Singapore records slowest decade of population growth since independence

Singapore's population rose by just over one percent each year over the past decade. It's the slowest rate since independence in 1965.

Fewer foreign arrivals on the back of travel curbs and job losses brought about by the coronavirus pandemic saw the global financial hub's population drop by 0.3 percent to around 5.7 million, according to its latest 2020 census.

It's the first decline since 2003.

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