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Foreign Workforce Numbers

Pass Type
Dec 2009
Dec 2010
Dec 2011
Dec 2012
Dec 2013
Jun 2014
Employment Pass (EP)
114,300
143,300
175,400
173,800
175,100
176,600
S Pass
82,800
98,700
113,900
142,400
160,900
164,700
Work Permit (Total)
851,200 865,200 901,000 942,800 974,400 980,800
 - Work Permit (Foreign Domestic Worker) 196,000 201,400 206,300 209,600 214,500 218,300
 - Work Permit (Construction) 245,700 248,000 264,400 293,300 318,900 321,200
Other Work Passes2
5,200 6,000 7,600 9,300 11,300 14,700
Total Foreign Workforce
1,053,500
1,113,200
1,197,900
1,268,300
1,321,600
1,336,700
Total Foreign Workforce
(excluding Foreign Domestic Workers)
857,400
911,800
991,600
1,058,700
1,107,100
1,118,400
Total Foreign Workforce
(excluding Foreign Domestic Workers & Construction)
588,300
638,900
699,100
731,300
748,100
753,700

You can download the XLSForeign Workforce Numbers file.

Notes:
1. Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.
2. Other Work Passes’ includes Letter of Consent (LOC) holders and Training Work Permit (TWP) previously included in published Work Permit (WP) figures. Training Employment Pass (TEP) was included in 'Other Work Passes' from Mar 2014 onwards.

Last updated on 25 September 2014 02:22:40