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More Singaporeans marrying and having children later as birth rate continues to plunge

Posted by temasektimes on June 29, 2012

Singapore’s population woes continue as latest statistics released by the National Population and Talent Division shows that the proportion of singles has increased across all age groups between 2000 and 2011.

Among citizens aged 30-34, singlehood rates went up from 33 per cent to 44 per cent for men and from 22 per cent to 31 per cent for women.

Singaporeans are also marrying later – at age 30 for men and about 28 for women (from age 28.5 to 30.1 for men and age 26.1 to 27.8 for women), resulting in couples having fewer children.

The proportion of married women having one child or none has gone up while the declining birth rate is across all ethnic groups.

The government has responded to the figures by saying it will ‘review’ its policies to encourage Singaporeans to get married and bear children.

The same division had earlier released a paper calling for Singapore to continue importing foreigners to make up for the shortfall in population.

Singapore’s declining birth rate can be attributed partly to its high cost of living, particularly that of housing which was aggravated in recent years by the relentless influx of immigrants.

 

14 Responses to “More Singaporeans marrying and having children later as birth rate continues to plunge”

  1. Leepotism said

    PAP mouth say one thing, do another thing.

    PAP mouth say want Singaporeans to marry but do everything to replace us with China and India trashes.

  2. RU YI Gee said

    Get you ICA department to do a better jobs first then speak out such terms.

    The same division had earlier released a paper calling for Singapore to continue importing foreigners to make up for the shortfall in population.

  3. New Guard said

    How is it possible to increase birth rate at the moment? prices are sky high, income stagnant, supervisors judge you by how long you stay in office, how is it possible even to have one kid?

    ‘review’ ? leaders should be planning ahead and not review !! plan ahead, fine tune as the years goes by. Not sit and talk about something that has already happened.

    they can ‘review’ all they want, but if someone ask them for any solution to the low birth rate, they just reply “so.. what do you think?”

    Solution – Simple

    Make your population happy.

    Happy population = people wants to reproduce.

    The inability of our leaders to make us happy. It is true that they have made Singapore a safe and fine city to live in. But the basic human feeling of happiness is not felt. I love my country, but i’m not happy.

    http://www.happyplanetindex.org/countries/singapore/ #90 of 151 (you will never find these kind of news in ST)

    Has the ‘leaders’ done any survey about happiness? No. All our ‘leaders’ have done are what they think would make Singapore better, not Singaporeans.

    I want to end off with it is both a blessing and a curse to be a true-blue Singaporean.

    —————————————

    The same division had earlier released a paper calling for Singapore to continue importing foreigners to make up for the shortfall in population. >>>>> SERIOUSLY BULL CRAP !!!!

  4. icefire said

    Singaporean go home on time to make baby, employer say we locals are lazy and they was “force” to employ those so call FT who really know how to work hard in boot licking the boss…
    if we stay in office till late night to stay committed to our work … Govt complain not enough baby in long run …
    can the ruling party tell us wat u pple wan the miserable local do ??
    pls jus stop looking at ur bank statment n fat wallet and advise pls

  5. President of Nasi Briyani said

    Go tell all PR that they must get married and have a baby. The baby must be a Singapore citizenship. Give them baby bonus also.

    • 60+ said

      no use lah, you give them baby bonus, they will get their children to leave Singapore before they reach 18 years. so give them citizenship will not help.
      No PR or citizenship for them, come work here as work permit holder. tehy should get same benefit same as Singaporean.

  6. Singaporeans said

    Why worry??
    Aren’t you importing all those filthy foreigners as shown in the pictures to replace Singaporeans already?? Or are you afraid no Singaporeans to do NS to support SAF?

    PAP, you can’t have your fucking cake and eat it.

  7. solaris8899 said

    papa will say this way, do the other way.
    more policies for local ppl to have more babies…more PRs.
    more jobs for local ppl…..even more FTs.
    more stringent for local to pass driving tests….more FTs able to have their driving license here.

  8. Sinking Sinkies said

    Fall of crabby stuff.
    Singapore’s population was 3+ millions some 10 years back.
    Why they brought in trashes by the tons to 5+ millions now?
    Is this population replacement or displacement?

  9. Singaporean said

    The FLOOD GATE for INFLUX OF FOREIGNERS ARE STILL OPEN!! See this article.
    http://www.transitioning.org/2012/06/27/foreign-employment-agency-can-operate-in-singapore-for-30-days-under-special-scheme/
    http://www.transitioning.org/2012/06/27/foreign-employment-agency-can-operate-in-singapore-for-30-da
    http://www.transitioning.org

  10. 60+ said

    what happen to the import Indianporean, chinaporean and pinoyporean, they are suppose to made babies for the shortfall. they also know that that this will not happen, too costly to maintain, so important things is made money.
    go back home and made baby and at the same time retire at below 50.
    our gahmen blind-ka.

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