"Hong Kong 2001 Population Census Thematic Report - Ethnic Minorities" published

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A publication "Hong Kong 2001 Population Census Thematic Report - Ethnic Minorities" is released today (December 17) by the Census and Statistics Department.

The 2001 Population Census was conducted in March 2001. Results from the Census have been made available in a series of publications. From October 2001 to November 2002, a total of fifteen reports were released.

Population Census is the primary source of data for small geographical areas and population sub-groups. It provides a wealth of data on the socio-economic characteristics of the population in Hong Kong, thus allowing studies to be undertaken on various facets of the community and specific sub-groups of the population.

Among reports in the publication plan are a series of thematic reports on population sub-groups. Thematic reports published earlier include older persons, youths, and women and men. The report "Hong Kong 2001 Population Census Thematic Report - Ethnic Minorities" provides a comprehensive range of statistics on ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. It goes into some length in analysing the characteristics of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong: demographic characteristics, education, labour force, living arrangement and household characteristics, and geographical characteristics.

The summary of the report can be downloaded from the website of the Census and Statistics Department (Address: http://www.info.gov.hk/censtatd/).

The report is in bilingual form and is available at $44 per copy. It can be purchased in person from:

(i) Government Publications Centre, Ground Floor, Low Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong (Tel.: 2537 1910); or

(ii) Publications Unit of the Census and Statistics Department, 19th Floor, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Tel.: 2582 3025).

Internet users may purchase the report online at the "Statistical Bookstore, Hong Kong" (Address: http://www.statisticalbookstore.gov.hk) with payment made instantly. Softcopies of the report purchased are available for immediate downloading while hardcopies purchased will be delivered by mail. The Statistical Bookstore is hosted on the ESD portal (Address: http://www.esd.gov.hk) together with other public services.

A mail order form for ordering hardcopies of publications is available in most publications of the Census and Statistics Department. It may be completed and sent back together with a cheque or bank draft covering all necessary cost and postage. The order form is also available for downloading from the website of the Department (Address: http://www.info.gov.hk/censtatd/eng/service_desk/forms_index.html).

Other thematic reports on population sub-groups, compiled using the results of the 2001 Population Census, will be published in stages shortly.

End/Tuesday, December 17, 2002

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