The Demographics : Ethnic Groups

Hong Kong is a largely homogenous society, with about 92% of its people being Chinese (ethnically speaking, Han Chinese). The 2016 Population By-census found (by way of self-identification) that there were about 584,383 non-Chinese people in Hong Kong, or about 8% of the population. Not all members of the non-Chinese groups are permanently settled in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's principal ethnic minorities are -

(2016 Population By-census)
Ethnicity (Self-identification) Total number
Indonesian 153 299
Filipino 184 081
White 58 209
Indian 36 462
Pakistani 18 094
Nepalese 25 472
Japanese 9 976
Thai 10 215
Other Asian 19 589
Others 68 986

Further details about the characteristics of ethnic minorities are available in the publication entitled "Hong Kong 2016 Population By-census Thematic Report:Ethnic Minorities" which has been published by Census and Statistics Department.