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Student Enrolment(1) by Level of Education


Thousands

 
School/Academic year
 
Level of education
2012/13
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18
 

Kindergarten(2)
166.4
 
171.5
 
178.1
 
187.2
 
185.8
 
183.0
 
Primary(3)
320.7
 
 324.2
 
 332.5
 
340.9
 
 352.5
 
365.7
 
Secondary(3)(4)
439.1
 
 416.0
 
 394.0
 
371.9
 
 357.2
 
350.4
#
Post-secondary(5)
329.7
 
 330.3
 
 324.6
 
327.9
 
 325.6
 
321.8
#

 

Notes : Figures refer to the beginning of the respective school/academic years. The beginning and ending months of a school/academic year may vary among different educational and training institutions.
  (1) Figures include both full-time and part-time students attending long programmes lasting for at least one school/academic year. Figures do not include students attending adult education/tutorial/vocational courses offered by schools below post-secondary education level.
  (2) Figures include pupils attending kindergarten classes (i.e. nursery, lower and upper classes) in kindergarten-cum-child care centres and special child care centres registered under the Social Welfare Department.
  (3) Figures include students in special schools.
  (4) Figures also include students attending evening schools, craft level courses and Diploma Yi Jin programme. Upon implementation of the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure, there are no subsidised Secondary 7 places under local curriculum starting from the 2012/13 school year.
  (5) Figures include students attending universities and colleges offering post-secondary courses including certificate/diploma, associate degree or equivalent and bachelor degree or above; and also non-local registered or exempted courses leading to non-local higher academic qualifications and operated jointly with non-local institutions.
   # Provisional figures.
     

 

Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
Further and Higher Education Branch, Education Bureau
University Grants Committee

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Student Enrolment
(Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary)
3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Student Enrolment (Post-secondary) 3509 8437 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Last revision date: 09 April 2018
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