September 29, 2008
Singapore Population Grows 5.5 Pct to 4.84 Mln
Singapore population grows 5.5 pct to 4.84 mln
SINGAPORE, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's population grew 5.5 percent to 4.84 million in June this year from a year ago, latest statistics showed on Friday.
Singapore resident population, including citizens and permanent residents, went up by 1.7 percent to 3.64 million from a year ago.
The number of citizens grew to 3.16 million from 3.13 million last year due to the higher number of citizen babies and more permanent residents taking up citizenship.
Figures also showed that there were some 18,032 residents births in the first half of this year compared to just 17,325 the same period last year.
The city-state has one of the world's lowest fertility rate -- 1.29 in 2007.
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