Total population of Singapore 2024

In 2018, the total population of Singapore was approximately 5.64 million inhabitants. Population growth in the country is slow and even dropped below one percent the same year.

The youth is fading

Singapore’s population is getting older, with the age bracket of those aged 65 and older getting bigger every year. At the same time, both the share of the younger age brackets, the 0-14 year-olds and the 15-64 year-olds, are decreasing. The median age of the Singaporeans is increasing rapidly, from 34.1 years in the year 2000 to an estimated 42.4 by 2020, with no slowdown in sight.

The old are here to stay

The majority of Singaporeans are between 25 and 60 years old. In the years to come, improving healthcare and one of the highest life expectancies at birth will see this majority shift to the elderly. Additionally, Singapore’s fertility rate - the average number of children born per woman of childbearing age - is the lowest worldwide and below the replacement rate, which means that Singapore’s population is not only getting older, but also smaller in numbers in the future. This trend could have economic consequences, like decreasing GDP growth and increasing old-age dependency.

Singapore: Total population from 2014 to 2024

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Due to the high level of uncertainty in current global economic conditions, the IMF does not offer projections for this economic indicator at this time. Data will be updated as soon as they are available.

* Estimate.

Figures have been rounded.

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