Housing in Hong Kong
Housing in Hong Kong varies by location and income. More than 7 million people live on about 1,108 km² (427 mi²) of land in the city.
- Public rental housing: 31.0%
- Housing Authority subsidized sale flats: 17.1%
- Housing Society subsidized sale flats: 0.7%
- Private permanent housing: 49.3%
- Temporary housing: 0.7%
- Non-domestic housing: 1.2%
Subsidized sale flats listed here are not tradeable in the open market.
In 2004/2005, housing expenditures were accounting for an average of 30.6% of the average monthly household expenditures, with utilities accounting for an additional 3.4%.
Public housing is a major component of the housing in Hong Kong. About half of Hong Kong residents now live in public housing estates (Chinese: 公共屋邨) and other tower blocks with some form of subsidy. The history of public housing in Hong Kong can be traced back to 1953, when a fire in Shek Kip Mei destroyed the shanty homes of approximately 53,000 people. As a consequence, the Hong Kong Government commenced a programme of mass public housing, providing affordable homes for those on low incomes.
Several subsidized home ownership programs have been implemented, including: Home Ownership Scheme, Flat-for-Sale Scheme, Tenants Purchase Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme.
Traditional and historical housing
- Architecture of Hong Kong
- Subdivided flat
- Caged Home
- Small House Policy
- Demographics of Hong Kong
- Economy of Hong Kong
- Asian property market
- Housing in Japan
- Housing in India
- Hong Kong portal
- Census and Statistics Department - Population by type of housing (archive)
- Census and Statistics Department - Statistics on Domestic Households (archive)
- Census and Statistics Department - Household Expenditure Survey (archive)
- Choi, Barry (30 June 1975). "Housing means more than a roof" (PDF). South China Morning Post. Retrieved 7 February 2007.
- ABC News. "ABC News Go." "Hong Kong's Real Estate is World's Peak." Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
- Hongkong Post Circular Service - Neighborhood Type
- On the margins of a booming city: housing for the poor in Hong Kong
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