Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
As on 31st August, 2021

 

Local Situation Total
Catholic Population 401,000
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 2021 was about 401,000.

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 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 of 31 August 2021 was, therefore, about 211,000. 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: 19 are under the direction of the diocesan Clergy,

33 under the direction of Institutes’ priests.

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Places for religious service: 39 Churches, 29 Chapels, 22 Halls 90
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. Stephen Chow Sau Yan, S.J. 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: 63 Chinese, 3 of other nationalities 66

Priests of Institutes: 72 Chinese, 148 of other nationalities, belonging to 19 Congregations

220
Deacons:

Transitional: 1 Diocesan, 4 from Institutes

Permanent: 26 Diocesan

 

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Institutes Brothers: 31 Chinese, 26 of other nationalities, belonging to 10 Congregations

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Religious Sisters: 287 Chinese, 133 of other nationalities, belonging to 26 Congregations 

420

Seminarians:

9 Diocesan Seminarians (0 internship, 6 theology course,

1 philosophy course, 2 orientation)

17 From Institute (0 internship, 11 theology course, 6 philosophy course,) belonging to 5 Institutes

 

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Novices: 1 in Men’s Institutes, 3 in Women’s Institutes 4
Candidates: 0 in Men’s Institutes, 1 in Women’s Institutes 1

Pastoral Situation

Baptisms in the year: 571 up to 1 year old; 2,170 from 1 to 7 years old; 3,685 over 7 years old

6,426

Confirmations received in the year 

Marriages contracted: 155 between Catholics (20.07%)

614 with a non-Catholic party by dispensation (79.53%),

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

4,741

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Catechumens: 5,350 Children; 1,013 Men; 1,550 Women 7,913
Catechists: paid-25 Sisters, 4 Women, 1 Men……30  
Voluntary……………………………………………………..1,481 1,511
 

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, 16 Adult Education, 8 Special Schools, 2 Post-Secondary

Of these schools: 99 are run by the Diocese, 36 by Caritas,

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

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Students: 9,725 in Kindergarten, 66,063 in Primary Schools, 55,993 in Secondary & Middle Schools, 208  in Vocational Schools, 4,943  in Adult Education Schools, 684 in Special Schools, 4,241 in Post-Secondary

Out of the total number of students, 16,517 are Catholic (11.64%)

141,857

Teachers: 34 Priests, 65 Sisters, 14 Brothers, 3,440 Lay Men,

8,261 Lay Women, 35 Men Pastoral Assistants,

89 Women Pastoral Assistants 

Among the Lay Teachers, 2,789 are Catholic (23·36%)

 11,938

Social and Charitable Welfare

Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres (214,989 people cared for)

 

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Hospital (in-patients Dept.: 3,414 beds, 173,960 patients) 6
Clinics & Hospital Out-patients Dept. (1,522,057 patients) 10
Nursery & Child Care Centres (794 boys, 955 girls) 15
Residential Homes for Girls (403 Residents) 7
Residential Homes for the Aged (1,823 Residents) 15
Centres for the Youth (199,177 people cared for) 21
Centres for the Elderly (16,774 people cared for) 22
Home Care Service (2,064 people) 9
Rehabilitation Service Centres (6,514 people cared for) 34
Hostels & Lodges (159,175 Boarders) 18
Camp Service (361 beds, 7,711 residents) 5