|Notes : ||(1)||The index numbers of the costs of labour are compiled based on data contained in GF527 returns provided to the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) by the Architectural Services Department, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Drainage Services Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Highways Department, Housing Department and Water Supplies Department. GF527 is an administrative return for reporting site labour deployment and wage rates for construction works by main contractors of public sector construction projects. According to the instructions issued by the Development Bureau, contractors should be responsible for the accuracy of the data entered while site supervisory staff of the works departments concerned should check and sign the returns submitted by contractors before delivering the returns to C&SD via their project offices. C&SD’s role in the exercise is to consolidate the data received to compute and disseminate statistics on average daily wages for 33 selected occupations and based on which, the index numbers of the costs of labour used in public sector construction projects. |
Users may obtain detailed information about the GF527 form and guidelines for filling in the form from the website of the Development Bureau (https://www.devb.gov.hk/en/public_forms/index.html).