Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
香港教區教務統計
1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010

 
Catholic Population & Churches Clergy & Religious Education Social Service
 
Catholic Population & Churches [Top]
Catholic Population 357,000

After having assembled, screened and analyzed the data available in the Diocesan Computer Centre, it was estimated that the Diocese of Hong Kong, amongst the local residents, the Catholic population as of 31 August 2010 was about 357,000.
In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion's share. It was estimated that 128,000 of them were Catholic. As regards non-residents of other nationalities, it was estimated that 45,000 were Catholic. The total number of non-residents who are Catholic as of 31 August 2010 was, therefore, about 173,000. 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 13

51

Kowloon 21
New Territories 17
Of these Parishes, 21 are under the direction of the Diocesan Clergy; 30 under direction of Institutes Priests.
 
Places for Religious Services Churches 40

99

Chapels 33
Halls 26
 
Baptisms Up to 1 year old 924

5,573

From 1 to 7 years old 1,633
Over 7 years old 3,016
 
Confirmations

3,872

 
Marriages Contracted Between Catholics 249

1,251

Non-Catholic party by dispensation 933
Between a catechumen and a non-catholic / another catechumen 9
 
Catechumens Children 4,367

8,349

Men 1,428
Women 2,554
 
Catechists   Sisters Men Women  

1,513

Paid 31 2 8 41
Voluntary   1,472
 
Clergy & Religious [Top]
Bishops

2

 
Clergy Diocesan Clergy Chinese 68 69

249

Other Nationalities 1
Priests of Institutes Chinese 63 240
Other Nationalities 177
 
Deacons Transitional: Diocesan 1

19

Institutes 3
Permanent: Diocesan 15
 
Religious Brothers Chinese 27

54

Other Nationalities 27
 
Religious Sisters Chinese 344

489

Other Nationalities 145
 
Seminarians   Diocesan Other Diocesan Institutes  

29

Internship 0 1 2 3
Theology Students 2 0 9 11
Philosophy Students 6 0 4 10
Orientation Course  3 2 0 5
 
Novices & Candidates   Men's Institutes Women's Institutes  
Novices 22 7 29
Candidates 0 18 18
 
Education [Top]

Note: The following statistics are complied 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.

Catholic Schools Kindergarten 33

278

Primary 111
Secondary & Middle 87
Vocational 2
Adult Education 36
Special for Mentally Handicapped 7
Post-Secondary 2
Of these Schools, 100 are run by the Diocese, 55 by caritas, 49 by Men Congregations, 70 by Women Congregations, 4 by the Laity.
 
No. of Pupils Kindergarten 10,157

191,382

Primary 72,889
Secondary & Middle 81,666
Vocational 788
Adult Education 23,724
Special for Mentally Handicapped 628
Post-Secondary 1,530
Catholics 15,295.
 
Teachers Priests 44

11,612

Brothers 73
Sisters 17
Men 3,428
Women 7,923
Pastoral Assistants (Men: 32; Women: 95) 127
Catholics 2,962.
 
Social Service [Top]
Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres Cared for people: 258,797 42
Hospitals Beds: 2,648; Patients: 222,453 6
Clinics & Out-Patient Department Patients: 1,413,011 12
Nursery & Child Care Centres Boys: 1,026; Girls: 994 16
Residential Homes for Girl's Residents: 436 7
Residential Home for the Aged Residents: 1,660 14
Centres for the Youth Cared for people: 200,412 16
Centres for the Elderly Cared for people: 15,912 15
Home Care Service People: 3,035 13
Rehabilitation Service Centre Cared for people: 3,554 25
Hostels & Lodges Boarders: 180,519 19
Camp Service Beds: 336; Residents: 47,599 4