Singaporean Culture

References

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Singapore
  • Population
    5,517,102
    0.08% of World Population
  • Languages
    Mandarin (36.3%)
    English (29.8%) (second language to most)
    Malay (11.9%)
    Hokkien (8.1%)
    Tamil (4.4%)
    Cantonese (4.1%)
    Teochew (3.2%)
    Other (3.4%)
  • Religions
    Buddhism (33.9%)
    No Religion (16.4%)
    Islam (14.3%)
    Taoism (11.3%)
    Catholic Christianity (7.1%)
    Hinduism (5.2%)
    Christianity [ndf] (11%)
    Other (0.7%)
  • Ethnicities
    Chinese (74.2%)
    Malay (13.3%)
    Indian (9.2%)
    Other (3.3%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (61.08%)
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 74
    Individualism 20
    Masculinity 48
    Uncertainty Avoidance 8
    Long Term Orientation 72
    Indulgence 46
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  • Australians with Singaporean Ancestry
    390,894
Singaporeans in Australia
  • Population
    48,646
  • Average Age
    36
  • Gender
    Female (54.6%)
    Male (45.4%)
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (20.3%)
    No Religion (20.1%)
    Buddhism (10.8%)
    Anglican Christianity (7.5%)
    Other (41.3%)
  • Ancestry
    Chinese (49.2%)
    Indian (8.4%)
    English (8.4%)
    Singaporean (6.3%)
    Other (27.7%)
  • Languages
    English (48.3%)
    Mandarin (27.7%)
    Cantonese (7.7%)
    Malay (5.8%)
    Other (10.5%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (95.8%)
    Not well (3.1%)
  • Diaspora
    Western Australia (28.7%)
    Victoria (28.2%)
    New South Wales (23.1%)
    Queensland (12.3%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (49.2%)
    2001-2006 (21.9%)
    2007-2011 (25.3%)
Where do we get our statistics?
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