2020-10-14 15:28

Annual number of new PRs and citizens stable for last 5 years, says Indranee fRA世界播



There have been about 22,100 new citizens every year on average. fRA世界播


SINGAPORE - About 31,700 people were given Singapore permanent resident status each year over the past five years, and their number has remained stable, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah. fRA世界播

新加坡-总理办公室部长英德拉尼·拉贾(Indranee Rajah)表示,在过去五年中,每年约有3.17万人获得新加坡永久居民身份,他们的人数一直保持稳定。fRA世界播

And there have been about 22,100 new citizens every year on average over the same period, including about 1,600 children born overseas yearly to Singaporean parents, she added. fRA世界播


Responding to questions from Mr Liang Eng Hwa (Bukit Panjang) and Ms Poh Li San (Sembawang GRC) in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 14), Ms Indranee said that like most developed economies, Singapore's resident total fertility rate (TFR) remains below the replacement rate of 2.1 - the level at which a population replaces itself. fRA世界播

Indranee女士周三(10月14日)在国会回答梁英华先生(Bukit Panjang)和Poh Li San女士(Sembawang GRC)的问题时表示,与大多数发达经济体一样,新加坡的居民总生育率(TFR)仍低于2.1的替代率-即人口自身更替的水平。fRA世界播

The resident TFR was 1.14 last year, unchanged from the year before that. fRA世界播


Ms Indranee, who oversees the National Population and Talent Division, reiterated that Singapore does not have a population target or seek to achieve any particular population size. fRA世界播


She said: "Singapore's population size is affected by many factors, including birth rates, life expectancy, as well as global developments affecting immigration and employment." fRA世界播


The Government in 2018 said Singapore's total population size is likely to be significantly below 6.9 million by 2030, she added. "This outlook remains valid today," she said. fRA世界播


Ms Indranee said citizenship and PR status are offered selectively to applicants who are committed to making Singapore their home, and who can integrate and contribute to Singapore. fRA世界播


"New citizens either share family ties with Singaporeans or have studied, worked or lived here for some time. They are drawn from the pool of qualified PRs who eventually make a serious commitment to take on citizenship," she added. fRA世界播


Ms Indranee also said Singapore's infrastructure planning is a long-term process that is guided by many factors besides demographics, including land use needs for economic growth, and socio-economic and technological trends. fRA世界播


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