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24-8 Employed Persons by Industry

(10 000 persons)
Industry 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Manufacturing 33.37 32.64 29.02 27.20 23.16
Construction 30.17 29.14 28.65 26.59 26.70
Wholesale, Retail and
Import/Export Trades, 98.17 98.11 98.34 99.18 106.69
Restaurants and Hotels
Transport, Storage and 35.66 35.34 34.58 34.61 35.82
Financing, Insurance, Real
Estate and Business Services 45.27 47.81 47.44 46.97 47.99
Community, Social and
Personal Services 75.47 79.89 82.51 84.95 86.06
Others 2.62 2.31 2.62 2.41 2.35
Total 320.73 325.23 323.16 321.91 328.76

Notes : Figures are compiled based on the data obtained from the General Household Survey for the four quarters of the year.
Employment statistics are compiled separately based on the General Household Survey (GHS) and the Quarterly Survey of Employment and
Vacancies. Each source has its own merits and limitations in reflecting the employment situation. The GHS estimates are presented here
because the omission in terms of coverage of the employed population is negligible. Besides, individual persons, including multiple job
holders, are counted only once. However, a major limitation of the GHS estimates is that the respondents might not have reported accurately
the industry to which they belong, especially for workers in the manufacturing sector. With the relocation of some production processes to
the mainland of China, there is a change in the mode of operation of the traditional manufacturing establishments in Hong Kong. As a result,
some of these establishments are more appropriately classified as import/export establishments if the majority of the production activities are
carried out in the mainland of China. However, this change in statistical classification may not be readily recognized by all the employed
persons, particularly the technicians and craftsmen, of the establishments concerned. Hence, the GHS employment estimate in respect of the
manufacturing sector will be overstated to the extent that some respondents mistakenly regard themselves as still being engaged in the
manufacturing sector instead of the import/export trades.

These tables are based on figures supplied by the National Bureau Of Statistics of the The Peoples Republic Of China and are subject to revision by the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

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