|South Asians in Hong Kong|
|Written by Iris Chan Pui Shan|
|Tuesday, 08 May 2007|
South Asians in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, an international metropolitan, is well known for her status as an international financial centre. She also has an internationalized citizenship.
Hong Kong has a long-established South Asians population.The South Asians include Filipino, Indoensian, Indian, Nepalease and Thai. Many of them have taken roots in Hong Kong before 1997, when Hong Kong was under the British rule.
After the 1997 Handover
According to the HKSAR First Five Years 1997-2002, there was a steady increase of South Asians coming to Hong Kong after 1997.At the end of 2001, there were more than 525 000 expatriates living in Hong Kong, in which for more than 235 000 were from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It made up over 50% of the total expatriates in Hong Kong at that time.
Recently, as revealed in the statistics on population by ethnicity in 2001 and 2006, released by the HKSAR Census and Statistics Department, the populations of the South Asians, including Indonesian, Indian and Nepalese, etc have increased respectively over the past 5 years, except for the Filipino and Thai.
South Asians Distribution Ratio, 2001
Statistically, the South Asians population in Hong Kong is not as significant as the Chinese peoples'. However, we should have experienced increasing contact with them. One reason is that they are increasingly settling in Hong Kong.
South Asians Distribution Ratio, 2006
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 May 2007 )|
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