CENSUS AND STATISTICS (1996 POPULATION CENSUS) ORDER
( CAP. 316 sub. leg. P )
|Section 1||Census to be taken||
|Section 2||Sampling methods may be used||30/06/1997|
|Section 3||Purpose of census||30/06/1997|
|Section 4||Occupants to give particulars in accordance with schedules||30/06/1997|
|Section 5||The census period||30/06/1997|
|Section 6||Date for destruction of schedules||30/06/1997|
Empowering section (30/06/1997)
(Cap 316 section 9)
(L.N. 463 of 1995)
Section 1 Census to be taken (30/06/1997)
Section 2 Sampling methods may be used (30/06/1997)
The Commissioner may use sampling methods for the collection of information relevant to the census.
Section 3 Purpose of census (30/06/1997)
The purpose of the census is to obtain information on the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the population in Hong Kong at the time the census is taken.
Section 4 Occupants to give particulars in accordance with schedules (30/06/1997)
For the census taken under this Order, each person aged 15 or above occupying any premises subject to census under section 1(1)(c) or dwelling on board any vessel subject to census under section 1(1)(b) shall give the particulars specified in the Schedule in respect of himself, the premises or the vessel and the household in such premises or on board such vessel to the Commissioner in such schedules as the Commissioner may issue for that purpose. He shall also give to the Commissioner the particulars specified in the Schedule in respect of any person who occupies the premises or dwells on board the vessel and who is aged below 15 under his guardianship or is unable to give the particulars by reason of sickness, disablement, absence or other sufficient cause.
Section 5 The census period (30/06/1997)
The Commissioner shall take the census under this Order from 16 to 24 March 1996 (both dates inclusive).
Section 6 Date for destruction of schedules (30/06/1997)
The Commissioner shall destroy all completed schedules, collected or received by census officers for the census to be taken under this Order, and all copies of the schedules, not later than 23 March 1997.
PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN