Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
香港教區教務統計
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

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

52

Kowloon 21
New Territories 17
Of which: 22 are under the direction of the Diocesan Clergy; 30 under the direction of Institutes Priests.
 
Places for Religious Services Churches 40

100

Chapels 33
Halls 27
 
Baptisms Up to 1 year old 787

5,735

From 1 to 7 years old 1,830
Over 7 years old 3,118
 
Confirmations

4,028

 
Marriages Contracted Between Catholics 204

1,049

Non-Catholic party by dispensation 841
Between a catechumen and a non-catholic / another catechumen 4
 
Catechumens Children 6,128

10,095

Men 1,505
Women 2,462
 
Catechists   Sisters Men Women  

1,545

Paid 26 1 6 33
Voluntary   1,512
 
Clergy & Religious [Top]
Bishops

4

 
Clergy Diocesan Clergy Chinese 66 69

288

Other Nationalities 3
Priests of Institutes Chinese 66 219
Other Nationalities 153
 
Deacons Transitional: Diocesan 2

34

Institutes 4
Permanent: Diocesan 28
 
Religious Brothers Chinese 42

69

Other Nationalities 27
 
Religious Sisters Chinese 306

449

Other Nationalities 143
 
Seminarians   Diocesan Other Diocesan Institutes  

20

Internship 0 0 0 0
Theology Students 1 1 8 10
Philosophy Students 4 0 4 8
Orientation Course  2 0 0 2
 
Novices & Candidates   Men's Institutes Women's Institutes  
Novices 16 7 23
Candidates 0 5 5
 
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 32

248

Primary 105
Secondary & Middle 85
Vocational 1
Adult Education 15
Special for Mentally Handicapped 8
Post-Secondary 2
Of these Schools, 99 are run by the Diocese, 35 by caritas, 46 by Men Congregations, 66 by Women Congregations, 2 by the Laity.
 
No. of Pupils Kindergarten 10,945

147,469

Primary Schools 71,133
Secondary & Middle Schools 57,563
Vocational Schools 270
Adult Education Schools 4,256
Special Schools 665
Post-Secondary 2,637
Catholics 17,551.
 
Teachers Priests 39

11,742

Brothers 16
Sisters 57
Men 3,274
Women 8,224
Pastoral Assistants (Men: 37; Women: 95) 132
Catholics 2,926.
 
Social Service [Top]
Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres Cared for people: 306,568 41
Hospitals Beds: 3,332; Patients: 221,021 6
Clinics & Out-Patient Department Patients: 1,599,401 13
Nursery & Child Care Centres Boys: 930; Girls: 959 15
Residential Homes for Girl's Residents: 359 7
Residential Home for the Aged Residents: 1,707 15
Centres for the Youth Cared for people: 85,919 22
Centres for the Elderly Cared for people: 12,296 19
Home Care Service People: 2,827 13
Rehabilitation Service Centre Cared for people: 6,665 30
Hostels & Lodges Boarders: 222,567 18
Camp Service Beds: 361; Residents: 44,360 5