Singapore Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Singapore urban population for 2019 was 5,703,569, a 1.15% increase from 2018.
  • Singapore urban population for 2018 was 5,638,676, a 0.47% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore urban population for 2017 was 5,612,253, a 0.09% increase from 2016.
  • Singapore urban population for 2016 was 5,607,283, a 1.31% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Singapore Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 5,703,569 100.00 1.14%
2018 5,638,676 100.00 0.47%
2017 5,612,253 100.00 0.09%
2016 5,607,283 100.00 1.30%
2015 5,535,002 100.00 1.19%
2014 5,469,724 100.00 1.30%
2013 5,399,162 100.00 1.62%
2012 5,312,437 100.00 2.45%
2011 5,183,688 100.00 2.08%
2010 5,076,732 100.00 1.77%
2009 4,987,573 100.00 3.02%
2008 4,839,396 100.00 5.32%
2007 4,588,599 100.00 4.17%
2006 4,401,365 100.00 3.13%
2005 4,265,762 100.00 2.35%
2004 4,166,664 100.00 1.25%
2003 4,114,826 100.00 -1.47%
2002 4,175,950 100.00 0.91%
2001 4,138,012 100.00 2.70%
2000 4,027,887 100.00 1.73%
1999 3,958,723 100.00 0.80%
1998 3,927,213 100.00 3.40%
1997 3,796,038 100.00 3.36%
1996 3,670,704 100.00 4.06%
1995 3,524,506 100.00 3.04%
1994 3,419,048 100.00 3.14%
1993 3,313,471 100.00 2.53%
1992 3,230,698 100.00 3.00%
1991 3,135,083 100.00 2.85%
1990 3,047,132 100.00 3.89%
1989 2,930,901 100.00 2.94%
1988 2,846,108 100.00 2.54%
1987 2,774,789 100.00 1.50%
1986 2,733,373 100.00 -0.09%
1985 2,735,957 100.00 0.14%
1984 2,732,221 100.00 1.89%
1983 2,681,061 100.00 1.30%
1982 2,646,466 100.00 4.39%
1981 2,532,835 100.00 4.81%
1980 2,413,945 100.00 1.27%
1979 2,383,500 100.00 1.26%
1978 2,353,600 100.00 1.21%
1977 2,325,300 100.00 1.39%
1976 2,293,300 100.00 1.35%
1975 2,262,600 100.00 1.46%
1974 2,229,800 100.00 1.66%
1973 2,193,000 100.00 1.87%
1972 2,152,400 100.00 1.85%
1971 2,112,900 100.00 1.83%
1970 2,074,507 100.00 1.55%
1969 2,042,500 100.00 1.50%
1968 2,012,000 100.00 1.72%
1967 1,977,600 100.00 2.21%
1966 1,934,400 100.00 2.49%
1965 1,886,900 100.00 2.43%
1964 1,841,600 100.00 2.56%
1963 1,795,000 100.00 2.53%
1962 1,750,200 100.00 2.77%
1961 1,702,400 100.00 3.34%
1960 1,646,400 100.00 %