Population of Region XIII - Caraga (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2016-078

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  • The population of Region XIII (Caraga) as of August 1, 2015 was 2,596,709 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

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

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 2.10
2010 May 1, 2010 2.43
2015 August 1, 2015 2.60
     
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 167,485 compared with the population of 2.43 million in 2010, and by 501,342 compared with the population of 2.10 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of Region XIII increased by 1.28 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 1.49 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Region XIII - Caraga
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 1.28
2000-2010 1.49
  • Among the five provinces comprising the region, Agusan del Sur had the biggest population in 2015 with 701 thousand, followed by Surigao del Sur with 592 thousand, Surigao del Norte with 485 thousand, and Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) with 355 thousand. Dinagat Islands had the smallest population with 127 thousand. Refer to Table 3.
  • Butuan City, the only highly urbanized city in the region posted a population of 337 thousand.
  • The total population of Region XIII accounted for about 2.6 percent of the Philippine population in 2015. 
Table 3. Population by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 
Region XIII - Caraga
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) 286 332 355
Butuan City 267 310 337
Agusan del Sur 559 656 701
Surigao del Norte 374 443 485
Surigao del Sur 502 561 592
Dinagat Islands 107 127 127
  • Surigao del Norte was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.76 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by Agusan del Sur with a PGR of 1.25 percent, Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) (1.23 percent), and Surigao del Sur (1.03 percent). Dinagat Islands posted the lowest provincial PGR of 0.05 percent. See Table 4.
  • Butuan City posted a PGR of 1.62 percent.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Province/Highly Urbanized City:
Region XIII - Caraga
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City
Population Growth Rate
2010-2015
2000-2010
Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City)
1.23
1.53
Butuan City
1.62
1.48
Agusan del Sur
1.25
1.61
Surigao del Norte
1.76
1.68
Surigao del Sur
1.03
1.12
Dinagat Islands
0.05
1.72

 

  • Region XIII is composed of one highly urbanized city, five component cities, 67 municipalities, and 1,311 barangays.
  • Among the cities (excluding Butuan City) and municipalities in the region, the largest in terms of population size is Surigao City, Surigao del Norte with 154,137 persons. It was followed by the City of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur (103,202) and the City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur (94,535). Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Region XIII - Caraga, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Surigao City Surigao del Norte 154,137
2 City of Bayugan Agusan del Sur 103,202
3 City of Bislig Surigao del Sur 94,535
4 Prosperidad Agusan del Sur 82,631
5 San Francisco Agusan del Sur 74,542
6 City of Cabadbaran Agusan del Norte 73,639
7 Buenavista Agusan del Norte 61,614
8 City of Tandag Surigao del Sur 56,364
9 Esperanza Agusan del Sur 54,801
10 Trento Agusan del Sur 51,565

                                  * Excluding Butuan City

  • Burgos in Surigao del Norte is the least populous city/municipality in Region XIII with 4,034 persons. It was followed by two other municipalities in Surigao del Norte - San Benito (5,404) and San Isidro (7,325). See Table 6.
Table 6. Ten Least Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Region XIII - Caraga, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Burgos Surigao del Norte 4,034
2 San Benito Surigao del Norte 5,404
3 San Isidro Surigao del Norte 7,325
4 Bayabas Surigao del Sur 8,164
5 Tubajon Dinagat Islands 8,276
6 Santa Monica (Sapao) Surigao del Norte 8,808
7 Loreto Dinagat Islands 9,309
8 Pilar Surigao del Norte 9,752
9 Carmen Surigao del Sur 10,347
10 Dinagat Dinagat Islands 10,632

                                  * Excluding Butuan City

  • Of the 1,311 barangays in Region XIII, the largest in terms of population size is Mangagoy in the City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur with 32,464 persons. It was followed by Libertad in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte with 21,703 persons and Washington (Pob.) in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte (18,900). Refer to Table 7.
Table 7. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: Region XIII - Caraga, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality/Province Population
1 Mangagoy City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur 32,464
2 Libertad Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 21,703
3 Washington (Pob.) Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 18,900
4 Taft (Pob.) Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 18,571
5 Poblacion Trento, Agusan del Sur 18,139
6 San Vicente Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 16,187
7 Poblacion City of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur 16,010
8 San Juan Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 14,925
9 Bayugan 3 Rosario, Agusan del Sur 13,922
10 Doongan Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 13,728

 

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