Year 1981 1986 1991 1998 2007
No. 2400 3903 3929 100000 53200

Operational Definitions

The number of residents of bedspace apartments.


All figures are collected from Social Welfare Department since 1981.
2007 :question by the Hon Lee Wing-tat and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, JP in the Legislative Council today (27 February 2008):
Figure for 1996 and 1997 are not available. Figure for 1998 is extracted from a paper by Research and Library Service Division of the Legislative Council Secretariat.
The figure from the Social Welfare Department is conducted by the Social Work Team and the Catholic Society of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in April 1979 is used as a proxy for 1981 and the figure from the survey conducted is used for 1986. The third survey was conducted in 1991.
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