Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
2018-8-31

 

Local Situation Total
Catholic Population  399,000
 

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 2018 was about 399,000.

In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion’s share. It was estimated that 177,000 of them were Catholic. As regards non-residents of other nationalities, it was estimated that 35,000 were Catholic. The total number of non-residents who are Catholic as of 31 August 2018 was, therefore, about 212,000. 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: 22 are under the direction of the diocesan Clergy,

30 under the direction of Institutes’ priests.

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Places for religious service: 40 Churches, 33 Chapels, 27 Halls 100

Clergy and Institutes Personnel

Bishops residing in the Diocese 

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

Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong.

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

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

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Priests of the diocesan Clergy: 66 Chinese, 3 of other nationalities 69

Priests of Institutes: 66 Chinese, 153 of other nationalities, belonging to

19 congregations

219
Deacons:

Transitional: 2 Diocesan, 4 From Institutes

Permanent: 28 Diocesan

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Institutes Brothers: 42 Chinese, 27 of other nationalities, belonging to

13 congregations

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Religious Sisters: 306 Chinese, 143 of other nationalities, belonging to

27 congregations 

Seminarians:

7 Diocesan Seminarians (0 internship, 1 theology course,

4 philosophy course, 2 Orientation)

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

0 Orientation)

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12 From Institutes (0 internship, 8 theology course,

4 philosophy course belonging to 4 Institutes)

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Novices: 16 in men’s Institutes, 7 in women’s Institutes 23
Candidates: 0 in men’s Institutes, 5 in women’s Institutes 5

Pastoral Situation

Baptisms in the year: 787 up to 1 year old; 1,830 from 1 to 7 years old;

3,118 over 7 years old

5,735

Confirmations received in the year 

Marriages contracted: 204 between Catholics (19.45%)

841 with a non-Catholic party by dispensation (80.17%),

4 between a catechumen and a non-Catholic/another catechumen (0.38%)

4,028
1,049
Catechumens: 6,128 Children; 1,505 Men; 2,462 Women 10,095
Catechists: paid-26 Sisters, 6 Women, 1 Men  33
Voluntary 1,512
1,545
 

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, 105 Primary, 85 Secondary & Middle,

1 Vocational, 15 Adult Education, 8 Special Schools,

2 Post-Secondary

Of these schools: 99 are run by the Diocese, 35 by Caritas,

46 by Men congregations, 66 by Women congregations, 2 by the Laity.

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Students: 10,945 in Kindergarten, 71,133 in Primary Schools, 57,563 in Secondary & Middle Schools, 270 in Vocational Schools,

4,256 in Adult Education Schools, 665 in Special Schools,

2,637 in Post-Secondary

Out of the total number of students, 17,551 are Catholic (11.90%)

147,469
 

Teachers: 39 Priests, 57 Sisters, 16 Brothers, 3,274 Lay Men,

8,224 Lay Women, 37 Men Pastoral Assistants,

95 Women Pastoral Assistants 

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

 11,742
 

Social and Charitable Welfare

Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres (306,568 people cared for)

 

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Hospital (in-patients Dept.: 3,332 beds, 221,021 patients) 6
Clinics & Hospital Out-patients Dept. (1,599,401 patients) 13
Nursery & Child Care Centres (930 boys, 959 girls) 15
Residential Homes for Girls (359 Residents) 7
Residential Homes for the Aged (1,707 Residents) 15
Centres for the Youth (85,919 people cared for) 22
Centres for the Elderly (12,296 people cared for) 19
Home Care Service (2,827 people) 13
Rehabilitation Service Centres (6,665 people cared for) 30
Hostels & Lodges (222,567 Boarders) 18
Camp Service (361 beds, 44,360 residents) 5