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Post Enumeration Survey

3 September to 31 October 2021

The Census and Statistics Department will conduct the Post Enumeration Survey of the 2021 Population Census from 3 September to 31 October 2021 to evaluate the accuracy of the data collected in the 2021 Population Census.

The related Government Notice No. 5217 was published on 27 August 2021 in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette.

Follow up on outstanding cases

5 August to 31 August 2021

Starting from August 5, census officers from a follow-up team of the Census and Statistics Department will visit households that have not yet responded to the Census to assist them in completing the Census questionnaire.

Face-to-face Interview

18 July to 4 August 2021

The Census and Statistics Department arranged for census officers, working in pairs, to conduct face-to-face interviews for those households that have not yet submitted the online questionnaire.

Reference Moment

3:00 a.m. on 30 June 2021

The reference moment was 3:00 a.m. on 30 June 2021, which was the time-point for enumerating the population.

Fill in online questionnaire

23 June to 31 August 2021

Households can fill in their online questionnaire through the 2021 Population Census thematic website.

Appointment booking for face-to-face interview

23 June to 2 August 2021

Households could book a face-to-face interview appointment through the 2021 Population Census thematic website or by calling the Census Service Centre at hotline 18 2021.

Press Conference

23 June 2021

The Commissioner for Census and Statistics announced the details of the operation of the 2021 Population Census at the press conference.

Distributing Publicity Materials

June 2021

Letters, posters and information leaflets were sent to promote the 2021 Population Census.

School Publicity

June to mid-July 2021

Teachers and students were our targets for publicising the 2021 Population Census. The primary and secondary schools organised publicity activities during May to mid-July 2021 to encourage their students to bring home the census messages and urge their parents and relatives to co-operate in the 2021 Population Census.

2021 Population Census Roving Exhibition

May to June 2021

To raise public awareness of the 2021 Population Census and encourage the use of the online questionnaire, the Census and Statistics Department is holding a roving exhibition from May to July in various shopping arcades around Hong Kong.

Publicity through Multi-media Channels

April to early August 2021

A wide range of publicity activities were carried out through multi-media channels (e.g. TV and radio announcements, outdoor and online advertisements, banners, etc.) to convey the census messages to the general public.

2021 Population Census Poster Design Competition and Mobile Messaging Application Sticker Design Competition

November 2020 to May 2021

The Census and Statistics Department organised the 2021 Population Census Poster Design Competition for Primary School Students and Mobile Messaging Application Sticker Design Competition for Secondary School Students to raise public awareness of the 2021 Population Census and to encourage the use of online questionnaires. The online voting campaign has finished on 19 April 2021. Thanks for your participation. The winners list has been uploaded to this website, and the winning entries will be displayed at roving exhibitions and at the Art Galleries of MTR stations.

2021 Population Census - Recruitment of Temporary Field Worker Positions

November 2020 to February 2021

Gazette of the Census and Statistics (2021 Population Census) Order

16 October 2020

The Census and Statistics (2021 Population Census) Order made by the Chief Executive in Council under section 9 of the Census and Statistics Ordinance (Cap. 316) was published in Gazette on 16 October 2020. The Order provides statutory backing for the conduct of the 2021 Population Census in Hong Kong.

Virtual Exhibition

August 2020

Pilot Survey

23 June to 4 August 2020

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) conducted the Pilot Survey for the 2021 Population Census from 23 June to 4 August 2020 to test the questionnaire design and the operational arrangements for the 2021 Population Census.

The related Government Notice No. 2715 was published on 29 May 2020 in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette.

Recruitment of Temporary Field Workers for the Pilot Survey for the 2021 Population Census

6 March to 26 March 2020

Launch of the Thematic Website

2 March 2020

A thematic website was launched for publicising the 2021 Population Census and disseminating relevant data and information.

Small-scale Test Survey

1 November to 4 December 2019

A sample survey of about 3000 quarters was conducted from 1 November to 4 December 2019 to test the questionnaire design and operational arrangements of the 2021 Population Census and consult the views of households on the related arrangements.

The related Government Notice No. 6544 was published on 25 October 2019 in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette.

Consultation on Definition, Questioning Approach and Classification of selected data topics

August to September 2019

Experts in the respective areas (including advisory and statutory bodies, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and government bureaux and departments) were consulted on the definition, questioning approach and classification of selected data topics of persons requiring care, education and housing.

Consultation on the Plan for the 2021 Population Census

September 2018 to March 2019

District Council members were consulted on the overall plan for the 2021 Population Census in September 2018. The data collection approach and data topics of the 2021 Population Census were discussed at the meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affairs on 7 January 2019 and the Finance Committee on 1 March 2019.

Consultation on Data Topics

July to September 2018

Selected organisations (including advisory and statutory bodies, non-governmental organisations and trade and industrial organisations), relevant faculties/departments in academic institutions, and government bureaux and departments were consulted on the data topics.