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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Could you please provide me data about the population in Hong Kong whose first language is Mandarin, or immigrants moving from the mainland to HK? If possible, could you also provide me a breakdown by age?

I found some relevant data here: https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/data/16b..., but it didn't provide a breakdown by age in terms of the population in Hong Kong whose first language is Mandarin. And I could only find data about immigrants moving from mainland, Macau and Taiwan to HK as a whole. I want to know only the mainland population. Thanks!

Yours faithfully,

Shuting Deng

Census and Statistics Department

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Dear Elaine,

I refer to your application made under the Code on Access to Information
sent to us on 13.4.2021 and provide the answers below for your reference.
The General Household Survey (GHS) is a continuous sample survey to
collect information on the labour force, employment, unemployment and
underemployment, as well as the demographic and socio-economic
characteristics of the population.  The technical details of the survey
could be found in the survey report Quarterly Report on General Household
Survey
([1]https://www.censtatd.gov.hk/en/EIndexbyS...).

Per your request, the following statistics compiled from the results of
the GHS can be provided for your reference [File : Tables 1 to 5.xlsx].
        Table 1 : Number of single parents living with own child(ren)
aged below 18 in domestic households, 2019-2020
        Table 2 : Number of employed single mothers living with own
child(ren) aged below 18 in domestic households, 2019-2020
        Table 3 : Number of single mothers living with own child(ren)
aged below 18 in domestic households by age, 2019-2020
        Table 4 : Median monthly employment earnings of employed single
parents living with own child(ren) aged below 18 in domestic households by
sex, 2019-2020
        Table 5 : Median hours of work of employed single parents living
with own child(ren) aged below 18 in domestic households by sex, 2019-2020

As the tables are not readily available and shall be specifically compiled
for you, a charge (HK$1,209.2) to cover the cost involved in compiling
these statistical tables will be levied.  Should you decide to acquire the
tables, please arrange for payment of the above charge.  Payment can be
made by sending us a crossed cheque of a bank in Hong Kong or a bank draft
in exact amount and made payable to “The Government of the HKSAR” to the
following address:

Household Statistics Analysis Section
Census and Statistics Department
5/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road,
North Point, Hong Kong.
(Attn.: Miss Carmen LO)

The lead-time for our processing will normally not exceed 4 working days
and the output will be delivered after the payment procedure has been
successfully completed.

The official receipt of your payment will be sent to you via surface mail.
 Please provide your address in your confirmation reply for the official
receipt to be sent.  In general, name of your company/organisation will be
the receiver shown on the receipt.  Please indicate if name of person has
to be added as the receiver as well.

Alternatively, payment can be made by settling General Demand Notes (with
more options for payment method).  For payment methods available for
settlement of General Demand Notes, you may refer to the website of The
Treasury ([2]https://www.try.gov.hk/internet/ehcoll_g...).
 Kindly note that official receipt by this Department will not be issued
if payment is made by settlement of General Demand Notes.  Further details
will be provided if you prefer this payment method in your confirmation
reply.

The statistics to be provided are confined to your internal use only and
must not be used for re-dissemination.  However, you may include the
customised statistics that you have obtained from the Census and
Statistics Department (with the source properly acknowledged), in
publication, paper or any other materials which you prepare for academic
and educational purposes.  In case the customised statistics are used for
commercial purposes, the statistics quoted should only constitute an
insignificant portion of your piece of work and have no direct influence
on any profit and income arising therefrom; if otherwise, please further
consult us.

Should you have further enquiries, please contact the Household Statistics
Analysis Section of this department (Tel. no.: (852) 2887 5508; fax no.:
(852) 2508 1501; email: [email address]).

Best regards,
Stanley TSANG
Statistician
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
(Tel. 2582 4256)

From:        ACCESS-TO-INFO/CENSTATD/HKSARG
To:        STANLEY CY TSANG/CENSTATD/[email protected], JOHN KWOK LEUNG
MOK/CENSTATD/[email protected], JIMMY KWOK LEUNG
LIN/CENSTATD/[email protected]
Date:        20/04/2021 20:16
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Mandarin speakers OR
mainlanders in Hong Kong

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Freedom of Information request - Mandarin speakers OR mainlanders in Hong Kong

[FOI #619 email] to: [Census and Statistics Department request email] 20.04.2021
  08:14 PM

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,
Could you please provide me data about the population in Hong Kong whose
first language is Mandarin, or immigrants moving from the mainland to HK?
If possible, could you also provide me a breakdown by age?
I found some relevant data here:
[3]https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/data/16b..., but it
didn't provide a breakdown by age in terms of the population in Hong Kong
whose first language is Mandarin. And I could only find data about
immigrants moving from mainland, Macau and Taiwan to HK as a whole. I want
to know only the mainland population. Thanks!
Yours faithfully,
Shuting Deng
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I recommend you reply to them and point out the response is not valid.

Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Sorry, I think you offered me the wrong information. I asked for Mandarin speakers or mainlanders in HK, not single parents in HK.

Yours faithfully,

Shuting Deng

Census and Statistics Department

Dear Shuting,

Sorry for the confusion caused.  We may need some time to process your
request.  The requested information will be sent to you as soon as
possible.  Should you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
 Thank you.

Best regards,
Stanley TSANG
Statistician
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
(Tel. 2582 4256)

From:        ACCESS-TO-INFO/CENSTATD/HKSARG
To:        STANLEY CY TSANG/CENSTATD/[email protected], JOHN KWOK LEUNG
MOK/CENSTATD/[email protected], JIMMY KWOK LEUNG
LIN/CENSTATD/[email protected]
Date:        21/04/2021 21:39
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Mandarin speakers OR
mainlanders in Hong Kong

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Re: Freedom of Information request - Mandarin speakers OR mainlanders in Hong Kong

[FOI #619 email] to: [Census and Statistics Department request email] 21.04.2021
  09:37 PM

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,
Sorry, I think you offered me the wrong information. I asked for Mandarin
speakers or mainlanders in HK, not single parents in HK.
Yours faithfully,
Shuting Deng

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Census and Statistics Department

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Dear Shuting,

I refer to your application made under the Code on Access to Information
sent to us on 20.4.2021 and provide the answers below for your reference.

Regarding your request for i) statistics on population whose first
language is Mandarin and ii) statistics on the Mainland population in Hong
Kong, we would like to suggest you refer to the following statistical
tables attached in this email.  These tables are generated from the
Interactive Data Dissemination Service (IDDS) on the 2016 Population
By-census (16BC) Website (Link :
https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/bc‐ow...).  On the other hand ,
statistical information specifically related to “immigrants” is not
available from this department.

Table 1: Population by Usual Spoken Language and Age, 2016
Table 2: Population by Place of Birth and Age, 2016

Please note that the “usual spoken language” in Table 1 refers to the
language/ dialect a person used in a daily communication at home.  It may
not necessarily be the same as the first language / mother tongue of a
person.  “Usual spoken language” is not applicable to persons aged under 5
or mute persons.

IDDS is a service which enables the public to build and customise their
own statistical tables online with data of population census/by-census.
 With only a web browser, you may build your own statistical tables or
various types of charts easily with statistics and classifications you
desire.  You are recommended to try IDDS to compile various statistics of
the Hong Kong population and you may find demonstration videos on how to
use IDDS in the following link
([1]https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/bc-de...).

If the required statistics could be compiled but are not available in IDDS
and other parts of the 16BC website, you are welcome to write to us and
specify your data requirements so that we could compile the statistics for
your (subject to a charge) based on the population census/ by-census
results accordingly.  

It is an established practice since 1961 for Hong Kong to conduct a
population census once every 10 years, and a by-census in the middle of
the intercensal period.  The latest round is the 16BC.  Therefore, no
separate statistical information can be provided for those years without
conducting a population census / by-census.

Should you have any questions about population census / by-census, please
feel free to contact Demographic Statistics Section (2) of this department
(Enquiry service: (852) 3903 6944; Facsimile: (852) 2716 0231; E-mail:
[email address] ).

Best regards,
Stanley TSANG
Statistician
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
(Tel. 2582 4256)

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