Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department: Delivering timely social and economic statistics with SAS®
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government aims to provide high-quality statistical services to facilitate policymaking and research within the government and in the community. It also strives to provide reliable and timely statistics, ensuring that statistics are compiled and disseminated in accordance with scientific principles, professional ethics and international standards.
For over two decades, SAS has been supporting the department in compiling various social and economic statistics reports, which involved tremendous volumes of data from a wide variety of sources. Through adopting SAS, the department can achieve its mission to provide adequate, relevant, reliable and timely statistics.
Statistics support long-term policymaking
In addition, SAS helps compile a wealth of demographic statistics for social studies. Millions of administrative records from the Immigration Department on births, deaths and passenger movements are processed with the support of SAS.
General Household Survey
Surveys on labor earnings
Trade statistics influence economic policy
“Overall, we find the powerful SAS solutions ideal for preparing a wide range of social and economic statistics, allowing us to efficiently provide high-quality statistics as key references for planning Hong Kong’s future development,” said Dominic Leung, Deputy Commissioner of the department. “Following our positive experiences in working with SAS, we are extending the application of SAS to statistics compilation systems in other surveys. With SAS’ highly portable solutions, we are confident that the future changeover will be beneficial to our work.”
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Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department
Transform immense volumes of disparate, raw data into statistics that facilitated policymaking and research within the government and in the community
The department has deployed a range of SAS solutions, which readily help with compiling and analyzing the data, as well as efficiently producing a variety of statistical reports
Make better, more informed decisions while planning Hong Kong's future development
“Overall, we find the powerful SAS solutions ideal for preparing a wide range of social and economic statistics, allowing us to efficiently provide high-quality statistics as key references for planning Hong Kong’s future development”