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Hong Kong Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 6,599   Population 2000 (UN '000) 6,860
Area (km2) 1,054   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 8
Number of Administrative Units 18   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 367
Number of Urban Extents 18   Number of Settlement Points 13

Hong Kong Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Hong Kong
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type District
Level2 Type Council District
Level3 Type Consituency Area
Number of Units 18
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 367
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 5,584
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 6,095
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 6,599
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 5,705
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 6,210
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 6,860
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,054
Average Input Resolution (km) 8
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 13
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,955,412
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 101,688
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 446,943
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 18
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 684
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 51
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 914
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 4,574,422
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,108
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 332,974
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,993,537
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 87%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 90%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 100%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 15
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong SAR, People''s Republic of China .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Asia Population Database: and the Electoral Affairs Committee, Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Hong Kong Island, New Kowloon and new towns in New Territories.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The Marine population was distributed across all the council districts using a weighted population distribution. Population data were extrapolated to target years of 1990, 1995 and 2000 using 1991?1996 and 1996?2001 growth rates.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The UNEP/GRID boundaries were updated using a digitized map from the Electoral Affairs Committee, May 1999.