Population Counts by Legislative District (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2016-102

Release Date: 

Monday, July 11, 2016

First LD of Caloocan City is the country’s most populous LD; Lone LD of Batanes is least populous

  • Of the country’s 238 legislative districts (LDs), the First LD of Caloocan City was the biggest in terms of population size, with 1.19 million persons, based on the results of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). It was followed by the Second LD of Rizal (1.07 million persons) and the First LD of Rizal (1.04 million persons).

TABLE 1. Top Ten Most Populous Legislative Districts: 2015

Rank Legislative District Population
1 First Legislative District of Caloocan City 1,193,419
2 Second Legislative District of Rizal 1,070,852
3 First Legislative District of Rizal 1,036,989
4 Second Legislative District of Laguna 937,382
5 First Legislative District of South Cotabato 856,536
6 First Legislative District of Maguindanao 821,475
7 First Legislative District of Pampanga 775,580
8 Lone Legislative District of the City of Pasig 755,300
9 Fourth Legislative District of Bulacan 746,699
10 Sixth Legislative District of Cavite 733,853

 

  • The Lone LD of Batanes was the least populous LD with 17,246 persons, followed by the Lone LD of Camiguin (88,478 persons) and the Lone LD of Siquijor (95,984 persons).  Except for the Lone LD of the City of San Juan in the NCR and the First LD of Surigao del Norte in Region XIII-Caraga, the rest of the ten least populous LDs are small provinces composed of only one LD.

TABLE 2. Ten Least Populous Legislative Districts: 2015

Rank Legislative District Population
1 Lone Legislative District of Batanes 17,246
2 Lone Legislative District of Camiguin 88,478
3 Lone Legislative District of Siquijor 95,984
4 First Legislative District of Surigao del Norte 116,587
5 Lone Legislative District of Apayao 119,184
6 Lone Legislative District of the City of San Juan 122,180
7 Lone Legislative District of Dinagat Islands 127,152
8 Lone Legislative District of Mountain Province 154,590
9 Lone Legislative District of Biliran 171,612
10 Lone Legislative District of Guimaras 174,613

 

Six out of 10 most populous and 10 least populous LDs in cities are in the NCR

  • The First LD of Caloocan City was the most populous LD in cities with 1.19 million persons. It was followed by the Lone LD of the City of Pasig (755,300 persons) and the Second LD of Quezon City (688,773 persons). Three other LDs in the NCR; two in Davao City; and one each in Bacolod City and in City of San Jose del Monte comprise the rest of the ten most populous LDs in cities. Except for the City of San Jose del Monte, which is a component city in the province of Bulacan, the top ten most populous LDs in cities are all in highly urbanized cities (HUCs).

TABLE 3. Top Ten Most Populous Legislative Districts in Cities: 2015 

Rank Legislative District Population
1 First Legislative District of Caloocan City 1,193,419
2 Lone Legislative District of the City of Pasig 755,300
3 Second Legislative District of Quezon City 688,773
4 First Legislative District of Davao City 592,736
5 Second Legislative District of Davao City  592,250
6 Lone Legislative District of the City of Las Piñas 588,894
7 Lone Legislative District of the City of San Jose del Monte (Bulacan) 574,089
8 Lone Legislative District of Bacolod City 561,875
9 Fifth Legislative District of Quezon City 535,798
10 Sixth Legislative District of Quezon City 531,592

 

  • Among the LDs in cities, the smallest in terms of population size was the Lone LD of the City of San Juan with 122,180 persons, followed by the First LD of the City of Marikina (178,875 persons) and the Second LD of the City of Manila (215,457 persons). The rest of the ten least populous LDs in cities are found in the NCR.

TABLE 4. Ten Least Populous Legislative Districts in Cities: 2015

Rank Legislative District Population
1 Lone Legislative District of the City of San Juan 122,180
2 First Legislative District of the City of Marikina 178,875
3 Second Legislative District of the City of Manila 215,457
4 Third Legislative District of the City of Manila 221,780
5 First Legislative District of the City of Makati 242,655
6 Lone Legislative District of the City of Navotas 249,463
7 First Legislative District of the City of  Parañaque 258,210
8 Fourth Legislative District of the City of Manila 265,046
9 Second Legislative District of the City of Marikina 271,866
10 Sixth Legislative District of the City of Manila 295,245

 

Cavite is the biggest province in terms of population size and number of LDs

  • With seven LDs each, Cavite and Cebu (excluding Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City, but including Mandaue City) led the country’s 81 provinces with the most number of LDs. The aggregate population of the seven LDs comprising Cavite was 3.68 million, while the combined population of the seven LDs comprising Cebu (excluding Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City, but including Mandaue City) totalled to 3.30 million. Table 5 presents the aggregate population of the LDs in the provinces with five or more LDs.

TABLE 5.  Population of the Provinces with Five or More Legislative Districts

Province Population Number of Legislative Districts 1
Cavite 3,678,301 7
Cebu 2 3,301,636 7
Pangasinan 2,956,726 6
Batangas 2,694,335 6
Negros Occidental 3 2,497,261 6
Camarines Sur 1,952,544 5
Iloilo 4 1,936,423 5
Leyte 5 1,966,768 5
As of the 9 May 2016 National and Local Elections
Excluding Cebu City, which has two LDs and Lapu-Lapu City, which   constitutes one LD; but including Mandaue City, which is part of   the Sixth LD of Cebu
Excluding Bacolod City, which constitute one LD
Excluding Iloilo City, which constitutes one LD
Including Tacloban City, which is part of the First LD of Leyte 
 

QC and Manila have the biggest population and most number of LDs among the HUCs

  • Twenty-five of the country’s 33 HUCs are represented by at least one representative in the Congress. Quezon City and the City of Manila, with six LDs each, have the most number of LDs among the HUCs. The population of the six LDs comprising Quezon City was 2.94 million. On the other hand, the combined population of the six LDs in the City of Manila totalled to 1.78 million. Presented in Table 6 are the population of Davao City, which has three LDs; eight HUCs, which have two LDs each; and 14 HUCs, which have one LD each.

TABLE 6.  Population of the Highly Urbanized Cities Which Comprise at Least One Legislative District

Highly Urbanized City Population Number of Legislative Districts 1
Quezon City 2,936,116 6
City of Manila 1,780,148 6
Davao City 1,632,991 3
Caloocan City 1,583,978 2
Cebu City 922,611 2
Zamboanga City 861,799 2
Cagayan de Oro City 675,950 2
City of Parañaque 665,822 2
City of Valenzuela 620,422 2
City of Makati 582,602 2
City of Marikina 450,741 2
City of Taguig 804,915 a 1
City of Pasig 755,300 1
City of Las Piñas 588,894 1
Bacolod City 561,875 1
City of Muntinlupa 504,509 1
Iloilo City 447,992 1
Pasay City 416,522 1
Lapu-Lapu City 408,112 1
City of Mandaluyong 386,276 1
City of Malabon 365,525 1
Baguio City 345,366 1
Iligan City 342,618 1
City of Navotas 249,463 1
City of San Juan 122,180 1
1 As of the 9 May 2016 National and Local Elections
a Includes 364,100 persons who reside in the Lone LD of Taguig City-Municipality of Pateros
 
 

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