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 2021 was 5,453,566, a 4.08% decline from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
Singapore Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 5,453,566 100.00 -4.17%
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 %