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IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year2,3172019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20)
Public libraries822021LCSD70 static libraries and 12 mobile libraries
Other museums242020LCSD
National museums172020Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) / Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO)
Major concert halls42019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20)
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year4,9912019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20)Programmes include Drama/ Dance/ Xiqu/ Variety & Pop Shows that were staged at the main performing arts venues mentioned in AAS 19/20. All music performances (incl. pop music) are excluded.
Theatres722019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20) Supplementary information - List of Performing Arts Venues published by the Hong Kong Arts Deveopment Council
% of public green space (parks and gardens)40.00%2020Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department; Survey & Mapping Office, Lands Department
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites131701/01/2022Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO)129 declared monuments (including archaeological sites) / 1188 graded buildings
UNESCO World Heritage Sites02020UNESCO-
Number of book titles published in the country in a year137882019/20LCSD
Number of dance performances per year3532019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20)
Art galleries1262020HKADC
Specialist private cultural HE establishments22021Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong and Hong Kong Art School
Number of students enrolled in specialist Art & Design public institutions6,53719/20HKAPA Annual Report 2019/20 Hong Kong Design Institute
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities 3,045 2019-20University Grants Committee (UGC) online statistics table
Number of non-professional dance schools1112017Hong Kong Dance Federation Limited
Cinemas672019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)
Cinema screens3062019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population4.142019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC) - calculation
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year2802019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)Hong Kong Film Industry info 2019 (P.12) (P.14 of the pdf) (Chinese only)
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year2802019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)Hong Kong Film Industry info 2019 (P.12) (P.14 of the pdf) (Chinese only)
Film festivals592019/20HKADC
Bookshops1,0702020Census and Statistics DepartmentFigure refers to the number of establishments in categories of "Retail sale of books; newspapers and stationery".
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population1.12021LCSD
Number of bars1,0352021Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Number of bars per 100,000 population13.92022Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Number of restaurants15,8632020Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Number of Michelin star restaurants622021Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 202148 (1star) / 11 (2stars) / 3 (3stars)
Number of markets982020Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Festivals and celebrations892019Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) / LCSD / HKADC / Hong Kong Arts Festival
Number of international students studying in the city5,7392018/19University Grants Committee (UGC) online statistics table8 UGC-funded Institutions only
Number of video games arcades2012019HAD
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year14.0%2019Behavioural Survey commissioned by HKADCFigure refers to attendance at Visual Arts exhibitions only (not counting museum visits). This is the closest data available.
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries2,920,0002019/20LCSD
Average daily number of visits to top 5 art exhibitions1,1862019/20LCSD
Number of admissions at all theatres per year2,300,0002019/20Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard 2019/20 (AAS 19/20)Only limited to attendance at programmes staged in the venues mentioned in AAS 19/20.
Number of cinema admissions per year24,793,4802019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)
Number of admissions at main film festival67,0722019Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
Total value of cinema ticket sales per yearHK$1.887 billion2019Hong Kong Film Development Council (HKFDC)
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival85,0002019/20HKTB Annual Report 2019/20e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has adopted a hybridized Online+Offline format for its mega events.
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival as % of city population1.1%2019/21e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong 2019
Number of international tourists per year55,912,6092019Tourism Commission
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population753.00%2019
Geographical area size, sq. km2,7552019Survey and Mapping Office / Lands Department
Total population number7,428,30020202020 year-end statistiscs from Census and Statistics Dept https://www.censtatd.gov.hk/en/scode150.html
% of total national country population living in the cityN/AAs a Special Administrative Region (SAR) - the HKSAR Government enjoys automony over its immigration policy under the Basic Law. The Basic Law also contains provisions regulating the entry of people from the Mainland. In other words - people from the Mainland need to apply for visa permits if they would like to live in Hong Kong. The percentage of total national country population living in the city therefore has no particular reference value in the context of Hong Kong.
Working age population5,023,8002018Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics (2019 edition) P.5
Number of households2,645,2002020Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics (2021 edition)
Foreign born population %3.60%2016Census and Statistics Department /Hong Kong 2016 Population By-censusFigure excludes category of 'Foreign Domestic Helpers'
Education level-% with degree level or higher25.50%2020Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics (2021 edition)
Average income per capita per year (ppp)380,2052020Census and Statistics Department HK$; Per Capita Gross National Income at current market prices
Creative industries employment %6.20%2019Census and Statistics Department
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls832021Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population1.12021LCSD2020 year-end population data from Census & Statistics Dept
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)40.452019/20LCSD
Total number of museums392018/19LCSD
Specialist public cultural HE establishments22021Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population214.52020Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Number of artist studio complexes52019
Number of performing arts/dance rehearsal spaces162019LCSD
Community centres1202019Social Welfare Department / Home Affairs DepartmentNGO supported by Social Welfare Department and Community centres under Home Affairs Department.