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An ageing population 老化的人口

(added on 2008/11/07)

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Data source: Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR, 2001.
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group


Hong Kong population is ageing. From the map, we can see that most of the homes for the elderly (institutions for old age people) are located in regions where there are higher number of elderly population. Overall, about 96% of homes for the elderly residents have suffered from one or more chronic diseases. In places where there is a high population of elderly people, the demand for professional elderly care will continue to rise.


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Hong Kong's elderly population 香港老年人口

  • According to the Hong Kong Population Projection 2004-2033 Census and Statistics Department and Report of the Task Force on Population Policy, Hong Kong population is projected to increase from 6.8 million in mid-2003 to 8.38 million in mid-2033, with a continuous ageing trend. The proportion of those aged 65 and over is projected to rise markedly from 11.7% in 2003 to 27% in 2033. Since people are going to live longer, how to achieve a better quality of life amongst elderly population will be a new challenge for the health professions.
  • 按香港政府統計處《香港人口推算 2004-2033》及人口政策專責小組報告書中推算,本地人口預算會從2003年年中的680萬上升至2033年的838萬。香港人口將持續老化,65歲及以上所佔比率將由2003年的11.7%顯著上升至2033年的27%。由於市民逐漸變得長壽,如何保持晚年生活質數提升,將會是醫護界的新挑戰。

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Further information 詳細資料

  • Healthy Ageing, CDC
  • Ageing, WHO