Date
20 September 2017
Families in Central and Western district have a monthly average household income of HK$35,000, the highest among Hong Kong's 18 districts. Photo: HKEJ
Families in Central and Western district have a monthly average household income of HK$35,000, the highest among Hong Kong's 18 districts. Photo: HKEJ

Central and Western rich but Sai Kung has more homeowners

When it comes to bringing home the bacon, Hong Kong’s Central and Western district is a cut above the rest.

Residents of the financial, retail and tourism enclave have the highest monthly average household income at HK$35,000 (US$4,514), Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday, citing the latest government census.

That compares with the average household income of HK$23,000 for all 18 districts.

Wan Chai checks in at second place with HK$34,000, followed by Sai Kung (HK$30,800) and Southern district (HK$28,000).

Sham Shui Po has the lowest family income at HK$18,000, behind Kwun Tong (HK$19,000) and Kwai Tsing (HK$19,600).

About 64.7 percent of households in Sai Kung own their homes, higher than in any other district. Tai Po comes in second with 63 percent, followed by Central and Western with 60.9 percent.

By contrast, Kwun Tong has the fewest homeowners with just 31.5 percent of households, followed by Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po with 33.8 and 39.6 percent, respectively.

In all, slightly more than half of all households live in their own homes, the survey shows.

Sha Tin recorded the greatest number of residents with 648,200, followed by Kwun Tong (639,900) and Yuen Long (595,100).

Islands district has the lowest population with only 144,500 residents.

Hong Kong’s population was 7.264 million at the end of 2014, excluding foreign domestic workers.

Wong Tai Sin and Eastern have the oldest residents, with the median age at 45, while Yuen Long and Islands have the youngest at 39.

Also, Wong Tai Sin has the lowest ratio of men to women, with 896 men for every 1,000 women. Tai Po has the highest ratio with 954 men for every 1,000 women.

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