Hong Kong population edges higher to 7.4m

Local | 13 Feb 2018 5:49 pm

Hong Kong's population has increased slightly to 7.41 million as of the end of last year, provisional data show.

The Census and Statistics Department said the population grew by 0.4 percent year-on-year from 7.38 million. The increase includes natural growth and net movement of Hong Kong residents.

The natural increase from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017 was 10,000, with 56,600 births and 46,600 deaths. Over the same period, there was a net movement of 22,600, of which 47,000 were an inflow of One-way Permit holders and 24,300 were net outflow of other Hong Kong residents.

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