Population by Ethnicity, 2001 and 2006
Ethnicity 2001 2006
Number % of total Number % of total
Chinese 6 364 439 94.9 6 522 148 95.0
Filipino 142 556 2.1 112 453 1.6
Indonesian 50 494 0.8 87 840 1.3
White 46 584 0.7 36 384 0.5
Indian 18 543 0.3 20 444 0.3
Nepalese 12 564 0.2 15 950 0.2
Japanese 14 180 0.2 13 189 0.2
Thai 14 342 0.2 11 900 0.2
Pakistani 11 017 0.2 11 111 0.2
Other Asian 12 835 0.2 12 663 0.2
Others 20 835 0.3 20 264 0.3
Total 6 708 389 100.0 6 864 346 100.0
Source : 2006 Population By-census Office,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2716 8025)
Last review date: 22 February, 2007