Number of transnational households with at least one Singapore citizen spouse by monthly household income

Parliamentary Question, 6 April 2020

Ms Anthea Ong asked the Prime Minister what is the current number of transnational households consisting of at least one Singapore citizen spouse, broken down by monthly household income.

Mr Teo Chee Hean (for the Prime Minister): The latest available estimate is from the General Household Survey, which was conducted in 2015. Based on the survey, there were an estimated 18,700 couples comprising a Singapore Citizen (SC) married to a Non-Resident (NR) in 2015.[1] The breakdown of the data by monthly household income is unavailable.:

[1]The number of couples nationally is estimated from the sampled households that were surveyed.

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