Singapore census: Greying population, silver opportunity?

As S'pore's workforce ages and women have fewer babies, what does this mean for the economy and society? Insight reports.

The census - conducted every 10 years - surveyed 150,000 households last year for its latest iteration. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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SINGAPORE - In a trend reflecting profound changes in attitudes towards marriage and parenthood, fewer Singaporeans are getting married and having children than they were 10 years ago, with younger Singaporeans more likely to stay single.

They are also getting older, and the country is experiencing its slowest decade of population growth since Independence.

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