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Hong Kong Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
7,213,338 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 12.38% (male 471,983 /female 420,977)
15-24 years: 9.89% (male 372,991 /female 340,221)
25-54 years: 43.96% (male 1,354,676 /female 1,816,303)
55-64 years: 16.64% (male 571,329 /female 628,774)
65 years and over: 17.14% (male 580,248 /female 655,836) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 35.9 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 15.2 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 20.7 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 44.8 years (2018 est.)
male: 43.7 years
female: 45.5 years
Population growth rate
0.29% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
8.8 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
7.6 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 100% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 0.82% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
7.491 million Hong Kong (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.75 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
29.8 years (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 2.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 2.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.5 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 83.1 years (2018 est.)
male: 80.4 years
female: 86 years
Total fertility rate
1.2 children born/woman (2018 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
74.8% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Nationality
noun: Chinese/Hong Konger
adjective: Chinese/Hong Kong
Ethnic groups
Chinese 92%, Filipino 2.5%, Indonesian 2.1%, other 3.4% (2016 est.)
Religions
Buddhist or Taoist 27.9%, Protestant 6.7%, Roman Catholic 5.3%, Muslim 4.2%, Hindu 1.4%, Sikh 0.2%, other or none 54.3% (2016 est.)

note: many people practice Confucianism, regardless of their religion or not having a religious affiliation

Languages
Cantonese (official) 88.9%, English (official) 4.3%, Mandarin (official) 1.9%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 1.9% (2016 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2014)
Education expenditures
3.3% of GDP (2017)
Physicians density
1.96 physicians/1,000 population (2018)
Hospital bed density
5.4 beds/1,000 population (2018)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019

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