The aged population of Singapore
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The aged population of Singapore by G. Shantakumar

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Published by Singapore National Printers in Singapore .
Written in English



  • Singapore.


  • Older people -- Singapore.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-202).

Statementby G. Shantakumar.
SeriesCensus of population, 1990 ;, monograph no. 1
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.S5 S5 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL960478M
ISBN 109971914581
LC Control Number95948105

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By , Singapore will no longer be an ageing society. It will enter a new phase – an aged society. Singapore will make the transition from an ageing to aged society in a short span of 19 years, well within a child’s growing-up years. The ageing phenomenon is not unique to Singapore. By , the number of Singaporeans aged 65 and above is projected to double to , That means 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be in that age group, up from 1 in 8 today. Number of Singapore Citizens aged 65 and above. We are not alone. Other developed nations are also experiencing a similar rise in their older population. But from the graph.   Singapore News -The pool of citizens aged 65 and older grew to per cent, from per cent last year - markedly higher than in , when Author: Elgin Toh.   In , the percentage of the population of Singapore above the age of 65 was forecasted to be at 33 percent, making up a third of the population.

Singapore currently has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, it also has an extremely low birth rate and an appallingly high rate of ageing. Approximately 10% of the population of 5 million is aged over This figure will increase to about 25% by the year With such shocking statistics, many questions come to mind.   Definition: This entry provides the distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: years (children), years (early working age), years (prime working age), years (mature working age), 65 years and over (elderly).The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Residents aged 65 years and over made up 13% of the resident population in Singapore in , compared to % in Dependency Ratio [ edit ] The Age dependency ratio in Singapore was reported at % in , according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, and is expected to reach % by and % by [12]. An ageing population simply means the country’s population as a whole is getting older, with more elderly members and fewer younger people. In general, the natural replacement rate should be babies per woman. However, Singapore’s fertility rate stands at , far from what is required to maintain a .

Between and this year, Singapore’s population grew from million to million. However, the number of citizens aged 65 and above is increasing rapidly, as population growth slows. The. Ageing and old age: among Chinese in a Singapore urban neighbourhood. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 82p. [HQ Kua] Kua, Ee Heok. Shades of grey. Singapore: Asiapac, p. A book about the social conditions of the aged in Singapore. [HQ Kua] Kua, Ee Heok. The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population. The number of persons aged The third edition of this book presents a most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of population trends and patterns in Singapore since its foundation in to the present day. Separate chapters are devoted to population growth and distribution, changing population structure, migration, mortality trends and differentials, marriage trends Format: Hardcover.