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20 March 2011

Roving exhibition features 2011 Population Census

The Census and Statistics Department is staging a roving exhibition in the city to boost people's understanding of the 2011 Population Census, which will take place from June 30 to August 2 this year. The aim of the census is to obtain up-to-date benchmark information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population and on its geographical distribution.

The exhibition highlights the new multi-modal data collection approach (including e-questionnaire available online, mailed questionnaire and face-to-face interview) to be adopted in the census as well as the changes in the characteristics of Hong Kong's population in the past decades. People can also learn more about various aspects of the census, including the history, legislation and the stringent data privacy protection measures.

A population census has been conducted every 10 years in Hong Kong since 1961. The information collected is vital to the Government in planning and policy formulation, and to the private sector for business and research purposes.

The exhibition is being held at Hoi Lai Shopping Centre in Sham Shui Po until March 30. Admission is free. It will then be moved to other places as follows:

Time Location
March 31 - April 15
(Noon - 8pm on March 31,
9am - 8pm from April 1 to 15)
Lei Muk Shue Shopping Centre,
Lei Muk Shue Estate,
Kwai Chung
April 16 – May 2
(Noon - 9pm on April 16,
9am - 9pm from April 17 to May 2)
Shek Pai Wan Shopping Centre,
Shek Pai Wan Estate,
Aberdeen
May 4 – 17 Tin Shui Wai Public Library
May 19 – 30 Lai Chi Kok Public Library
June 1 – 14 Aberdeen Public Library
June 16 – 29 North Kwai Chung Public Library
July 1 – 14 San Po Kong Public Library
July 16 – 31 Ngau Tau Kok Public Library

For information and opening hours of the above public libraries, please visit www.hkpl.gov.hk. For details of the 2011 Population Census, please visit www.census2011.gov.hk.


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The Census and Statistics Department is staging a roving exhibition in the city to boost people's understanding of the 2011 Population Census. Picture shows people viewing exhibition panels at Hoi Lai Shopping Centre in Sham Shui Po.

 

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