The number on the population distribution in Hong Kong

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

I would like to know the number of immigrants to Hong Kong for the last decade from all countries.

Alos, I would like to know which district or estate they stay in Hong Kong, including where they move to. I would like to gather the population distribution territory-widely. I do not require anything sensitive and private but just a broad picture of where they distribute in Hong Kong.

Thank you!
Yours faithfully,
Celia Lai

Census and Statistics Department

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    Population by District Council district place of birth and duration of residence in HK 2016.xlsx

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Dear Ms Lai,

I refer to your request for the number of immigrants to Hong Kong and
distribution of districts that they stayed, made under the Code on Access
to Information on 3 October 2017.  Our reply is provided below.

Statistics on population by District Council district, place of birth and
duration of residence in Hong Kong for the year of 2016 could be provided
according to the results of the 2016 Population By-census (16BC).  These
statistics could be compiled through the Interactive Data Dissemination
Service (IDDS) on the 16BC website
([1]www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/bc-own_tbl.html).  Please refer to the
attached Excel file for the statistics concerned.
You may visit the 16BC website ([2]www.bycensus2016.gov.hk/en/index.html)
for the latest news on the release of 16BC figures.  Should you have any
question about the 16BC, please feel free to contact the 16BC Office of
this department (Enquiry service: (852) 3547 1800; Facsimile: (852) 3547
1894; E-mail: [email address]) direct.
With best regards,

Patrick Lam
Statistician (Statistical Information Services)1
Census and Statistics Department
Tel: 2582 4731

From:        Celia LAI <[FOI #199 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Census and Statistics Department
<[Census and Statistics Department request email]>
Date:        03/10/2017 10:16
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - The number on the
population distribution in Hong Kong

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

I would like to know the number of immigrants to Hong Kong for the last
decade from all countries.

Alos, I would like to know which district or estate they stay in Hong
Kong, including where they move to. I would like to gather the population
distribution territory-widely. I do not require anything sensitive and
private but just a broad picture of where they distribute in Hong Kong.

Thank you!
Yours faithfully,
Celia Lai

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Thank you for replying the request!

In my previous request, I am asking for at least a decade for on the population statistics in 2016. Before sending out the request, I had tried digging out the statics before the handover yet failed. I am now doing a study which requires to generate a trend on the immigration population distribution in Hong Kong. Could you provide me with the statistics from 1995 to 2010 please?

Yours faithfully,
Celia LAI

Census and Statistics Department

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Dear Ms Lai,

I refer to your follow-up request for the number of immigrants to Hong
Kong and distribution of districts that they stayed and your clarification
made on 9 October 2017.  Our reply is provided below.

Regarding your enquiry, please note that statistical information about the
number of immigrants to Hong Kong is not available from the results of
population census/by-census.  Instead, the table “Population and
Population (Excluding Foreign Domestic Helpers) by District Council
District, Place of Birth and Duration of Residence in Hong Kong, 2001,
2006 and 2011” is provided (File name : IDDS Table (01C-11C).xlsx) for
your consideration.  The table is obtained from the Interactive Data
Dissemination Service (IDDS) on the 2011 Population Census Website
([1]http://www.census2011.gov.hk/en/build-yo....

Besides, the table “Population and Population (Excluding Foreign Domestic
Helpers) by District Board District, Place of Birth and Duration of
Residence in Hong Kong, 1996” is not readily available and instead, a
customised statistical table can be compiled based on the results of the
1996 Population By-census for you at a charge.  The charge is set to cover
all additional staff efforts, computer time and material costs incurred in
preparing the table.  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.  Should you require the
chargeable tabulation service, please contact our Demographic Statistics
Section (2) (Enquiry service: (852) 3903 6944 ; Facsimile: (852) 2716 0231
; E-mail: [email address]) direct .  They will then send you the
quotation and other service details for your consideration.

It is an established practice since 1961 for Hong Kong to conduct a
population census once every ten years, and a by-census in the middle of
the intercensal period.  No separate statistical information can be
provided for those years not in population census / by-census.

With best regards,

Patrick Lam
Statistician (Statistical Information Services)1
Census and Statistics Department
Tel: 2582 4731

From:        Celia LAI <[FOI #199 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Census and Statistics Department
<[Census and Statistics Department request email]>
Date:        09/10/2017 12:44
Subject:        Internal review of Freedom of Information request - The
number on the population distribution in Hong Kong

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Dear Census and Statistics Department,

Thank you for replying the request!

In my previous request, I am asking for at least a decade for on the
population statistics in 2016.  Before sending out the request, I had
tried digging out the statics before the handover yet failed. I am now
doing a study which requires to generate a trend on the immigration
population distribution in Hong Kong. Could you provide me with the
statistics from 1995 to 2010 please?

Yours faithfully,
Celia LAI

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