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Median hours of work (Hours)
PeriodSexIndustry of main employment
ManufacturingConstructionImport/export trade and wholesaleRetail, accommodation and food servicesTransportation, storage, postal and courier services, information and communicationsFinancing, insurance, real estate, professional and business servicesPublic administration, social and personal servicesOther industriesAll industries
RetailAccommodation and food servicesSub totalFinancing and insuranceReal estate and professional and business servicesSub total
2014 Male 45 44 42 48 54 54 45 40 45 45 44 44 45
Female 41 43 40 48 48 48 40 40 44 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 44 40 48 51 48 44 40 45 44 45 42 45
2015 Male 45 45 42 48 54 52 45 40 45 45 44 40 45
Female 42 43 40 48 48 48 40 40 44 41 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 45 44 45 40 45
2016 Male 45 44 40 48 54 50 45 40 45 45 44 44 45
Female 40 41 40 45 48 48 40 40 43 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 44 44 45 43 44
6/2016 - 8/2016 Male 45 45 40 48 54 50 45 40 45 45 44 45 45
Female 40 41 40 45 48 48 40 40 41 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 44 44 45 43 44
7/2016 - 9/2016 Male 48 45 40 48 54 50 45 41 45 45 44 44 45
Female 42 41 40 48 48 48 40 40 42 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 45 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 44 44 45 43 44
8/2016 - 10/2016 Male 45 44 40 48 54 50 45 40 45 45 44 44 45
Female 42 40 40 45 48 48 40 40 41 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 44 44 45 42 44
9/2016 - 11/2016 Male 45 45 40 48 54 51 45 40 45 45 44 44 45
Female 42 42 40 45 48 48 40 40 44 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 45 45 40 48 50 48 44 40 45 44 45 44 45
10/2016 - 12/2016 Male 45 45 42 48 54 51 45 44 45 45 44 44 45
Female 44 44 40 48 48 48 40 40 44 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 45 45 40 48 50 48 44 40 45 44 48 44 45
11/2016 - 1/2017 Male 45 45 43 48 54 50 45 43 45 45 44 44 45
Female 40 44 40 48 48 48 40 40 44 42 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 45 40 48 50 48 44 40 45 44 48 44 45
12/2016 - 2/2017 Male 44 40 40 48 54 50 45 40 45 44 44 45 44
Female 40 40 40 45 48 45 40 40 40 40 48 42 44
Both sexes 42 40 40 48 49 48 42 40 44 41 45 44 44
1/2017 - 3/2017 Male 44 40 40 48 54 50 44 40 45 44 44 45 44
Female 40 40 40 45 48 45 40 40 42 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 40 40 40 45 48 48 42 40 44 41 45 44 44
2/2017 - 4/2017 Male 44 40 40 48 54 48 44 40 45 44 44 44 44
Female 40 40 40 45 48 45 40 40 40 40 48 42 44
Both sexes 40 40 40 45 48 48 40 40 44 40 45 44 44
3/2017 - 5/2017 Male 45 40 40 48 54 50 44 40 45 44 43 40 44
Female 40 40 40 45 48 48 40 40 40 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 40 40 48 50 48 40 40 44 40 45 40 44
4/2017 - 6/2017 Male 45 40 40 48 54 50 42 40 44 42 40 40 42
Female 40 40 40 45 48 47 40 40 40 40 48 39 42
Both sexes 44 40 40 48 50 48 40 40 42 40 45 40 42
5/2017 - 7/2017 Male 45 40 40 48 54 50 44 40 45 44 42 40 44
Female 40 42 40 45 48 48 40 40 41 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 44 40 40 48 50 48 42 40 44 42 45 40 44
6/2017 - 8/2017 Male 45 44 43 48 54 50 45 44 45 45 44 43 45
Female 40 44 40 45 48 48 40 40 44 40 48 44 44
Both sexes 45 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 45 44 45 44 45
7/2017 - 9/2017 Male 45 45 44 48 54 50 45 44 48 45 44 43 45
Female 44 44 40 46 48 48 40 40 44 43 48 40 45
Both sexes 45 45 40 48 50 48 45 40 45 45 48 43 45
8/2017 - 10/2017 # Male 45 44 40 48 54 50 45 40 45 45 43 44 45
Female 42 42 40 45 48 48 40 40 42 40 48 40 44
Both sexes 45 44 40 48 50 48 44 40 44 44 45 43 44
Notes : #Provisional figures
 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.
 The above statistics are compiled based on the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC) Version 2.0 and the series has been backcasted to the quarter of January to March 2008. Statistics prior to 2008 have been compiled based on HSIC Version 1.1. Users may also download "HSIC Version 1.1-based statistics" for reference. For more details on the revision of HSIC, please refer to the feature article "Revision of Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification" published in November 2008 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics.
 Accommodation services cover hotels, guesthouses, boarding houses and other establishments providing short term accommodation.
 The retail, accommodation and food services industries as a whole is generally referred to as the consumption- and tourism-related segment.
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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