Number of babies born last year up by 0.5 per cent, after four consecutive years of decline

Ms Christabel Tan, and her husband, Joel, with their daughter, Clarissa, who was born in August.
Ms Christabel Tan, and her husband, Joel, with their daughter, Clarissa, who was born in August.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - After four consecutive years of decline, the number of babies born here inched up by 0.5 per cent to 39,253 last year from 39,039 in 2018.

But while Singapore welcomed more babies last year, more people died too.

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