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Strength of the Civil Service (as at 30 September 2021)
(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 6)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Male 36 757 38 1 018 69 997 107 810 (61.1)
Female 24 435 0 207 43 954 68 596 (38.9)
Total 61 192 38 1 225 113 951 176 406 (100.0)
(%) (34.7) (*) (0.7) (64.6) (100.0)  

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By salary groups and terms of appointment

Salary Group Terms of Appointment (Notes 1 to 6)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Directorate Pay Scale or equivalent 1 135 7 28 213 1 383 (0.8)
Master Pay Scale 39 886 0 353 70 666 110 905 (62.9)
Police Pay Scale (Points 1 - 54b) 11 100 31 248 16 015 27 394 (15.5)
Disciplined Services (Officer) and (Rank & File) Pay Scales 8 350 0 594 20 324 29 268 (16.6)
Model Scale 1 Pay Scale  721 0 2 6 426 7 149 (4.1)
Training Pay Scale 0 0 0 307 307 (0.2)
Total 61 192 38 1 225 113 951 176 406 (100.0)
(%) (34.7) (*) (0.7) (64.6) (100.0)  

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Strength of the 12 largest departments

Department Strength (%)
Hong Kong Police Force 31 647 (17.9)
Fire Services Department 10 868 (6.2)
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department  10 589 (6.0)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department 9 643 (5.5)
Housing Department 9 185 (5.2)
Immigration Department 8 646 (4.9)
Customs and Excise Department 7 117 (4.0)
Correctional Services Department 6 566 (3.7)
Department of Health 6 405 (3.6)
Social Welfare Department 6 308 (3.6)
Education Bureau 5 544 (3.1)
Hongkong Post 4 460 (2.5)
Others 59 428 (33.7)
Total 176 406 (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.)
6. (*) denotes percentage less than 0.05%.
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