Ethnic Composition : The ethnic composition of the resident population remained stable over the last few years. In 2013, the Chinese formed the majority at 74 per cent of the resident population, followed by the Malays with 13 per cent and the Indians with 9.1 per cent. Demographic, Analyses & Projections Singapore Malay Singapore Malays are the largest minority, the indigenous race, and are facing a declining share in total resident population. Some of the areas of concern for the Malays are: 1. Share in total population 2. Growth and replacement rates 3. Opportunities in labour market 4. Cultural preservation 5. Religious independence 6. Civil participation Demography of Ageing In 2010, the Malay population in Singapore was just about half a million, at 503,900. Malays make up 13.4% of the total resident population, as well as the second largest population after the Chinese. Malays are a youthful population with a median age of 31.4, as compared to the national median age of 37.4.