The main law governing the work of the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) is the Census and Statistics Ordinance, which provides for the taking of a census of population and the collection, compilation and publication of statistical information concerning Hong Kong and for matters connected therewith. The Ordinance also provides strict safeguards on the confidentiality of data pertaining to individuals or undertakings.

This section presents the most up-to-date version of the Census and Statistics Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The version dates refer to the commencement dates of the latest changes to the law.

Chapter 316
Census and Statistics Ordinance

Subsidiary Legislation

Subsidiary Legislation

CAP. 316 B
Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Industrial Production) Order
CAP. 316 D Census and Statistics (Monthly Survey of Retail Sales) Order
CAP. 316 F Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Construction Output) Order
CAP. 316 G Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Employment and Vacancies) Order
CAP. 316 K Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Restaurant Receipts and Purchases) Order
CAP. 316 L Census and Statistics (Annual Survey of Imports and Exports of Services) Order
CAP. 316 M Census and Statistics (Quarterly Survey of Service Industries) Order
CAP. 316 P Census and Statistics (1996 Population Census) Order
CAP. 316 Q Census and Statistics (Survey of External Claims, Liabilities and Income) Order
CAP. 316 R Census and Statistics (Labour Earnings Survey) Order
CAP. 316 S Census and Statistics (2001 Population Census) Order
CAP. 316 T Census and Statistics (Survey of Innovation Activities) Order
CAP. 316 U Census and Statistics (2006 Population Census) Order
CAP. 316 V Census and Statistics (Annual Survey of Economic Activities) Order
CAP. 316 W Census and Statistics (Annual Earnings and Hours Survey) Order
CAP. 316 X Census and Statistics (2011 Population Census) Order
CAP. 316 Y Census and Statistics (2016 Population Census) Order