Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
2017-8-31

Local Situation   Total
Catholic Population    394,000

 

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 2017 was about 394,000.

In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion’s share. It was estimated that 171,000 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 2017 was, therefore, about 207,000. 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: 25 are under the direction of the diocesan Clergy,

27 under the direction of Institutes’ priests.

 

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Places for religious service: 40 Churches, 32 Chapels, 27 Halls 99

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: 68 Chinese, 3 of other nationalities 71

Priests of Institutes: 66 Chinese, 161 of other nationalities, belonging to

20 congregations

 

227
Deacons:

 

Transitional: 1 Diocesan, 7 From Institutes

Permanent: 25 Diocesan

33

Institutes Brothers: 35 Chinese, 25 of other nationalities, belonging to

12 congregations

 

60

Religious Sisters: 318 Chinese, 138 of other nationalities, belonging to

27 congregations 

Seminarians:

7 Diocesan Seminarians (1 internship, 0 theology course,

2 philosophy course, 4 Orientation)

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

0 Orientation)

456

14 From Institutes (0 internship, 7 theology course,

7 philosophy course belonging to 4 Institutes)

   

23
Novices: 19 in men’s Institutes, 4 in women’s Institutes 23
Candidates: 0 in men’s Institutes, 6 in women’s Institutes 6

Pastoral Situation

Baptisms in the year: 958 up to 1 year old; 2,034 from 1 to 7 years old;

3,162 over 7 years old

6,154

 

Confirmations received in the year 

Marriages contracted: 193 between Catholics (18.50%)

847 with a non-Catholic party by dispensation (81.21%),

3 between a catechumen and a non-Catholic/another catechumen (0.29%)

3,703





1,043
Catechumens: 5,484 Children; 1,720 Men; 2,798 Women        10,002
Catechists: paid-27 Sisters, 6 Women, 2 Men      35
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: 33 Kindergarten, 106 Primary, 85 Secondary & Middle,

1 Vocational, 16 Adult Education, 8 Special Schools,

2 Post-Secondary

Of these schools: 98 are run by the Diocese, 36 by Caritas,

46 by Men congregations, 67 by Women congregations, 4 by the Laity.

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Students: 11,941 in Kindergarten, 70,838 in Primary Schools, 58,902 in Secondary & Middle Schools, 220 in Vocational Schools,

5,525 in Adult Education Schools, 627 in Special Schools,

2,411 in Post-Secondary

Out of the total number of students, 17,144 are Catholic (11.39%)

150,464

 

Teachers: 28 Priests, 62 Sisters, 9 Brothers, 3,223 Lay Men,

8,148 Lay Women, 29 Men Pastoral Assistants,

94 Women Pastoral Assistants 

Among the Lay Teachers, 2,898 are Catholic (25.00%)

 11,593

 

Social and Charitable Welfare

Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres (299,535 people cared for)

44
Hospital (in-patients Dept.: 3,344 beds, 230,829 patients)   6
Clinics & Hospital Out-patients Dept. (1,595,703 patients)       13
Nursery & Child Care Centres (1,014 boys, 1,052 girls)   15
Residential Homes for Girls (383 Residents)   7
Residential Homes for the Aged (1,644 Residents)   14
Centres for the Youth (94,502 people cared for)       22
Centres for the Elderly (13,694 people cared for)   16
Home Care Service (2,844 people)    13
Rehabilitation Service Centres (6,502 people cared for) 26
Hostels & Lodges (186,030 Boarders)   18
Camp Service (361 beds, 51,528 residents)   5