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Annex A – Data Sources

Data Relevant KPIs Data Sources Category/Sector Remarks
Construction Cost Indices P3 P3.1 Rider Levett Bucknall – Quarterly publication – Hong Kong Report – Quarterly Construction Cost Update (September 2014) Measures tender price movements of Builder’s Works in Private Sector Adopt data from 1Q2001 to 4Q2013
P3.2 Architectural Services Department – Quarterly update – Building Works Tender Price Index (BWTPI) Indication of the level of tender prices for new building works (excluding building services works) undertaken by Architectural Services Department Adopt data from 1Q2001 to 4Q2013
P3.3 Architectural Services Department – Quarterly update – Quarterly update – Building Services Tender Price Index (BSTPI) Indication of the level of tender prices for major building services installations in new building works undertaken by Architectural Services Department

Adopt data from 1Q2008 to 4Q2013 based on the new base schedule 2007

BSTPI based on old base schedule 1998 has not been included

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) P4(includes P4.1 to P4.6) Census and Statistics Department – quarterly publication – Gross Domestic Product (Quarterly) (3Q2014 Report)

Hong Kong Annual Situation

(Table 1, GDP, at current market prices)

Adopt GDP (HK$ Million; at current market price) from 2002 to 2013

Gross value of construction works P4, P5, P6 P4.1/ P5.1 / P6.1 Census and Statistics Department – quarterly publication – Report on the Quarterly Survey of Construction Output (3Q2004 Report to 3Q2014 Report)

P4.1

(Table 1A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by contractors analysed by broad trade group – Overall total of Main Contractor)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

Information collected through survey forms
The survey covers all construction establishments engaged in all new architectural and civil engineering works, as well as demolition, repair and maintenance works at existing structures
Statistics provide prompt indications of current output levels and trends in the construction industry “Overall total” is defined as “Whole Industry”

“Construction Works at construction sites” excludes construction works at locations other than sites (named RMAA Works)

P5.1

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Overall total

P6.1

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices  performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Construction Works at construction sites)

P4.2/P5.2/P6.2 Same report as P4.1/5.1/6.1

P4.2

(Table 2A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by main contractors at construction sites analysed by broad end-use group – Structures & facilities)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

“Structures & facilities” is defined as “Civil Works”

P5.2 and P6.2

(Table 2B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors at construction sites  analysed by broad end-use group –Structures & facilities)

P4.3/P5.3/P6.3 Same report as P4.1/5.1/6.1

P4.3

(Table 2A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by main contractors at construction sites analysed by broad end-use group – Buildings)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

“Buildings” is defined as “New Building Works”

P5.3 and P6.3

(Table 2B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors at construction sites analysed by broad end-use group –Buildings)

P4.4/P5.4 Same report as P4.1/5.1/6.1

P4.4

(Table 1A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by contractors analysed by broad trade group – Construction works at locations other than sites)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

Construction works at locations other than sites include:

  • General trades – decoration, repair and maintenance, and construction works at minor work locations such as site investigation, demolition, and structural alternation and addition works
  • Special trades – carpentry, electrical equipment, ventilation, gas and water fitting installation and maintenance, etc.

“Construction works at locations other than sites” is defined as “RMAA Works” which means repair, maintenance, alteration and additions...

 

P5.4

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Construction works at locations other than sites)

P4.5/P5.5/P6.4 Same report as 4.1/5.1/6.1

P4.5

(Table 1A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by contractors analysed by broad trade group – Public sector construction sites)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

Includes projects commissioned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, MTR Corporation Limited and Airport Authority. Projects under the Home Ownership Scheme, which are commissioned by the Housing Authority, are also included.

P5.5 and P6.4

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Public sector construction sites)

P4.6/P5.6/P6.5 Same report as 4.1/5.1/6.1

P4.6

(Table 1A – Gross value of construction works in nominal terms performed by contractors analysed by broad trade group – Private sector construction sites)

Construction Industry Annual Situation and adopt data (HK$ Million) from 2001 to 2013

Include projects commissioned by private developers. Projects under the Private Sector Participation Scheme are also included

P5.6 and P6.5

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Private sector construction sites)

Percentage contribution of construction activities to GDP at basic prices P4a Same report as P4

Hong Kong Annual Situation

Table 11 - GDP by major economic activity at current prices – Percentage contribution to GDP at basic prices (%) - Construction

 

Adopt % contribution of construction activities to GDP prices from 2001 to 2013

Capita (Mid-year Population) P5 Census and Statistics Department – Annual Press Release – Mid-year Population for 2013 [dated 12.08.2014] Hong Kong Annual Situation

Based on the population benchmark from the results of the 2011 Population Census, the population figures for end-2006 to mid-2013 have been revised

No of Manual Workers P6, P7, HS1.2, 1.4-1.5, HS2.2, 2.4-2.5 P6.1 Census and Statistics Department – Quarterly publication- Quarterly Report of Employment and Vacancies at Construction Sites (2001 to 2014 reports)

(Table 1 – Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities

in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site –All sites Total)

Average the data for every March, June, September and December in each year

Survey coverage:

 

  • All sites = Civil engineering sites + Building sites OR Public sector sites + Private sector sites
  • Civil engineering site – railways, roads, water works, drainage, reclamation and excavation works
  • Building site – residential buildings, commercial buildings and general superstructure erection
  • Private sector sites where the contracting party is a private company and registered with the Buildings Department;
  • Public sector sites - site under the control of Government departments or under the control of Airport Authority (AA) and the MTR Corporation Limited (MTR) (except superstructures registered with Buildings Department on MTR sites)

Exclusion

  • Construction projects for small houses in the New Territories, and minor alternations, repairs, maintenance and interiordecoration of existing buildings are NOT included.  Term maintenance contracts and term contractors for maintenance works or repair are also EXCLUDED.
  • Number of manual worker before 2003 excludes E&M workers and those workers work at the sites under the charge of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and the Environmental Protection Department but the data includes those workers after 2003
P6.2 Same report as 6.1

(Table 1 – Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities
in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site –All sites – Civil engineering sites)

P6.3 Same report as 6.1

(Table 1 –– Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities
in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site – All sites – Building sites)

P6.4 Same report as 6.1

(Table 1 – Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities

in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site – Public sector sites – Total)
P6.5 Same report as 6.1

(Table 1 – Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities

in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site – Private sector sites – Total)
P7 Same report as 6.1

(Table 1 – Number of construction sites, manual workers engaged, vacancies and job opportunities

in public and private sector sites analysed by type of site – Total)

 

Gross floor area (new building projects) P7

Census and Statistics Department – Annual publication – Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of the Building, Construction and Real Estate Sectors (2001 to 2012 reports)

Hong Kong Annual Situation

(Table 4.4 – Land Area and Gross Floor Area of Real Estate Projects by Status of Project at end of the year – Total Gross floor area of buildings when completed)

 

Adopt data from 2001 to 2012

No. of reportable industrial accidents HS1

Labour Department – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 1/11/2011 for 2010 data, 19/4/2011 for 2000-2009 data, 8/11/2012 for 2011 data, 25/3/2014 for 2012 data, 4/9/2014 for 2013 data)

 

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New Works – refers to those construction sites where new development or redevelopment works are being carried out.  This includes but not limited to, building, piling, demolition, site formation and civil engineering works.

RMAA Works – means repair, maintenance, alteration & addition and refers to those minor works such as construction projects for village type houses in the N.T., minor alternations, repairs maintenance and interior decoration of existing buildings.

No. of fatal accidents HS2

Labour Department – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 1/11/2011 for 2010 data, 19/4/2011 for 2000-2009 data, 8/11/2012 for 2011 data, 25/3/2014 for 2012 data, 4/9/2014 for 2013 data)

 

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Ditto

No. of summonses convicted HS3

Labour Department – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 26/10/2011 for 2000-2010 data, 30/10/2012 for 2011 data, 19/11/2013 for 2012 data, 5/9/2014 for 2013 data)

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Ditto

Consumption of resources and energy per HK$1,000,000 gross value of construction works

E1

Census and Statistics Department – Key Statistics on Business Performance and Operating Characteristics of Building, Construction and Real Estate Sectors (2001 to 2012 Report))

Remarks: The data series includes consumption of materials and supplies, fuels, electricity and water, and maintenance services.

http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/
hkstat/sub/sp330_tc.jsp?
productCode=B1080011

Table 1.1 – Principal statistics for all establishments in the construction sector by industry division/ group

Consumption of materials and supplies, fuels, electricity and water, and maintenance services

Gross value of construction works performed

Adopt data from 2001 to 2012 for Whole Industry

Adopt data from 2007 to 2012 for Civil Works and New Building Works.

As confirmed by C&SD, the gross value of construction works performed is in nominal term.

Construction Waste(tonnes) to landfill per day per HK$1,000,000,000 gross value of construction works E3

Environmental Protection Department – Quantities of Solid Waste Disposed at Landfills (2001 to 2012 Report)

https://www.wastereduction
.gov.hk/en/
assistancewizard/
waste_red_sat.htm

Section 2 – Waste Quantities and Characteristics

Plate 2.1: Disposal of solid waste at landfills

Adopt data from 2001 ot 2012

Census and Statistics Department – Quarterly Publication – Report on the Quarterly Survey of Construction Output (3Q2004 Report to 1Q2014 Report)

http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/
hkstat/sub/sp330_t.jsp?
productCode=B1090002

(Table 1B – Gross value of construction works at constant (2000) market prices performed by main contractors analysed by broad trade group – Public sector construction sites)

Workers’ wages Index M1

1) Census and Statistics Department – Quarterly publication – Quarterly Report on General Household Survey (2008 to 2013 reports)
and

2) Median monthly employment earnings in construction industry by occupation as provided by C&SD through email enquiry (dated 20/11/2012 for 2011 data, 28/2/2013 for 2008 to 2010 data, 27/6/2013 for 2012 data and 8/10/2014 for 2013 data)

(Section 4 – Summary Statistics – Median monthly employment earnings (HK$))

 

Table 1 : Number of employees and median monthly employment earnings in construction industry by occupation – Overall HK$

As confirmed by C&SD, Median monthly employment earnings in the report are nominal values not subject to any adjustment.  It includes Chinese New Year bonus/double pay.

Construction – including building construction, civil engineering, demolition and site preparation, building services installation and maintenance; and decoration and repair.

Registered Workers under and above 40 M2

Construction Workers Registration Board – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 1/11/2011 for 2007 to 2010 data ,19/10/2012 for 2011 data and 31/7/2013 for 2012 data,10/10/2014 for 2013 data) and the following website.
http://www.cic.hk/eng/main/research_data_analytics_/construction_workers/number_of_valid_registere/

Total Number of Valid Registered Workers in Designated Trades (by application) - Year-end Report -
Total number of Registered workers M2

Ditto

Ditto -
Graduates retained in the industry after 12 months working M3

CIC –Trainees Recruitment & Placement Department – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 27/2/2013 for 2000 to 2011 data, 20/1/2013 for 2012 data and 11/9/2014 for 2013 data)

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No. of construction graduate M3

Ditto

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Number of construction court cases DR1 High Court Registry – Cause Book of Information “Construction and Arbitration Proceedings” (collected by hand from the reception of High Court Registry by CIC for 2001 to 2012 data in January 2014 and for 2013 data in September 2014) Construction and Arbitration Proceedings -
Number of construction arbitration cases DR2

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre – data obtained through email enquiry (dated 29/8/2013 for 2003 to 2011 data)

- Limited to the cases handled by HKIAC
Number of construction labour disputes DR3

Labour Department - data obtained through email enquiry (dated 31/10/2013)

- Each case involves more than 20 employees


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