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.27 August 2021
Census and Statistics Department to follow up on outstanding cases of 2021 Population Census starting from August 5
The second phase of data collection of the 2021 Population Census (the Census) will end today (August 4). Starting from August 5, census officers from a follow-up team of the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) will visit households that have not yet responded to the Census to assist them in completing the Census questionnaire. …4 August 2021
It is an established practice in Hong Kong to conduct a population census every ten years and a population by-census in the middle of the intercensal period. The 2021 Population Census was conducted in June to August 2021. The aim is to obtain up-to-date benchmark information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population as well as its detailed geographical distribution. The information is useful for the planning of social services and facilities both at the territory-wide level and in your community.
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.
(Simple enumeration covers only some basic questions. On the other hand, more detailed enquiry includes not only those questions covered in the simple enumeration, but also additional ones related to the socio-economic characteristics of the population and the characteristics of households and quarters. Taking together the common information collected in both the simple enumeration and more detailed enquiry will give the complete enumeration results on the basic characteristics of the population. It will also form the basis for estimation of the detailed socio-economic characteristics collected through the more detailed enquiry.)