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Singapore's Demographic: Heads of Households

Resident Households headed by Males and Females

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1990 2000 2005 2010 2015
Females ('000) 110.6 161.5 200.3 247.7 308.2
Males ('000) 551.2 753.6 824.1 898.2 917.1
Total 661.8 915.1 1,024.4 1,145.9 1,225.3
Females in % 16.7% 17.6% 19.6% 21.6% 25.2%
Males in % 83.3% 82.4% 80.4% 78.4% 74.8%
Total in % 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Singapore's Demographic: Heads of Households 

Source:

  • 2015 - General Household Survey 2015, Singapore Department of Statistics
  • 2010 - Census of Population 2010 Statistical Release 2: Households and Housing, Singapore Department of Statistics 
  • 2005 - General Household Survey 2005 Statistical Release 2: Transport, Overseas Travel, Households and Housing Characteristics, Singapore Department of Statistics
  • 2000 - Census of Population 2000 Statistical Release 5: Households and Housing, Singapore Department of Statistics
  • 1990 - Census of Population 1990 Statistical Release 2: Households and Housing, Singapore Department of Statistics

Note:

The head of a household is the person generally acknowledged as such by other members of the household. The person acknowledged as the head by other members of the household is normally the oldest member, the main income earner, the owner-occupier of the house or the person who manages the affairs of the household. Where the household comprises a group of unrelated persons, the head of household refers to the person who manages the affairs of the household, or any person who supplied the information pertaining to other members.

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Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016

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