CARING FOR AN AGEING SOCIETY
The Ministry of Health have estimated 30,000 more healthcare workers will be needed in the healthcare industry by 2020 to meet the demands of an ageing population in Singapore.
Source: 2020 Healthcare Manpower Plan, MOH and WSG.
The older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Virtually every country in the world will experience a substantial increase in the size of the population aged 60 years or over.
Source: World Population Ageing 2015, United Nations.
One in four Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above by 2030, leading to a greater demand for social and healthcare services to support the elderly.
Source: Department of Statistics & Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, MOH.