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Intellectual Property Rights Notice

  • This is the only website set up by the Census and Statistics Department for the 2016 Population By-census.

  • The contents found on this website are subject to intellectual property rights which are either owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government”) or have been licensed to the Government by the owner(s) of intellectual property rights of such contents to deal with and/or sub-license such contents for the purposes of all activities contemplated herein.

  • Unless otherwise specified, statistical tables, accompanying tables of statistical reports/ feature articles, datasets and press releases on this website are also listed in DATA.GOV.HK. Such contents may be downloaded, distributed and reproduced free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial purposes subject to the Terms and Conditions as stipulated under DATA.GOV.HK.

  • Visitors to this website are permitted to download, print, make copies of and distribute all other contents found on this website (excluding any maps, photographs, graphics, drawings, logos, audio files and video files found thereon) (“Permitted Contents”) for personal or educational purposes, provided that the Permitted Contents must not be used for or in connection with the following purposes:

    • conducting any direct marketing activities and/or disseminating or circulating any part of the Permitted Contents for any unsolicited publicity or advertising materials;
    • advertising and/or promoting any goods or services; and
    • sale or exchange of any part of the Permitted Contents for any benefit, gain, profit or reward.

  • Without prejudice to paragraph 4 above, visitors who download, print, make copies of and/or distribute the Permitted Contents shall comply with the following conditions:

    • acknowledgement must be given to the 2016 Population By-census Website as the source of the Permitted Contents in any copy or copies made by the visitors (“Visitors’ Copies”) and any subsequent copy or copies that may be made by the recipients of the Visitor’s Copies (“Subsequent Copies”), including but not limited to paper copies, digital copies and copies placed or posted on websites; and
    • the Government must be acknowledged as the intellectual property rights owner of the Permitted Contents in any Visitors’ Copies and Subsequent Copies.

  • The prior written consent of the Government is required if you intend to copy, adapt, distribute, make available to the public, or otherwise use the contents on this website in any way or for any purposes other than that provided in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 above. Such requests shall be addressed to the Census and Statistics Department via e-mail at (census@censtatd.gov.hk).

  • Please note that the permission given in paragraphs 4 and 5 above does not extend to any contents on other websites linked to this website, or any contents on this website, the intellectual property rights of which belong to a third party. Authorization or permission to use, reproduce or redistribute such contents must be obtained from the owners of intellectual property rights concerned.


The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) (including its servants and agents) makes no warranty, statement or representation, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, availability, completeness or usefulness of the information, contained herein, and in so far as permitted by law, shall not have any legal liability or responsibility (including liability for negligence) for any loss, damage, or injury which may result, whether directly or indirectly, from the supply or use of such information.

The map information provided on this web site is protected by copyright owned by the Government. No express or implied warranty is given to the accuracy or completeness of such map information or its appropriateness for use in any particular circumstances. The Government is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause in connection with such map information or with this web site.

This website also provides links to other sites for visitors' convenience. Although great care has been exercised, the Census and Statistics Department is unable to warrant that these hyperlinks are valid at all times, and that the contents contained therein are most up-to-date and accurate. If necessary, the user is encouraged to conduct his/her own enquiries to verify any particular piece of information provided.

Personal Information Collection Statement (PICS)

Information we collect about you will only be used for compiling aggregate statistics and for processing your requests and will not be disclosed to parties who are not involved in the respective processes.

We only retain personal data for so long as it is necessary. We do not offer on-line facilities for you to delete personal data held by us.

Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have a right to request access to and correction of information about you held by us. You may seek access to or correction of the information by addressing your request to the Data Controlling Officer, Census and Statistics Department, 21/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China.

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For the best viewing experience, we also suggest you to enable JavaScript and allow cookies on your browser. If you disable JavaScript and cookies, you may not be able to view the layout of the Website webpages properly.

To view PDF file, you need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software and Adobe Asian Fonts Pack (for supporting Chinese characters), which are available free of charge at the Adobe System Incorporated website.

Web Accessibility Conformance Statement

This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard.

Last revision date: 4 July 2018

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