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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Census data should leave no room for doubts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial No room for doubt in census The Census and Statistics Department seems to be fighting an uphill battle to clear its name over the scandal involving data fabrication. A two-month probe led by the department's chief showed that although there were inconsistencies in some field data, there was no proof of frontline staff systematically faking answers. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    'No proof' survey data was faked: census chief Lily Ou-yang

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... of systematic fabrications". But the chairwoman of the five-member group, Commissioner for Census and Statistics Lily Ou-yang, did not say clearly whether the statement meant that any census ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Experts' investigation into government scandal reveals low inconsistency in polltakers' answers 'No proof' census data was faked A task ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Falsified census data undermines policy decision making

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Dodgy data subverts policy Nothing is more damaging for a government than losing its credibility. The Census and Statistics Department is facing a crisis after many ... figures will be called into question. Under the Census and Statistics Ordinance, officers who knowingly falsify data are liable to a fine of HK$5,000 and six months in jail. The government should ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT

    We were given a mission impossible, say census officers

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... 20 a day, he said. The department would insult teams who could not meet targets and that helped push officers to make up answers, he added. A spokeswoman for the Census and Statistics ... manage to talk to only 15 of the 16 members," he said. "If this system is not changed, it [the department] can never provide accurate statistics." Another former officer said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT

    Ex-census worker says fabrication of data was common in 1990

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com A former census taker says fabrication of data was widespread 20 years ago; government department launches investigation into claims Census data was faked since 1990 ex-worker says Frontline officers from the Census and Statistics Department were fabricating data as far back as 1990, a former employee said yesterday. The department this week ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of those living solo rises 40pc from a decade ago

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... but the number rose to more than 400,000 in 2011, the Census and Statistics Department revealed, attributing the change to the post-war baby boom and the growing number of unmarried people in the city. ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Elderly women and middle-aged people contributing to this sharp increase More now live alone, shows census The number of those who live alone has risen almost 40 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    'Fake census' officers may be criminally liable

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, LO WEI

    ... But lawmakers said the Census and Statistics Department probe was not enough and called for an independent inquiry. It came after reports in M ing Pao newspaper alleging that as many as nine out of 10 ... of the crime could be jailed for six months and fined of up to HK$5,000. Commissioner for Census and Statistics Lily Ou-yang Fong said she would chair a department task force to look into the matter. ...

  8. Improving economic situation sees 9.8pc boost in retail trade

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Shoppers splashed out on more shoes, soft drinks and skincare products as retailers rang up about HK$22.8 billion in October, a 9.8 per cent increase on a year ago. The growth in sales is up from the 2.6 per cent rise in September and exceeded the 7.6 per cent jump many economists had expected, Census and Statistics Department figures show. By volume, ...

  9. Census department looks to mail and Web to cut data-collection costs

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Statistics Department told the Legislative Council's financial affairs panel. 'In the past, enumerators collected data by face-to-face interviews,' Commissioner for Census ... by the next census in 2011. Ten per cent will be selected to complete the long forms while the rest will be required to complete the short ones. Mr Fung said the department expected 15 per cent ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    Fake census claims put low jobless rate in doubt

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... fabricated answers- and it could mean Hong Kong's low jobless rate has been underestimated for a decade. The Census and Statistics Department confirmed in a statement yesterday that it had ... as to uphold the public's trust in us as well as our reputation internationally." Frederick Ho Wing-huen, former commissioner of the Census and Statistics Department, said an investigation ...




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