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Table 1. Health Care Resources

(per 1 000 population)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of registered doctors (1) 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0
Number of registered nurses (2) 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.4 6.6 6.9 7.1 7.3 7.6
Hospital beds Series A (3) 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4
Series B (4) 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1

 

Notes
(1) Figures refer to the doctors with full registration on local and overseas lists.
(2) Figures refer to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.
(3) Series A included all hospital beds in Hospital Authority hospitals, private hospitals, nursing homes and correctional institutions, which followed the coverage of the Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Maternity Homes Registration Ordinance (CAP. 165) of Hong Kong.
(4) Series B included only hospital beds in Hospital Authority hospitals and private hospitals excluding accident and emergency observation beds, day beds and nursery beds, which followed the definition of OECD Health Data.
   
Source
Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR.
 
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Table 2. Population and Vital Events

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mid-year population ('000) (a) 6,973 7,024 7,072 7,150 7,179 7,230 7,291 7,337 7,392 7,451
Proportion of elderly population (%) (1)(a) 12.9 13.1 13.3 13.7 14.2 14.7 15.3 15.9 16.4 17.0
Dependency ratio(a) Child (2) 166 160 155 152 149 150 154 155 158 162
Elderly(3) 172 175 177 183 190 198 208 218 228 238
Overall(4) 338 335 333 335 339 348 363 373 386 400
Life expectancy at birth (years) (a) Male 79.8 80.1 80.3 80.7 81.1 81.2 81.4 81.3 81.9 82.2#
Female 85.9 86.0 86.7 86.4 86.7 86.9 87.3 87.3 87.6 87.6#
Total fertility rate (5) (a) 1.06 1.13 1.20 1.28 1.12 1.23 1.20 1.21 1.12 1.07
Crude birth rate (6) (b) 11.9 12.6 13.5 12.8 8.0 8.5 8.3 8.2 7.7 7.3
Crude death rate (7) (b) 5.9 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.4
Infant mortality rate (8) (b) 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.5#
Notes
(1) Persons aged 65 and over.
(2) Number of persons aged under 15 per 1 000 persons aged between 15 and 64.
(3) Number of persons aged 65 and over per 1 000 persons aged between 15 and 64.
(4) Number of persons aged under 15 and those aged 65 and over per 1 000 persons aged between 15 and 64.
(5) The average number of children that would be born alive to a woman during her lifetime if she was to pass through her childbearing ages 15-49 experiencing the age specific fertility rates prevailing in a given year.
(6) Number of registered live births per 1 000 population.
(7) Number of registered deaths per 1 000 population.
(8) Number of registered infant deaths per 1 000 registered live births.
# Provisional figures
   
Sources
(a) Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong SAR.
(b) Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR.
   
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6 Aug 2019