熱血時報 | 57,400 moved to Hong Kong with One-Way Permits in 2016, marking highest in 16 years

57,400 moved to Hong Kong with One-Way Permits in 2016, marking highest in 16 years

57,400 moved to Hong Kong with One-Way Permits in 2016, marking highest in 16 years


According to the population figures of the year 2016 published by the Census and Statistics Department, a total of 57,400 people migrated to Hong Kong from China by One-way Permits, equating to roughly 157 each day and exceeding the 150 per day quota. This is the highest in the past 16 years. It is believed that the exceeding is related to people holding the permit may enter Hong Kong within a three-month period.

According to the published figures, the population of Hong Kong amounted to 7.3749 million by the end of 2016, marking an increase of 65,200, or 0.9%, when compared to 2015. The figures also show that 60,800 were born in 2016 while 46,900 passed away, tallying a natural increase of 13,900. 57,400 moved into Hong Kong by One-way Permits, while only 6100 left Hong Kong on a long-term basis.

Under the current policy of the One-way Permits, a quota of 150 is allowed each day. With 57,400 moving into Hong Kong via this system in 2016, which had 366 days, it amounts to 157 per day. This surplus is not due to any changes in the policy, but holders of the permit are allowed to move to Hong Kong within a three-month period once the application is granted, according to reports of Oriental Daily. 2016 also saw a 50% increase of intake when compared to the 38,300 in 2015, marking the figure the highest in the past 16 years.

Over the past five years, Hong Kong took in the most people with One-way Permits in 2012 with 52,100. 38,300 entered Hong Kong from China in 2015, 43,500 came into Hong Kong in 2014, 47,900 in 2013 and 41,100 in 2011.


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