Agusan del Norte: Population Growth Rate Decreased to 1.42% in the Late 90s

Reference Number: 

2002-079

Release Date: 

Friday, June 28, 2002

 


Total population increased by 18,159 persons

The total population of Agusan del Norte, as of May 2000, was 285,570 persons, an increase of 18,159 persons from what was recorded in the 1995 Census of Population. This figure translated to an annual growth rate of 1.42 percent, from 2.24 percent during the 1990 to 1995 period.

The number of households rose to 52,779, higher by 4,129 households compared to 1995 figure. The average household size was 5.40 slightly lower than 1995 (5.49) but higher than the national average of five persons.

Cabadbaran was the largest municipality in terms of population size.

Among the 11 municipalities comprising Agusan del Norte, Cabadbaran contributed the biggest proportion (19.26 percent) to the total provincial population. Buenavista (17.72 percent), Nasipit (12.54 percent) and Las Nieves (7.54 percent) followed. The least populous was R.T. Romualdez with 4.68 percent share to the total provincial population.

Agusan del Norte ranked fourth in Caraga

Agusan del Norte ranked fourth in terms of population size in the Caraga Region, contributing 13.63 percent to the 2.1 million population in the region.

At the national level, Agusan del Norte shared 0.37 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

Agusan del Norte had a median age of 20 years

Agusan del Norte had a median age of 20 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population were below 20 years old. The median age in 1995 was 19 years.

Male population outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 105.97 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age group 0 to 59 years. On the other hand, females dominated their male counterparts in the aged group 60 years and over.

Overall dependency ratio was 79% in 2000

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 79. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 79 dependents (72 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 7 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 ratio was lower by 1.66 percentage points compared to the 1995 figure.

Most academic degree holders were females

Of the total household population 5 years old and over, almost half of the population completed or attended elementary education (47.13 percent); 28.05 percent, high school; and 3 percent were academic degree holders

Males dominated the elementary level (53.64 percent) and post secondary level (53.8 percent). On the other hand, academic degree holders and those with post baccalaureate courses were predominantly females.

Majority were Bisayas/Binisayas

Majority of the household population in Agusan del Norte classified themselves as Bisaya/Binisaya (39.9 percent), while 33.1 percent considered themselves as Cebuano. A relatively small percentage classified themselves as Surigaonon (5.9 percent).

More single men than women

Almost half of the household population 10 years old and over were single (45.56 percent), while 44.14 percent were married. The remaining 10 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status.

Majority of the single persons were men (55.20 percent) while 44.80 percent for women. The proportion of widowed females was noticeably higher (73.49 percent) than males (26.51 percent).

Almost 100 percent occupancy rate

The total housing units in Agusan del Norte was 51,893, of which 51,881 were occupied or almost 100 percent occupancy rate.

This registered an increase of 3.54 percentage points from 1990 and recorded a ratio of 1.02 household per occupied housing unit or a ratio of 5.49 persons per occupied housing units.

Single houses were most preferred

Majority (96.1 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses.

Three out of five occupied housing units needed no repair or with minor repair only, and 36.4 percent were relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000).

More than half of the occupied housing units had walls made of wood

As to the construction materials used for housing units, 50.1 percent of the occupied housing units had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw. The proportion in 1990 was 67.7 percent.

Majority of the housing units had wood (62.8 percent) as the construction materials of the outer walls.

 

AGUSAN DEL NORTE

Agusan del Norte, the land of "balanghais" or wooden boat is the sentinel of the region. Butuan Bay looks northward into the Bohol Sea and dominates the coastal area of Agusan del Norte. Much of the land is flat coastal and river plains that rise towards the east and west. The mighty Agusan River cuts through the province and empties into the Butuan Bay. The provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur lie to the northeast, Misamis Oriental to the west and Agusan del Sur straddles the south.

Agusan province was named after the Malay word "Agusan" meaning, "where water flows", probably because of the river that traverse the whole area. Agusan River is the third longest river in the country, one of the nine rivers that criss-cross the entire province. The province is also mountainous in the northeastern and western parts and shares some scenic and tourist spots.

Rains fall continuously throughout the year and are heaviest from November to January.

In 1914, after the Department of Mindanao and Sulu was reorganized, Agusan became one of its seven provinces. On June 17, 1967, the province was divided into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur by virtue of Republic Act No. 4979.

Source: Website of League of Provinces of the Philippines (www.leagueofprovinces.org.ph)

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution by Municipality and Sex: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Agusan del Norte 285,570 100.00 146,923 138,647
     Buenavista 50,612 17.72 26,005 24,607
     Cabadbaran 55,006 19.26 28,023 26,983
     Carmen 17,307 6.06 8,875 8,432
     Jabonga 20,501 7.18 10,606 9,895
     Kitcharao 15,950 5.59 8,069 7,881
     Las Nieves 21,530 7.54 11,270 10,260
     Magallanes 19,895 6.97 10,382 9,513
     Nasipit 35,817 12.54 18,260 17,557
     R.T. Romualdez 13,359 4.68 6,995 6,364
     Santiago 17,925 6.28 9,283 8,642
     Tubay 17,668 6.19 9,155 8,513

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Agusan del Norte 285,570 146,923 138,647 105.97
     Under 1 8,024 4,172 3,852 108.31
     1 to 4 29,537 15,345 14,192 108.12
     5 to 9 38,802 19,964 18,838 105.98
     10 to 14 37,950 19,433 18,517 104.95
     15 to 19 30,426 15,895 14,531 109.39
     20 to 24 23,287 12,194 11,093 109.93
     25 to 29 19,396 9,963 9,433 105.62
     30 to 34 18,604 9,495 9,109 104.24
     35 to 39 17,333 8,852 8,481 104.37
     40 to 44 15,150 7,864 7,286 107.93
     45 to 49 12,177 6,365 5,812 109.51
     50 to 54 9,130 4,718 4,412 106.94
     55 to 59 7,396 3,717 3,679 101.03
     60 to 64 6,844 3,406 3,438 99.07
     65 to 69 4,670 2,309 2,361 97.80
     70 to 74 3,247 1,558 1,689 92.24
     75 to 79 1,941 897 1,044 85.92
     80 & Over 1,656 776 880 88.18

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Agusan del Norte 247,508 127,053 120,455
     No Grade Completed 15,515 8,401 7,114
     Pre-School 4,704 2,372 2,332
     Elementary 116,650 62,574 54,076
     High School 69,425 33,807 35,618
     Post Secondary 7,552 4,063 3,489
     College Undergraduate 20,281 9,814 10,467
     Academic Degree Holder 7,376 2,900 4,476
     Post Baccalaureate 325 151 174
     Not Stated 5,680 2,971 2,709

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Agusan del Norte 209,207 95,307 92,342 8,924 1,916 8,691 2,207
     Below 20 68,376 65,040 1,292 40 41 840 1,123
     20 - 24 23,287 15,482 5,877 55 92 1,484 297
     25 -29 19,396 6,837 10,815 75 167 1,323 179
     30- 34 18,604 3,256 13,662 172 212 1,193 109
     35 - 39 17,333 1,791 13,870 308 274 1,016 74
     40 - 44 15,150 1,047 12,505 419 287 829 63
     45 - 49 12,177 633 10,030 588 256 639 31
     50 - 54 9,130 421 7,259 761 194 464 31
     55 - 59 7,396 291 5,646 965 140 331 23
     60 - 64 6,844 208 4,905 1,319 106 272 34
     65 - 69 4,670 105 3,134 1,224 55 135 17
     70 - 74 3,247 86 1,848 1,164 46 86 17
     75 - 79 1,941 53 952 852 31 42 11
     80 & Over 1,656 57 547 982 15 37 18

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Agusan del Norte 285,065 146,569 138,496
     Cebuano 94,403 48,685 45,718
     Boholano 19,482 10,327 9,155
     Surigaonon 16,718 8,409 8,309
     Butuanon 8,684 4,478 4,206
     Bisaya/Binisaya 113,626 57,983 55,643
     Others 28,840 14,981 13,859
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 69 47 22
     Not Reported 3,243 1,659 1,584

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Households and Household Population to Occupied Housing Unit by Type of Building: Agusan del Norte, 2000

Type of Building Occupied Housing Unit Household Household Population Ratio of Household & Household Population
Household to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Household
Population to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Agusan del Norte 51,881 52,779 285,065 1.02 5.49
     Single House 49,832 50,602 273,850 1.02 5.50
     Duplex 846 943 4,640 1.11 5.48
     Multi-Unit Residential 436 465 2,086 1.07 4.78
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 130 131 635 1.01 4.88
     Institutional Living Quarters 8 9 27 1.13 3.38
     Other Housing Unit 14 14 63 1.00 4.50
     Not Reported 615 615 3,752 1.00 6.10

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Average Household Size - average number of people who live in the household

Growth Rate - the rate at which the population is increasing (or decreasing) in a given year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the base population

Median Age - the age at which exactly half of the population is young and half is old

Sex Ratio - the ratio of males to females in a given population expressed as the number of males per 100 females

Age-Dependency Ratio - the ratio of persons in the "dependent" ages (under 15 years and over 64 years) to those in the "economically productive" ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population

Household - a social unit consisting of a person or a group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit and have common arrangements in the preparation and consumption of food

The 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) was undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2000, as mandated by Commonwealth Act No. 591, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 and Executive Order No. 121. It was the 11th census of population and 5th census of housing undertaken in this country since the first census in 1903. It was designed to take an inventory of the total population and housing units all over the Philippines and to collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the Census 2000 was May 1, 2000 (12:01 a.m.). Enumeration started on May 1, 2000 and lasted for about 30 days.

The population count of Agusan del Norte excludes the count of Butuan City, being a highly urbanized city. A separate Press Release was prepared for each highly urbanized city. As defined in the 1991 Local Government Code, a city is considered highly urbanized if it has an annual income of not lower than fifty million pesos based on 1991 constant prices, as certified by the city treasurer; and its population is at least two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants, as certified by NSO.

 






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