The crisis of accommodation caused by explosion in development in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Which is an autonomous territory in the North of China and in East Asia. Since the 1st July 1997, the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China has took place, Hong Kong is under the principle of “one country, two systems”. It means this special administrative region has a separate political and economic system from China.

Since a long time, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centers. Hong Kong has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. In 2015, we estimate that its GDP is 412,300 million dollars in total, and 56,428 dollars per person (10th in the world).




High Income World’s Most Dense Urban Area:

Hong Kong continues to be the densest major urban area in the high-income world, it ranks the 3rd in 2011. Because there are many habitant original already, and it has many new comes because its economy force and more travail chance. This region has an 1104 square kilometers surface area in total, and has a population about 7, 3 million of various nationalities in 2014. Which means, its density is over 6600 persons in a square kilometer. Its density ranks as the 4th of the world’s most densely populated territory. However, in some small area, like Kowloon Walled city, is estimated at up to 5,000,000 per square mile or 2,000,000 per square kilometer.




During 54 years, the growth of density has crease 124%. 3000 per km² in 1965, and 6958 per km² in 2015.


Source: banque mondiale

The buildings which has built in 15 years, the most of them are over 40 floors.

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In Hong Kong, over 170 000 person lives in apartment subdivide. Well 171 300 person lives in 67 000 apartments subdivides. And then, there are over 30 000 of these apartment doesn’t have base installations, like the w.c independent, cuisine and so on.

And unbelievably, there are always many family live in an apartment where has less than 10km² for 4 or 5 person.

An apartment for a family of 4 persons


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