The Demographics : Ethnic Groups

Hong Kong is a largely homogenous society, with about 91.6% of its people being Chinese (ethnically speaking, Han Chinese). The 2021 Population Census found (by way of self-identification) that there were about 619,552 non-Chinese people in Hong Kong, or about 8.4% of the population. Not all members of the non-Chinese groups are permanently settled in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's principal ethnic minorities are -

(2021 Population Census)
Ethnicity (Self-identification) Total number
Indonesian 142 065
Filipino 201 288
White 61 579
Indian 42 569
Pakistani 24 385
Nepalese 29 701
Japanese 10 291
Thai 12 972
Other Asian 24 580
Others 70 122

Further details about the 2021 Population Cenus are available in the Census and Statistics Department’s website (https://www.census2021.gov.hk/en/census_results.html).