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Employment (Number) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
(1) Financial services 229 100 231 900 236 400 246 700 253 100
  Banking 97 800 97 500 99 100 103 000 102 200
Insurance 46 700 48 800 51 700 56 200 62 400
Other financial services (e.g. stock brokerage, asset management, finance leasing; and investment and holding companies) 84 500 85 600 85 600 87 400 88 400
(2) Tourism 251 400 270 300 271 300 265 900 258 900
  (A) Inbound tourism 219 200 238 300 240 000 233 400 225 500
  Retail trade 100 200 112 600 112 000 107 400 102 700
Accommodation services ^ 39 500 39 900 40 100 37 300 36 600
Food and beverage services 46 100 49 000 51 700 52 700 50 000
Cross-boundary passenger transport services 13 700 14 200 14 000 14 000 14 800
Others 19 800 22 700 22 200 22 000 21 300
(B) Outbound tourism 32 200 32 100 31 300 32 500 33 400
  Travel agency, reservation service and related activities 19 800 19 900 19 700 20 400 20 400
Cross-boundary passenger transport services 12 400 12 200 11 600 12 100 13 000
(3) Trading and Logistics 763 600 766 300 764 800 746 900 730 700
  (A) Trading 580 100 577 700 577 000 565 900 555 900
  Wholesale 63 800 62 500 61 600 60 300 59 900
Import and export trade 516 300 515 100 515 400 505 600 496 000
(B) Logistics 183 500 188 700 187 700 180 900 174 800
  Freight transport and storage services 165 500 170 700 169 500 161 700 156 000
Postal and courier services 18 000 18 000 18 300 19 200 18 800
(4) Professional Services and Other Producer Services 482 600 496 200 507 700 521 700 532 600
  (A) Professional services 195 200 203 800 208 600 213 100 217 400
  Legal, accounting and auditing services 49 100 49 800 50 400 51 600 52 900
Architecture and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis; scientific research and
development; management and management consultancy activities
70 600 74 500 76 200 77 800 79 800
Other professional services
(e.g. information technology related services, advertising and specialised design services)
75 500 79 500 82 000 83 800 84 700
(B) Other producer services * 287 300 292 300 299 100 308 600 315 300
Four Key Industries = (1)+(2)+(3)+(4) 1 726 600 1 764 700 1 780 100 1 781 100 1 775 300
Total employment 3 653 100 3 724 800 3 744 200 3 774 500 3 787 800
Notes : ^Accommodation services cover hotels, guesthouses, boarding houses and other establishments providing short term accommodation.
 *Other producer services refer to producer services other than financial services, tourism, trading and logistics, and professional services.
 Figures may not add up to total due to rounding.
Source : Composite Employment Estimates.
National Income Section (2)1,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 3903 7005
 Enquiry e-mail : gdp-p@censtatd.gov.hk)



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