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Singapore Population and religion percentage

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. The country’s territory comprises one main island, 63 satellite islands, and islets. It has the second-greatest population density in the world. According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, the population as of June 2023 is 5,917,600 (5.92 million). As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of  Singapore in 2024 is 6,052,710 (6 million or 60 Lakh)

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Singapore  2023 Population
Total Population5,917,600
Growth Rate0.65%
Land Area 716 sq.km ((276 sq. mi)
Pop. Density8358 people/sq. km
Capital CitySingapore
Fertility Rate* 1.21
Infant mortality rate ** 1.4
Median Age 42.2 Years
Life Expectancy 84.07 years
Urban Population 100%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Singapore

Buddhism is the most widely practiced religion in Singapore: 31% of the resident population declared themselves Buddhist. Next comes Christianity (18.9%), followed by Islam (15.6%), Taoism (8.8%), and Hinduism (5.0%).

Most Buddhists in Singapore are Chinese and are of the Mahayana tradition. Thailand’s Theravada Buddhism has seen growing popularity among the populace (not only the Chinese) during the past decade. About 20% of the population did not have a religious affiliation and follows No religion.

Religion Percent in Singapore

  • Buddhism – 31.1%
  • Christianity – 18.9%
  • No religion – 20.0%
  • Islam – 15.6%
  • Taoism and folk religion – 8.8%
  • Hinduism – 5.0%
  • Other religions – 0.6%

Source: Census 2020

Ethnic composition

As per the 2020 Census, Chinese form the largest group and account for 75.2% of the population. Malays are the second largest at 13.5% followed by Indians at 9%. Eurasians and other groups are at 3.2%. 

Ethnic Percentage

  • Chinese – 74.3%
  • Malays -13.5%
  • Indians – 9.0%
  • Others – 3.2%

Source: Census 2020

Population of Singapore 2024 | Religion in Singapore