Second phase of recruitment of temporary field workers for 2021 Population Census begins(Application period is over)
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) is recruiting temporary field workers (TFWs) to support the data collection work for the 2021 Population Census which will run from June 23 to August 4, 2021. Permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region who can meet the entry requirements are encouraged to apply through the “Online Job Application System for the 2021 Population Census” starting from today until 8 February 2021 (12:00 n.n.). Priority will be given to applicants who are being unemployed at the time of application.6 January 2021
2021 Population Census Poster Design Competition and Mobile Messaging Application Sticker Design Competition invite entries(Deadlines for submission are over)
The 2021 Population Census Poster Design Competition for Primary School Students and Mobile Messaging Application Sticker Design Competition for Secondary School Students are now open for entries. Students in primary and secondary schools are invited to participate.
A spokesman for the Census and Statistics Department said today (December 4), "The 2021 Population Census will be conducted from June to August next year. The competitions aim to raise public awareness of the 2021 Population Census and to encourage the use of online questionnaires." …4 December 2020
About 2021 Population Census
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 next population census will be conducted in 2021. The aim is to provide up-to-date benchmark statistics on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population and on its geographical distribution. Such statistics are vital to the Government for planning and policy formulation. It is also important to the private sector and academia for business and research purposes.
The 2021 Population Census will comprise a simple enumeration on about nine-tenths of households in Hong Kong to provide basic information (e.g. year and month of birth and sex) and a detailed enquiry on the remaining one-tenth on a broad range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics. Therefore, two types of questionnaire, namely the “Short Form” and the “Long Form”, will be used.
The “Short Form”, which will be used in the simple enumeration, covers only some basic questions. On the other hand, the “Long Form”, which will be used in the detailed sample enquiry, includes not only those questions covered in the “Short Form”, 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 “Short Form” and “Long Form” 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 “Long Form”.