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Statistics on children born in Singapore without father's name on birth certificate, or with father named but parents not married at date of registration of birth


Mr Kok Heng Leun
Nominated Member of Parliament

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development over the last 10 years, what is the number of children born in Singapore who:

(i) do not have a father named on their birth certificate, and 
(ii) have a father named on their birth certificate but the parents are not married on or before the date of registration of birth.

Written Answer

From 2006 to 2015, there was a drop in the number of babies born each year to citizen mothers who were not married to the father of the child at the point of birth registration.

The further breakdown by whether the father’s name is reflected in the birth certificate is as follows:

 Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
(i) Single Parent Registration Births by citizen mothers  432 480 471  468  470   450 447  415  375  345 
(ii) Births by citizen mothers who were not married to father named in the child's birth certificate at point of birth registration  720 738  667  639  629  620 668  535  557  518 


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Published On Mon, Aug 15, 2016
Last Reviewed On Thu, Dec 8, 2016

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