Migrants in Singapore mostly from Malaysia

The diverse group of migrants in Singapore has tripled in the last 30 years from 1990 to last year, according to figures from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The diverse group of migrants in Singapore has tripled in the last 30 years from 1990 to last year, according to figures from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.ST FILE PHOTO

They make up 44% of foreign-born population here, followed by Chinese nationals at 18%

Malaysians form the biggest group of migrants living and working in Singapore, accounting for almost half - or 44 per cent - of the foreign-born population here, United Nations figures show.

They are followed by Chinese nationals, who make up around 18 per cent of the migrant pool. Together, the two groups account for over six in 10 migrants in Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'Migrants in S'pore mostly from Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe