Wan Chai has leapfrogged Central & Western District to become the most affluent district in Hong Kong with the highest median household income, according to statistics from the Census and Statistics Department, published on Thursday.

Wan Chai has the highest median monthly household income in 2015. Photo: Wikicommons.

The median monthly household income for Wan Chai District is HK$40,000, up from HK$34,000. The data for Central & Western District remains unchanged at HK$35,000 from last year. Sai Kung is ranked third with HK$33,000.

Sham Shui Po District has the lowest median monthly household income of HK$19,000, HK$1,000 higher than last year.

Sham Shui Po has the lowest median monthly household income. Photo: Wikicommons.

All districts recorded higher median monthly household income compared to last year, except for Kowloon City District, which recorded a HK$400 decrease.

Tai Po District overtook Sai Kung District as the area with the most owner-occupied households. The percentage of owner-occupier households is 64.7 per cent in Tai Po District, 64 per cent in Sai Kung District, and 59.1 per cent in Eastern District.

Those areas with the least owner-occupied households are Kwai Tsing District (31.9 per cent), Kwun Tong (32.4 per cent) and Sham Shui Po (39.2 per cent).

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