Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the countries of origin of detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the yearly admittances of detainees and a breakdown according to countries of origin

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and a breakdown according to countries of origin

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (8) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
16.04.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
05.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (8) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to the interim reply on 23.04.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 04.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (8) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 15 April 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 5 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

In each of years between 2018-2020,

(a) Number of admissions to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
(“CIC”):

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 6,277 5,353 3,988

The Immigration Department ("ImmD") does not maintain the requested
breakdown on the yearly admissions according to country of origin.

(b) Detainee population at the CIC on 31 December of each year from 2018
to 2020:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 355 346 248

Breakdown on the number of detainees by countries/ territories on 31
December of each year from 2018 to 2020:

2018
Vietnam: 73
India: 63
Indonesia: 59
Pakistan: 31
Philippines: 31
Bangladesh: 21
Thailand: 11
Others: 66

2019
Pakistan: 81
Vietnam: 79
India: 44
Bangladesh: 30
Indonesia: 22
Philippines: 20
Nepal: 13
Others: 57

2020
Vietnam: 62
India: 42
Pakistan: 37
Indonesia: 27
Bangladesh: 12
Mainland China: 12
Philippines: 7
Others: 49

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your response. I would like to ask for some additional information regarding the countries of origin of detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre. May I know,

A) the breakdown of “Others” by individual nationality from the previous information provided (for each year between 2018 – 2020)

B) the detainee population on 31 December of each year between 2010 - 2017 and a breakdown according to countries of origin

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (8) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 15.09.2021. Your application is now under processing.
According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 05.10.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (8) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 15 September 2021 and
our previous replies under the same file reference on 4 June 2021 and 24
September 2021.  I hereby provide you the requested breakdown of
information.

A) Breakdown of “Others” by countries/ territories on 31 December of each
year from 2018 to 2020:

2018
Afghanistan: 3
Canada: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 7
Cote d'Ivoire (Republic of): 1
Colombia: 5
Egypt: 3
Spain: 1
Gambia: 3
Italy: 1
Jordan: 1
Japan: 2
Kenya: 1
Sri Lanka: 7
Mexico: 1
Mongolia: 6
Niger: 1
Nigeria: 6
Nepal: 7
Russian Federation: 1
Somalia: 2
Taiwan (Province of China): 1
Ukraine: 1
Venezuela: 2
Zambia: 1

2019
Burkina Faso: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 11
Colombia: 4
Algeria: 1
Guinea: 3
Gambia: 4
Kazakhstan: 1
Kenya: 1
Korea (Republic of): 1
Liberia: 2
Sri Lanka: 3
Mali: 1
Mongolia: 3
Malaysia: 2
Nigeria: 1
Russian Federation: 2
Thailand: 4
Taiwan (Province of China): 1
Tanzania: 3
Uganda: 1
Ukraine: 1
U.S.A.: 1
Venezuela: 1
Zambia: 3

2020
Afghanistan: 3
Australia: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Colombia: 1
Algeria: 1
Guinea: 2
Gambia: 4
Guinea-Bissau: 1
Jordan: 1
Sri Lanka: 2
Mexico: 1
Mongolia: 2
Nigeria: 6
Nepal: 7
Paraguay: 1
Russian Federation: 1
Thailand: 6
Turkey: 1
Tanzania: 2
Uganda: 3
Venezuela: 1
Zambia: 1

(B) Detainee population at the CIC on 31 December of each year from 2010
to 2017:

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of detainees 263 332 375 446 365 409 395 372

Breakdown on the number of detainees by countries/ territories on 31
December of each year from 2010 to 2017

2010
Benin: 1
Bangladesh: 3
Mainland China: 19
Ghana: 2
Guinea: 1
Indonesia: 64
India: 49
Liberia: 1
Sri Lanka: 11
Mexico: 1
Mongolia: 3
Niger: 1
Nigeria: 1
Nepal: 5
Pakistan: 33
Philippines: 27
Russian Federation: 1
Somalia: 1
Togo: 1
Thailand: 4
Tanzania: 1
U.S.A.: 1
Vietnam: 32

2011
Bangladesh: 24
Mainland China: 8
Gambia: 1
Ghana: 2
Liberia: 1
Togo: 1
Indonesia: 60
India: 55
Kenya: 2
Sri Lanka: 5
Mongolia: 4
Guinea: 2
Nigeria: 5
Nepal: 6
Pakistan: 71
Philippines: 30
Cameroon: 1
Malaysia        : 1
Taiwan (Province of China): 2
Thailand: 7
Colombia: 1
Uganda: 3
Ethiopia: 2
Somalia: 4
Vietnam: 34

2012
Benin: 1
Bangladesh: 31
Mainland China: 5
Congo (Republic of): 1
Colombia: 4
Cyprus (Republic of): 1
Ghana: 9
Gambia: 1
Indonesia: 74
India: 58
Kenya: 1
Korea (Republic of): 1
Sri Lanka: 18
Mongolia: 3
Malaysia: 1
Nigeria: 6
Nepal: 7
Pakistan: 78
Philippines: 29
Somalia: 4
Thailand: 9
Taiwan (Province of China): 3
Tanzania: 4
Uganda: 3
Vietnam: 22
Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of): 1

2013
Bangladesh: 41
Canada: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 8
Colombia: 2
Egypt: 2
Ethiopia: 1
Fiji: 1
Ghana: 1
Indonesia: 68
India: 79
Kenya: 3
Sri Lanka: 9
Madagascar: 1
Niger: 2
Nigeria: 1
Nepal: 19
Pakistan: 128
Philippines: 27
Russian Federation: 1
Somalia: 1
Syria: 1
Thailand: 6
Taiwan (Province of China): 1
Tanzania: 3
Uganda: 1
Vietnam: 36
South Africa: 1

2014
Bangladesh: 34
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 4
Cote d'Ivoire (Republic of): 1
Colombia: 2
Ghana: 1
Guinea: 1
Gambia: 2
Guinea-Bissau: 1
Indonesia: 23
India: 95
Iraq: 1
Kenya: 2
Sri Lanka: 2
Morocco: 1
Niger: 1
Nigeria: 2
Nepal: 14
Pakistan: 27
Peru: 1
Philippines: 19
Saudi Arabia: 3
Sudan: 2
Syria: 1
Thailand: 2
Tunisia: 1
Vietnam: 121

2015
Afghanistan: 2
Burkina Faso: 1
Bangladesh: 36
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Chile: 1
Mainland China: 7
Cameroon: 1
Colombia: 1
Algeria: 1
Egypt: 1
Guinea: 1
Gambia: 3
Indonesia: 44
India: 102
Jordan: 1
Kazakhstan: 1
Kenya: 1
Sri Lanka: 2
Mali: 1
Niger: 1
Nigeria: 2
Nepal: 10
Pakistan: 70
Philippines: 13
Somalia: 1
Togo: 1
Thailand: 11
Tanzania: 1
Vietnam: 90
Congo (Democratic Republic of): 1

2016
Bangladesh: 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2
Canada: 1
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 3
Colombia: 4
Algeria: 2
Britain: 1
Guinea: 1
Gambia: 6
Indonesia: 40
India: 51
Jordan: 1
Japan: 1
Sri Lanka: 6
Mexico: 1
Mongolia: 4
Mozambique: 1
Nigeria: 10
Nepal: 14
Pakistan: 50
Philippines: 20
Sweden: 1
Togo: 1
Thailand: 19
Tunisia: 1
Tanzania: 3
U.S.A.: 2
Vietnam: 137

2017
Bangladesh: 22
Chinese (Stateless): 1
Mainland China: 10
Colombia: 1
Algeria: 2
Egypt: 5
Spain: 1
Ghana: 1
Guinea: 4
Gambia: 10
Indonesia: 37
India: 60
Italy: 1
Jamaica: 1
Kenya: 1
Sri Lanka: 3
Mali: 2
Mongolia: 7
Malaysia: 1
Nigeria: 8
Nepal: 12
Pakistan: 54
Philippines: 18
Russian Federation: 1
Sierra Leone: 1
Thailand: 12
Tanzania: 6
Uganda: 2
Vietnam: 87
South Africa: 1

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration