Population of Region IV-A - CALABARZON (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2006-067

Release Date: 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
  • The population of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) as of August 1, 2015 was 14,414,774 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

Table 1. Population of Region IV-A - CALABARZON
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 9.32
2010 May 1, 2010 12.61
2015 August 1, 2015 14.41
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 1,804,971 compared with the population of 12.61 million in 2010, and by 5,094,145 compared with the population of 9.32 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of Region IV-A increased by 2.58 percent annually, on average, during the period 2010 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the region’s population grew during the period 2000 to 2010 was higher at 3.07 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Region IV-A - CALABARZON
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 2.58
2000-2010 3.07
  • Among the five provinces comprising the region, Cavite had the biggest population in 2015 with 3.68 million, followed by Laguna with 3.04 million, Rizal with 2.88 million, and Batangas with 2.69 million. Quezon (excluding Lucena City) had the smallest population with 1.86 million. Refer to Table 3.
  • Lucena City, the only highly urbanized city in the region posted a population of 266 thousand.
  • The total population of Region IV-A accounted for about 14.3 percent of the Philippine population in 2015. 
Table 3. Population by Province/Highly Urbanized City:
Region IV-A - CALABARZON 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
Batangas 1,905 2,377 2,694
Cavite 2,063 3,091 3,678
Laguna 1,966 2,670 3,035
Quezon (excluding Lucena City) 1,483 1,741 1,857
Lucena City 196 246 266
Rizal 1,707 2,485 2,884
  • Cavite was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 3.37 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by Rizal (2.88 percent), Laguna (2.47 percent), and Batangas (2.41 percent). Quezon (excluding Lucena City) posted the lowest provincial PGR of 1.23 percent.
  • Lucena City posted a PGR of 1.49 percent. See Table 4.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Province/Highly Urbanized City:
Region IV-A - CALABARZON 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population Growth Rate
2010-2015 2000-2010
Batangas 2.41 2.24
Cavite 3.37 4.12
Laguna 2.47 3.11
Quezon (excluding Lucena City) 1.23 1.61
Lucena City 1.49 2.31
Rizal 2.88 3.82
  • Region IV-A is composed of one highly urbanized city, 18 component cities, 123 municipalities, and 4,018 barangays.
  • Among the cities (excluding Lucena City) and municipalities in the region, the largest in terms of population size is the City of Antipolo, Rizal with 776,386 persons. It was followed by the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite (659,019) and Bacoor City, Cavite (600,609). Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Cities*/Municipalities: Region IV-A - CALABARZON, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 City of Antipolo Rizal 776,386
2 City of Dasmariñas Cavite 659,019
3 Bacoor City Cavite 600,609
4 City of Calamba Laguna 454,486
5 Imus City Cavite 403,785
6 Rodriguez (Montalban) Rizal 369,222
7 City of Santa Rosa Laguna 353,767
8 City of Biñan Laguna 333,028
9 Lipa City Batangas 332,386
10 Batangas City Batangas 329,874

                      * Excluding Lucena City

  • Jomalig in Quezon is the least populous city/municipality in Region IV-A with 7,417 persons. It was followed by Plaridel (10,935) and Perez (12,173) - both in the province of Quezon. Six other municipalities in the province of Quezon and one municipality in the province of Laguna comprise the rest of the ten least populous cities/municipalities in the region. See Table 6.
Table 6. Ten Least Populous Cities*/Municipalities: Region IV-A - CALABARZON, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Jomalig Quezon 7,417
2 Plaridel Quezon 10,935
3 Perez Quezon 12,173
4 Agdangan Quezon 12,851
5 Panukulan Quezon 13,546
6 Sampaloc Quezon 13,907
7 Patnanungan Quezon 14,606
8 Quezon Quezon 15,228
9 Alabat Quezon 15,630
10 Famy Laguna 16,587

                           * Excluding Lucena City

  • Of the 4,018 barangays in Region IV-A, the largest in terms of population size is San Jose in Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal with 124,868 persons. It was followed by San Isidro in Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal (117,277) and Cupang in the City of Antipolo, Rizal (113,613). The rest of the top ten most populous barangays in the region are located in the province of Rizal and in the province of Cavite. Refer to Table 7.
Table 7. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: Region IV-A - CALABARZON, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality/Province Population
1 San Jose Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal 124,868
2 San Isidro Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal 117,277
3 Cupang City of Antipolo, Rizal 113,613
4 San Juan Taytay, Rizal 103,343
5 San Jose (Pob.) City of Antipolo, Rizal 103,051
6 San Juan Cainta, Rizal 98,849
7 San Andres (Pob.) Cainta, Rizal 95,838
8 Santa Ana Taytay, Rizal 91,343
9 Salawag City of Dasmariñas, Cavite 80,136
10 San Francisco City of General Trias, Cavite 74,344

 

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