Singapore’s population continues to grow with increase in number of foreigners
Posted by temasektimes on September 28, 2012
In the latest annual Population Trends publication by the Singapore Department of Statistics, the country’s total population reached 5.31 million at end-June.
The number of Singapore citizens grew by close to 28,000 to 3.29 million over the one-year period while the non-resident population grew 7.2 per cent to 1.49 million in the reference period.
Non-Singaporeans now make up a total of 38.2 per cent of the country’s total population.
Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew had proclaimed recently that Singapore needs MORE foreign workers, a policy which received strong support from the elected ‘opposition’ in parliament.