Back to top

Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Educational Qualifications of 54,000 Private-Hire Car Drivers

09 Jul 2018 In Parliament

Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan asked the Minister for Transport whether he can provide a breakdown of the educational qualifications (primary, secondary, junior college, ITE, diploma, degree, masters and higher) of the 54,000 private-hire car drivers in Singapore.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Of the 54,000 private hire car (PHC) drivers as of 31 March 2018, about 40% have attained tertiary / post-secondary level qualifications, including degree, diploma and ITE qualifications. The highest qualification attained by another 40% of drivers is secondary school level qualifications. The remaining 20% have attained primary school level qualifications or other qualifications, such as the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, as their highest qualification.