People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong’s population will be a little smaller, a lot greyer by 2069, according to new government projections

  • The new official figures predict the city’s population will peak at 8.11 million in 2041, before dropping to 7.35 million by 2069
  • By that time, nearly two in five residents will be above retirement age, the Census and Statistics Department report says

Topic |   China's ageing population
People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
People wear masks while shopping at a market in Mong Kok in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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