Source and Coverage

Data on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of employed persons are compiled from the mid-year Comprehensive Labour Force Survey.

The survey covers private households in Singapore. It excludes workers living in construction worksites, dormitories and workers’ quarters at the workplace and persons commuting from abroad to work in Singapore. Estimates of the total labour force are derived by combining data on residents (also known as locals) obtained from the survey with foreign employment data compiled from administrative records.