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Geography of dependency 老有所依。幼有所長

Data source: 2006 Population by-census, Census and Statistics Department
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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The map shows the variation of Child Dependency Ratio and Elderly Dependency Ratio across 18 districts in Hong Kong for the year 2006. These ratios indicate the theoretical fraction of population which are ‘dependent’ on the adult working population. Normally this would mean either young children or elderly. Elderly Dependency ratio is generally lower than Child Dependency Ratio. Interestingly, districts with a higher Child Dependency Ratio tend to have a lower Elderly Dependency ratio and vice versa.

Data were obtained from the 2006 Population By-census through the Census and Statistics Department.