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In the latest Population Trends 2019 report, there were 32,413 citizens by births in 2018, which is only 0.8% higher than in 2017. This is a worrying statistic for the Singapore Government because if replenishment of Citizens and PRs is not quick enough, the nation would likely face not only a population crunch, but also a manpower and talent shortage. This will hamper the pursuit of economic growth and the maintenance of our position as one of the key economic hubs in the region and Asia.
With the declining birth rates and ageing population, the government has remained steadfast in their Selective Immigration policy. The citizen population grew by 2.0%, to reach 3.5 million citizens as of June 2019. Immigration helps to moderate the impact of ageing and low birth rates in our citizen population, and keeps it from shrinking over the longer term. Similar to past years, Singapore grants between 15,000 and 25,000 new Citizenships annually, to individuals who are committed to making Singapore their home. They either share family ties with Singaporeans, or have studied, worked or lived here for some time. In 2018, 22,550 Singapore Citizenships (SCs) and 32,710 PRs were granted.