Date
23 March 2017
Last year, 7,685 Hong Kong women married mainland men, up 31 percent from 2011. Photo: HKEJ
Last year, 7,685 Hong Kong women married mainland men, up 31 percent from 2011. Photo: HKEJ

Record number of HK women marrying mainlanders

Hong Kong women are marrying mainlanders in record numbers, hitting a 28-year peak in 2014.

The phenomenon is driven by a growing sex gap, with more female births each year, according to Sing Tao Daily.

In 2014, Hong Kong had 3.34 million males against 3.89 million females or a ratio of 1,000 women for every 935 men.

The figure is up from 1,000 women to 948 men in 2011, Census and Statistics Department data shows.

Last year, 7,685 Hong Kong women married mainland men, up 31 percent from 2011.

In contrast, the number of Hong Kong males seeking a mainland wife has been falling.

A total 18,645 Hong Kong men married mainland women in 2014, down 8 percent from 2011.

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