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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Hong Kong population 2017

During 2017 Hong Kong population is projected to increased by 60 791 people and reach 7 438 312 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 29 805. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 30 986 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Hong Kong (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Hong Kong population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Hong Kong will be increased by 167 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Hong Kong 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Hong Kong was estimated to be 7 377 521 people. This is an increase of 0.82 % (60 294 people) compared to population of 7 317 227 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 29 562. Due to external migration, the population increased by 30 732. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.899 (899 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Hong Kong population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Hong Kong population density

Hong Kong population density is 6 682.5 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Hong Kong divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Hong Kong. The total area of Hong Kong is 1 104 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Hong Kong age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Hong Kong had the following population age distribution:

11.6 74.8 13.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Hong Kong population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Hong Kong age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Hong Kong is 33.6 %.

The value of 33.6 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Hong Kong must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Hong Kong is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Hong Kong is 15.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Hong Kong is 18.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Hong Kong age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Hong Kong is 82 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 79.3 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 85 years.

Hong Kong historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Hong Kong population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 005 074N/A %
19522 084 8773.98 %
19532 191 4695.11 %
19542 310 0815.41 %
19552 430 4495.21 %
19562 546 9234.79 %
19572 658 4774.38 %
19582 768 2394.13 %
19592 882 5804.13 %
19603 008 8054.38 %
19613 151 5894.75 %
19623 309 5265.01 %
19633 472 8254.93 %
19643 624 5814.37 %
19653 748 4753.42 %
19663 835 1562.31 %
19673 885 0751.30 %
19683 908 3740.60 %
19693 922 0120.35 %
19703 943 5630.55 %
19713 981 9790.97 %
19724 037 0841.38 %
19734 108 0011.76 %
19744 195 5542.13 %
19754 299 4072.48 %
19764 420 5572.82 %
19774 559 5713.14 %
19784 709 9553.30 %
19794 858 4393.15 %
19804 991 9912.75 %
19815 102 8712.22 %
19825 190 4351.72 %
19835 260 0121.34 %
19845 320 8391.16 %
19855 382 6291.16 %
19865 450 8781.27 %
19875 525 7811.37 %
19885 604 6241.43 %
19895 683 4071.41 %
19905 758 0981.31 %
19915 825 6851.17 %
19925 885 9561.03 %
19935 944 4780.99 %
19946 011 4821.13 %
19956 096 5421.41 %
19966 205 8971.79 %
19976 339 2842.15 %
19986 485 4652.31 %
19996 624 3962.14 %
20006 736 3191.69 %
20016 810 0201.09 %
20026 845 6470.52 %
20036 852 5580.10 %
20046 846 033-0.10 %
20056 842 085-0.06 %
20066 849 1420.10 %
20076 867 1920.26 %
20086 894 4750.40 %
20096 929 8300.51 %
20106 971 4230.60 %
20117 018 8910.68 %
20127 073 0350.77 %
20137 132 8940.85 %
20147 195 4000.88 %
20157 257 4260.86 %
20167 317 2270.82 %
20177 377 5210.82 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.