Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Random: Singapore population growth over the years.
Something surprised me when I was discussing Singapore's population size and distribution with some other international students here at UIUC. I knew Singapore's population is now 4.5 million, and I remember being mildly surprised when I noticed a large transition a long time ago.
Anyway, I went to our statistics board's website and found a nice table on population growth over the years. It does not merely show total Singapore population but distinguishes between foreigners and citizens/PR. I was amazed to find that the foreign population is now more than 20% of the total population! They have been growing at an increasing rate in recent years.