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Foreigner Growth Outpaces Citizen Growth as Singapore’s Population Hits Record High of 5.92 Million

As of June this year, Singapore’ population has hit a record high of 5.92 million, according to the government’s Population in Brief (PIB) publication.

The total population in 2022 was 5.64 million.

The non-resident population grew 13.1 percent to 1.77 million as at June this year.

Meanwhile, the Singapore Citizen population rose by 1.6 percent in June to 3.61 million.

The Permanent Resident population rose by 3.7 percent to 540,000 over the same period.

16 percent of the increase in foreigners came from the dependants of PRs and work pass holders.

Employment Pass holders constituted 11 percent, while S Pass holders accounted for 10 percent.

The largest increase in the foreign population came from an influx of workers from the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors, at 24 percent.

This was followed by non-CMP work permit holders at 20 per cent, and foreign modestic workers at 15 percent.

For the whole of 2022, there were 30,429 citizen births, which is 4 percent lower than the year before.

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