Births and Deaths in Hong Kong

According to the data provided by Department of Health, the crude birth rate in Hong Kong has dropped significantly from 34.3 per 1,000 population in 1961 to 7.1 per 1,000 population in 2003, then raised to 13.5 per 1,000 population in 2011, and dropped to 8.0 per 1,000 population in 2013. The significant drop in 2013 is the result of the implementation of banning mainland parents to give birth in Hong Kong.

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In the meantime, the crude death rate in Hong Kong varied from about 4.6 per 1,000 population to 6.0 per 1,000 population between 1961 and 2013. The number of male and female deaths increased during the period due to population growth.

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The registration of births and deaths should be made at the offices manned by Immigration Department. There are three birth registries, two death registries and one births and deaths general registry office in different parts of Hong Kong. The location of the registries can be found in the following map:

(Photo: ok.gov)

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