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The increase was most noticeable among women aged 25 to 29, where the proportion of singles went up from about More older women remained unmarried as well. The proportion of singles among those aged 30 to 34 went up 3. Among men, a Single ladies Singapore proportion among those aged 25 to 29 were staying single - from For those aged 35 to 49, the proportion rose slightly, between 0.
Only the proportion for those aged 30 to 34 dipped marginally, down 0. These figures from the annual Population in Brief report on Thursday come as Singapore's total fertility rate hit a seven-year low while its population continues to age. The resident total fertility rate fell from 1. For the population to replace itself without immigration, women need to have an average of 2.
The Prime Minister's Office's Strategy Group, which released the report, attributed the drop partly to a larger cohort of young Singaporeans, aged 19 to 29 last year, entering peak childbearing ages, but have not yet had children.
With increasing life expectancy and lower fertility rates, the proportion of the citizen population aged 65 years and older is rising, and at a faster rate compared to a decade ago. Between andthe proportion of elderly citizens increased from Inthis proportion was 9.
It fell in by 2. There were 24, marriages involving citizens last year, 2. This was higher than the average of the past decade of about 22, citizen marriages.
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