Demographic Profile of Singapore
The majority of Singapore’s population i.e. approximately 51% lies in the age group of 24 to 54 years. 20% of the population is 55 and above.
17% of the population lies between 15 to 24 years of age and 15% lies between 0 to 14 years of age. Their total median age is 34.9. The country comprises of the various diverse ethnic groups like Chinese, Malay, Indians and many others. Their official spoken language is English, however, you may find plenty of people speaking Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and other Chinese dialects. English is used as a mandatory language in schools and is also the main working language in Singapore. In 2019, their sex ratio was 959 males/1000 females. Singapore lays claim to 278.6 square miles (721.5 square kilometers) of total surface area as an island city-state off the coast of Malaysia, earning the rank of 190th in the world in terms of size. The country is made up of 63 islands, the main one being Pulau Ujong which has two man-made connections to Malaysia. Singapore has a tropical climate and nearly all of the land is habitable. The population is very high for such a small surface area, with 5.612 million people living there as of 2017, giving the country population density of 20,144 people per square mile (7,778 people per square kilometer).
As a city-state, Singapore has no major cities, or cities at all and the country is smaller than many major cities around the world. Instead of cities, Singapore is broken down into towns- each of which has its own jurisdiction. As a city-state, Singapore is also its own capital. Buddhism is the most widely followed religion in the Island, although its followers don’t form a majority in the country with 33.2% of the population. 11% of people are Taoist, 18.7% are Christian, 14% are Muslim, 5% are Hindu, 0.6% practice Sikhism or another religion, all which 17.5% of people have no religion at all. Singapore is slotted as the fourth best in terms of world life expectancy. The only countries to go above this record are Japan, Switzerland and San Marino. Life expectancy is the number of years that a newborn infant is expected to live, in the event that the factors affecting mortality don’t change all throughout his or her lifetime. Like many other countries, women have a longer life compared to men in Singapore. The drastic changes in population are not expected to continue in the years to come.