Hong Kong Population (LIVE)

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Hong Kong Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is 7,453,747 as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • China, Hong Kong SAR 2019 population is estimated at 7,436,154 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • China, Hong Kong SAR population is equivalent to 0.1% of the total world population.
  • Hong Kong ranks number 104 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China, Hong Kong SAR is 7082 per Km2 (18,342 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,050 Km2 (405 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (7,436,154 people in 2019)
  • The median age in China, Hong Kong SAR is 43.5 years.

Population of China, Hong Kong SAR (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationHong Kong
Global Rank
2019 7,436,154 0.87 % 64,424 29,308 43.5 1.23 7,082 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,713,468,100 104
2018 7,371,730 0.90 % 65,408 29,308 43.5 1.23 7,021 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,631,091,040 104
2017 7,306,322 0.87 % 62,780 29,308 43.5 1.23 6,958 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,547,858,925 104
2016 7,243,542 0.80 % 57,546 29,308 43.5 1.23 6,899 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,464,022,049 104
2015 7,185,996 0.62 % 43,933 14,978 43.2 1.20 6,844 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,379,797,139 104
2010 6,966,331 0.57 % 39,351 17,949 41.2 1.04 6,635 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 6,956,823,603 103
2005 6,769,574 0.49 % 32,649 12,959 39.1 0.95 6,447 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 6,541,907,027 99
2000 6,606,327 1.66 % 104,42075,137 36.2 1.06 6,292 N.A. N.A. 0.11 % 6,143,493,823 95
1995 6,084,227 1.21 % 71,258 31,297 34.0 1.26 5,795 N.A. N.A. 0.11 % 5,744,212,979 93
1990 5,727,938 1.61 % 88,183 44,252 31.0 1.36 5,455 N.A. N.A. 0.11 % 5,327,231,061 94
1985 5,287,022 1.66 % 83,656 32,121 28.3 1.72 5,035 93.8 % 4,959,721 0.11 % 4,870,921,740 93
1980 4,868,742 2.96 % 131,957 78,097 25.7 2.23 4,637 92.4 % 4,496,588 0.11 % 4,458,003,514 96
1975 4,208,955 1.80 % 72,006 14,794 23.1 3.01 4,009 90.3 % 3,799,487 0.10 % 4,079,480,606 97
1970 3,848,924 2.11 % 76,341 14,318 21.7 3.65 3,666 88.3 % 3,397,839 0.10 % 3,700,437,046 97
1965 3,467,220 2.62 % 84,234 -5,477 21.3 5.05 3,302 87.0 % 3,015,435 0.10 % 3,339,583,597 106
1960 3,046,050 4.26 % 114,678 32,793 23.4 4.72 2,901 85.7 % 2,611,539 0.10 % 3,034,949,748 98
1955 2,472,658 4.61 % 99,732 29,848 24.0 4.44 2,355 85.8 % 2,121,568 0.09 % 2,773,019,936 106
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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China, Hong Kong SAR Population Forecast

20,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationHong Kong
Global Rank
2020 7,496,981 0.85 % 62,197 29,308 44.8 1.33 7,140 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,794,798,739 104
2025 7,755,531 0.68 % 51,710 24,000 46.4 1.33 7,386 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,184,437,460 104
2030 8,018,670 0.67 % 52,628 36,440 47.9 1.33 7,637 99.6 % 7,987,249 0.09 % 8,548,487,400 105
2035 8,118,975 0.25 % 20,061 20,000 49.7 1.33 7,732 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,887,524,213 105
2040 8,140,302 0.05 % 4,265 20,000 51.3 1.33 7,753 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 9,198,847,240 107
2045 8,105,788 -0.08 % -6,903 20,000 52.7 1.33 7,720 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 9,481,803,274 110
2050 8,041,048 -0.16 % -12,948   53.4 1.33 7,658 N.A. N.A. 0.08 % 9,735,033,990 113
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Hong Kong Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of China, Hong Kong SAR
Life Expectancy
85.29 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
1.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
3,439,666 45.88% 4,057,322 54.12% 7,496,981 0.85

Population Pyramid for Hong Kong (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 500,114 52.64% 449,937 47.36% 950,051 12.67%
15-24 326,698 50.96% 314,451 49.04% 641,149 8.55%
25-54 1,390,573 41.97% 1,922,887 58.03% 3,313,460 44.20%
55-64 587,225 47.82% 640,889 52.18% 1,228,114 16.38%
65+ 635,056 46.55% 729,158 53.45% 1,364,214 18.20%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 950,051 12.67% 18.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 5,182,723 69.13% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 1,364,214 18.20% 26.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
2,314,265 30.87% 44.7

Main Cities by Population in Hong Kong

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Hong Kong 7,012,738
2 Kowloon 2,019,533
3 Tsuen Wan 288,728
4 Yuen Long Kau Hui 141,900
5 Tung Chung 45,000
6 Sha Tin 21,559
7 Tuen Mun 16,940
8 Tai Po 16,302

See also

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Notes

The China, Hong Kong SAR Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of China, Hong Kong SAR (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Hong Kong in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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