Fertility drops as most woman in Singapore are staying single - Report

It seems that most of Singaporean women are happy of being single. According to the recently released annual Population report revealed.

Fewer Singaporean women tied the knot last year compared to previous years. The most number of single female citizens at aged 25 to 29 had increased from 60.9 percent in 2007 to 68.1 percent last year.

The trend also reflected to even more older women remained unmarried as well. The proportion of singles among those aged 30-34 went to up to 3.9 percent, while those aged 40 to 44 increased by 3.8 percent.

For men, a higher proportion among those aged 25 to 29 were staying single from 77.5 percent a decade ago to 80.7 percent last year. For aged 35 to 49, it slightly rose between .2 to 1.9 percentage points.

When it comes to having babies, Singapore fertility rate slow for the seventh year in a row. These mean life expectancy versus lower fertility rates, the proportion of the citizen population aged 65 years and older is rising, and at a faster rate compared to a decade ago.

Singapore's total population recorded at least 5.64 million as of June this year, a slightly increase of 0.5 percent.


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