Demographics of Singapore
The total population of Singapore is 5,791,901 people. People in Singapore speak the English, Tamil, Malay, and Standard Mandarin languages. The linguistic diversity of Singapore is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Singapore is 0.3835. The median age is approximately 33.8 years. Life expectancy in Singapore is 83. The female fertility rate in Singapore is 1.3. Around 7% of the population of Singapore are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Singapore is 0.3857. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Singapore see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In Singapore, the population density is 7697 people per square kilometer (20023 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very densely. The total population of Singapore is 5,791,901 people. Singapore has approximately 2,543,638 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Singapore represent 1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Singapore represent 42.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Singapore is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Singapore is 0.3857. This means that a certain diversity is present in Singapore, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Singapore on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 33.8 years. The median age for men is 33.7, while the median age for women is 33.9.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.08. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.08; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.95; sex ratio over 64 - 0.8; total sex ratio - 0.95. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of Singapore is Buddhism, the followers of which comprise 33.9% of all religious believers in the country. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: धर्म dharma; Pali:धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha (
the awakened one). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is accomplished through the direct understanding and perception of dependent origination and the Four Noble Truths. Besides Buddhism, there are some followers of Islam in Singapore. The religious diversity of Singapore is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Singapore. The index of religious fractionalization in Singapore is 0.6561. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Singapore.
Singapore is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Singapore is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In Singapore, 74.18 in every 100 people use internet. Singapore has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.901. Singapore has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The migration rate in Singapore is 14.05%. In Singapore, 19.6% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Singapore is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.
People in Singapore speak the English, Tamil, Malay, and Standard Mandarin languages. The linguistic diversity of Singapore is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Singapore. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Singapore is 0.3835. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Singapore. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.