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Security Services

Security guarding services; Armoured transportation services; Security systems installation /maintenance /repair /design; Owners corporations; Related public utilities.

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Year 2018 Tooltips

Managerial/ Professional

0

Supervisory

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Security Guard/ Technician

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Total

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Managerial/ Professional

0

Vacancy rate: 2.2%

Supervisory

0

Vacancy rate: 3.1%

Security Guard/ Technician

0

Vacancy rate: 4.5%

Total

0

Vacancy rate: 4.4%

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

Managerial/ Professional

0

Turnover rate: 6.4%

Supervisory

0

Turnover rate: 18.5%

Security Guard/ Technician

0

Turnover rate: 31.6%

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

Monthly Income Tooltips

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

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Managerial/ Professional

50.8%First Degree

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Supervisory

54.5%Secondary 4 to 7

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Security Guard/ Technician

79.4%Secondary 3 or below

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

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Managerial/ Professional

31.2%Over 10 years

42.1%Over 5 years - 10 years

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Supervisory

55.6%Over 2 years - 5 years

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Security Guard/ Technician

59.3%Less than 1 year

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

Recruitment Difficulties

1st

General Labour Shortage

2nd

Unattractive salary in the industry

3rd

Long Working Hours

Manpower Demand

Average Annual Growth

0

2018

Actual

0

2022

Forecast

0

Note(s):
(1) The figures included employees and vacancies.
(2) The manpower forecast is based on the statistical modelling of relevant economic indicators which reflect important changes in the local economy, demography and labour market.

 

All the percentages are rounded to nearest 0.1%.

Report

Security Services Industry - 2018 Manpower Survey Report Image
  • Security Services
  • 2018 Manpower Survey Report

Challenge of Ageing Workforce

The number of elderly people aged 65 or older will reach around 35.9% of the population in 2064 in Hong Kong. In light of the ageing population and declining labour force, the government relaxed the age limit for Category B Security Personnel Permit (SPP) to release the workforce of the industry. As a result, the number of SPP holders with age 65 and above was significantly increased by 49.8% from 2015 to 2018. This has become a challenge of ageing workforce in the years to come.

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  • Security Services
  • 2020 Manpower Update Report

The Increasing Number of Security Personnel Permit Holders due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The outbreak of COVID-19 has not only curbed tourism spending but also local consumption, resulting in business closures, layoffs and/or unpaid leave for workers. Some of the laid-off workers have joined the workforce in security guarding services. As at 30 June 2020, there was an increase of 8.4% in the number of valid Security Personnel Permit (SPP) holders as compared with 2019. However, the industry estimated that some of the newcomers will leave the industry when the economy gets into better shape.