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Statistics Department

Single mothers becoming more numerous - and poorer: census

The number of single mothers in the city almost doubled in the past decade and they have become poorer, the Census and Statistics Department has revealed.

Friday, 29 February, 2008, 12:00am

Top firms don't always net huge profits, data shows

Department's statistics will help businesses gauge market

Companies monopolising a market do not necessarily make huge profits, business data compiled by the Census and Statistics Department shows.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Volume of domestic exports up 8.4pc year-on-year

Updated at 6.30pm: The volume of Hong Kong's domestic exports increased by 8.4 per cent year-on-year in June, latest statistics released on Tuesday showed.

The Census and Statistics Department figures also showed that in June, the volume of re-exports of goods increased by 17.8 per cent year-on-year.

24 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Survey-row workers promoted

Eleven researchers at the Census and Statistics Department accused of fabricating interviews and falsifying responses to questionnaires have since been promoted.

The department's acting commissioner, Fung Hing-wang, also admitted some field officers were continuing to flout the system.

5 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Total exports up by 9.7pc despite domestic fall

The volume of Hong Kong's total exports in November increased by 9.7 per cent over a year earlier, although domestic export volumes decreased.

The Census and Statistics Department yesterday said the volume of Hong Kong's re-exports - goods from the mainland exported via the SAR - increased in November by 11.8 per cent over a year earlier.

31 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Wages rise 10pc in final quarter

Average labour earnings in major sectors of the economy increased 10.1 per cent in nominal terms in the fourth quarter of last year compared to a year earlier, figures show.

After allowing for consumer price changes, there was a 3.9 per cent increase, the Census and Statistics Department said.

19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Drop in orders for March production

The value of manufacturers' orders-on-hand for local production in March fell 3 per cent compared with a year earlier, according to provisional results of a monthly survey by the Census and Statistics Department.

22 May 1996 - 12:00am

Textile firms see value of orders fall

THE value of orders-on-hand at Hong Kong's textile manufacturers fell 16 per cent in December compared with the previous year, according to the Census and Statistics Department.

Releasing its monthly survey, the department said manufacturers generally saw 4 per cent year-on-year growth in the value of orders-on-hand in the last month of 1995.

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Manufacturing orders up 5pc in September

THE value of manufacturers' orders-on-hand for domestic production increased by five per cent in September year-on-year, the Census and Statistics Department says.

It said the electronic, electrical, and printing and publishing industries scored double digit growth over the previous September.

21 Nov 1995 - 12:00am