General statistical digests bring together statistical data covering various social and economic aspects of Hong Kong. Information contained in these digests includes data compiled by the department and other government departments and organisations. The digests are each featured in its own way. They are published at different frequencies with statistical data series presented in various length, depth and formats. Complementing each other, together they form a comprehensive series for reference.
Good understanding of statistical concepts and methodologies and proper interpretation of statistics are essential for effective application of statistics. Apart from publications, reference materials introducing the work and services of the department and various statistical topics to the general public are produced for free downloading from the C&SD Website. Such materials serve to promote better understanding of the scope and uses of official statistics.