Number of domestic households living in temporary housing

Year 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
No. 118600 74300 49500 41700 45600 37600 34800 27900
Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
No. 26200 22000 20800 20700 18700 18100 16900 18800
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 18300 18700 16900 15800 16900 15000 17600

Operational Definitions

The number of domestic households living in temporary housing. Temporary housing includes public temporary housing and private temporary housing. Public temporary housing includes temporary quarters in the Hong Kong Housing Authority cottage areas and temporary housing areas. Private temporary housing includes private temporary structures such as roof-top structures, contractor’s matsheds, nissen huts, derelict boats, huts, and places not intended for residential purpose (such as landings, staircases, corridors, etc.).


All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department since 1999. Figure for 1981 is extracted from Hong Kong 1986 By-Census Main Report Volume 1.
According to C&SD (25Sep2009), starting from the year 2001, annual figures derived from the General Household Survey (GHS) may be different from those in the earlier edition. For the previous edition, the annual figures are compiled based on the average data for the four quarters of the year concerned. Starting from this edition, these statistics are compiled based on data collected in the General Household Survey in January to December each year as well as the mid-year population estimates by District Council district compiled jointly by the Census and Statistics Department and an inter-departmental Working Group on Population Distribution Projections.
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