Women were encouraged not to lie about their age, despite this being ‘a delicate matter’. Picture: Shutterstock

How Hong Kong census data was gathered in 1961 – with a crime amnesty

‘Heroin factories, Triad lodges, or illegal printing shops’ were off the hook when enumerators came to collect data, while sea-based residents were interviewed just before Lunar New Year, when their numbers were greatest

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Women were encouraged not to lie about their age, despite this being ‘a delicate matter’. Picture: Shutterstock
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