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  • 2021 Population Census - Set up Service Centres for conducting interview with persons of different races and persons living in Sub-Divided Units

    The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) has set up Service Centres at 6 different districts for conducting interview with persons of different races and persons living in Sub-Divided Units (SDU), including on-site interpretation service. If such service is required, you may visit one of the following Service Centres:

    1. New Home Association Jockey Club Hong Kong East Service Centre (Address: Unit 4, Wing B, G/F, Yiu Lok House, Yiu Tung Estate, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong)
    2. Yau Tsim Mong Multicultural Activity Centre (Address: 59 Battery Street, Jordan)
    3. Hung Hom Kai Fong Association Support Service Centres for Ethnic Minorities (Address: Room 802, 8/F, Sui Ying Industrial Building, No.1 Yuk Yat Street, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
    4. HOME Centre (Sham Shui Po) (Address: Shop A, G/F, South Ocean Building, 130 Kiu Kiang Street, Sham Shui Po)
    5. Federation of Public Housing Estates - Tsuen Wan Office (Address: Lei Muk Shue Estate, Pak Shue House No. 4+3P)
    6. Tin Shui Wai Residents Services Assoication Fund Committee Limited (Address: Unit 6, G/F, Yiu Lung House, Tin Yiu Estate, Tin Shui Wai, NT)

    23 July 2021
  • 2021 Population Census to commence face-to-face interviewing phase tomorrow (with photos)

    The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (July 17) said that the 2021 Population Census (Census) would proceed to the face-to-face interviewing phase from tomorrow (July 18) until August 4. Census officers, working in pairs, will visit households that have yet to submit the completed questionnaires to collect the required information.

    The Commissioner for Census and Statistics, Ms Marion Chan, said that up to July 16, around 1.63 million households have completed the questionnaires. She appealed to households that have received the notification letters from the C&SD to participate in the Census by completing their questionnaires through online or telephone means as soon as possible, so as to reduce face-to-face contact. For those households that have received paper questionnaires, they may also return the completed questionnaires to the C&SD by post. The census officers will not visit those households that have submitted the questionnaires.

    Ms Chan said, "The census officers can be easily recognised as they will wear a purple T-shirt uniform with a 2021 Population Census badge and carry a red satchel with the 2021 Population Census logo. They will also identify themselves with a Census Officer Certificate of Identity issued by the C&SD." She reminded the public to check carefully the identity of census officers before admitting them to their premises or providing data to them. In case of doubt, households might call the Census hotline at 18 2021 to verify their identity….

    17 July 2021
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 is conducting in 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.

Survey Design

About nine-tenths of the households will be subject to simple enumeration to provide basic demographic information of their household members, while the remaining one-tenth of the households will be 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.)