Date
22 September 2017
There are only 923 males for every 1,000 females in Hong Kong, according to the latest population report. Photo: HKEJ
There are only 923 males for every 1,000 females in Hong Kong, according to the latest population report. Photo: HKEJ

Good news for men? There are more females than males in HK

Hong Kong continues to face an imbalance in the sex ratio of its population.

According to the latest population report released by the Census and Statistics Department, there are only 923 males for every 1,000 females in the city.

The imbalance becomes even starker if foreign domestic helpers are included in the count: 856 males for every 1,000 females.

In all, there are 1.97 million people in Hong Kong who have not married.

Sha Tin has 181,000 people who have not married, the most among all districts in the city, Apple Daily reports.

The figures in the report are mainly based on data collected in the General Household Survey from January to December 2015.

Wan Chai, including foreign domestic helpers, has the most imbalanced sex ratio, only 796 males for every 1,000 females.

Kwai Tsing has the highest male population: 889 men for every 1,000 women.

Sha Tin district councilor Alvin Lee Chi-wing said Sha Tin is the most populated district in the city, so it makes sense that it has the biggest number of single men and women.

However, there are comparatively fewer number of shopping malls and entertainment facilities in Sha Tin, which means people have to do their shopping and leisure activities in other districts, putting pressure on the transport system.

There are 282,900 people in Hong Kong who are separated or divorced, and most of them live in Kwun Tong, where they number 30,400.

Wan Chai and Central & Western districts have the fewest number of divorcees: around 5,000 for each district.

On the other hand, Wan Chai has the most educated population. Around 46 percent of people in the district are degree holders, while the figure is only 15.4 percent in Wong Tai Sin, the lowest in the city.

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