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MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS SINGAPORE, MAY 2011 ISSN 0037-5640

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Monthly Digest of Statistics Singapore

CONTENTS

Page

Ο Preface

i

Ο Notes on Changes and Revisions

x

Ο Statistical Tables

1

Climate and Air Quality

1

Population

3

Labour and Productivity

9

National Income and Balance of Payments

14

Business Expectations

19

Business Formation and Cessation

21

Manufacturing

23

Construction and Real Estate

26

Services

32

External Trade

38

Transport and Communications

50

Tourism

61

Finance

65

Public Finance

76

Prices

81

Health

101

Community Services

102

Culture and Recreation

104

Miscellaneous

106

Ο Information Dissemination Services

109

LIST OF TABLES BY SECTION

Page

Climate and Air Quality

1.1

Air Temperature and Sunshine

1

1.2

Mean Relative Humidity and Rainfall

1

1.3

Air Pollution Levels

2

Population

2.1

Population and Growth Rate

3

2.2

Singapore Residents by Age Group, Ethnic Group and Sex, End June 2010

4

2.3

Live-births by Ethnic Group and Sex

6

2.4

Live-births by Birth Order

6

2.5

Deaths by Ethnic Group and Sex

7

2.6

Infant Deaths by Ethnic Group

7

2.7

Marriages Registered under the Women’s Charter by Ethnic Group of Couple

8

2.8

Marriages Registered under the Muslim Law Act by Ethnic Group of Couple

8

Labour and Productivity

 

3.1 Employment Services

9

3.2 Changes in Labour Productivity by Industry

10

3.3 Average Monthly Nominal Earnings Per Employee by Industry

11

3.4 Average Monthly Recruitment Rate by Industry and Occupational Group

12

3.5 Average Monthly Resignation Rate by Industry and Occupational Group

13

National Income and Balance of Payments

 

4.1 Gross Domestic Product by Industry

14

4.2 Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product

15

4.3 Gross Fixed Capital Formation

15

4.4 Gross Domestic Product Deflators by Industry

16

4.5 Balance of Payments

17

Business Expectations

 

5.1 Business Expectations for the Manufacturing Sector

19

5.2 Business Expectations for the Services Sector

20

Page

Business Formation and Cessation

6.1 Formation of Companies by Industry

21

6.2 Cessation of Companies by Industry

21

6.3 Formation of Businesses by Industry

22

6.4 Cessation of Businesses by Industry

22

Manufacturing

7.1 Index of Industrial Production

23

7.2 Investment Commitments in Manufacturing and Services

25

7.3 Indices of Unit Business Cost and Unit Labour Cost

25

Construction and Real Estate

 

8.1

Contracts Awarded and Progress Payments Certified

26

8.2

Available and Vacant Private Residential Properties

27

8.3

Supply of Private Residential Properties in the Pipeline by Development Status

28

8.4

Approval, Construction Commencement and Completion of Private Residential Properties

28

8.5

Available and Vacant Commercial and Industrial Properties

29

8.6

Supply of Commercial and Industrial Properties in the Pipeline by Development Status

30

8.7

Approval, Construction Commencement and Completion of Commercial and Industrial Developments

31

Services

9.1

Retail Sales Index

32

9.2

Food & Beverage Services Index

34

9.3

Domestic Wholesale Trade Index

35

9.4

Foreign Wholesale Trade Index

36

9.5

Business Receipts Index for Services Industries

37

External Trade

10.1 External Trade by Type

38

10.2 Imports by Major Region/Country

40

10.3 Exports by Major Region/Country

41

10.4 Imports by Commodity Section

42

10.5 Exports by Commodity Section

44

10.6 Domestic Exports by Commodity Section

46

10.7 Re-Exports by Commodity Section

48

Page

Transport and Communications

11.1

Sea Cargo and Shipping Statistics

50

11.2

Civil Aircraft Landings, Passengers and Parcel Mail

50

11.3

Air Cargo Discharged by Region/Country of Origin

51

11.4

Air Cargo Loaded by Region/Country of Destination

52

11.5

Air Passenger Arrivals by Region/Country of Embarkation

53

11.6

Air Passenger Departures by Region/Country of Disembarkation

54

11.7

Motor Vehicle Population by Type of Vehicle

55

11.8

Motor Vehicle Population by Vehicle Quota Category

55

11.9

New Registration of Motor Vehicles by Vehicle Quota Category

56

11.10

Motor Vehicles De-Registered by Vehicle Quota Category

56

11.11

Motor Vehicle Quota, Quota Premium and Prevailing Quota Premium

57

11.12

Road Casualties

58

11.13

Postal Articles Handled and Telecommunications

59

11.14

Total SMS Messages

60

Tourism

12.1

Visitor Arrivals by Region/Country of Residence

61

12.2

Visitor Arrivals by a) Sex and b) Age Group

62

12.3

Visitor Arrivals by Length of Stay

63

12.4

Outbound Departures of Singapore Residents by Mode of Transport

63

12.5

Gazetted Hote l Statistics

64

Finance

13.1

Currency in Circulation

65

13.2

Money Supply

65

13.3

Monetary Survey

66

13.4

Domestic Interest Rates

66

13.5

Exchange Rates

67

13.6

Official Foreign Reserves

67

13.7

Assets of Domestic Banking Units

68

13.8

Liabilities of Domestic Banking Units

69

13.9

Loans and Advances of Domestic Banking Units to Non-Bank Customers by Industry

70

13.10

Assets and Liabilities of Asian Currency Units

71

13.11

Assets of Finance Companies

71

13.12

Liabilities of Finance Companies

72

13.13

Assets and Liabilities of Domestic and Asian Currency Unit Operations of Merchant Banks

72

Page

Finance (continued)

13.14 Pledges at Pawnshops

73

13.15 Central Provident Fund Contributions, Withdrawals and Amount Due to Members

74

13.16 Turnover on the Singapore Exchange (Equities)

75

Public Finance

 

14.1

Government Finance

76

14.2

Government Debt

76

14.3

Government Operating Revenue

77

14.4

Government Operating Expenditure

78

14.5

Government Development Expenditure

79

14.6

Duty-Paid Releases of Liquors

80

14.7

Duty-Paid Releases of Tobacco and Petroleum

81

Prices

15.1

Consumer Price Index

82

15.2

Consumer Price Index for Households in Different Income Groups

86

15.3

Price Indices of Selected Consumer Items

87

15.4

Average Retail Prices of Selected Items

88

15.5

Domestic Supply Price Index

90

15.6

Singapore Manufactured Products Price Index

92

15.7

Import Price Index

94

15.8

Export Price Index

96

15.9

Construction Materials Market Prices

98

15.10

Price Index of Housing & Development Board Resale Flats

99

15.11

Private Property Price Index by Type of Property

99

15.12

Price Indices of Non-Landed Private Residential Properties by Locality and Completion Status

100

15.13

Commercial Property Rental Index by Type of Property

101

Health

16.1

Hospital Admissions and Public Sector Outpatient Attendances

102

16.2

Admissions to Public Sector Hospitals

102

Page

Community Services

17.1 Number and Capacity of Child Care Centres

103

17.2 Enrolment in Child Care Centres by Type of Programme and Organisation

103

17.3 Public Assistance Recipients by Category

104

17.4 Residents in Old Folk’s Homes by Type of Organisation and Sex

104

Culture and Recreation

18.1 Attendances at Cinemas and Visitors to Places of Interest

105

18.2 Utilisation of Sports Facilities

106

Miscellaneous

19.1 Electricity Generation and Sales

107

19.2 Gas Sales

107

19.3 Livestock Slaughtered and Fish Supply and Wholesale

108

19.4 Number of Bankruptcy Petitions, Orders Made and Discharges

108

NOTATION

p

preliminary

na

not available

-

nil or negligible

nec

not elsewhere classified

nes

not elsewhere specified

NOTES

Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.

Some

provisional and may be subject to revision in later issues.

figures,

particularly

those

for

the

most

recent

time

periods,

are

Values are shown in Singapore dollars (unless otherwise stated)

OTHER REFERENCE

A companion book, “Yearbook of Statistics Singapore, 2010”, is published by the Singapore Department of Statistics. The Yearbook contains brief notes on coverage, definitions and data sources for each topic and annual data for ten years ago and the latest six years.

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NOTES ON CHANGES AND REVISIONS

From time to time, changes are made to the Monthly Digest of Statistics Singapore to maintain its currency and relevance. Such changes include addition of new series and replacement of existing series as a result of revision necessitated by changed circumstances.

New Table

The following table is included: -

With effect from the August 2010 issue:

Table 15.10 Price Index of Housing & Development Board Resale Flats

With effect from the October 2010 issue:

Table 17.1 Number and Capacity of Child Care Centres

Replacement of Existing Series

With effect from the May 2010 issue:

The following tables contain rebased series with reference year “2005=100”

that are compiled according to Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) 2005 :

i. Table 3.2: Changes in Labour Productivity by Industry

ii. Table 4.1: Gross Domestic Product by Industry

i. Table 4.2: Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product

ii. Table 4.3: Gross Fixed Capital Formation

iii. Table 4.4: Gross Domestic Product Deflators by Industry

Data in the following have been revised.

iv. Table 4.5: Balance of Payments

With effect from the Jul 2010 issue:

The following tables contain rebased series with reference year “2009=100”:

i. Table 15.2: Consumer Price Index for Household in Different Income Groups

With effect from the Sep 2010 issue:

The following tables contain rebased series with reference year “2005=100”:

i. Table 7.3: Indices of Unit Business Cost and Unit Labour Cost

With effect from the Mar 2011 issue:

The following tables contain rebased series with reference year “2010=100”:

i. Table 9.1: Retail Sales Index

i. Table 9.2: Food & Beverage Services Index

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Other Changes

With effect from the April 2010 issue:

Table 5.2 Business Expectations for the Services Sector: Expectations for the business situation, operating receipts and employment for the “Amusement & Recreation” industry have been added.

Table 10.2 Imports by Region/Country and T10.3 Exports by Region/Country:

Data breakdown for the new countries have been added.

With effect from the May 2010 issue:

Table 14.3 Government Operating Tax: Data breakdown for “Withholding Tax” has been added.

With effect from the Jul 2010 issue:

Table 2.1 Population and Growth Rate: “Singapore Citizens”, “Singapore Permanent Residents” and “Non-Residents” have been added.

With effect from the Nov 2010 issue:

Table 16.2 Admission to Public Sector Hospitals: Data breakdown for “Khoo Teck Puat Hospital” has been added.

With effect from the Jan 2011 issue:

Table 19.3 Livestock Slaughtered and Fish Supply and Auction: “Fish Auction” has been renamed as “Fish Wholesale”.

With effect from the Apr 2011 issue:

Table 5.2 Business Expectations for the Services Sector: “Recreation, Community & Personal Services” have been added. “Amusement & Recreation” have been discontinued.

With effect from the May 2011 issue:

Table 3.3 Average Monthly Nominal Earnings per Employee by Industry:

New industry groups based on Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) 2010 are presented.

Table 11.13: Postal Articles Handled and Telecommunications: Residential Wired Broadband”, “Corporate Wired Broadband” and “Wireless Broadband” have been added. “Residential Broadband” and “Corporate Broadband” have been discontinued.

Table 18.2: Utilisation of Sport Facilities: “Swimming” has been renamed as “Swimming Pool”.

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1.1 AIR TEMPERATURE AND SUNSHINE

Climate and Air Quality

 

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Air Temperature in Degree Celsius

Means

Daily Maximum

31.7

31.9

31.6

30.8

29.7

31.7

31.3

31.9

Daily Minimum

25.0

24.9

24.2

23.9

23.5

24.1

23.9

24.6

Absolute Extremes

Maximum

35.0

35.5

33.1

33.6

32.4

33.5

33.5

33.1

Minimum

21.8

21.7

21.7

22.3

21.6

23.2

21.9

21.4

Bright Sunshine Daily Mean Hours

5.9

5.7

5.0

3.6

4.5

7.5

4.6

7.2

Source :

National Environment Agency

1.2 MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND RAINFALL

 

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Mean Relative Humidity 1 at 2.00 pm (Per Cent)

70

71

73

71

76

65

74

70

Rainfall Total (mm) Maximum in a Day (mm) Number of Rainy Days

1,921

2,075

279

181

513

161

185

179

87

121

42

86

216

17

54

62

166

178

21

14

17

7

22

12

Source :

1 The ratio of the actual amount of water vapour in a given volume of air to the amount that would be present were the air saturated at the same temperature, expressed in percentages.

National Environment Agency

1.3 AIR POLLUTION LEVELS

Climate and Air Quality

 

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Sulphur Dioxide (µg / m 3 ) (mean)

9

11

14

6

4

6

6

9

Nitrogen Dioxide (µg / m 3 ) (mean)

22

23

27

22

19

17

21

22

PM 10 (µg / m 3 ) 1 (2nd Maximum 24-hourly mean)

77

127

51

50

43

51

44

46

Carbon Monoxide (mg / m 3 ) (2nd Maximum 8-hourly mean)

1.7

2.2

1.6

1.0

1.1

1.0

1.0

1.5

Ozone (µg / m 3 ) (4th Maximum 8-hourly mean)

100

129

78

76

88

105

94

85

Source : National Environment Agency Notes : United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Standards for Air Quality

Sulphur Dioxide 80 µg/m 3 (annual mean)

Nitrogen Dioxide 100 µg/m 3 (annual mean)

PM 10 (Particulate Matter 10 microns ) 150 µg/m 3 (2nd Maximum 24-hourly mean)

Carbon Monoxide 10 mg/m 3 (2nd Maximum 8-hourly mean)

Ozone 147 µg/m 3 (4th Maximum 8-hourly mean)

All measurements of air quality are corrected to reference temperature of 25 o C and pressure of 760 mm of mercury.

2.1 POPULATION AND GROWTH RATE

Population

     

Singapore Residents 4

 

Total Population 2,4

Total

Singapore

Singapore

Non-Residents

Year

Citizens

Permanent

Residents

 

Number (Thousand) as at June

 

1990

(Census)

3,047.1

2,735.9

2,623.7

112.1

311.3

2000

(Census)

4,027.9

3,273.4

2,985.9

287.5

754.5

2004

4,166.7

3,413.3

3,057.1

356.2

753.4

2005

4,265.8

3,467.8

3,081.0

386.8

797.9

2006

4,401.4

3,525.9

3,107.9

418.0

875.5

2007

4,588.6

3,583.1

3,133.8

449.2

1,005.5

2008

4,839.4

3,642.7

3,164.4

478.2

1,196.7

2009

4,987.6

3,733.9

3,200.7

533.2

1,253.7

2010

(Census)

5,076.7

3,771.7

3,230.7

541.0

1,305.0

 

Average Annual Growth 1 (Per Cent)

 

1990

(Census)

2.3 3

1.7 3

1.7 3

2.3 3

9.0

2000

(Census)

2.8

1.8

1.3

9.9

9.3

2004

1.3

1.4

0.8

6.5

0.7

2005

2.4

1.6

0.8

8.6

5.9

2006

3.2

1.7

0.9

8.1

9.7

2007

4.3

1.6

0.8

7.5

14.9

2008

5.5

1.7

1.0

6.5

19.0

2009

3.1

2.5

1.1

11.5

4.8

2010

(Census)

1.8

1.0

0.9

1.5

4.1

1 For 1990 and 2000, refers to annual growth over the last ten years. For 2004 - 2010, refers to growth over previous year.

2 Total population comprises Singapore residents and non-residents. Resident population comprises Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

3 Based on 1980 and 1990 using de facto concept.

Population

2.2 SINGAPORE RESIDENTS BY AGE GROUP, ETHNIC GROUP AND SEX, END JUNE 2010

Thousand

Ethnic Group / Sex

Total

0 - 4

5 - 9

10 - 14

15 - 19

20 - 24

25 - 29

30 - 34

35 - 39

Total

3,771.7

194.4

215.7

244.3

263.8

247.2

272.6

298.7

320.0

Males

1,861.1

98.9

110.2

125.3

134.0

123.9

131.3

143.0

156.3

Females

1,910.6

95.5

105.5

119.0

129.7

123.2

141.3

155.6

163.7

Chinese

2,794.0

128.3

141.9

168.0

186.1

175.7

195.6

216.7

234.8

Males

1,370.1

65.7

72.8

86.6

94.8

88.5

95.0

103.0

111.9

Females

1,423.9

62.6

69.1

81.4

91.3

87.2

100.6

113.7

122.8

Malays

503.9

32.2

36.9

43.6

48.6

44.5

37.7

29.8

33.2

Males

250.9

16.5

19.1

22.5

25.1

22.7

18.9

14.3

16.1

Females

253.0

15.7

17.8

21.1

23.6

21.9

18.8

15.5

17.1

Indians

348.1

24.4

26.6

23.9

22.8

21.7

29.3

36.4

35.1

Males

180.3

12.1

13.3

12.0

11.3

10.6

13.6

19.0

20.3

Females

167.8

12.3

13.2

11.9

11.5

11.1

15.7

17.4

14.8

Others

125.8

9.5

10.4

8.7

6.2

5.3

10.1

15.8

17.0

Males

59.8

4.6

5.1

4.1

2.8

2.2

3.8

6.8

7.9

Females

65.9

4.9

5.3

4.6

3.4

3.1

6.3

9.0

9.0

Note : Singapore resident population comprises Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Population

2.2 SINGAPORE RESIDENTS BY AGE GROUP, ETHNIC GROUP

AND SEX, END JUNE 2010 (continued)

Thousand

Ethnic Group / Sex

40 - 44

45 - 49

50 - 54

55 - 59

60 - 64

65 - 69

70 - 74

75 - 79

80 - 84

85 & over

Total

309.4

323.5

303.0

248.7

192.0

111.5

92.6

65.2

39.8

29.2

Males

153.0

163.2

152.7

124.8

94.8

53.3

42.9

28.2

15.5

9.6

Females

156.4

160.2

150.3

123.9

97.2

58.2

49.7

37.0

24.3

19.6

Chinese

227.3

241.6

235.9

200.6

158.3

94.0

77.3

53.5

33.0

25.2

Males

110.1

121.0

118.1

100.7

78.1

45.0

35.9

23.0

12.2

7.6

Females

117.2

120.6

117.8

99.9

80.2

49.0

41.4

30.5

20.9

17.7

Malays

38.0

44.4

37.9

27.5

18.6

9.7

8.7

6.8

3.7

2.1

Males

18.5

22.1

19.0

13.4

8.9

4.3

4.0

2.8

1.7

1.0

Females

19.5

22.3

19.0

14.1

9.7

5.3

4.7

3.9

2.0

1.1

Indians

30.1

27.3

22.4

16.3

12.0

6.4

5.4

4.0

2.5

1.5

Males

17.4

14.7

11.9

8.3

5.9

3.1

2.4

2.0

1.4

0.9

Females

12.7

12.6

10.5

8.0

6.1

3.2

3.0

2.0

1.1

0.6

Others

14.0

10.2

6.7

4.3

3.0

1.4

1.2

0.9

0.6

0.4

Males

7.0

5.5

3.7

2.5

1.8

0.8

0.6

0.4

0.2

0.2

Females

7.1

4.8

3.1

1.8

1.2

0.6

0.6

0.5

0.3

0.3

Note : Singapore resident population comprises Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Population

2.3 LIVE-BIRTHS BY ETHNIC GROUP AND SEX

Number

Ethnic Group / Sex

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Total

39,570

37,967

3,201

3,163

3,076

2,733

3,354

3,261

Males

20,502

19,643

1,709

1,628

1,586

1,402

1,726

1,664

Females

19,068

18,323

1,492

1,535

1,490

1,331

1,628

1,597

Chinese

24,799

23,303

1,954

1,939

1,934

1,656

2,107

1,986

Males

12,780

12,099

1,036

1,004

985

845

1,098

1,006

Females

12,019

11,204

918

935

949

811

1,009

980

Malays

6,053

5,711

464

464

437

396

486

470

Males

3,152

2,961

259

243

234

211

244

232

Females

2,901

2,749

205

221

203

185

242

238

Indians

4,196

4,285

371

347

355

305

367

366

Males

2,194

2,168

197

168

197

149

185

185

Females

2,002

2,117

174

179

158

156

182

181

Others

4,522

4,668

412

413

350

376

394

439

Males

2,376

2,415

217

213

170

197

199

241

Females

2,146

2,253

195

200

180

179

195

198

Source : Registry of Births and Deaths Note : Data prior to 2011 are based on date of occurrence while those for 2011 are based on date of registration.

 

Figures for males and females may not add up to the total due to sex not reported.

 

2.4

LIVE-BIRTHS BY BIRTH ORDER

 

Number

Birth Order

2009

2010

2009 Q4

2010 Q1

2010 Q2

2010 Q3

2010 Q4

2011 Q1

Total 1

39,570

37,967

10,512

9,320

9,424

9,631

9,592

9,163

1st

18,590

18,130

5,015

4,372

4,473

4,644

4,641

4,495

2nd

13,844

13,404

3,622

3,331

3,369

3,378

3,326

3,165

3rd

5,059

4,615

1,315

1,187

1,138

1,145

1,145

1,060

4th

1,450

1,296

385

307

308

344

337

322

5th

410

367

109

84

94

85

104

82

6th & Over

217

155

66

39

42

35

39

39

Source : Registry of Births and Deaths

Note : Data prior to 2011 are based on date of occurrence while those for 2011 are based on date of registration.

1 Includes birth order not stated.

2.5 DEATHS BY ETHNIC GROUP AND SEX

Population

Number

Ethnic Group / Sex

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Total

17,101

17,610

1,385

1,456

1,557

1,461

1,528

1,447

Males

9,450

9,682

780

819

898

789

829

795

Females

7,647

7,926

605

637

659

672

699

652

Chinese

12,817

13,349

1,031

1,121

1,161

1,114

1,126

1,092

Males

6,966

7,244

561

621

655

587

591

592

Females

5,851

6,105

470

500

506

527

535

500

Malays

2,489

2,535

188

212

227

193

251

181

Males

1,317

1,381

121

123

125

110

139

93

Females

1,171

1,153

67

89

102

83

112

88

Indians

1,359

1,282

125

82

136

117

107

136

Males

894

795

73

48

92

67

70

87

Females

465

487

52

34

44

50

37

49

Others

436

444

41

41

33

37

44

38

Males

273

262

25

27

26

25

29

23

Females

160

181

16

14

7

12

15

15

Source : Registry of Births & Deaths Note : Figures for males and females may not add up to the total due to sex not reported. Data are based on date of registration.

2.6 INFANT DEATHS BY ETHNIC GROUP

Number

Ethnic Group

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Total

102

100

7

13

4

7

9

9

Chinese

46

52

3

7

3

4

3

6

Malays

36

23

3

2

1

1

3

2

Indians

14

15

-

3

-

1

-

1

Others

6

10

1

1

-

1

3

-

Source : Registry of Births & Deaths

Note : Data are based on date of registration.

Population

2.7 MARRIAGES REGISTERED UNDER THE WOMEN'S CHARTER BY ETHNIC GROUP OF COUPLE

Number

Ethnic Group of Couple

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Total

22,060

20,230

1,846

2,103

1,810

1,354

1,807

1,189

Chinese

16,374

14,535

1,360

1,510

1,329

932

1,331

644

Indians

840

799

66

101

62

83

68

66

Others 1

1,372

1,346

124

156

124

107

115

159

Inter-Ethnic 2

3,474

3,550

296

336

295

232

293

320

Source : Registry of Marriages Note : Excludes marriages previously solemnized under religious and customary rites.

1 "Others" comprises couples of the same ethnicity from other ethnic groups besides Chinese and Indians, namely Malays, Eurasians, Caucasians and other ethnicities as one single ‘Others’ group. E.g. Eurasian-Eurasian, Caucasian-Caucasian, Others-Others

2 "Inter-Ethnic" marriages refer to marriages where both the groom and bride are of different ethnicity. E.g. Indian-Chinese, Eurasian-Caucasian, Chinese-Malay, Chinese-Others

2.8 MARRIAGES REGISTERED UNDER THE MUSLIM LAW ACT BY ETHNIC GROUP OF COUPLE

Number

Ethnic Group of Couple

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Total

4,021

4,133

379

595

369

262

339

307

Malays

2,394

2,381

221

343

204

164

194

192

Indians

182

174

17

24

13

7

20

15

Others 1

127

200

20

38

17

10

16

16

Inter-Ethnic 2

1,318

1,378

121

190

135

81

109

84

Source : Registry of Muslim Marriages

1 "Others" comprises Muslim couples of the same ethnicity from other ethnic groups besides Malays and Indians, namely Chinese, Eurasians, Caucasians, and other ethnicities as one single ‘Others’ group. E.g. Eurasian-Eurasian, Caucasian-Caucasian, Others-Others

2 "Inter-Ethnic" marriages refer to marriages where both the groom and bride are of different ethnicity. E.g. Malay-Indian, Malay-Chinese, Indian-Others

3.1 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Labour and Productivity

Number

 

2009

2010

Nov 2010

Dec 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

Apr 2011

Job Seekers Attended to Total Males Females

142,514

99,608

6,896

7,335

7,750

6,221

8,074

8,118

71,893

49,614

3,331

3,654

3,793

2,983

3,727

3,729

70,621

49,994

3,565

3,681

3,957

3,238

4,347

4,389

Job Seekers Given Job Referrals Males Females

73,390

55,821

3,539

3,845

4,112

3,394

4,079

3,406

36,650

29,010

1,793

2,096

2,107

1,731

2,047

1,794

36,740

26,811

1,746

1,749

2,005

1,663

2,032

1,612

Job Seekers Placed in Employment Males Females

24,112

17,732

1,084

1,026

1,176

823

1,244

1,162

12,750

9,450

607

550

627

426

638

627

11,362

8,282

477

476

549

397

606

535

Source : Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Note : Data are based on date of data entry. WDA, which was set up in September 2003, has taken over from Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on the provision of employment services. Henceforth, local job seekers can approach the career centres located at the Community Development Councils (CDCs), which are collaborations between WDA and the CDCs, as well as e2i, which is operated by the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and a partner of WDA in the provision of employment services. The figures on employment services above are the results of the collective efforts of the CDC career centres and e2i.

Labour and Productivity

3.2 CHANGES IN LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY BY INDUSTRY 1 (Compared With The Same Period A Year Ago)

Per Cent

Industry

2009

2010

2009 Q4

2010 Q1

2010 Q2

2010 Q3

2010 Q4

2011 Q1

Total 2

-3.4

10.7

3.5

13.9

15.3

6.2

7.8

4.5

Total 2 (excluding Construction)

-2.9

11.0

4.0

14.8

15.7

6.1

8.0

4.4

Goods Producing Industries

-2.4

24.5

6.3

32.3

37.2

11.3

19.6

10.9

Manufacturing

1.6

31.9

11.3

44.3

47.4

13.8

25.7

13.9

Construction

4.0

2.9

6.7

3.9

7.0

4.4

-2.8

1.5

Services Producing Industries

-4.2

5.4

2.1