ASEAN HEADLINES- POPULATION: SINGAPORE- S’pore’s total population falls 4.1% to 5.45 million as Covid-19 hits foreign workforce numbers

Singapore’s permanent resident population fell by 6.2 per cent to 0.49 million.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Singapore’s total population as of June fell for the second straight year, down to 5.45 million from 5.69 million in 2020. This 4.1 per cent decrease is the largest year-on-year decline – and only the third instance of negative growth – since 1950, according to data from the Department of Statistics.

Previous falls in total population were registered in 2020 (0.3 per cent) and 1986 (0.1 per cent).




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