Population of Singapore 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Singapore is 6,209,660, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||1.73%|
|Birth rate||8.60 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||84.07 years|
|Men life expectancy||81.67 years|
|Women life expectancy||86.64 years|
|65 years and above||10.03%|
|Median age||34.00 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||0.96|
|Population density||8,909.12 residents per km²|
|74.1% Chinese, 13.4% Malay, 9.2% Indian, 3.3% Pakistani, Sri Lankan and others|
|Buddhists (Chinese) 33.9%; Taoists (Chinese) 20%; Muslims (Malay 15.4%); Christians 12.6%; Hindus 3.5%; Others (including non-religious, Sikhs, Taoists, Confucians) 14.6%|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.935|
|HDI ranking||9th out of 194|
People in Singapore
The residents of Singapore are the Singaporeans. 76 out of 100 people in Singapore are Chinese, 15 are Malays and seven are Indian. People from Pakistan and Sri Lanka also live in Singapore.
So many people from very different cultures live together in Singapore. One then speaks of a multicultural society. There are four official languages, namely English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
About 5.7 million people live on the island. The population density is very high, especially in the center of the capital, which is in the south of the island. This is only possible because they live “one above the other”, in fact in many high-rise buildings.
Languages in Singapore
English is the language of administration and business in Singapore. But since so many different nations speak English, a dialect of its own has developed in which other languages are also incorporated. The sentence structure is also often changed and the language simplified.
But most of Singapore’s residents are Chinese and speak their own language, Mandarin. Mandarin is therefore used as a business language in addition to English, especially when Chinese Singaporeans communicate or do business. In addition to Mandarin, there are eight other Chinese dialects that are spoken.
Tamil and Malay are also spoken in Singapore. Tamil is the mother tongue of people from Sri Lanka, Malay comes from Malaysia and Indonesia.
Religions in Singapore
Almost all religions are represented in Singapore. Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism and the Sikh religion meet here. The different religions live together in a relatively small area. Often people of the same religion and origin also live together in common neighborhoods. There are, for example, the districts of Little India and China Town.