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2016 Population By-census questionnaires destroyed

Published date: 28 June 2017

As stipulated by law, all completed questionnaires and all copies of the questionnaires of the 2016 Population By-census have to be destroyed within 12 months after the commencement of the By-census (i.e. not later than 29 June 2017).

All questionnaires of the 2016 Population By-census (including electronic and paper questionnaires) have been destroyed before the deadline under the close supervision of staff of the Census and Statistics Department. In addition, information which enables identification of individual persons and households, such as household reference number and address, has been completely removed from all the computer data files with data now only kept in anonymous form for data dissemination and analysis purposes. Furthermore, adequate measures have been taken to ensure that individual personal and household information cannot be deduced from the published results of the 2016 Population By-census.

Last revision date: 28 June 2017

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