Singapore’s population shrunk by 4.1% year over year, the second consecutive year it has fallen, primarily due to an exodus of foreign workers, students and residents amid tight Covid controls in the city-state. 

The total non-resident population dropped 10.7% year over year, the Singapore Department of Statistics said in its annual report released Tuesday on the city-state’s population trends.

Non-resident population includes foreigners working, studying or living in Singapore who aren’t permanent residents, the government said. It doesn’t include tourists and short-term visitors.

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