Dear Census and Statistics Department,

I would like to study the relationship between MTR and the distribution of certain income groups, for which I would like to request the census statistics by large/small street block groups, for the years 2001 and 2006, 2011, and 2016, mainly the economic income data (personal and household) for each block group.

However, I could only find the available data of the large/small street block groups (2011 and 2016) at the bottom of the District Profile page of the 2016 By-Census (https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/bc-dp...). I would like to ask whether the information for the previous two censuses (2001 and 2006) could be available.

Thank you for your kindness and assistance.

Best regards,
Taku

Census and Statistics Department

Our Ref. (36) in CENST/SID/6-5/2/3 Pt. 2 21 (Application No. HQ/002/2022)

Dear Taku,

I refer to your application made under the Code on Access to Information
on 30.3.2022.

Please note that we are processing your request and will provide the
information to you as soon as possible. Should you have any questions on
the above, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,
Mike LAM
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
Tel. 2582 5073

From:        Taku Guo <[FOI #1033 email]>
To:        公開資料 requests at 政府統計處
<[Census and Statistics Department request email]>
Date:        30/03/2022 02:33
Subject:        公開資料 request - Street block level census data

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

I would like to study the relationship between MTR and the distribution of
certain income groups, for which I would like to request the census
statistics by large/small street block groups, for the years 2001 and
2006, 2011, and 2016, mainly the economic income data (personal and
household) for each block group.

However, I could only find the available data of the large/small street
block groups (2011 and 2016) at the bottom of the District Profile page of
the 2016 By-Census
 ([1]https://www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/bc-dp...). I would like to
ask whether the information for the previous two censuses (2001 and 2006)
could be available.

Thank you for your kindness and assistance.

Best regards,
Taku

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Our Ref. (36) in CENST/SID/6-5/2/3 Pt. 2 21 (Application No. HQ/002/2022)

Dear Taku,

Regarding your request for statistical information on income by Large
Street Block Group (LSBG) based on the results of the 2001 Population
Census (01C) and the 2006 Population By-census (06BC), please refer to the
paragraphs below for the relevant statistical tables available for you.
 In order to safeguard the confidentiality of data relating to individual
persons and households and for statistical precision reason, adjacent
Street Blocks (SBs) are grouped into Small Street Block Groups (SSBGs) and
LSBGs for data dissemination, with a minimum population of 100 in each
SSBG and 1 000 in each LSBG for 01C; and 400 in each SSBG and 1 000 in
each LSBG for 06BC and thereafter.  The boundaries of individual SBs,
SSBGs and LSBGs may vary across the years (even having the same
name/number in different years).

Free statistics
The 01C statistics on median monthly domestic household income and 06BC
statistics on median monthly domestic household income and median monthly
domestic household income by LSBG are provided in the following
statistical tables for your reference (“Table 1 and 2.xlsx”)

Table 1: Median monthly domestic household income (HK$) by Large Street
Block Group, 2001
Table 2: Median monthly income from main employment (HK$) (excluding
unpaid family workers) and median monthly domestic household income (HK$)
by Large Street Block Group, 2006

Please note that the statistics provided in Table 1 and 2 are confined to
your internal use and must not be used for re-dissemination to any person,
company and organisation.  However, you may include the 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
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.

Chargeable Statistics
Please be informed that the following 01C and 06BC statistical tables
relevant to monthly income from main employment and monthly domestic
household income are not readily available but can be compiled for you at
a charge.

Table 3: Working population (excluding unpaid family workers) by Large
Street Block Group and monthly income from main employment (HK$), 2001
Table 4: Domestic households by Large Street Block Group and monthly
domestic household income (HK$), 2001
Table 5: Median monthly income from main employment (HK$) (excluding
unpaid family workers) by Large Street Block Group, 2001
Table 6: Working population (excluding unpaid family workers) by Large
Street Block Group and monthly income from main employment (HK$), 2006
Table 7: Domestic households statistics by Large Street Block Group and
monthly domestic household income (HK$), 2006

Please refer to the table template in the attached Excel file (“Required
table (template).xlsx”) for the classifications to be used in the table.

Since the estimates to be provided are compiled based on sample enquiry
and thus subject to sampling error, a nil figure may mean a figure of a
small magnitude but not zero.  Similarly, figures of small magnitude are
also subject to relatively large sampling error and should be interpreted
with care.  In order to safeguard data confidentiality and to avoid
individual person, household or quarters can be identified, grouping of
classification variable(s) and suppressions may be adopted.  

The charge is set to cover all additional staff efforts, computer time and
material costs incurred in preparing the tables.  Should you require the
chargeable tabulation service, please inform us by replying this e-mail.
 We will then send you the payment procedures and other service details
for your consideration.

Besides, we regret to inform you that in order to safeguard the
confidentiality of data relating to individual persons and households and
for data precision concerns, only statistics on population, number of
domestic households and number of occupied quarters can be provided at
SSBG level.  Further breakdown of these statistics are not available at
SSBG level.

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 2021 Population Census.
 No separate information are available for the years without conducting a
population census/by-census.

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

Best regards,
Mike LAM
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
Tel. 2582 5073

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Thank you for your useful information and assistance.

I would like to request the chargeable tables stated in the original email, Table 3 - Table 7. Please provide the payment instruction and further necessary steps.

Furtherly, if convenient, please also inform me of the approximate date when I could receive the final product. It would be more than helpful if I could receive the final tabulation data as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Taku Guo

Census and Statistics Department

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Dear Taku,

The following customised statistical tables can be compiled for you based
on the results of the 2001 Population Census (01C) and the 2006 Population
By-census (06BC) at a charge of HK$694.5.

Table A105-1: Working population (excluding unpaid family workers) by
Large Street Block Group and monthly income from main employment (HK$),
2001
Table A105-2: Domestic households by Large Street Block Group and monthly
domestic household income (HK$), 2001
Table A105-3: Median monthly income from main employment (HK$) (excluding
unpaid family workers) by Large Street Block Group, 2001
Table A105-4: Working population (excluding unpaid family workers) by
Large Street Block Group and monthly income from main employment (HK$),
2006
Table A105-5: Domestic households statistics by Large Street Block Group
and monthly domestic household income (HK$), 2006
                                                                         
             
Please refer to the table template in the attached Excel file
(“Tab_serv_A105 (Template).xlsx”) for the classifications to be used in
the table.

In order to safeguard the confidentiality of data relating to individual
persons and households and for statistical precision reason, adjacent
Street Blocks (SBs) are grouped into Small Street Block Groups (SSBGs) and
Large Street Block Groups (LSBGs) for data dissemination, with a minimum
population of 100 in each SSBG and 1 000 in each LSBG for 01C; and 400 in
each SSBG and 1 000 in each LSBG for 06BC and thereafter.  The boundaries
of individual SBs, SSBGs and LSBGs may vary across the years (even having
the same name/number in different years).  

Since the estimates to be provided are compiled based on sample enquiry
and thus subject to sampling error, a nil figure may mean a figure of a
small magnitude but not zero.  Similarly, figures of small magnitude are
also subject to relatively large sampling error and should be interpreted
with care.  In order to safeguard data confidentiality and to avoid
individual person, household or quarters can be identified, grouping of
classification variable(s) may be adopted.

Please also note that the statistics to be provided are confined to your
internal use and must not be used for re-dissemination to any person,
company and organisation.  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.

To proceed with your data request, you are required to settle the charge
by one of the following methods:

(1)        By ATM, FPS, PPS, Internet banking or other payment methods as
specified by the Treasury

Please fill in the attached form “Request for issue of General Demand
Note” and return it to us by email.  We will then issue a General Demand
Note to you via email.  Please make payment within 14 days from the issue
date of the demand note.  For payment methods and procedures, please refer
to “Payment Instructions” given in the demand note, or visit the website
of the Treasury
([1]https://www.try.gov.hk/internet/ehcoll_g...).

Please note that:
(i)        NO receipt will be issued if the charge is settled by this
method; and
(ii)        the payment has to be settled in Hong Kong dollars.

(2)        By crossed cheque

Please send us a crossed cheque (in Hong Kong dollars) made payable to
“The Government of the HKSAR”) to the address below:  

        Demographic Statistics Section (2)
        Census and Demographic Statistics Branch
        Census and Statistics Department
        9/F Trade and Industry Tower
        3 Concorde Road, Kowloon
        Hong Kong
            (Attn: Frances WONG)

If you wish to receive a receipt by post, please provide your
correspondence address and specify the addressee of the receipt.

We shall send you the requested statistics via email upon receiving the
payment.

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

Best regards,
Mike LAM
Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1)
Census and Statistics Department
Tel: 2582 5073

From:        Taku Guo <[FOI #1033 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Census and Statistics Department
<[Census and Statistics Department request email]>
Date:        19/04/2022 01:42
Subject:        Re: Fw: 公開資料 request - Street block level census data

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[FOI #1033 email]

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Thank you for your instructions.

As I could not reply to the email with an attachment through the system of accessinfo.hk, I have returned the request document via a private email. Please kindly refer to "Request for Issue of General Demand Note (Table A105)" in your census email.

Please inform me should there be any further steps to be taken.

Best regards,
Taku Guo

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As the tabulation data is chargeable, it has been well received through a private email.