Support Services for New Arrivals from the Mainland and Ethnic Minorities > New Arrivals Support Services

To identify the profile and service needs of the new arrivals from the Mainland, the Home Affairs Department, since 1996, conducts regular surveys on new arrivals from the Mainland who are aged 11 and above and who have arrived in Hong Kong for less than one year when they apply for their Hong Kong Identity Cards at the Registration of Persons-Kowloon Office. In addition, a data collection mechanism was set up by the Immigration Department to collect data on the demographic and social characteristics of one-way permit holders when they first entered Hong Kong via the Lo Wu control point.

With effect from the third quarter of 2002, after analysing the data collected from the two surveys, the survey results have been distributed to relevant Government departments and NGOs in the form of quarterly reports, with a view to providing them with more useful information in their service planning.

You are welcome to take a look at the latest reports which have been uploaded onto this homepage.

Second Quarter of 2018

First Quarter of 2018

Fourth Quarter of 2017

Third Quarter of 2017

Second Quarter of 2017

First Quarter of 2017

Fourth Quarter of 2016

Third Quarter of 2016

Second Quarter of 2016

First Quarter of 2016

Fourth Quarter of 2015

Third Quarter of 2015

Second Quarter of 2015

First Quarter of 2015

Fourth Quarter of 2014

Third Quarter of 2014

Second Quarter of 2014

First Quarter of 2014

Fourth Quarter of 2013

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Second Quarter of 2013

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Fourth Quarter of 2012

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Second Quarter of 2012

First Quarter of 2012

Fourth Quarter of 2011

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Fourth Quarter of 2010

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Fourth Quarter of 2002


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Second Quarter of 2002


First Quarter of 2002


Fourth Quarter of 2001

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Fourth Quarter of 2000

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Second Quarter of 2000


First Quarter of 2000


Fourth Quarter of 1999


Third Quarter of 1999


Second Quarter of 1999


October 1998 to March 1999

April 1998 to September 1998


Database on Demographic Characteristics of New arrivals from the Mainland

To provide a better understanding of the profile and needs of new arrivals from the Mainland (new arrivals), the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) and the Home Affairs Department (HAD), with the assistance of the Immigration Department (ImmD), have created a database on demographic characteristics of new arrivals based on findings of HAD's quarterly survey. The report of this database will be published on a quarterly basis in order to provide up-to-date information.

Second Quarter of 2018

First Quarter of 2018

Fourth Quarter of 2017

Third Quarter of 2017

Second Quarter of 2017

First Quarter of 2017

Fourth Quarter of 2016

Third Quarter of 2016

Second Quarter of 2016

First Quarter of 2016

Fourth Quarter of 2015

Third Quarter of 2015

Second Quarter of 2015

First Quarter of 2015

Fourth Quarter of 2014

Third Quarter of 2014

Second Quarter of 2014

First Quarter of 2014

Fourth Quarter of 2013

Third Quarter of 2013

Second Quarter of 2013

First Quarter of 2013

Fourth Quarter of 2012

Third Quarter of 2012

Second Quarter of 2012

First Quarter of 2012

Fourth Quarter of 2011

Third Quarter of 2011

Second Quarter of 2011

First Quarter of 2011

Fourth Quarter of 2010

Third Quarter of 2010

Second Quarter of 2010

First Quarter of 2010

Fourth Quarter of 2009

Third Quarter of 2009

Second Quarter of 2009

First Quarter of 2009

Fourth Quarter of 2008

Third Quarter of 2008

Second Quarter of 2008

First Quarter of 2008

Fourth Quarter of 2007

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Second Quarter of 2007

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Fourth Quarter of 2002

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First Quarter of 2002

Fourth Quarter of 2001

Third Quarter of 2001

Second Quarter of 2001