According to the latest household survey by the Department of Statistics, in the 5 years period 2010-2015, Singapore saw a 9% rise in singlehood for Singapore female residents aged between 25-29. The male residents however saw only a 5.6% increase over the same period.

The survey also found males with lower education qualifications and females with higher education are less likely to be married. In 2015, single male residents aged between 40-49 with below secondary qualifications (22.5%) are two times less likely their university graduates counterparts (11.2%). Conversely, single female residents aged between 30-39 with below secondary qualifications (12.3%) are twice as likely to be married compared to their university graduates counterparts (24.1%).

While the total fertility rate for 2015 was not released, the government survey indicated that the birth rate for married, divorced and widowed women aged between 40-49 dropped to 1.85 in 2015, as compared to 2.02 in 2010.

Singapore’s ageing population problem worsen with the number of households with at least one retiree (aged above 65) increasing 5% to 29.1% in 2015, as compared to 2010.

You may view the rest of the household survey here.