The latest figure from the Department of Statistics is worrying. Singapore’s population reaches 4.99 million at the end of June 2009. 3.73m are Singapore residents and 1.25m are non-residents.
That means 75% of the total population on this island are Singapore Residents. But here is the scary part. By Singapore Resident, they mean Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. There is no figures on how many Permanent Residents and from past experience, this figure will not be released. And we must not forget that there has been lots of new citizen lately.
Update: My mistake. They did release the PR figure in the report. There are 3.2m Singaporeans and 0.53m PR. Which means 64% of the population are Singaporeans.
Are native Singaporeans going to be outnumbered soon? Will we going to become minority in our own country soon? Is it time for us to start relooking into the foreign talent policies? Or am I worrying too much?
On the side note, a local company called Ektronics Pte Ltd posted a job ads on JobsDB looking for a Sales Development Engineer. Singaporeans need not reply as one of the requirements is “Preferably non Singaporean (PR welcome)”