"Hong Kong 2006 Population By-census Main Report" published

        "Hong Kong 2006 Population By-census Main Report", compiled based on the results of the 2006 Population By-census, is published today (November 30).

         The "Main Report" consists of two separate volumes: Volume I presents detailed analysis and interpretation of the results of the 2006 Population By-census in respect of specific topics such as the demographic, household, education, economic and housing characteristics of the population.  A general account of the findings in respect of various topics is provided together with supporting tables and charts. Comparisons are made with results of the past censuses/by-censuses as appropriate.  Volume II describes the design, data collection method, operation procedures and techniques of the By-census.  An assessment of the data quality is also given in Volume II.

         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$143 per copy for Volume I and HK$118 per copy for Volume II on December 24, 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 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.

         A vast amount of information has been collected in the 2006 Population By-census. Results of the By-census are available in a number of publications that have been released, including Summary Results; Basic Tables for District Council Districts, Constituency Areas and Tertiary Planning Units; Thematic Reports on Household Income Distribution, Women and Men; and Graphic Guide. Another By-census report "Main Tables", which will be published shortly, contains detailed tables on the population, households and quarters in the whole territory and can be considered as a complement to this report.  There are also a series of thematic reports on population sub-groups like persons from the Mainland having resided in Hong Kong for less than 7 years, ethnic minorities, youths etc. that will be published in stages later.

End/Friday, November 30, 2007