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Statistics Advisory Board discusses developments of official statistics work

     The Statistics Advisory Board held a meeting today (May 12) to discuss official statistics work and its recent developments.

     At the meeting, members provided views and suggestions on the upcoming publicity measures for the 2016 Population By-census (16BC).

     The Commissioner for Census and Statistics and Chairman of the Statistics Advisory Board, Mr Leslie Tang, said, "To ensure smooth operation of the 16BC, two sets of Announcements in the Public Interest will be broadcast on television and radio and a series of publicity measures will be undertaken. Through these means, we hope to raise public awareness of the 16BC so as to solicit respondents' co-operation and boost the use of e-questionnaire."

     Members discussed the new 2014/15-based Consumer Price Index (CPI) series released recently by the C&SD. The rebased CPIs were compiled based on the latest expenditure patterns of households derived from the 2014/15 Household Expenditure Survey. It is an established practice to rebase the CPIs once every five years in order to ensure that up-to-date expenditure patterns of households are accurately reflected in the compilation of the CPIs.

     Members also discussed the various kinds of activities undertaken by the C&SD for promoting statistical literacy among the young generation of the community.

     The Board noted the major statistical developments depicted in the 2016 Edition of An Outline of Statistical Development which was published on April 29, 2016.

     The Statistics Advisory Board is a non-statutory advisory body which advises the Commissioner for Census and Statistics on matters pertaining to government statistical work. Its membership consists of established professionals of the business sector, academia and the community, which provides for a wide representation to assist the Commissioner in integrating views of data users, data suppliers and statisticians. The terms of reference and composition of the Board can be found on the C&SD website (

Ends/Thursday, May 12, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:28


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