3. About the migrant worker population:
-approximately 160,000 Indonesians
-approximately 130,000 Filipinos
-over 95% of both populations are women
-Most of the Filipinos are educated and were mostly teachers or nurses in the Philippines before they came to Hong Kong. They come to HK because they are either unable to find work in the Philippines or the pay is too low to support their families because they can make more money here as a domestic worker than a teacher in the Philippines.