up 2.1% from last year. No. of non-residents rises 6.9% to 1.39m

Singapore's population hits 5.18 million in 2011, up 2.1% from last year. No. of non-residents rises 6.9% to 1.39m

Singapore's total population stood at 5.18 million as at end-June 2011. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Janice Heng Singapore's population has reached 5.18 million, up 2.1 per cent from 5.08 million last year. The growth was due to increases in the number of citizens and non-residents. There are now 3.26 million citizens, up 0.8 per cent from 3.23 in 2010. The number of non-residents - foreigners who are working, studying or living here but not granted permanent resident status - rose 6.9 per cent to 1.39 million this year, from 1.31 million in 2010. In contrast, the number of permanent residents fell by 1.7 per cent, to 532,000 from 541,000 in 2010. The updated population figures, released on Wednesday by the Department of Statistics, are of Singapore's population as at the end of June in 2011. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powe...

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