Singaporean Culture

Population Statistics

Singapore

Population

5,781,728

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Mandarin 36.3%
English 29.8%
Malay 11.9%
Hokkien 8.1%
Tamil 4.4%
Cantonese 4.1%
Teochew 3.2%
Other 3.4%

[2010 est.]

The above statistics reflect people's first languages. English is also a second language to most.

Religion

Buddhism 33.9%
No Religion 16.4%
Islam 14.3%
Taoism 11.3%
Catholic Christianity 7.1%
Hinduism 5.2%
Christianity [undefined] 11.0%
Other 0.7%

[2010 est.]

Ethnicity

Chinese 74.2%
Malay 13.3%
Indian 9.2%
Other 3.3%

[2016 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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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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