Statistics and Figures

Measurement of ICT development under the 2008 Digital 21 Strategy

For the 2008 Digital 21 Strategy, we will measure Hong Kong's long-term ICT development over time with regard to a list of 21 indicators. The indicators are listed in Chapter Eight: Targets and Outcomes of the Strategy document, and selected common figures are tabulated as follows -

Indicators
Mobile subscriber penetration rate (June 2017) 237.0%
Household broadband penetration rate (June 2017) 93.0%
Personal computer penetration rate for businesses of all sizes (2015) 76.3%
Internet usage rate for businesses of all sizes (2015) 79.9%
Number of wireless hotspots installed by the Government and the private sector (August 2017) 46,156
Government ICT spending (2016 - 17 Estimate) 8,352 million
R&D expenditure (2015) 18,270.7 million (0.76% of GDP)
Level of satisfaction of citizens who have used online government services (2009) Very Good: 5.3%
Good: 64.2%
Average: 28.2%
Poor: 2.0%
Very Poor: 0.3%
Number of visits to GovHK (August 2016 - July 2017) About 82,925 visits per day on average, of which 36 % were viewed on mobile devices
Number of e-government transactions (2016) Over 710 million

Findings of the "Household Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration" and the "Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector"

The Census and Statistics Department conducts two annual surveys to gauge the penetration and usage of IT in the community. The Household Survey focuses on IT penetration amongst households and IT usage amongst household members, and the Establishment Survey focuses on the patterns of IT usage and penetration amongst business establishments.

Types of information collected in the two annual surveys include penetration of personal computer (PC) and Internet, the utilization of PC, Internet service, electronic business services, electronic Government services and information on IT security. Other types of information covered include usage of digital certificate, webpage/website and e-commerce as well as budget for IT among businesses. You may view summaries of these surveys in this website and download the survey reports from the links in the table below.

Year Survey Summary Report
2017 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 62: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 62
2016 Report on the Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector for 2015 - Download Report 2015 Survey
2016 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 59: Pattern of Smoking, Personal Computer and Internet Penetration, and Use of Language - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 59
2015 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 54: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 53
2014 Report of the Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector for 2013 - Download Report on 2013 Survey
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 53: Pattern of Smoking, Chiropractor Consultation, and Personal Computer and Internet Penetration - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 53
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 52: Information Technology Usage and Penetration, and Retirement Planning and the Financial Situation in Old Age - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 52
2013 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 50: Health Status of Hong Kong Residents, Doctor Consultation, Hospitalisation, Dental Consultation, Provision of Medical Benefits by Employers / Companies and the Coverage of Medical Insurance Purchased by Individuals, and Personal Computer and Internet Penetration - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 50
2011 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 48: Pattern of Smoking, Keeping of Dogs and Cats, Pattern of Using Non-franchised Bus Services, Personal Computer and Internet Penetration, and Environmental Noise Issues - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 48
2009 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 43: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 43 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 43
2009 Report on 2009 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2009 Annual Survey Download Report on 2009 Annual Survey
2008 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 37: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 37 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 37
2008 Report on 2008 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2008 Annual Survey Download Report on 2008 Annual Survey
2008 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 36: Pattern of Smoking and Application of Information Technology - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 36
2007 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 32: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 32 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 32
2007 Report on 2007 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2007 Annual Survey Download Report on 2007 Annual Survey
2006 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 27: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 27 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 27
2006 Report on 2006 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2006 Annual Survey Download Report on 2006 Annual Survey
2005 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 23: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 23 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 23
2005 Report on 2005 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2005 Annual Survey Download Report on 2005 Annual Survey
2004 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 20: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 20 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 20
2004 Report on 2004 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2004 Annual Survey Download Report on 2004 Annual Survey
2003 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 15: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 15 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 15
2003 Report on 2003 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2003 Annual Survey Download Report on 2003 Annual Survey
2002 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 10: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 10 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 10
2002 Report on 2002 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2002 Annual Survey Download Report on 2002 Annual Survey
2001 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 6: Information Technology Usage and Penetration Download the summary of Thematic Household Survey Report No. 6 Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 6
2001 Report on 2001 Annual Survey on Information Technology Usage and Penetration in the Business Sector Download the summary of Report on 2001 Annual Survey Download Report on 2001 Annual Survey
2000 Thematic Household Survey Report No. 2: Information Technology Usage and Penetration - Download Thematic Household Survey Report No. 2
2000 Report on 2000 Annual Survey - -

Hong Kong as an Information Society

The Census and Statistics Department also publishes a report entitled Hong Kong as an Information Society. The publication aims at presenting statistical data compiled from a variety of sources relevant to the development of the information society, ranging from the usage and penetration of information technology both in the business sector and in households, with particular emphasis on the adoption of such facilities in the government, to the developments in telecommunications services. Analyses on the demand for manpower in the field and developments of relevant educational programmes are also included. You may download these publications from the links the table below.

Year Survey Report
2017 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2017 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2017 Edition
2016 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2016 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2016 Edition
2015 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2015 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2015 Edition
2014 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2014 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2014 Edition
2013 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2013 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2013 Edition
2012 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2012 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2012 Edition
2011 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2011 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2011 Edition
2009 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2009 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2009 Edition
2008 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2008 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2008 Edition
2007 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2007 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2007 Edition
2006 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2006 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2006 Edition
2005 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2005 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2005 Edition
2004 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2004 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2004 Edition
2003 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2003 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2003 Edition
2002 Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2002 Edition Download Hong Kong as an Information Society: 2002 Edition

Study on ICT Adoption in Hong Kong SMEs

In 2009, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer conducted the "Study on Information and Communications Technology Adoption in Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises". The study aims at providing a better understanding of the extent of ICT adoption in Hong Kong SMEs, and the barriers and motivators for the SMEs' ICT adoption. It also provides recommendations to the Government to encourage SMEs to use ICT. You may view summary of the study in this website and download the report of the study from the links in the table below.

Study Summary Report
Study on Information and Communications Technology Adoption in Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Download the summary of the Study Download the report of the Study
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