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Diocese of Ballarat

Dioecesis Ballaratensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Paul Bernard Bird, C.SS.R., Bishop
  • Peter Joseph Connors, Bishop Emeritus
  • Ronald Austin Mulkearns, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 30 March 1874
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Melbourne
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Australia
  • Square Kilometers: 58,000 (22,402 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ballarat.catholic.org.au/
  • Mailing Address: 5 Lyons St. South, Ballarat, Vic. 3350, Australia
  • Telephone: (03)53.377.121
  • Fax: 53.321.122

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
30 March 1874ErectedDiocese of Melbourne Diocese of Ballarat (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195964,110305,00021.0%963212850011044546ap1960
196674,016300,00024.7%954113654414248450ap1967
196875,399354,40021.3%92371295849648851ap1971
198081,900353,00023.2%85291147187634454ap1981
199088,300354,00024.9%85171028654920354ap1991
199996,877379,85125.5%6713801,2103320052ap2000
200096,877379,85125.5%6614801,2103319952ap2001
200196,877379,85125.5%5715721,3453419352ap2002
200296,877379,85125.5%5510651,4902617952ap2003
200396,877379,85125.5%5510651,4902517752ap2004
200496,877379,85125.5%5410641,5132716752ap2005
200697,900384,00025.5%5411651,5062914852ap2007
2012104,600418,00025.0%576631,6602010351ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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