Census Results
Population
Population
7.41 Million
Average annual growth rate of population over the past 5 years
Average annual growth rate of population over the past 5 years
0.2%
Median Age
Median age
46.3
Sex Ratio
Sex ratio (Number of males per 1 000 females, excluding foreign domestic helpers)
910
Proportion of population aged 15 and over having attended post-secondary education
Proportion of population aged 15 and over having attended post-secondary education
34.6%
Working Population
Working population
3.68 Million
Domestic Households
Domestic households
2.67 Million
Summary Results of the 2021 Population Census 
This video provides an animated presentation of some key statistics on the Hong Kong Population.
What’s New
21 June 2022
2021 Population Census questionnaires destroyed
As stipulated by law, all completed questionnaires and all copies of the questionnaires of the 2021 Population Census have to be destroyed not later than 22 June 2022.
All questionnaires of the 2021 Population Census (including electronic and paper questionnaires) have been destroyed before the deadline under the close supervision of staff of the Census and Statistics Department …
8 April 2022
Short video on the summary results of 2021 Population Census
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (April 8) a short video on the summary results of the 2021 Population Census. This video provides an animated presentation of some key statistics on the Hong Kong Population.
28 February 2022
Summary results of 2021 Population Census
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (February 28) the summary results of the 2021 Population Census.
According to the results of the 2021 Population Census, the Hong Kong population, as measured by the definition of Resident Population, was 7 413 070 at the end of June 2021, with an average annual growth rate of 0.5% over the last decade …
Background
Objectives
The aim of conducting population censuses/by-censuses is to obtain up-to-date benchmark information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population of Hong Kong and on its geographical distribution... +


Overall Design
In the 2021 Population Census, about nine-tenths of the households were subject to simple enumeration to provide basic demographic information of their household members, while the remaining one-tenth of the households were subject to more detailed enquiry on a broad range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics of their household members... +
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