Menu
Log in



Hong Kong Area Information

Hong Kong Representative:
Fred Wu
Careers and Employability Consultant
HongKong@AsiaPacificCDA.org


August 2022 Hong Kong Report

A. COVID-information

  • Confirmed case per day: around 4500 cases
  • Population with 1st dose: 93.0%
  • Population with 2nd dose: 89.6%
  • Population with 3rd dose: 67.6%

B. Employment market

Hong Kong's latest unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent as the city's labor minister expected the market to further improve following relaxed Covid curbs and distribution of the second HK$5,000 consumption voucher.

C. Employment Situation of Graduates of Full-time UGC-funded Programmes by Level of Study, 2020/21

D. Other  

  • A local enterprise piloted 4.5-Day Work Week This Summer

  • Some companies allowed their employees to work from home 1 or 2 days per week

Back To Top

February 2022 Hong Kong Report

Overview

  • Population: 7394.7 (Mid-year 2021 number ‘000)
  • Unemployment rate: 3.9 (10/2021 - 12/2021)
  • GDP: +4.8 (Q4 2021)

COVID

  • Population with 1st Vaccine Dose: 5,348,686 (79.4%)
  • Population with 2nd Vaccine Dose: 4,810,574 (71.4%)
  • Population with 3rd Vaccine Dose: 954,018
  • Population Aged 5-11 with 1st Vaccine Dose: 12,302(3.0%)
  • Confirmed cases: 13,829
  • Hospitalized: 1,103
  • Death:213

Geography

  • Hong Kong is situated at the south-eastern tip of the mainland of China, with a total area of about
  • 1 110.2 square kilometres covering Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories and Islands.

Land area of Hong Kong


Sq. km (as of Year 2020)

Hong Kong Island

80.7

Kowloon

47.0

New Territories and Islands

982.5

Total

1 110.2


Population


Year 2020

Sex

Number ('000)

%

Male

3 416.3

45.7

Female

4 065.5

54.3

Total

7 481.8

100.0


Mid-year population by age group


Year 2020

Age Group

Number ('000)

%

Under 15

869.3

11.6

15 - 34

1 690.2

22.6

35 - 64

3 550.5

47.5

65 and over

1 371.8

18.3

Total

7 481.8

100.0



Labour force by age group


Year 2020

Age Group

Number ('000)

%

Under 15

240

6.2

15 - 34

1 876

48.2

35 - 64

1 614

41.5

65 and over

158

4.1

Total

3 888

100.0


Distribution of Composite Employment Estimates by industry section

Industry section

2020 (%)

Manufacturing

2.3

Electricity and gas supply

0.2

Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation services

0.2

Construction

8.4

Import and export trade

10.5

Wholesale

1.4

Retail

7.8

Transportation, storage, postal and

courier services

7.8

Accommodationand food services

6.4

Information and communications

3.1

Financing and insurance

7.6

Real estate

3.9

Professional, scientific and

technical services

5.6

Administrative and support services

5.4

Public administration

3.3

Education

6.0

Human health and social work services

5.9

Arts, entertainment and recreation

1.4

Other social and personal services

12.6

Others

0.1

All industry sections

100.0

Total employment ('000)

3 653.8


Statistics on Students of Programmes Funded through the University Grants Committee

According to the information of the Census and Statistics Department, the proportion of Hong Kong population who have attained higher education continues to increase over the years. By 2018, nearly a quarter of the population aged 15 and over was educated to first degree level or above.

The University Grants Committee (UGC) is a non-statutory body which advises the Government of the Special Administrative Region on the funding and strategic development of higher education in Hong Kong. This article presents and analyses the statistics on university students of programmes funded through the UGC after the implementation of the New Academic Structure from 2012/13 academic year.

The UGC, established in 1965, advises the Government on the funding allocation to its funded universities and offers impartial and respected expert advice to the Government on the strategic development of higher education in Hong Kong. The Administration and the UGC adopt a triennial planning cycle in determining the recurrent funding for the UGC-funded sector, which provides the much needed certainty of funding over a three-year period. For each triennium, the UGC engages in a substantive process of discussion with the universities on their Planning Exercise Proposals (PEPs) and student number targets. Subject to a predetermined Cash Limit from the Administration for the entire sector, the UGC will then make triennial funding recommendations for the 8 UGC-funded universities to the Chief Executive, reflecting the indicative student number targets and the approved PEPs as settled with the universities. The recommendations, after deliberated upon within the Administration, will be put to the LegCo Panel on Education for consultation, and to the Finance Committee for endorsement of the financial implications.

At present, there are 8 universities in Hong Kong funded through the UGC:

  • City University of Hong Kong https://www.cityu.edu.hk/
  • Hong Kong Baptist University https://www.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/main/index.jsp
  • Lingnan University https://www.ln.edu.hk/
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/chinese/index.html
  • The Education University of Hong Kong https://www.eduhk.hk/en/
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University https://www.polyu.edu.hk/en/
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology https://hkust.edu.hk/home
  • The University of Hong Kong https://www.hku.hk/

Institutions

Hong Kong has 22 degree-awarding higher education institutions, including:

  • Caritas Institute of Higher Education https://www.cihe.edu.hk/en/home/index.html
  • Centennial College https://www.centennialcollege.hku.hk/
  • Chu Hai College of Higher Education https://www.chuhai.edu.hk/eng/index.html
  • City University of Hong Kong (1) https://www.cityu.edu.hk/
  • Gratia Christian College http://www.gcc.edu.hk/
  • HKCT Institute of Higher Education https://www.hkct.edu.hk/en
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2) https://www.hkapa.edu/
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (1) https://www.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/main/index.jsp
  • Hong Kong Metropolitan University https://www.hkmu.edu.hk/
  • Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education http://www.ny.edu.hk/web/eng/home.html
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University https://www.hksyu.edu/en/
  • Lingnan University (1) https://www.ln.edu.hk/
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council https://www.thei.edu.hk/
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1) https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/chinese/index.html
  • The Education University of Hong Kong (1) https://www.eduhk.hk/en/
  • The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong https://www.hsu.edu.hk/en/
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1) https://www.polyu.edu.hk/
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1) https://hkust.edu.hk/
  • The University of Hong Kong (1) https://www.hku.hk/
  • Tung Wah College https://www.twc.edu.hk/en/index.php
  • UOW College Hong Kong https://www.cccu.edu.hk/home.html
  • Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education https://www.yccece.edu.hk/en/

Note:

(1) – University Grants Committee-funded universities

(2) – publicly-funded institution

Secondary School Education

In the 2021/22 school year, there are 591 primary schools, 508 secondary day schools and 63 special schools.

The Government's policy objectives are to:

  • provide 12 years' free primary and secondary education to all children through public sector schools. In addition, the Government provides full subvention for full-time courses run by the Vocational Training Council for Secondary 3 leavers to offer an alternative free avenue for senior secondary students outside mainstream education;
  • provide a balanced and diversified school education that suits the different needs of students to enable them to develop knowledge, positive values and attitudes as well as generic skills and become responsible citizens, and to prepare them for further studies or work to make contributions to Hong Kong and the nation;
  • enable students to become proficient in biliterate and trilingual communication;
  • enhance teaching quality and effectiveness in learning;
  • improve the learning and teaching environment;
  • provide students with special educational needs (SEN) with education services to develop their potentials to the full;
  • help newly-arrived children (including newly-arrived children from the Mainland, non-Chinese speaking children and returnee children) integrate into the local community and overcome learning difficulties; and
  • enhance the quality, flexibility and accountability of school administration.


Back To Top

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software