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Report on projections of population distribution for 2019-2028 published
     The Planning Department today (July 24) published a report entitled "Projections of Population Distribution 2019-2028", which presents the latest population distribution projections for 2019-2028.
     The population distribution projections have been compiled based on the latest projected total population for Hong Kong released by the Census and Statistics Department in September 2017 and the latest planning information.
     The report projects that the populations of the New Territories and Kowloon will increase by 430 200 and 109 600 between 2018 and 2028, reaching 4.36 million and 2.37 million respectively by 2028, while that of Hong Kong Island is expected to decrease gradually from 1.25 million to 1.16 million during the same period.
     In terms of share of the total population, the New Territories will rise from 53 per cent to 55 per cent between 2018 and 2028, while that for Kowloon will remain at 30 per cent. The population share of Hong Kong Island will decrease from 17 per cent to 15 per cent during the same period.
     The report also presents the projected population of the District Council districts. Kwun Tong District, Yuen Long District and Sha Tin District are projected to be the three most populous districts in 2028, with populations reaching 730 400, 718 000 and 704 700 respectively.
     Wong Tai Sin District is projected to be the district with the highest proportion of elderly population aged 65 or above, rising from 19 per cent in 2018 to 28 per cent in 2028.
     The report "Projections of Population Distribution 2019-2028", as well as statistical tables containing the detailed results of the projections of population distribution for 2019-2028, have been uploaded to the website of the Planning Department (www.pland.gov.hk). Members of the public can access the report and the tables directly at www.pland.gov.hk/pland_en/info_serv/statistic/wgpd19.html.
Ends/Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:00
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