Article

Facts & Figures: Singapore’s Ageing Population

Date Posted

1 Oct 2006

Issue

Issue 1, 14 Oct 2006

Topics

Population Trends1

Population Trends

Labour Force Participation Rates2

Labour Force Participation Rates

In Singapore, the labour force participation rate of those aged 60 years or more was 29% for males and 8% for females in 2006. In comparison, the rate in Japan was 41% and 19%, while in South Korea, it was 49% and 28%.3

Elderly Population by Age Group4

Elderly Population by Age Group

Projections for Singapore Population Aged 65 Years or More5 6

Projections for Singapore Population Aged 65 Years or More

*The ratio refers to the number of persons aged 15-64 years to each person aged 65 years or more.


NOTES

  1. Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  2. Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  3. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, “Population Ageing 2006,” http://www.unpopulation.org (accessed September 14, 2006).
  4. Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.
  5. Committee on Ageing Issues: Report on the Ageing Population (Singapore, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, 2006).
  6. Paper No. 3/99 (Singapore: Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, 1999).

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