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SINGAPORE


Population:

4,657,542 (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 118

Age structure:

0-14 years: 14.4% (male 348,382/female 324,050)
15-64 years: 76.7% (male 1,737,972/female 1,833,415)
65 years and over: 8.9% (male 184,393/female 229,330) (2009 est.)

Median age:

total: 39 years
male: 38.5 years
female: 39.4 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:

0.998% (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

Birth rate:

8.82 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 217

Death rate:

4.66 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 197

Net migration rate:

5.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17

Urbanization:

urban population: 100% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 1.2% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 2.31 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 224
male: 2.51 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.09 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 81.98 years
country comparison to the world: 4
male: 79.37 years
female: 84.78 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate:

1.09 children born/woman (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 222

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.2% (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 105

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

4,200 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 200 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 118

Nationality:

noun: Singaporean(s)
adjective: Singapore

Ethnic groups:

Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000 census)

Religions:

Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8% (2000 census)

Languages:

Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.5%
male: 96.6%
female: 88.6% (2000 census)

Education expenditures:

3.7% of GDP (2001)

country comparison to the world: 122



Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The annual growth rate for 1998 was 1.9%.
Singapore has a varied linguistic, cultural, and religious heritage. Malay is the national language, but Chinese, English, and Tamil also are official languages. English is widely used in professions, businesses, and schools.
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