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Statistical Indicators on the Elderly 2014

Selected statistical indicators on the status of the Elderly

2014

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Data

Proportion of Elderly1
(Residents aged 65 years and over)

Year 2013
10.5%

Old-Age Support Ratio1
(Residents aged 20 to 64 years per elderly resident aged 65 years and over)

Year 2013
6.4

Old-Age Dependency Ratio1
(Elderly residents aged 65 years and over divided by residents aged 20 to 64 years)

Year 2013
15.6 per 100

Educational Attainment1
(Resident Non-students aged 55 years and over)
(i) Below Secondary
(ii) Secondary
(iii) Post Secondary*
(iv) University
*includes Polytechnic Diploma

Year 2012

(i) 61.2%
(ii) 19.3%
(iii) 6.9%
(iv) 7.1%

Elderly Living Arrangement1
(Residents aged 65 years and over)
(i) Living with spouse
(ii) Not living with spouse but with children
(iii) Not living with spouse or children

Year 2010

(i) 55.1%
(ii) 31.0%
(iii) 13.9%

Labour Force Participation Rates2
(Resident labour force participation rate)
(i) 65 - 69
(ii) 70 and Over

Year 2013 (June)

(i) 40.2%
(ii) 14.4%

Life Expectancy at Birth1
(Resident population)

Year 2012

82.3 years(all)
79.9 years (males)
84.5 years (females)

Life Expectancy at Age 651
(Resident population)

Year 2012

20.4 years (all)
18.5 years (males)
21.9 years (females)

Mobility Status3
(Resident population)
(i) Ambulant

(ii) Required Walking aids

(iii) Required some Physical Assistance

(iv) Required total physical assistance/bedridden

Year 2011

(i) 97.6% (55 - 64 years)
97.5% (65 - 74 years)
86.5% (75 years and above)
(ii) 1.4% (55 - 64 years)
1.6% (65 - 74 years)
6.2% (75 years and above)
(iii) 0.7% (55 - 64 years)
0.5% (65 - 74 years)
5.2% (75 years and above)
(iv) 0.3% (55 - 64 years)
0.2% (65 - 74 years)
2.1% (75 years and above)

Volunteerism rate4
(Amongst persons aged 65 years and over)

Year 2012

17.0%

Notes (2014)

  1. Source: Singapore Department of Statistics
  2. Source: Ministry of Manpower, Labour Force in Singapore, 2013
  3. Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Survey of Senior Citizens 2011
  4. Source: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Survey on Individual Giving in Singapore 2012
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Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016

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