Singapore Population: 5,832,792

Singapore is a sovereign island in Southeast Asia. There are four official languages spoken in Singapore, such as English, Malay, Tamil, and Chinese. The population of the country is very diverse and is known for its high religious diversity. It is known as the Alpha+Global city and is a highly developed country. It is ranked ninth in the UN Human Development Index. In important aspects such as education, quality of life, housing, and personal security, it is rated as the best.

Largest Cities in Singapore by Population

Some of the famous cities of Singapore based on the population are Boon Lay place, Hong Kah, Wenya, and many more. It is a famous tourist destination with many of the well-known places such as Marina Bay Sands, Changi Airport, and Gardens by the Bay that consist of spectacular attractions.

Singapore population history

In the year 2000, the population of Singapore was 4,028,871, but in the current year, it is 5,850,342. The number of migrants has increased to 27,028 presently. The median age was 34.8 in the year 2000, but now it is 42.2. Singapore’s global rank was switching between 114 and 115 for some years, but at this moment, it is 114.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,850,342 0.79% 46,005 27,028 42.2 1.21 8,358 N.A. N.A. 0.08% 7,794,798,739 114
2019 5,804,337 0.81% 46,838 27,028 40.2 1.23 8,292 N.A. N.A. 0.08% 7,713,468,100 114
2018 5,757,499 0.87% 49,458 27,028 40.2 1.23 8,225 N.A. N.A. 0.08% 7,631,091,040 114
2017 5,708,041 0.96% 54,407 27,028 40.2 1.23 8,154 N.A. N.A. 0.08% 7,547,858,925 115
2016 5,653,634 1.10% 61,482 27,028 40.2 1.23 8,077 99.40% 5,622,455 0.08% 7,464,022,049 115
2015 5,592,152 1.74% 92,196 63,406 39.7 1.23 7,989 99.00% 5,535,262 0.08% 7,379,797,139 114
2010 5,131,172 3.76% 173,097 144,268 37.9 1.26 7,330 98.90% 5,074,252 0.07% 6,956,823,603 115
2005 4,265,687 1.15% 47,363 18,554 36.4 1.35 6,094 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 6,541,907,027 120
2000 4,028,871 2.70% 100,580 64,316 34.8 1.57 5,756 97.10% 3,913,960 0.07% 6,143,493,823 119
1995 3,525,969 3.19% 102,601 59,569 32.4 1.73 5,037 98.70% 3,478,779 0.06% 5,744,212,979 126
1990 3,012,966 2.18% 61,486 23,960 29.3 1.7 4,304 100.00% 3,012,953 0.06% 5,327,231,061 128
1985 2,705,534 2.33% 58,769 27,562 27.3 1.69 3,865 N.A. N.A. 0.06% 4,870,921,740 128
1980 2,411,688 1.31% 30,393 2,855 24.5 1.84 3,445 N.A. N.A. 0.05% 4,458,003,514 128
1975 2,259,721 1.75% 37,488 1,176 21.9 2.82 3,228 N.A. N.A. 0.06% 4,079,480,606 128
1970 2,072,283 1.99% 38,891 -73 19.7 3.65 2,960 N.A. N.A. 0.06% 3,700,437,046 128
1965 1,877,826 2.83% 48,939 86 18.1 5.12 2,683 100.00% 1,877,808 0.06% 3,339,583,597 131
1960 1,633,130 4.59% 65,605 13,605 18.8 6.34 2,333 100.00% 1,633,086 0.05% 3,034,949,748 125
1955 1,305,105 5.01% 56,602 13,112 19.4 6.61 1,864 100.00% 1,305,091 0.05% 2,773,019,936 131

Singapore population forecast

In the coming years, the population of Singapore is expected to increase slowly. The median age will increase to 53.4. The global population rank of Singapore will reach 120. These changes will happen before the year 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 5,850,342 0.91% 51,638 27,028 42.2 1.21 8,358 N.A. N.A. 0.08% 7,794,798,739 114
2025 6,078,764 0.77% 45,684 27,028 44.6 1.21 8,684 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 8,184,437,460 115
2030 6,262,466 0.60% 36,740 27,028 46.8 1.21 8,946 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 8,548,487,400 115
2035 6,386,461 0.39% 24,799 27,028 48.8 1.21 9,124 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 8,887,524,213 117
2040 6,445,496 0.18% 11,807 27,028 50.5 1.21 9,208 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 9,198,847,240 117
2045 6,447,179 0.01% 337 27,028 52.1 1.21 9,210 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 9,481,803,274 119
2050 6,407,532 -0.12% -7,929 53.4 1.21 9,154 N.A. N.A. 0.07% 9,735,033,990 120

Singapore demographics

The life expectancy of the population in Singapore is 84.07 years. The infant mortality rate is 1.4. The sex ratio of the male population is 52.34% for the population share 3,062,257. The sex ratio for the female population is 47.66%, for the population share 2,788,086.

Singapore religion and politics

There are ten major religions in Singapore, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i, and Jainism. There are also other non-religious clusters.

Singapore follows the parliamentary representative democratic republic. This means that the president of Singapore is the head of the state, and the Prime Minister is the head of the government. It is a multi-party system.

Singapore economy

Singapore economics is a highly developed and free market. It is ranked as having the most open economy in the world. It is the third least corrupt and most pro-business. The tax rates are also low. The country has the third-largest GDP in the purchasing power parity. The state-owned enterprises play a huge part in Singapore’s economy. The export in the fields such as chemicals, electronics, and services makes Singapore the hub for wealth management.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%