Hong Kong, Hong Kong Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Hong Kong, Hong Kong metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Hong Kong in 2020 is 7,548,000, a 0.76% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Hong Kong in 2019 was 7,491,000, a 0.83% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Hong Kong in 2018 was 7,429,000, a 0.87% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Hong Kong in 2017 was 7,365,000, a 0.85% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Hong Kong
City Name Population
Hong Kong 7,548,000
Hong Kong - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 7,548,000 0.76%
2019 7,491,000 0.83%
2018 7,429,000 0.87%
2017 7,365,000 0.85%
2016 7,303,000 0.79%
2015 7,246,000 0.71%
2014 7,195,000 0.64%
2013 7,149,000 0.61%
2012 7,106,000 0.57%
2011 7,066,000 0.58%
2010 7,025,000 0.60%
2009 6,983,000 0.62%
2008 6,940,000 0.61%
2007 6,898,000 0.55%
2006 6,860,000 0.47%
2005 6,828,000 0.37%
2004 6,803,000 0.29%
2003 6,783,000 0.36%
2002 6,759,000 0.55%
2001 6,722,000 0.87%
2000 6,664,000 1.28%
1999 6,580,000 1.64%
1998 6,474,000 1.86%
1997 6,356,000 1.83%
1996 6,242,000 1.66%
1995 6,140,000 1.40%
1994 6,055,000 1.20%
1993 5,983,000 1.10%
1992 5,918,000 1.27%
1991 5,844,000 1.56%
1990 5,754,000 1.88%
1989 5,648,000 2.41%
1988 5,515,000 3.22%
1987 5,343,000 4.52%
1986 5,112,000 3.06%
1985 4,960,000 1.81%
1984 4,872,000 1.73%
1983 4,789,000 1.81%
1982 4,704,000 2.06%
1981 4,609,000 2.49%
1980 4,497,000 3.02%
1979 4,365,000 3.46%
1978 4,219,000 3.74%
1977 4,067,000 3.64%
1976 3,924,000 3.29%
1975 3,799,000 2.79%
1974 3,696,000 2.35%
1973 3,611,000 2.09%
1972 3,537,000 2.02%
1971 3,467,000 2.03%
1970 3,398,000 2.16%
1969 3,326,000 2.34%
1968 3,250,000 2.46%
1967 3,172,000 2.52%
1966 3,094,000 2.62%
1965 3,015,000 2.62%
1964 2,938,000 2.69%
1963 2,861,000 2.84%
1962 2,782,000 3.15%
1961 2,697,000 3.25%
1960 2,612,000 3.57%
1959 2,522,000 4.00%
1958 2,425,000 4.30%
1957 2,325,000 4.59%
1956 2,223,000 4.76%
1955 2,122,000 4.89%
1954 2,023,000 4.87%
1953 1,929,000 4.84%
1952 1,840,000 4.66%
1951 1,758,000 4.52%
1950 1,682,000 0.00%