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Singapore
  • Population
    5,781,728
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Mandarin (36.3%)
    English (29.8%) (second language to most)
    Malay (11.9%)
    Hokkien (8.1%)
    Tamil (4.4%)
    Cantonese (4.1%)
    Teochew (3.2%)
    Other (3.4%)
    [2010 est.]
  • Religion
    Buddhism (33.9%)
    No Religion (16.4%)
    Islam (14.3%)
    Taoism (11.3%)
    Catholic Christianity (7.1%)
    Hinduism (5.2%)
    Christianity [ndf] (11%)
    Other (0.7%)
    [2010 est.]
  • Ethnicity
    Chinese (74.2%)
    Malay (13.3%)
    Indian (9.2%)
    Other (3.3%)
    [2016 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    74
    20
    48
    8
    72
    46
  • Australians with Singaporean Ancestry
    8,389 [Census, 2016]
Singaporeans in Australia
  • Population
    54,939
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Singapore.
  • Median Age
    38 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (45.4%)
    Female (54.6%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    No Religion (25.1%)
    Catholic Christianity (18.9%)
    Buddhism (9.0%)
    Islam (6.8%)
    Anglican Christianity (6.4%)
    Other Religion (29.1%)
    Not Stated (4.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Chinese (47.2%)
    Indian (8.8%)
    English (8.2%)
    Singaporean (6.6%)
    Other Ancestry (29.2%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    English (49.0%)
    Mandarin (28.8%)
    Malay (6.0%)
    Cantonese (5.3%)
    Other Languages (10.4%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 96.4% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (29.2%)
    Western Australia (27.3%)
    New South Wales (23.2%)
    Queensland (12.2%)
    Other (8.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (60.1%)
    2007 - 2011 (13.6%)
    2012 - 2016 (8.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
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