Sham Shui Po District

Sham Shui Po District is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the poorest district in Hong Kong, with a predominantly working-class population of 405,869 in 2016 and the lowest median household income of all districts.[3] Sham Shui Po has long been home to poorer new immigrants from mainland China. It also saw the birth of public housing in Hong Kong, as the government sought to resettle those displaced by a devastating fire in its slums. Sham Shui Po also hosted a Vietnamese refugee camp during the influx of migration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

Sham Shui Po
深水埗區
Sham Shui Po District
Day view of the Sham Shui Po District skyline
Location of Sham Shui Po within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°19′51″N 114°09′44″E
Country Hong Kong
RegionKowloon
Constituencies21
Government
  District Council chairmanYeung Yuk (ADPL)
  District Council Vice-chairwomanNg Yuet Lan,Janet
  District OfficerDamian Kwok-hung Lee
Area
  Total9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[1])
  Total405,869
  Density43,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Largest neighbourhood by populationSham Shui Po (60,161 – 2016 est)[2]
WebsiteSham Shui Po District Council
Sham Shui Po District
Traditional Chinese深水埗區
Simplified Chinese深水埗区
JyutpingSam1seoi2bou2 keoi1

The district covers the Shek Kip Mei, Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan, Lai Chi Kok and Yau Yat Chuen areas of New Kowloon, and Stonecutters Island of Kowloon.