In this June 22, 2016 photo, pedestrians prepare to cross a road in the Central district of Hong Kong. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)
HONG KONG - The population of Hong Kong rose 0.4 percent to about 7.41 million at the end of 2017 from a year earlier, official statistics showed on Tuesday.
There were 56,600 births and 46,600 deaths during the year, resulting in a natural population increase of 10,000
There were 56,600 births and 46,600 deaths during the year, resulting in a natural population increase of 10,000, according to the Census and Statistics Department of the HKSAR government.
The Hong Kong population is measured on the definition of resident population, which comprises usual residents and mobile residents.
The number of usual residents was 7,182,600 while the number of mobile residents was 227,200 at the end of last year.
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