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Underemployment rate (%)
PeriodSexAge Group
15 - 1920 - 2930 - 3940 - 4950 - 5960 and over15 and over
2014 Male 4.5 1.7 1.4 1.9 2.9 2.0 2.1
Female 2.4 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.3 1.2 0.8
Both sexes 3.4 1.3 0.9 1.3 2.3 1.8 1.5
2015 Male 3.1 1.7 1.4 1.9 2.7 1.9 2.0
Female 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.9 0.7
Both sexes 2.8 1.2 0.8 1.2 2.0 1.6 1.4
2016 Male 2.2 2.0 1.4 1.9 2.6 1.8 2.0
Female 2.3 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.8
Both sexes 2.3 1.5 0.8 1.3 2.0 1.5 1.4
6/2016 - 8/2016 Male ## 1.8 1.4 2.1 2.5 1.6 1.9
Female 2.8 1.2 0.3 0.8 1.2 1.4 0.9
Both sexes 1.7 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.9 1.6 1.4
7/2016 - 9/2016 Male ## 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.7 1.7 2.0
Female 2.9 1.3 0.3 0.6 1.1 1.4 0.8
Both sexes 1.7 1.6 0.8 1.3 2.0 1.6 1.4
8/2016 - 10/2016 Male ## 2.0 1.6 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1
Female ## 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.9 1.4 0.7
Both sexes 2.1 1.5 0.9 1.4 1.8 2.0 1.4
9/2016 - 11/2016 Male ## 2.2 1.5 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.1
Female ## 1.2 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.9 0.7
Both sexes 1.8 1.7 0.9 1.2 1.8 1.8 1.4
10/2016 - 12/2016 Male ## 2.0 1.5 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.1
Female ## 1.1 0.3 0.3 1.2 0.7 0.7
Both sexes 1.9 1.5 0.8 1.2 1.9 1.9 1.4
11/2016 - 1/2017 Male ## 1.9 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.2 1.9
Female ## 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.7
Both sexes ## 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.8 1.7 1.3
12/2016 - 2/2017 Male ## 1.5 1.4 1.9 2.2 1.9 1.8
Female ## 1.2 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.7
Both sexes ## 1.4 0.8 1.1 1.6 1.5 1.2
1/2017 - 3/2017 Male ## 1.7 1.4 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8
Female ## 1.3 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7
Both sexes ## 1.5 0.8 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2
2/2017 - 4/2017 Male ## 1.7 1.2 1.7 2.2 1.9 1.7
Female ## 1.4 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Both sexes 1.8 1.6 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.2
3/2017 - 5/2017 Male 4.6 1.9 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.1 1.7
Female ## 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.8 0.7
Both sexes 2.8 1.5 0.7 1.0 1.5 1.7 1.2
4/2017 - 6/2017 Male ## 1.6 1.2 1.6 2.1 1.8 1.7
Female ## 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.6
Both sexes ## 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.2
5/2017 - 7/2017 Male ## 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.6
Female ## 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.8 0.6
Both sexes 2.0 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.2 1.1
6/2017 - 8/2017 Male ## 1.8 1.3 1.9 1.9 1.6 1.7
Female ## 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.5
Both sexes 1.5 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1
7/2017 - 9/2017 Male ## 2.0 1.2 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.7
Female ## 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.5
Both sexes 1.7 1.5 0.6 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.1
8/2017 - 10/2017 # Male 3.9 2.1 1.1 1.4 2.3 1.8 1.7
Female ## 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.5
Both sexes 2.7 1.5 0.6 0.8 1.5 1.4 1.1
Notes : #Provisional figures
 ##Statistics are not released due to large sampling error.
 Starting from 2001, annual figures are compiled based on data collected in the General Household Survey from January to December of the year concerned as well as the mid-year population estimates by District Council district compiled jointly by the Census and Statistics Department and an inter-departmental Working Group on Population Distribution Projections.
Source : Social Analysis and Research Section (2),
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2887 5508
 Enquiry e-mail : ghs@censtatd.gov.hk)



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