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Written Answer by Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Question on the Breakdown of Local and Foreign PMEs in Singapore by Industry and Sector

Notice Paper No. 7 of 2016 for the Sitting on 29 January 2016

MP: Mr. Patrick Tay Teck Guan

To ask the Minister for Manpower what is the breakdown of Singaporean, permanent resident and foreign professionals, managers and executives in Singapore annually from 2013 to 2015 according to the various industries/sectors which include manufacturing, construction, services, banking and finance, IT and communications.

Answer

A breakdown of Professionals, Managers, Executives & Technicians (PMETs) from 2013 to 2015 by residential status and sectors is provided in Table 1.

Table 1: Employed Persons Aged 15 Years & Over in Professional, Managerial, Executive & Technical (PMET) Occupations by Industry and Residential Status, 2013 to 2015 (June)

Industry Residential Status 2013
(in thousands)
2014
(in thousands)
2015
(in thousands)
Total Singapore Citizens 864.7 892.7 929.7
Permanent Residents 225.3 231.9 237.3
Non-Residents 335.8 353.2 365.8
Manufacturing Singapore Citizens 120.9 105.1 105.5
Permanent Residents 46.0 41.9 38.6
Non-Residents 55.7 58.0 58.9
Construction Singapore Citizens 33.9 33.0 39.6
Permanent Residents 14.4 12.9 15.8
Non-Residents 29.9 33.1 34.5
Services Singapore Citizens 697.1 743.8 772.7
Permanent Residents 162.1 174.5 181.0
Non-Residents 249.1 260.9 271.3
Others Singapore Citizens 12.8 10.8 11.9
Permanent Residents 2.9 2.6 1.9
Non-Residents 1.1 1.3 1.2

Source: MOM

Notes:

  1. Residents refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  2. “Others” includes Agriculture, Fishing, Quarrying, Utilities and Sewerage & Waste Management.