Hong Kong Population (LIVE)

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Hong Kong Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is 7,494,873 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • China, Hong Kong SAR 2023 population is estimated at 7,491,609 people at mid year.
  • China, Hong Kong SAR population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Hong Kong ranks number 104 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China, Hong Kong SAR is 7135 per Km2 (18,479 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 1,050 Km2 (405 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (7,491,609 people in 2023)
  • The median age in China, Hong Kong SAR is 45.9 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of China, Hong Kong SAR (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationHong Kong
Global Rank
2024 7,496,681 0.07 % 5,072 19,999 46.3 0.78 7,140 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,118,835,999 104
2023 7,491,609 0.04 % 2,744 19,999 45.9 0.77 7,135 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,045,311,447 104
2022 7,488,865 -0.08 % -5,713 19,999 45.4 0.76 7,132 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 7,975,105,156 104
2020 7,500,958 0.06 % 4,836 0 44.3 0.87 7,144 N.A. N.A. 0.10 % 7,840,952,880 103
2015 7,399,838 0.74 % 53,480 13,061 41.9 1.23 7,047 97.9 % 7,245,701 0.10 % 7,426,597,537 103
2010 7,132,438 0.56 % 39,113 10,584 40.0 1.12 6,793 98.5 % 7,025,221 0.10 % 6,985,603,105 102
2005 6,936,874 0.60 % 41,136 75 37.8 0.96 6,607 98.4 % 6,827,761 0.11 % 6,558,176,119 98
2000 6,731,195 1.51 % 97,46760,719 35.1 1.03 6,411 99.0 % 6,663,654 0.11 % 6,148,898,975 95
1995 6,243,859 1.35 % 81,057 30,241 32.6 1.30 5,947 98.3 % 6,140,101 0.11 % 5,743,219,454 93
1990 5,838,574 1.53 % 85,379 42,265 29.8 1.29 5,561 98.5 % 5,753,523 0.11 % 5,316,175,862 93
1985 5,411,680 1.68 % 86,627 26,327 27.0 1.50 5,154 91.6 % 4,959,721 0.11 % 4,861,730,613 93
1980 4,978,544 2.26 % 105,465 53,964 24.5 1.86 4,741 90.3 % 4,496,588 0.11 % 4,444,007,706 94
1975 4,451,220 2.39 % 99,230 48,467 22.2 2.70 4,239 85.4 % 3,799,487 0.11 % 4,069,437,231 97
1970 3,955,072 1.89 % 70,609 -3,703 20.2 3.49 3,767 85.9 % 3,397,839 0.11 % 3,695,390,336 96
1965 3,602,029 2.95 % 97,472 3,559 19.2 4.92 3,431 83.7 % 3,015,435 0.11 % 3,337,111,983 106
1960 3,114,671 4.57 % 124,837 39,211 22.0 5.07 2,966 83.8 % 2,611,539 0.10 % 3,019,233,434 99
1955 2,490,487 4.69 % 101,993 37,643 22.8 4.50 2,372 85.2 % 2,121,568 0.09 % 2,746,072,141 106
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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China, Hong Kong SAR Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationHong Kong
Global Rank
2025 7,499,791 0.00 % -233 19,999 46.8 0.79 7,143 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,191,988,453 104
2030 7,485,887 -0.04 % -2,781 19,999 49.3 0.87 7,129 N.A. N.A. 0.09 % 8,546,141,327 105
2035 7,419,486 -0.18 % -13,280 19,999 51.9 0.92 7,066 N.A. N.A. 0.08 % 8,879,397,401 110
2040 7,308,138 -0.30 % -22,270 19,999 54.3 0.97 6,960 N.A. N.A. 0.08 % 9,188,250,492 114
2045 7,158,430 -0.41 % -29,942 19,999 56.3 1.01 6,818 N.A. N.A. 0.08 % 9,467,543,575 114
2050 6,975,391 -0.52 % -36,608   57.8 1.06 6,643 N.A. N.A. 0.07 % 9,709,491,761 114
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Hong Kong Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of China, Hong Kong SAR
Life Expectancy
85.83 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
1.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Hong Kong

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Hong Kong 7,012,738
2 Kowloon 2,019,533
3 Tsuen Wan 288,728
4 Yuen Long Kau Hui 141,900
5 Tung Chung 45,000
6 Sha Tin 21,559
7 Tuen Mun 16,940
8 Tai Po 16,302

See also

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Notes

The China, Hong Kong SAR Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of China, Hong Kong SAR (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Hong Kong in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.