August 2021 issue of "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" now available

     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) published today (August 16) the August 2021 issue of the "Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics" (HKMDS).
     Apart from providing up-to-date statistics, this issue also contains two feature articles entitled "Composite Employment Estimates 2020" and "Sports and Related Activities in Hong Kong".
"Composite Employment Estimates 2020"
     In studies of employment statistics, the issue of discrepancies observed between the employment data obtained from establishment-based surveys (which refer to occupied posts in firms) and those data obtained from household surveys (which refer to persons employed) is common. To tackle this, the C&SD has been compiling a set of Composite Employment Estimates (CEE) which reconciles, under a designated statistical framework, the results obtained from the household-based General Household Survey and the establishment-based Quarterly Survey of Employment and Vacancies since 1997.
     This feature article provides the CEE figures in individual industries for 2015 to 2020. It also gives an account of the characteristics of CEE and briefly discusses the differences and usage of CEE vis-à-vis the other employment figures.
     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the Employment Statistics and Central Register of Establishments Section, C&SD (Tel: 2582 4751; email:
"Sports and Related Activities in Hong Kong"
     The Government has been consistently promoting the development of sports through a three-pronged approach, namely to promote sports in the community, to support elite sports and to develop Hong Kong into a centre for major international sports events. This feature article analyses the economic contribution of sports and related activities in Hong Kong in 2019. In 2019, the value added at market prices of sports and related activities was $59 billion, accounted for 2.1% of Hong Kong's Gross Domestic Product.
     For enquiries about this feature article, please contact the National Income Branch (2), C&SD (Tel: 3903 7002; email:
     Published in bilingual form, the HKMDS is a compact volume of official statistics containing about 140 tables. It collects up-to-date statistical series on various aspects of the social and economic situation of Hong Kong. Topics include population; labour; external trade; National Income and Balance of Payments; prices; business performance; energy; housing and property; government accounts, finance and insurance; and transport, communications and tourism. For selected key statistical items, over 20 charts depicting the annual trend in the past decade and quarterly or monthly trend in the recent two years are also available. Users can download the Digest at the website of the C&SD (
     Enquiries about the contents of the Digest can be directed to the Statistical Information Dissemination Section (1) of the C&SD (Tel: 2582 4738; email:

Ends/Monday, August 16, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:00