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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

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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.

 
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