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Strength of the Civil Service (as at 31 December 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 5)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Male 52 969 81 1 100 52 081 106 231 (62.4)
Female 32 992 0 224 30 896 64 112 (37.6)
Total 85 961 81 1 324 82 977 170 343 (100.0)
(%) (50.5) (0.1) (0.8) (48.7) (100.0)  

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By salary groups and terms of appointment

Salary Group Terms of Appointment (Notes 1 to 5)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Directorate Pay Scale or equivalent 1 193 11 24 98 1 326 (0.8)
Master Pay Scale 56 482 3 398 48 478 105 361 (61.9)
Police Pay Scale (Points 1a - 54a) 14 380 67 279 14 552 29 278 (17.2)
General Disciplined Services (Officer) and (Rank & File) Pay Scales 11 642 0 616 14 919 27 177 (16.0)
Model Scale 1 Pay Scale 2 264 0 7 4 808 7 079 (4.2)
Training Pay Scale 0 0 0 122 122 (0.1)
Total 85 961 81 1 324 82 977 170 343 (100.0)
(%) (50.5) (0.1) (0.8) (48.7) (100.0)  

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Strength of the 12 largest departments

Department Strength (%)
Hong Kong Police Force 33 650 (19.8)
Fire Services Department 10 420 (6.1)
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department  10 118 (5.9)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department 9 194 (5.4)
Housing Department 8 775 (5.2)
Immigration Department 7 668 (4.5)
Correctional Services Department 6 601 (3.9)
Customs and Excise Department 6 294 (3.7)
Department of Health 6 113 (3.6)
Social Welfare Department 5 833 (3.4)
Education Bureau 5 204 (3.1)
Post Office 5 048 (3.0)
Others 55 425 (32.5)
Total 170 343 (100.0)

 

Notes:

 

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.
5. (%) denotes percentage to total. (These figures may not add up exactly to the total due to rounding.)
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