Population census: Higher incomes in Singapore, but mind the job and wealth gap

Census reports released this week indicate that Singapore's residents are now earning more, and at higher income brackets.
Census reports released this week indicate that Singapore's residents are now earning more, and at higher income brackets.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In 2000, the biggest proportion of resident households - 25.4 per cent - could be found in the $1,000 to $2,999 bracket of monthly income from work. Ten years later, it was those earning $3,000 to $4,999, at 16.2 per cent.

In Census 2020, the largest share - 13.9 per cent - was in the uppermost bracket of $20,000 and over. At the other end, a significant proportion (12.2 per cent) brought home no more than $3,000 a month.

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