Singapore Population Growth Case Study
Population growth is an increase in the number of people living in a country during a period of time. There are factors to determine population growth, such as (Fig. 1):
Fig. 1 Even though Singapore’s population stands at 5.54 million, Singapore’s population grows at a slowest rate in 10 years. It has increased by 1.2% from 5.47 million in June 2014 to 5.54 million in June 2015.
Singapore’s population consists of residents and non-residents As for the residents; it is divided into two (Fig. 2), which are the Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs). Currently, there are 3.38 million of Singapore Citizens and 0.53 million of PRs.
As for the growth in the non-resident population, there was an increase …show more content…
In 2010, Singapore tops the Asia-Pacific list of cities for ‘Quality of Living’, according to a survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Singapore’s population enjoys one of the highest levels of health and nutrition in Asia. Singapore promotes a clean, green and healthy environment. According to the National Environment Agency, air quality in terms of Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) was good on 93% of the days in 2010 and moderate on 7% of the days. In Hong Kong, people experience a high level of air pollution. People relocate to Singapore due to air pollution that is causing health problems.
Wide variety of accommodation options to cater to all sorts of needs, preferences and budgets are offered in Singapore. Rentals are considered affordable as compared to other developed cities. In Hong Kong, residential rentals are more expensive than in Singapore.
Even though both Singapore and Hong Kong have established world-class health facilities, excellent infrastructure, efficient transport systems and international schools/universities to cater to the expatriate community, Hong Kong expats earn less than Singapore …show more content…
In 2011-2012, there was an increase of 12,000 thus the number of foreigners working in Singapore rose up to 77,000. There was a decrease to 60,000 in 2013 and it further decrease to 33,000 in 2014. During the year of 2014-2015, there are about 23,000 number of foreigners working in Singapore. After the year 2011, there was a significant decrease in the numbers of foreign workers until now.
Singapore’s population issue is that Singapore is getting overpopulated. Singapore has a very high standard of living and quality of life. Singapore is a country with low crime rate, easy regional access, high standards of infrastructure and healthcare. When Singapore become too overpopulated with foreigners, this may lead to an increase in crimes rate and might also lower down the standard of living in Singapore.
Singapore needs a mixture of both foreigners and Singaporeans with a set of skills, working experiences and a good background. We need foreign workforce to support our economic and social needs. Foreigner manpower can contribute to Singaporean’s workforce which is to support our development and social need. They do constructions and maintenance for Singaporeans so we can continue to enjoy a good quality of life while minimizing the cost of the