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Census and Statistics Department appeals to households to respond to General Household Survey through online and telephone means
     In view of the severity of the local epidemic situation and in order to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus in the community, a spokesman for the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (December 4) appealed to households to participate in the ongoing General Household Survey (GHS) by online questionnaire or telephone interview so as to reduce face-to-face contacts.
     Notification letters for the December round of GHS have been sent to the sampled living quarters to invite the households therein to participate in the survey. Households can follow the instructions in the letters to complete the online questionnaire or call the C&SD for telephone interview. Non-responded households will receive reminder letters, SMS messages or emails from the C&SD later on.
     The GHS is conducted continuously on a monthly basis to collect information on the labour force, employment, unemployment and underemployment, as well as the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population in Hong Kong. The information collected is vital for compiling important statistical indicators for Hong Kong, including the latest unemployment rate and underemployment rate.
     For enquiries about the GHS, please contact the General Household Survey Section (1) of the C&SD at 2887 5526 or by email to household-survey@censtatd.gov.hk.
Ends/Friday, December 4, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00
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