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Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo Minister for Manpower to PQ on the Number of Hiring At Least Two Domestic Workers in the Last Three Years

NOTICE PAPER NO. 2021 OF 2020 FOR SITTING ON 5 MARCH

QUESTION NO. 1653 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

NMP: Ms Anthea Ong

To ask the Minister for Manpower in each year of the last three years (a) how many households have hired at least two domestic workers, disaggregated by the number of domestic workers; (b) of these households, how many consist of at least one person above the age of 65.

Answer

  1. From 2017 to 2019, an average of 14,000 households per year hired at least two foreign domestic workers (FDWs). Half of these households have at least one person who is aged 65 or older.