Singapore Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 5,685,807, a 0.31% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
Singapore Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 5,685,807 100.00 -0.31%
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 %