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Ethnicity as an important factor when hiring an employee Singapore 2019 by ethnicity

According to a survey on racial and religious harmony in Singapore, 10.2 percent of Chinese respondents stated that the ethnicity of the applicant was most of the time an important factor when considering hiring an employee. By comparison, this figure was at 3.8 percent for respondents of ethnicities categorizes under 'Others'.

Singapore is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, with citizens categorized into four main ethnic groups, known as CMIO: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others. Those categorized under the "Others" include Eurasians, Caucasians, Arabs, and Filipinos, among others. Those from an ethnic Chinese background make up the majority of the population in Singapore.

Importance of ethnicity as a factor when hiring an employee in Singapore as of January 2019, by ethnicity

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Release date

2019

Region

Singapore

Survey time period

August 2018 to January 2019

Number of respondents

4,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "How important is race in hiring someone to work for you?"

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