Top 10 statistics to celebrate 53rd National Day

As we celebrate our 53rd birthday – let’s look at our statistical accolades

  • Gini coefficient increased from 0.46 to 0.48 between 1981 and 2014
  • Ministers’ earnings in his tenure as a politician – $70 million?
  • $130 million in ComCare to 83,000 beneficiaries – average assistance $131 monthly per beneficiary?
  • Cleaners’ basic monthly salary $1,100, including employee’s CPF
  • Most expensive city in the world for the 5th consecutive year (The Economist)
  • 886,300 (39% of total resident labour force) with take-home pay typically less than $2,000 (gross monthly income less than $2,500 including employee CPF contribution) or were unemployed in June 2017
  • Junior Minister’s starting salary $1.1 million, permanent secretary’s starting salary $1.7 million
  • Press Freedom Ranking 151st
  • Britain’s social expenditure (20% of its GDP in 2016); Finland (31%); France (32%); South Korea (10%) – Singapore is the lowest among the countries cited
  • Total no. of hospital beds dropped from 11,936 in 2001 to 11,394 in 2011 – no. of hospital admissions increased from 384,054 to 469,445 – medical tourists increased to 850,000 a year – population increased by 1.1 million

Happy birthday Singapore!

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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12 Responses to “Top 10 statistics to celebrate 53rd National Day”

  • Harder Truths:

    Thank you Sir.

    I wish you a ‘Happy Holiday’ instead – to avoid the stigma of a staged day of thanks to a certain political party and its supporters.

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  • Leong, Toh Loong:

    Mr Leong, we need you to bring all these shameless statistics into parliament. Please! Tolong tolong! Voiceless singaporeans beg you to join Dr TCB if he does unite the opposition parties together.

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  • Senior Citizens NDay Wishes..:

    Got an opportunity to speak to 10 senior citizens at NDP yesterday.

    Here are their wishes..

    1. No increase in GST.
    2. Abolish 30% Water Tax.
    3. No rise in elect tariffs.
    4. No rise in gas tariffs.
    5. Cut Ministers’ Pay.
    6. CareShield to be reviewed.
    7. Increase in CPF interest rate.
    8. President must do her job.
    9. MPs pay public rate for carpark.
    10.Apology is cheap!

    What more can I say..

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  • emptyplaygrd.:

    someone really want to know wat type of medson sg r eating.
    is medson shapes our thinking.

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  • LIONS:

    THE PEOPLE OF SINGAPORE WILL NOT BE TRULY HAPPY UNTIL DECENT JOBS THAT WE ONCE DO SO PROUCIVELY ARE RETURNED TO US.
    UNTIL OUR CPF,WHICH WE WORKED SO HARD FRO ,IS RETURNED BACK TO US!

    UNTIL OUR SGPOREAN DIGNITY IS RETUNED.
    UNTIL OUR ELDERLY CITIZENS GET THEIR WELL-DESERVED ‘RETIREMENT’.

    THE PAPple is NOT THE PEOPLE.
    THEY ARE A GANG OF MAFIA!

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  • puitam sing:

    Hi Leong sir
    How many singaporeans earn $2000 or less ?
    This is a statistic worth celebrating.

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  • Only One Important Rule:

    Never vote for any PAP candidate.

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  • John Lim:

    I didn’t see Shanmugam among the ministers who attended the NDP. Was he there?

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  • clown pap and fake news gang:

    Leong, Toh Loong:
    Mr Leong, we need you to bring all these shameless statistics into parliament. Please! Tolong tolong! Voiceless singaporeans beg you to join Dr TCB if he does unite the opposition parties together.

    agree, bro.

    BUT one point we need to remind each other, especially 70% sheep.

    current parleement is cornered by clown pap and S$m gang. OPPOSITION MPs, even when they try to ask questions, the very good questions, they get blocked left right centre. made worse by a compliant press which only reports the good of clown pap and S$m gang and the bad of OPPOSITION MPs.

    many say, what’s the use of voting OPPOSITION when they are so quiet in parleement. here is where we need to work together, and that is, to tell these naysayers why they are wrong. in fact, they should vote into parleement more OPPOSITION MPs so that clown pap and S$m gang cannot suka suka block any old how like clown and S$m gang are doing at the moment.

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  • clown pap and fake news gang:

    actually, clown pap and S$m gang must go.

    otherwise, must have more OPPOSITION MPs in parleement to avoid the clown pap Cb disgrace fool abuse of power over the 9% GST trial balloon case of Ms Sylvia Lim. which was a clear case of clown pap Cb bullying due to not enough OPPOSITION MPs in parleement.

    in fact, it is far better to vote out completely the clown pap and S$m gang so that proper investigations can be conducted into their financial affairs, including those of clown mama. imagine. no estate tax just when clown mama going up the lorry. how convenient. now, this is not saying anything other than New Government must investigate thoroughly why and let citizens know the truth and not the fake news.

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  • Declare their assets:

    All MPs and Ministers should declare their assets like most country; it would be very interesting to know for example the net worth of newspaper man Mabho Tan assets before and after he join politics.
    After all he was the asset enhancement guy that created the HDB bubble that will deflate to $0.
    Contrary to Peanut Goh Away,papiggies are only able to get a bunch of losers from the private sector, Richard Hu was the very rare exception.

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  • OMG:

    I am only thankful about this National Day because I had a good short holiday in our neighbouring country.

    And next year will still be the same !

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