Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
2016-8-31

Local Situation   Total
Catholic Population    389,000

 

After having assembled, screened and analyzed the data available in the Diocesan Computer Centre, it was estimated that in the Diocese of Hong Kong, amongst the local residents, the Catholic population as of 31 August 2016 was about 389,000.

In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion’s share. It was estimated that 166,000 of them were Catholic. As regards non-residents of other nationalities, it was estimated that 36,000 were Catholic. The total number of non-residents who are Catholic as of 31 August 2016 was, therefore, about 202,000. The foregoing estimated figures were based upon the information supplied by the Government and the percentage of Catholic population by country provided by www.catholic-hierarchy website.

Parishes: Hong Kong 14, Kowloon 21, New Territories 17

Of which: 24 are under the direction of the diocesan Clergy,

28 under the direction of Institutes’ priests.

 

52
Places for religious service: 40 Churches, 32 Chapels, 26 Halls 98

Clergy and Institutes Personnel

Bishops residing in the Diocese 

Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, SDB, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong.

Most Rev. Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong.

Most Rev. Joseph Ha Chi-shing, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong.

4
Priests of the diocesan Clergy: 66 Chinese, 2 of other nationalities 68

Priests of Institutes: 64 Chinese, 156 of other nationalities, belonging to

18 congregations

 

220
Deacons:

 

Transitional: 3 Diocesan, 1 From Institutes

Permanent: 25 Diocesan

29

Institutes Brothers: 34 Chinese, 24 of other nationalities, belonging to

11 congregations

 

58

Religious Sisters: 327 Chinese, 142 of other nationalities, belonging to

27 congregations 

Seminarians:

5 Diocesan Seminarians (2 internship, 0 theology course,

1 philosophy course, 2 Orientation)

2 From other Dioceses (0 intership, 1 theology course, 1 philosophy course,

0 Orientation)

469

17 From Institutes (0 internship, 9 theology course,

8 philosophy course belonging to 6 Institutes)

   

24
Novices: 13 in men’s Institutes, 15 in women’s Institutes 28
Candidates: 0 in men’s Institutes, 9 in women’s Institutes 9

Pastoral Situation

Baptisms in the year: 995 up to 1 year old; 2,055 from 1 to 7 years old;

3,583 over 7 years old

6,633

 

Confirmations received in the year 

Marriages contracted: 216 between Catholics (19.64%)

879 with a non-Catholic party by dispensation (79.91%),

5 between a catechumen and a non-Catholic/another catechumen (0.45%)

4,099





1,100
Catechumens: 5,544 Children; 1,770 Men; 3,150 Women        10,464
Catechists: paid-29 Sisters, 6 Women, 2 Men      37
Voluntary 1,521 1,558

 

Educational Institutions

(Note: The following statistics are compiled according to the practice of the Education Department: a primary school is considered as just one school, if the a.m. and p.m. sessions have the same principal, but two schools if these sessions have different principals until 1995 this Directory had adopted a different practice, considering every primary school with a.m. and p.m. sessions to be just one school.)

Schools: 32 Kindergarten, 106 Primary, 85 Secondary & Middle,

1 Vocational, 16 Adult Education, 7 Special Schools,

2 Post-Secondary

Of these schools: 98 are run by the Diocese, 35 by Caritas,

46 by Men congregations, 66 by Women congregations, 4 by the Laity.

 249

Students: 11,628 in Kindergarten, 69,665 in Primary Schools, 60,457 in Secondary & Middle Schools, 120 in Vocational Schools,

6,065 in Adult Education Schools, 620 in Special Schools,

2,085 in Post-Secondary

Out of the total number of students, 16,615 are Catholic (11.03%)

150,640

 

Teachers: 30 Priests, 69 Sisters, 14 Brothers, 3,229 Lay Men,

7,873 Lay Women, 34 Men Pastoral Assistants,

100 Women Pastoral Assistants 11,349

Among the Lay Teachers, 2,890 are Catholic (25.46%)

 11,349

 

Social and Charitable Welfare

Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres (239,894 people cared for)

42
Hospital (in-patients Dept.: 2,844 beds, 499,552 patients)   6
Clinics & Hospital Out-patients Dept. (1,293,662 patients)       13
Nursery & Child Care Centres (1,043 boys, 1,127 girls)   16
Residential Homes for Girls (414 Residents)   7
Residential Homes for the Aged (1,661 Residents)   14
Centres for the Youth (403,995 people cared for)        22
Centres for the Elderly (12,979 people cared for)   16
Home Care Service     13
Rehabilitation Service Centres (6,765 people cared for) 26
Hostels & Lodges (195,339 Boarders)   19
Camp Service (361 beds, 46,912 residents)   5