Singapore population census: Education and language shifts on the horizon

Census 2020 showed rising proportions of those aged 25 and above attaining at least post-secondary qualifications.
Census 2020 showed rising proportions of those aged 25 and above attaining at least post-secondary qualifications.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Residents in Singapore are securing higher academic qualifications, especially university degrees. More can read and write in multiple languages, and bigger numbers are speaking English at home.

But there are downsides such as an oversupply of graduates, underemployment, and the potential erosion of mother tongue heritage, experts tell Insight. And interventions are needed to bridge gaps between ethnic groups, they say.

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