200,000 Singaporeans living abroad, up 27% from 2003
27% rise in number of citizens overseas since 2003, with Australia the top draw
The number of Singaporeans living abroad has risen sharply over the past decade, with Australia, Britain, the United States and China being their main destinations.
There were 200,000 citizens overseas as of June - a 27 per cent increase from 157,100 in 2003.
Most are between 20 and 54 years old, with slightly more women than men, stated the Population in Brief 2012 report published by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) last month.
The figures refer to citizens with a registered foreign address or those who have been away for a cumulative period of at least six months in the past year.