Population of Region XI - Davao (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2016-076

Release Date: 

Monday, June 6, 2016
  • The population of Region XI (Davao Region) as of August 1, 2015 was 4,893,318 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

Table 1. Population of Region XI - Davao
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 3.68
2010 May 1, 2010 4.47
2015 August 1, 2015 4.89
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 424,755 compared with the population of 4.47 million in 2010, and by 1,217,155 compared with the population of 3.68 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of Region XI increased by 1.74 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 1.97 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Region XI - Davao
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 1.74
2000-2010 1.97
  • Among the five provinces comprising the region, Davao del Norte had the biggest population in 2015 with 1.02 million, followed by Compostela Valley with 736 thousand, Davao del Sur (excluding Davao City) with 633 thousand, and Davao Oriental with 559 thousand. Davao Occidental had the smallest population with 316 thousand. Refer to Table 3.
  • Davao City, the only highly urbanized city in the region posted a population of 1.63 million.
  • The total population of Region XI accounted for about 4.8 percent of the Philippine population in 2015. 
Table 3. Population by Province/Highly Urbanized City: Region XI - Davao
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
Compostela Valley 580 687 736
Davao del Norte 744 946 1,016
Davao del Sur (excluding Davao City) 504 575 633
Davao City 1,147 1,449 1,633
Davao Occidental 255 294 316
Davao Oriental 446 518 559
  • Davao del Sur (excluding Davao City) was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.84 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by Davao Oriental with a PGR of 1.47 percent, Davao Occidental (1.42 percent), and Davao del Norte (1.38 percent). Compostela Valley posted the lowest provincial PGR of 1.32 percent. See Table 4.
  • Davao City posted a PGR of 2.30 percent.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 
Region XI - Davao
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population Growth Rate
2010-2015 2000-2010
Compostela Valley 1.32 1.71
Davo del Norte 1.38 2.43
Davao del Sur (excluding Davao City) 1.84 1.32
Davao City 2.30 2.36
Davao Occidental 1.42 1.44
Davao Oriental 1.47 1.50
  • Region XI is composed of one highly urbanized city, five component cities, 43 municipalities, and 1,162 barangays.
  • Among the cities (excluding Davao City) and municipalities in the region, the largest in terms of population size is the City of Tagum, Davao del Norte with 259,444 persons. It was followed by the City of Panabo, Davao del Norte (184,599) and the City of Digos, Davao del Sur (169,393). Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Region XI - Davao, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 City of Tagum Davao del Norte 259,444
2 City of Panabo Davao del Norte 184,599
3 City of Digos Davao del Sur 169,393
4 City of Mati Davao Oriental 141,141
5 Santo Tomas Davao del Norte 118,750
6 Malita Davao Occidental 117,746
7 Island Garden City of Samal Davao del Norte 104,123
8 Monkayo Compostela Valley 94,908
9 Santa Cruz Davao del Sur 90,987
10 Compostela Compostela Valley 87,474

                                  * Excluding Davao City

  • Boston in Davao Oriental is the least populous city/municipality in Region XI with 13,535 persons. It was followed by Sarangani in Davao Occidental (24,039) and Tarragona, Davao Oriental (26,225). See Table 6.
Table 6. Ten Least Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Region XI - Davao, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Boston Davao Oriental 13.535
2 Sarangani Davao Occidental 24,039
3 Tarragona Davao Oriental 26,225
4 Padada Davao del Sur 26,587
5 San Isidro Davao del Norte 26,651
6 Talaingod Davao del Norte 27,482
7 Braulio E. Dujali Davao del Norte 30,104
8 Sulop Davao del Sur 33,613
9 San Isidro Davao Oriental 36,032
10 Mawab Compostela Valley 37,065

                                  * Excluding Davao City

  • Of the 1,162 barangays in Region XI, the largest in terms of population size is Bucana in Davao City, Davao del Sur with 83,964 persons. It was followed by Buhangin (Pob.) with 65,461 persons and Ma-a with 59,803 persons, both in Davao City, Davao del Sur. Refer to Table 7.
Table 7. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: Region XI - Davao, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality/Province Population
1 Bucana Davao City, Davao del Sur 83,964
2 Buhangin (Pob.) Davao City, Davao del Sur 65,461
3 Ma-a Davao City, Davao del Sur 59,803
4 Talomo (Pob.) Davao City, Davao del Sur 59,678
5 Sasa Davao City, Davao del Sur 52,386
6 Cabantian Davao City, Davao del Sur 43,758
7 Tibungco Davao City, Davao del Sur 41,864
8 Tibal-og (Pob.) Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte 41,354
9 Visayan Village City of Tagum, Davao del Norte 40,297
10 Mankilam City of Tagum, Davao del Norte 38,963

 

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2015