Hong Kong Urban Population 1960-2024

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Hong Kong urban population for 2022 was 7,346,100, a 0.9% decline from 2021.
  • Hong Kong urban population for 2021 was 7,413,100, a 0.91% decline from 2020.
  • Hong Kong urban population for 2020 was 7,481,000, a 0.36% decline from 2019.
  • Hong Kong urban population for 2019 was 7,507,900, a 0.74% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
Qatar 2,676,741
Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
Greenland 49,707
Aruba 46,891
Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 32,897
Gibraltar 32,649
Antigua and Barbuda 22,828
Faroe Islands 22,711
British Virgin Islands 15,443
Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
Hong Kong Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 7,346,100 100.00 -0.91%
2021 7,413,100 100.00 -0.91%
2020 7,481,000 100.00 -0.36%
2019 7,507,900 100.00 0.74%
2018 7,452,600 100.00 0.80%
2017 7,393,200 100.00 0.77%
2016 7,336,600 100.00 0.62%
2015 7,291,300 100.00 0.85%
2014 7,229,500 100.00 0.70%
2013 7,178,900 100.00 0.40%
2012 7,150,100 100.00 1.10%
2011 7,071,600 100.00 0.67%
2010 7,024,200 100.00 0.73%
2009 6,972,800 100.00 0.22%
2008 6,957,800 100.00 0.60%
2007 6,916,300 100.00 0.86%
2006 6,857,100 100.00 0.64%
2005 6,813,200 100.00 0.44%
2004 6,783,500 100.00 0.78%
2003 6,730,800 100.00 -0.20%
2002 6,744,100 100.00 0.44%
2001 6,714,300 100.00 0.74%
2000 6,665,000 100.00 0.88%
1999 6,606,500 100.00 0.96%
1998 6,543,700 100.00 0.83%
1997 6,489,300 100.00 0.83%
1996 6,435,500 100.00 4.44%
1995 6,156,100 100.00 1.98%
1994 6,035,400 100.00 2.25%
1993 5,901,000 100.00 1.74%
1992 5,799,282 99.98 0.99%
1991 5,742,337 99.83 1.15%
1990 5,676,947 99.52 0.75%
1989 5,634,683 99.09 1.83%
1988 5,532,437 98.31 2.33%
1987 5,405,272 96.86 3.74%
1986 5,206,825 94.25 2.66%
1985 5,069,901 92.92 1.36%
1984 5,001,316 92.65 1.28%
1983 4,937,590 92.38 1.83%
1982 4,848,078 92.09 1.87%
1981 4,758,050 91.79 2.69%
1980 4,631,623 91.48 3.03%
1979 4,493,175 91.15 5.84%
1978 4,238,137 90.80 2.20%
1977 4,145,727 90.45 1.85%
1976 4,069,679 90.08 1.68%
1975 4,001,832 89.70 2.34%
1974 3,909,419 89.30 3.62%
1973 3,770,528 88.89 3.30%
1972 3,648,314 88.47 2.41%
1971 3,561,442 88.04 2.51%
1970 3,473,191 87.73 2.72%
1969 3,379,985 87.48 1.89%
1968 3,316,715 87.22 2.42%
1967 3,237,272 86.96 2.83%
1966 3,146,833 86.69 1.20%
1965 3,109,377 86.42 2.95%
1964 3,019,108 86.15 2.74%
1963 2,937,424 85.87 3.77%
1962 2,828,656 85.58 4.57%
1961 2,702,168 85.29 1.81%
1960 2,653,700 85.20 %