Industry Section E includes eight industry sub-classes covering the activities related to the management of various forms of waste, such as solid or non-solid industrial or household waste, as well as contaminated sites. Activities of water supply industry are also grouped in this section, since they are often carried out activities in connection with, or by units also engaged in the treatment of sewage.
Figure 1 presents the selected statistics on the number of establishments, total employment, total revenue, total expense, and total value added. It also includes ratios on employment per establishment, revenue per expense, and value added per employee. Growth rates on these selected statistics and indicators from the results of the 2012 CPBI are also presented. (Figure 1)
Water collection, treatment, and supply dominated the industry
Results of the 2018 CPBI showed that among the eight industry sub-classes of the water supply; sewerage, waste management, and remediation activities industry, the water collection, treatment, and supply dominated the industry in all terms.
This industry group accounted for 85.7 percent of the total number of establishments, 84.3 percent of the total employment, 89.6 percent of the total revenue, 89.5 percent of the total expense, and 91.4 percent of the total value added. (Table 1A)
About one out of 6 establishments were in Central Luzon
In 2018, a total of 1,105 establishments were engaged in the industry. This represents a 33.5 percent increase from the 828 establishments recorded in 2012. (Table A, and Figure 1)
Of the total number, 177 (16.0%) were in Central Luzon, placing the region on top among other regions in terms of count of establishments. CALABARZON and Central Visayas posted the next highest number of establishments with 168 (15.2%) and 104 (9.4%) establishments, respectively. ARMM with only 4 establishments (0.4%) recorded the lowest count. (Table 3A, and Figure 2)
Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste establishments employed 80 persons on the average
The 39,666 employed persons in 1,105 establishments in the industry, resulted to an employment per establishment ratio of 36 in 2018.
Of the industry groups, the treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste activities posted the highest average employment per establishment of 80. This was followed by collection of non-hazardous waste and sewerage activities with 71 and 59, respectively. These are the three industry groups with ratios higher than the national level figure. (Table 2)
CALABARZON accounted for the biggest portion of total employment in the industry
The industry employed a total of 39,666 persons, a 26.1 percent increase from the 31,448 total employed persons in the industry in 2012. (Table A, and Figure 1)
Among regions, CALABARZON had 7,411 employees or 18.7 percent of the total employment, the highest among other regions. This was followed by NCR with 6,477 (16.3%) and Central Luzon with 5,124 (12.9%). Additionally, the industry also hired the services of 3,535 workers on sub-contract agreement or under manpower agencies contractors. Majority of these workers were in the National Capital Region with 985 or 27.9 percent of the total sub-contract workers. (Table 3A, and Figure 3)
Water collection, treatment, and supply posted the highest average annual compensation
The water supply; sewerage, waste management, and remediation activities industry incurred a total of PhP 14.5 billion for the compensation of its employees in 2018. This translates to an average annual compensation per paid employee of roughly PhP 369,135.
Water collection, treatment, and supply industry group paid the highest average annual compensation of PhP 399,066. This is the only industry group with higher average annual compensation than the national level figure.
Establishments engaged in treatment and disposal of hazardous waste activities paid the next highest average annual compensation to its employees with PhP 348,596. (Tables 1 and 2, and Figure 4)
Employees in NCR received the highest average annual compensation
Across regions, the highest average annual compensation per paid employee in 2018 was recorded in the National Capital Region at PhP 696,281, followed by Cordillera Administrative Region with PhP 414,582.
The two regions recorded average annual compensation per paid employee greater than the national level figure. (Table 3)
NCR contributed more than half of the total revenue generated
The industry generated a total revenue of PhP 118.0 billion and incurred a total expense of PhP 90.8 billion.
Among the regions, NCR accounted for the biggest portion of the total revenue generated with PhP 69.7 billion or 59.1 percent. Also, the NCR had the biggest expense amounting to PhP 52.3 billion or 57.6 percent of the total.
CALABARZON generated the second highest revenue with PhP 13.2 billion (11.2%) and incurred the second highest expense with PhP 10.4 billion (11.5%). (Table 3A, and Figure 5)
Davao Region posted the highest revenue per expense ratio
The PhP 118.0 billion total revenue generated and the PhP 90.8 billion total expense incurred by the industry can be translated to a revenue-expense ratio of 1.3. This ratio indicates that on the average, establishments engaged in this industry earned 30 centavos for every one-peso expense.
Among regions, Davao Region posted the highest revenue-expense ratio at 1.4 which was higher than the national figure. (Table 4)
Across industry, collection of non-hazardous waste activities recorded a ratio of 2.1, the highest among the industry sub-classes. This was followed by collection of hazardous waste activities 1.5. These are the two industry groups with revenue-expense ratio higher than the national level. (Table 2)
NCR contributed the highest value added
The total value added generated by the industry amounted to PhP 57.6 billion. This amount increased by 61.2 percent from the value added recorded in 2012. (Table A, and Figure 1)
NCR with PhP 32.1 billion (55.7%) contributed the largest share of the total value added of the industry. This was followed by Central Luzon with PhP 6.4 billion or 11.1 percent of the total. CALABARZON generated the third highest value added with PhP 6.0 billion or 10.5 percent of the total. (Table 3A, and Figure 6)
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General