Singapore to Reach 6.9 Million Population by 2030
The population of Singapore is expected to touch a peak of 7 million in the year 2030 according to the recently released white paper by the government. According to this report, the population is expected to be between the 6.6 million and 7.0 million mark by the time the third decade of the new millennium strikes.
The composition of this population is expected to include 4.3 to 4.5 million residents and 2.4 to 2.5 million non-residents. From the resident population, 3.7 to 3.9 million are Singapore citizens and the remaining are residents. Considering the current fertility rate, an additional 16,000 to 25,000 new citizens on an annual basis will push the city’s population to the expected figures by the year 2030.
The White Paper
National Population and Talent Division of Singapore released this White Paper with relevant population projections. This body is responsible for shaping population as well as immigration policies in the city. The White Paper also outlined three principles necessary to maintain a sustainable population which will maintain Singapore as the dynamic city that it is. They are:
- A society that reflects strength and cohesiveness
- An economy that is not just dynamic but also vibrant
- A living environment of high quality
Several steps including the provision of good employment opportunities and support to family units have been planned to maintain Singapore as a liveable and attractive city not just in the present but in the future as well.
The White Paper report came in the light of the demographic junction that the city finds itself in today. According to this paper, in contrast to two citizens entering the workforce for every single one quitting; only 0.7 citizens will be replacing one in 2030. The paper takes a closer look at this situation and provides the required numbers necessary to keep the citizen population up to the required figures.