Singapore’s population up almost 200,000 between 2006 and 2007
By Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 31 July 2008 2003 hrs
SINGAPORE : Singapore’s population rose by almost 200,000 between 2006 and 2007.
As of last year, total population stood at 4.59 million, up from 4.4 million in 2006. Of these, 3.58 million were citizens and permanent residents.
The latest Yearbook of Statistics released on Thursday also showed there were 39,490 births last year, up by over 1,100 babies compared to the previous year.
Marriage inched up again, registering its highest number in five years.
Last year, 23,966 couples tied the knot, up 260 from 2006. But this is still down by 1,701 compared to a decade ago, which saw 25,667 marriages registered in 1997.
More are also delaying marriage. Last year, the median age for the groom was 29.8 years old, compared with 28.4 in 1997.
For the women, the median age of brides was 27.2 last year, up from 25.7 about a decade ago. – CNA /ls