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
What’s New
2 December 2022
2021 Population Census – Main Results
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (December 2) a publication entitled "2021 Population Census Main Results". This report presents detailed analysis and interpretation of the results of the 2021 Population Census in respect of specific topics such as demographic, household, educational, economic and housing characteristics of the Hong Kong population. Summary statistics on the new data topic “elderly persons requiring care” are also presented.
2 December 2022
2021 Population Census – Technical Report
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (December 2) a publication entitled "2021 Population Census Technical Report". This report describes the design, data collection method, operation procedures and techniques of the 2021 Population Census and provides an assessment of the data quality of the Population Census.
12 October 2022
Short video on the district profiles of 2021 Population Census
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (October 12) a short video on the district profiles of the 2021 Population Census. This video provides an animated presentation of the key statistics of different geographical areas.
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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