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Census of Population 2010 Advance Census Release
ISBN 978-981-08-6819-2
© Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore
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Ministry of Trade & Industry
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The Treasury
Singapore 179434
Republic of Singapore
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PREFACE
The Census of Population 2010 was the fifth census carried out in Singapore
since Independence and the fourteenth in the series of census taking in Singapore. The
census is the most comprehensive source of information on population and households.
It provides benchmark data for all demographic, economic and social statistics.
The Census 2010 adopted a register-based approach, similar to the Census of
Population 2000. Basic population count and characteristics were compiled from
administrative sources. More detailed information on demographic, education,
economic, transport, household and housing characteristics were obtained from a
sample enumeration of about 200,000 households.
As in the conduct of the Census 2000, a tri-modal collection strategy
comprising Internet, Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) and face-to-
face interviews was adopted to facilitate data collection for the households in the
census sample. The Census 2010 went paperless during the face-to-face interviews,
with the use of Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPCs) to aid data collection.
This data collection methodology brought about savings in manpower, data security in
the field, as well as improvements in quality and timeliness of data.
This Advance Census Release analyses the key trends in population size,
growth, demographic profile and broad geographic distribution of the Singapore
population as at end-June 2010, compiled from multiple administrative sources. The
report includes detailed statistical tables to enable more comprehensive study by users
as well as a glossary of census concepts and definitions. More tables and analyses
based on the sample enumeration will be published progressively in a series of
Statistical Releases on specific topics.
I would like to thank all who have, in one way or another, contributed to the
success of this project. My deep appreciation is extended to all participating
households who had given their full support to the Census 2010. The contributions of
many government ministries and statutory boards, which provided pertinent
information for the Census 2010, are gratefully acknowledged.
Wong Wee Kim
Chief Statistician
Singapore
August 2010
 
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CONTENTS
Page
Preface
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v
Key Population Indicators
Introduction
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Key Demographic Trends
Population Size and Growth
3
Age Structure
4
Ethnic Composition
5
Sex Composition
6
Place of Birth
6
Geographical Distribution
7
9
Map of Planning Areas
Statistical Tables
13
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Glossary of Terms and Definitions
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