Friday, 12 July 2013

Trends in Singapore Population - The Population Pyramid

Click at the following link to view the "Trends in Population"from Y2000 to Y2012

Here's how the visual representation looks like (image)

The comment at the end of the visual:
Singapore's population has grown older over the years. The age pyramid shows the population ageing since 2000, with the number of residents in the older age groups increasing significantly. The median age of the resident population rose from 34.0 years in 2000 to 38.4 years in 2012.

Inaugurated in January 2011, the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) strives to achieve a sustainable, connected and integrated population for Singapore. NPTD drives the coordination and implementation of population and talent policies across Government agencies. These include policies in the areas of population augmentation, supporting marriage and parenthood, talent attraction and retention, immigration and naturalisation, integration of newcomers, and engaging overseas Singaporeans.


As a team, after viewing the animated visual representation,
discuss, what are other information can we draw out from the population pyramid that NPTD would find useful in its planning and policy implementation?

Enter your response in "Comments".
Remember to include your Group Number and Team Number in the response.


  1. Group 3 team 2 :
    We can draw out that as time passes by, there is lesser child birth and there is more aging people in the population. At this rate, the population in Singapore might not increase and decrease over time.
    There are more females than males.

  2. Group 3 Team 1:

    We can see and infer that in recent years, there is an increase in number of older people, which is caused by the decrease of birth rates every year. The decrease of birth rates results in the depletion of Singapore's population because the older people will die eventually. We can also observe the population count of each gender and conclude that there is more females than males in Singapore.

  3. Group 2 Team 2:
    1. There are more females than males.
    2. Singapore's population has increased over the years.
    3. The median age of the resident population rose from 34.0 years in 2000 to 38.4 years in 2012. This means Singapore has an increased amount of ageing people compared to the amount of babies given birth.

  4. Group 1 Team 1:
    There are more females than males. Males have a lower life expectancy. However, the fact that the median age is increasing is evident in both genders. Thus, from this fact, we can infer that Singapore's birth rate is getting lower and lower. Thus, as our population ages, less and less newborns will fill in the places other newborns left when they grew older.

  5. Group 1 Team 2 :
    The birth rates are slowly decreasing over the years but the increase in aging people in the population has brought up birth rates a little. More females than males live up to the age of 85 and over even though the birth rates for males is slightly higher.