1 in 3 marriages these days between S’porean & foreigner

Now here’s a surprising little fact: About one in every three marriages in 2015 was between a Singapore citizen and a foreigner.

More interesting fact: It used to be as high as four in 10 from 2005 to 2013.

These statistics are according to the annual Population in Brief 2016 report released on Sept. 27 by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD).

First thing to note: The overall number of citizen marriages in the last two years was the highest in more than a decade.

There were 23,805 citizen marriages in 2015, significantly above this decade’s average of about 21,900 citizen marriages.


Based on these figures above, 36 percent of them were transnational marriages in 2015 involving one Singapore citizen:


Therefore, even though the proportion of transnational marriages might have declined slightly over the years, the actual numbers are still stable due to the overall increase in marriages.

This has been labelled has a “Significant Proportion of Transnational Marriages” by the report.