Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the dates of birth of detainees at Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the yearly admittances of detainees and a breakdown according to date of birth

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

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (2) in L/M (506) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Detainee age-related information - Ma Tau Kok

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15 April 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 5
May 2021.  In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

FUNG Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

KW15 WONG, Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (506) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Detainee age-related information - Ma Tau Kok
Further to our interim reply of 24 April 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.  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 4 June 2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

WONG Ka-wai
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: (506) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Re: Detainee age-related information - Ma Tau Kok

I refer to your request for access to information on 15 April 2021 and our
interim replies to you on 24 April 2021 and 5 May 2021. I hereby provide
you the following information:

(a) Number of admissions to the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre (MTKDC) in
each year:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 5069 3936 3893

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested breakdown
information of detainees.

(b) Detainee population on 31 December of each year at the MTKDC

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of persons 22 10 43

Breakdown on the number of detainees by age on 31 December of each year at
the MTKDC:

Year 2018 2019 2020
Aged 16 - 17 0 0 0
Aged 18 – 29 0 0 15
Aged 30 - 39 8 3 14
Aged 40 - 49 10 3 12
Aged 50 – 59 4 3 2
Aged 60 or above 0 1 0

I hope the information is useful to you.

Yours sincerely,
CHAN Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for the information provided. I would like to ask for some additional information regarding the ages of detainees at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre. May I know, in each of the years between 2010-17:

a) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and a breakdown by age

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

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (541) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
Our department has received your application for access to information on
20.10.2021. 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
09.11.2021. In the meantime, please contact the undersigned via this email
if you have any enquiry.

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (541) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to our interim reply of 28 October 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. 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 9 December 2021.

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

Best regards,

CHAN, Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (541) in ImmD DR/6-5/10/R

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 20 October 2021 and
our interim reply to you on 28 October 2021 and 9 November 2021. I hereby
provide you with the following information.

a) The detainee population and its breakdown by age on 31 December of each
year at the Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre between 2010-2020:
Year: 2010
No. of persons: 24

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 9
30-39 9
40-49 5
50-59 1
60 or above 0

Year: 2011
No. of persons: 37

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 8
30-39 13
40-49 12
50-59 4
60 or above 0

Year: 2012
No. of persons: 74

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 37
30-39 24
40-49 9
50-59 4
60 or above 0

Year: 2013
No. of persons: 44

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 24
30-39 14
40-49 6
50-59 0
60 or above 0

Year: 2014
No. of persons: 25

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 12
30-39 8
40-49 2
50-59 0
60 or above 3

Year: 2015
No. of persons: 26

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 12
30-39 4
40-49 5
50-59 5
60 or above 0

Year: 2016
No. of persons: 40

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 10
30-39 19
40-49 5
50-59 6
60 or above 0

Year: 2017
No. of persons: 25

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 1
18-29 7
30-39 8
40-49 4
50-59 5
60 or above 0

Year: 2018
No. of persons: 22

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 0
30-39 8
40-49 10
50-59 4
60 or above 0

Year: 2019
No. of persons: 10

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 0
30-39 3
40-49 3
50-59 3
60 or above 1

Year: 2020
No. of persons: 43

Age Range No. of persons
16-17 0
18-29 15
30-39 14
40-49 12
50-59 2
60 or above 0

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,
CHAN,Tsz-ho
for Director of Immigration