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S’pore population hits 5.61 million as of June 2016 https://t.co/MHNm2MVOf2

S’pore population hits 5.61 million as of June 2016 https://t.co/MHNm2MVOf2

Singapore’s population has hit 5.61 million in June 2016. The statistics was released on Sept. 27 by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) in its annual Population in Brief report . At a glance, here is a breakdown of the key figures: Number of citizens: 3.41 million Through births and immigration, the number of citizens rose by 1 percent. The report said the government takes a “calibrated approach to immigration”. There are plans to continue taking in between 15,000 and 25,000 new citizens each year to prevent the citizen population from shrinking. Number of permanent residents (PRs): 520,000 This has remained constant as there were 530,000 PRs in June 2015. Number of non-residents: 1.67 million This group is made up of students, foreigners working in Singapore and their families. It grew by 2.5 percent. Number of new citizens: 20,815 new citizens last year T...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/09/spore-population-hits-5-61-m...

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