"Women and Men in Hong Kong - Key Statistics (2007 Edition),
Updated with 2006 Population By-Census Results"

      The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (July 26) a publication entitled Women and Men in Hong Kong - Key Statistics (2007 Edition), Updated with 2006 Population By-Census Results.

      This publication is compiled by the C&SD to serve as a ready source of information for those interested in the position of women and men and gender equality in Hong Kong.  It draws together sex disaggregated statistics and indicators from a wide variety of sources with a view to depicting the situation of women and men in major economic and social spheres.

      The 2007 Edition of this publication is also one among a series of the thematic reports of the 2006 Population By-census released on population characteristics.

      Users can download this publication free of charge at the website of the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/products_and_services/products/publications/index.jsp).

      The print version of this publication will be available for sale at HK$69 per issue on 15 August 2007.  Purchase can be done in person at the Publications Unit of the C&SD (Address : 19/F Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; Tel. : 2582 3025) or through mail order by returning a completed order form which can be downloaded from the C&SD's website (www.censtatd.gov.hk/products_and_services/other_services/provision_of_stat/mail_ordering_of_publications/index.jsp).  Print version of this publication is also available for sale online at the Statistical Bookstore (www.statisticalbookstore.gov.hk) and the Government Bookstore of the Information Services Department (www.bookstore.gov.hk).  Print versions if purchased online are offered a discount, at 85% of their original prices.

      The key sex disaggregated statistics contained in the publication are shown in Table 1 attached.  Enquiries about the contents of this publication can be directed to the General Household Survey Section (2) of the C&SD (Tel: 2887 5508 or e-mail: [email protected]).

      Other reports on the results of the 2006 Population By-census, including Graphic Guide, Main Report, Main Tables and a series of Thematic Reports, will be published in stages later.