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Strength of the Civil Service (as at 30 September 2017)
(excluding Judges and Judicial Officers, ICAC officers and locally engaged staff working in Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices)

By sex and terms of appointment

Sex Terms of Appointment (Notes 1 to 4)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Male 54 045 85 1 104 50 236 105 470 (62.4)
Female 33 515 0 225 29 817 63 557 (37.6)
Total 87 560 85 1 329 80 053 169 027 (100.0)
(%) (51.8) (0.1) (0.8) (47.4) (100.0)  

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By salary groups and terms of appointment

Salary Group Terms of Appointment (Notes 1 to 4)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Directorate Pay Scale or equivalent 1 201 13 23 95 1 332 (0.8)
Master Pay Scale 57 458 3 403 47 199 105 063 (62.2)
Police Pay Scale (Points 1a - 54a) 14 623 69 280 13 981 28 953 (17.1)
General Disciplined Services (Officer) and (Rank & File) Pay Scales 11 840 0 616 14 121 26 577 (15.7)
Model Scale 1 Pay Scale 2 438 0 7 4 542 6 987 (4.1)
Training Pay Scale 0 0 0 115 115 (0.1)
Total 87 560 85 1 329 80 053 169 027 (100.0)
(%) (51.8) (0.1) (0.8) (47.4) (100.0)  

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Strength of the 12 largest departments

Department Strength (%)
Hong Kong Police Force 33 262 (19.7)
Fire Services Department 10 319 (6.1)
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department  9 954 (5.9)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department 9 219 (5.5)
Housing Department 8 719 (5.2)
Immigration Department 7 317 (4.3)
Correctional Services Department 6 658 (3.9)
Department of Health 6 070 (3.6)
Customs and Excise Department 6 069 (3.6)
Social Welfare Department 5 794 (3.4)
Education Bureau 5 188 (3.1)
Post Office 5 111 (3.0)
Others 55 347 (32.7)
Total 169 027 (100.0)

 

Notes: (%) denotes percentage to total. (These figures may not add up exactly to the total due to rounding.)
1. "Local" refers to the set of terms offered to a local officer appointed before the introduction of common terms.
2. "Overseas" refers to the set of terms offered to an overseas officer appointed before the introduction of common terms.
3. "Common" refers to a common set of terms of appointment and conditions of service applicable to new appointees to the Civil Service on civil service terms and conditions who are offered appointment on or after 1 January 1999 and before 1 June 2000.
4. "New" refers to new sets of terms of appointment and conditions of service applicable to new appointees to the Civil Service on civil service terms and conditions who are offered appointment on or after 1 June 2000.
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