Hong Kong’s population has fallen across almost all age groups since 2017, with the sharpest decline among those aged 20-24. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hong Kong’s population has fallen across almost all age groups since 2017, with the sharpest decline among those aged 20-24. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Losing them young: Hongkongers in their early 20s are biggest emigrating group in worrying trend for ageing society

  • City’s population aged 20-24 shrinks as residents take advantage of easier emigration pathways offered by Canada and Britain
  • Government must find ways to address concerns of young or risk seeing more leave, expert says

Hong Kong’s population has fallen across almost all age groups since 2017, with the sharpest decline among those aged 20-24. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Hong Kong’s population has fallen across almost all age groups since 2017, with the sharpest decline among those aged 20-24. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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