Population rises by 104,000

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 February, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 February, 2001, 12:00am

The population rose by 104,000 last year thanks mainly to more babies being born and returning migrants. The provisional population was 6,865,600 - a 1.5 per cent increase on the end of 1999 - according to the latest population survey by the Census and Statistics Department.