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Population aging in urban districts and new towns 市區與新市鎮的人口老化

© 2016 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: Planning Department, HKSAR
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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To cope with the booming population in Hong Kong, the government in the 1950s had set out to build satellite towns, which subsequently became known as “new towns” in the territory. Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung (later Tsing Yi) were the earliest new towns that have been developed. Sixty years on, they all face the same problem of population aging as with other districts in Hong Kong.

The two maps show the 2014 base estimation and 2020 projection of the population by tertiary planning unit (TPU), and the number and proportion of elderly population in the selected new towns (Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi) and their neighbouring urban districts. Minimal changes are anticipated in the overall population growth in new towns and districts alike, except Sham Shui Po where a 14% increase in the six-year period would occur. Obvious increases in the number and proportion of elderly people are anticipated. Of note is the higher proportional increase of elderly population in the new towns than the other urban districts. Specifically, Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are expected to give a 6-7% increase compared to the 2-4% rise for the nearby urban districts.

Map data were obtained from the Planning Department, HKSAR.

上世紀五十年代,香港政府為了應付人口膨脹帶來的各種問題,開始發展了多個衛星城市,即後來的「新市鎮」。荃灣及葵涌(與及後的青衣)為最早期發展的新市鎮。經過六十年,新市鎮與香港各區皆面對人口老化的問題。

兩張地圖分別顯示荃葵青新市鎮及鄰近市區區域的2014人口基年估計及2020人口推算,當中包括每小規劃統計區之人口、老年人口總數及比例。未來數年,不論是新市鎮或市區,人口總數變化不大。深水埗區除外,該區於六年間預計會有14%的人口增長。不過老年人口及比例將明顯出現上升趨勢。值得注意的,是新市鎮老年人口比例上升幅度將會比市區為高。其中青衣及荃灣估計出現6-7%升幅,而市區各地區只輕微上升得2-4%。

地圖數據源自香港政府規劃署。