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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.