Date
24 August 2017
Hong Kong's population has grown by 0.7% since mid-2013, according to a preliminary government estimate. Photo: Bloomberg
Hong Kong's population has grown by 0.7% since mid-2013, according to a preliminary government estimate. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong population expands to 7.23 million

Hong Kong’s population stood at 7.23 million as of mid-2014, representing an increase of 47,300 or 0.7 percent from the level a year ago, according to a provisional estimate from the city’s Census and Statistics Department.

The natural increase of the population over the year, obtained by subtracting the number of deaths from the number of births, amounted to 13,300, the data showed. Apart from that, there was a net addition of 34,000 to the residents’ number in the territory.

The number of births from mid-2013 to mid-2014 stood at 58,700. Meanwhile, there were 43,500 One-way Permit holders from the mainland who came to reside in Hong Kong.

Of the total population at mid-2014, 7.02 million were usual residents and 212,600 were ‘mobile’ residents.

The revised figure for the year-end population for 2013 was 7.22 million. The number of usual residents was revised to 6.997 million and the number of mobile residents to 224,700.

The population growth rate from end-2012 to end-2013 was also revised to 0.6 percent, the Census and Statistics Department said.

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