Statistics of the Diocese of Hong Kong
香港教區教務統計
1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020

 
Catholic Population & Churches Clergy & Religious Education Social Service
 
Catholic Population & Churches [Top]
Catholic Population 404,000

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 404,000.
In addition, amongst the non-residents living in Hong Kong, the Filipinos occupy a lion's share. It was estimated that 181,000 of them were Catholic. As regards non-residents of other nationalities, it was estimated that 36,000 were Catholic. The total number of non-residents who are Catholic as of 31 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

52

Kowloon 21
New Territories 17
Of which: 21 are under the direction of the Diocesan Clergy; 31 under the direction of Institutes Priests.
 
Places for Religious Services Churches 39

99

Chapels 32
Halls 28
 
Baptisms Up to 1 year old 342

2,210

From 1 to 7 years old 700
Over 7 years old 1,168
 
Confirmations

1,368

 
Marriages Contracted Between Catholics 90

624

Non-Catholic party by dispensation 531
Between a catechumen and a non-catholic / another catechumen 3
 
Catechumens Children 6,167

10,185

Men 1,506
Women 2,512
 
Catechists   Sisters Men Women  

1,613

Paid 25 1 5 31
Voluntary   1,582
 
Clergy & Religious [Top]
Bishops

3

 
Clergy Diocesan Clergy Chinese 65 68

279

Other Nationalities 3
Priests of Institutes Chinese 65 211
Other Nationalities 146
 
Deacons Transitional: Diocesan 1

36

Institutes 8
Permanent: Diocesan 27
 
Religious Brothers Chinese 39

74

Other Nationalities 35
 
Religious Sisters Chinese 293

427

Other Nationalities 134
 
Seminarians   Diocesan Other Diocesan Institutes  

22

Internship 0 0 0 0
Theology Students 4 0 10 14
Philosophy Students 3 0 5 8
Orientation Course  0 0 0 0
 
Novices & Candidates   Men's Institutes Women's Institutes  
Novices 2 7 9
Candidates 0 1 1
 
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

249

Primary 105
Secondary & Middle 85
Vocational 1
Adult Education 16
Special for Mentally Handicapped 8
Post-Secondary 2
Of these Schools, 99 are run by the Diocese, 36 by caritas, 46 by Men Congregations, 66 by Women Congregations, 2 by the Laity.
 
No. of Pupils Kindergarten 10,325

145,875

Primary Schools 69,252
Secondary & Middle Schools 57,253
Vocational Schools 271
Adult Education Schools 3,872
Special Schools 640
Post-Secondary 4,262
Catholics 17,728.
 
Teachers Priests 29

12,208

Brothers 12
Sisters 66
Men 3,497
Women 8,461
Pastoral Assistants (Men: 44; Women: 99) 143
Catholics 2,902.
 
Social Service [Top]
Main Caritas Social & Family Service Centres Cared for people: 229,907 47
Hospitals Beds: 3,392; Patients: 165,339 6
Clinics & Out-Patient Department Patients: 1,359,447 13
Nursery & Child Care Centres Boys: 848; Girls: 946 15
Residential Homes for Girl's Residents: 350 7
Residential Home for the Aged Residents: 1,736 15
Centres for the Youth Cared for people: 177,625 22
Centres for the Elderly Cared for people: 13,446 21
Home Care Service People: 2,812 10
Rehabilitation Service Centre Cared for people: 6,017 33
Hostels & Lodges Boarders: 128,682 18
Camp Service Beds: 361; Residents: 7,065 5