Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
2019-8-31

 

Local Situation Total
Catholic Population 403,000
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 2019 was about 403,000.

In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion’s share. It was estimated that 183,000 of them were Catholics. As regards non-residents of other nationalities, it was estimated that 34,000 were Catholics. The total number of non-residents who are Catholics as of3 l August 2019 was, therefore, about 217,000. 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
Bishops residing in the Diocese

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

Cardinal John Tong Hon, Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong

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

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Priests of the diocesan Clergy: 65 Chinese, 3 of other nationalities 68

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

19 congregations

214
Deacons:

Transitional: 2 Diocesan, 4 From Institutes

Permanent: 28 Diocesan

 

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Institutes Brothers: 37 Chinese, 31 of other nationalities, belonging to

13 congregations

68

Religious Sisters: 301 Chinese, 140 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)

441

16 From Institutes (0 internship, 10 theology course,

6 philosophy course belonging to 5 Institutes)

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Novices: 13 in men’s Institutes, 5 in women’s Institutes 18
Candidates: 0 in men’s Institutes, 5 in women’s Institutes 3

Pastoral Situation

Baptisms in the year: 795 up to 1 year old; 1,791 from I to 7 years old;

3,100 over 7 years old

5,686

Confirmations received in the year 

Marriages contracted: 197 between Catholics (19.58%)

805 with a non-Catholic party by dispensation (80.%),

4 between a catechumen and a non-Catholic/another catechumen (0.40%)

4,153
1,006
Catechumens: 6,479 Children; 1,281 Men; 2,201 Women 9961
Catechists: paid-27 Sisters, 6 Women, 1 Men  34
Voluntary 1,565
1,599
 

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, 17 Adult Education, 8 Special Schools,

2 Post-Secondary

Of these schools: 99 are run by the Diocese, 37 by Caritas,

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

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Students: 10,869 in Kindergarten, 70,741 in Primary Schools, 57,483 in Secondary & Middle Schools, 302 in Vocational Schools,

4,924 in Adult Education Schools, 640 in Special Schools,

3,227 in Post-Secondary

Out of the total number of students, 17,965 are Catholic (12.12%)

148,186
 

Teachers: 30 Priests, 59 Sisters, 13 Brothers, 3,450 Lay Men,

8,494 Lay Women, 36 Men Pastoral Assistants,

100 Women Pastoral Assistants 

Among the Lay Teachers, 2,904 are Catholic (23·84%)

 12,182
 

Social and Charitable Welfare

Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres (328,193 people cared for)

 

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Hospital (in-patients Dept.: 3,350 beds, 230,126 patients) 6
Clinics & Hospital Out-patients Dept. (1,606,799 patients) 13
Nursery & Child Care Centres (889 boys, 952 girls) 15
Residential Homes for Girls (372 Residents) 7
Residential Homes for the Aged (1,713 Residents) 15
Centres for the Youth (140,776 people cared for) 22
Centres for the Elderly (13,229 people cared for) 19
Home Care Service (2,922 people) 13
Rehabilitation Service Centres (7,554 people cared for) 35
Hostels & Lodges (215,102 Boarders) 18
Camp Service (361 beds, 42,760 residents) 5