Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Social and Family Development for each year from 2019, how many single unwed parents were at the time of the birth of their child (i) below 35 years old (ii) between 35 years old and 36 years old and (iii) 36 years old and above respectively.
1. The number of citizen mothers with non-marital births1 decreased from 621 in 2019 to 543 in 2021 for mothers below 35 years old, and from 136 to 107 for those aged 36 and older. The number of such mothers aged 35 was about 20 in both 2019 and 2021. 2022 data is not yet available.
1 Based on number of unique mothers