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Hong Kong Population and Housing By-Census 2006


General Info
China (CHN)
Hong Kong
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2006 - 08/2006
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The 2006 Hong Kong By-Census was conducted by the Census and Statistics Department in July and August 2006.  The by-census differed from the full census in that it collected data on population characteristics from a large sample and estimated the population based on those results.

The number of households visited for the by-census was 238,800. Households had the option to either respond in person or through an electronic questionnaire. Topics in the questionnaire include demographic, education, housing and household characteristics.

Suggested citation 
Census and Statistics Department (Hong Kong). Hong Kong Population and Housing By-Census 2006.