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Events

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.

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 (Application period is over)

November 2020 to February 2021

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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

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Pilot Survey

23 June to 4 August 2020

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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.