Parliamentary reply by DPM Teo Chee Hean on breakdown of non-resident population
TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2012
Mr Gan Thiam Poh:
To ask the Prime Minister (a) what is the percentage breakdown of our 1.39 million nonresident population in terms of (i) ;foreign professionals (ii) mid-level skilled foreigners (iii) skilled and semi-skilled foreigners (iv) foreigners’ dependants and (v) foreign students; and (b) what is the percentage breakdown by country of origin for (i) the 1.39 million nonresidents; and (ii) the 0.53 million permanent residents.
Mr Teo Chee Hean (for the Prime Minister):
(a) Our non-resident population was 1.39 million as at June 2011. The percentage breakdown of the non-resident population by pass types is in Table 1.
Table 1: Percentage Breakdown of Non-Resident Population (As at June 2011)
|Employment Pass Holders||8%|
|S Pass Holders||12%|
|Work Permit Holders1||60%|
|Dependants of Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Work Pass Holders2||14%|
Note 1: Includes foreign domestic workers.
Note 2: Holders of Dependant Passes and Long Term Visit Passes
Note 3: Student Pass holders in MOE schools/ post-secondary education institutions, foreign system schools and private education institutions
Note 4: Excludes Work Passes that are in process
Foreign domestic workers and construction workers make up the majority of Work Permit holders.
(b) The percentage breakdown by country of origin of the 1.39 million non-residents and 0.53 million permanent residents is in Table 2 and Table 3 respectively.
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown by Country of Origin of Non-Resident Population
(As at June 2011)
|Non-Residents||Jun 2011 (%)|
|Southeast Asia countries||46%|
|Other Asian countries||47%|
Table 3: Percentage Breakdown by Country of Origin of Permanent Resident Population
(As at June 2011)
|Permamnent Residents||Jun 2011 (%)|
|Southeast Asia countries||59%|
|Other Asian countries||34%|