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Ⅱ1. Catholics and their Variations




              Classifi   Catholics                   Increase                           Decrease
               cation
                                                Move in  Rewritings              Move out  Eliminations
                                                                                             of Double
                                                           of the
                      2015   2016  Variations Baptisms     Liber  Others 2)  Total Death      Liber  Others 3)  Total
                                               Within  Outside  Status            Within  Outside  Status
            Dioceses                           Dioceses Dioceses  Animarum       Dioceses Dioceses  Animarum
            Seoul    1,505,889  1,521,241  15,352  22,009  69,513  17,856  1,661   688 111,727  5,470  69,513  20,671   668   53  96,375
            Chunchon  86,631   88,134  1,503  1,649  1,751  1,856   254   88  5,598   809  1,746  1,504   34   2  4,095
            Daejeon  311,762  318,108  6,346  5,359  15,170  6,040   594   125  27,288  1,756  15,170  3,297   265   454  20,942
            Incheon  496,364  504,065  7,701  8,047  14,024  8,252   662   147  31,132  2,498  14,026  6,435   449   23  23,431
            Suwon    866,935  885,184  18,249  13,954  59,309  19,110  1,117   212  93,702  3,901  57,851  11,844  1,830   27  75,453

            Wonju     75,339   76,421  1,082  1,005  2,909  1,410   136   108  5,568   460  2,909   919   75   123  4,486
            Uijeongbu  293,479  297,502  4,023  5,279  12,799  9,378   376   158  27,990  1,301  12,799  4,629   156  5,082  23,967
            Daegu    491,921  498,178  6,257  7,397  21,391  3,824   258   216  33,086  2,303  21,390  3,010   86   40  26,829
            Busan    447,563  451,508  3,945  6,132  9,319  2,901   616    18,968  1,970  9,319  3,333   401    15,023
            Cheongju  163,680  166,212  2,532  2,977  3,325  2,356   190   307  9,155  1,231  3,305  1,796   86   205  6,623
            Masan    175,308  177,255  1,947  2,318  2,111  2,084   122   44  6,679   820  2,111  1,662   62   77  4,732
            Andong    50,183   50,845    662   825   456   724   99   54  2,158   308   510   588   85   5  1,496

            Gwangju  355,923  359,895  3,972  5,027  7,175  2,839   292   98  15,431  2,069  7,164  2,090   125   11  11,459
            Jeonju   195,094  197,193  2,099  2,969  4,731  1,660   241   52  9,653  1,336  4,440  1,464   29   285  7,554
            Cheju     75,579   77,436  1,857  1,367  2,797  1,330   77   46  5,617   346  2,783   597   32   2  3,760
            Military   63,854   72,772  8,918  24,825  3,074   950   132    28,981   11  3,105  15,391   334  1,222  20,063
            Ord. 1)
            Total    5,655,504  5,741,949  86,445  111,139  229,854  82,570  6,827  2,343  432,733  26,589  228,141  79,230  4,717  7,611  346,288


                    Increase rate of Catholics from 2015 to 2016: 1.5%
                    Number of increase of Catholics from 2015 to 2016: 86,445

           1)  Catholics’  figures  of  the  Military  Ordinariate  represent  the  total  number  from  liber  status  animarum  of  the  ordinariate.  The  figures  in
              parentheses mean the total number of Catholics belonging to the Military Ordinariate regardless their original dioceses.
           2) Other reasons of increase include errors in data entry and reregistrations of baptisms of the previous year.
           3) Other reasons of decrease include errors in data entry.




















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