Singapore Population Statistics and Vital Health Statistics

This is a summary of Singapore's population statistics over the last three years, updated as of 16 May 2017. Figures include vital and health statistics.

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Population and Vital Statistics


2017 2018 2019
Land Area (sq km)
721.5
724.2
725.7
Total Population ('000)
5,612.3
5,638.7
5,703.6
Singapore Residents ('000)3,965.8
3,994.3
4,026.2
Total (Age 1)
►% below 15 years15.0
14.8
14.7
►% 15 - 64 years72.0
71.5
70.9
►%65 years & above13.0
13.7
14.4
Male (Age 1 )
►% below 15 years7.6
7.6
7.5
►% 15 - 64 years35.5
35.2
34.8
►% 65 years & above
5.9
6.3
6.6
Female (Age 1 )
►% below 15 years7.4
7.2
7.2
►% 15 - 64 years36.5
36.3
36.1
►% 65 years & above7.1
7.5
7.8
Race 1
►% Chinese74.3
74.374.4
►% Malay13.4
13.413.4
►% Indian9.0
9.0
9.0
►% Others3.23.23.2
Total Dependency Ratio 2 
(per 100 Residents age 15 to 64 years old)
38.9
39.9
41.4
Child Dependency Ratio 3 
(per 100 Residents age 15 to 64 years old)
20.8
20.7
20.7
Old-Age Dependency Ratio 4 
(per 100 Residents age 15 to 64 years old)
18.1
19.2
20.4
Total Fertility Rate 1 
(per Female)
1.16
1.14
1.14
Crude Birth Rate 1 
(per 1,000 population)
8.9
8.8
8.8
Crude Death Rate 1 
(per 1,000 population)
5.0
5.0
5.0
Infant Mortality Rate 1 
(per 1,000 live-births)
2.2
2.1
1.7
Under 5 Mortality Rate 1 
(per 1,000 live-births)
2.8
2.6
2.5
Maternal Mortality Ratio 
(per 100,000 live-births & still-births)
0
10
3
Life Expectancy at Birth 1 
(years)
83.2 83.4 83.6
Male80.9
81.2
81.4
Female85.4
85.5
85.7
Life Expectancy at Age 65 1 
(years)
21.0 21.2 21.3
Male19.2
19.4
19.6
Female22.6
22.7
22.9
2010 2015 2017
Health Adjusted Life Expectancy at Birth 1,5 
(years)
Male71.1
72.3
72.6
Female74.7
75.575.8


Notes:
1 Singapore Residents
2 Residents under 15 years and those 65 years and above divided by residents aged 15–64 years
3 Residents under 15 years divided by residents aged 15–64 years
4 Residents 65 years and above divided by residents aged 15–64 years
5 Source : Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015)

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