Agusan del Sur: Still the Most Populous Province in Caraga Region (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-045

Release Date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2002

 

Population growth rate decreased to 2.06 percent

Agusan del Sur registered a total population of 559,294 persons in Census 2000, an increase of 44,558 persons from 1995 Census of Population. This figure translated to an annual growth rate of 1.79 percent, a sudden decrease of 2.06 percentage points from that of the 1990 to 1995 period. The number of households also rose to 103,637, compared to 95,188 households from the 1995 figure. The average household size was 5.39 persons, the same as that of 1995 but higher than the national average of five persons.

 

Table A. Total Population by Province, Caraga: 1995 and 2000

Province Total Population
1995 2000
Caraga 1,942,687 2,095,367
   Agusan del Norte 267,411 285,570
   Butuan City 247,074 267,279
   Agusan del Sur 514,736 559,294
   Surigao del Norte 442,203 481,416
   Surigao del Sur 471,263 501,808

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Prosperidad, the provincial capital contributed 12.66 percent to the total population

Of the 14 municipalities comprising Agusan del Sur, Bayugan contributed the biggest proportion (16.74 percent) to the total provincial population. Prosperidad, the provincial capital, contributed 12.66 percent. San Francisco (10.19 percent) and Esperanza (7.89 percent) followed. The least populous was La Paz with 3.73 percent share to the total provincial population.

Agusan del Sur, the biggest province in the Caraga Region in terms of population

Agusan del Sur was the biggest province in terms of population in the Caraga Region contributing 26.69 percent to the 2.1 million population in the region. At the national level, the province shared 0.73 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

Agusan del Sur had a median age of 18 years old

Agusan del Sur had a median age of 18 years both in 2000 and 1995 censuses. The percentage of the total population belonging to the age group 0 to 14 years was 43.0 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) accounted for 2.7 percent of the total population of the province while 54.3 percent belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years.

In 2000, overall dependency ratio was 84

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 84.19. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 84 dependents (79 persons aged 0 to 14 - young dependents; and 5 persons aged 65 and over & old dependents).

Females dominated the higher levels of education

About 55 percent of household population five years old and over had completed elementary education, 23.11 percent had finished high school, and 5.47 percent attended college. Only 1.79 percent were academic degree holders. Males dominated the elementary level with 54.26 percent, while females dominated the higher levels of education from high school to post baccalaureate.

Most were Cebuanos

Most of the population in Agusan del Sur classified themselves as Cebuanos (30.7 percent). About 15.7 percent as Manobo and 9.1 percent as Hiligaynon. Other ethnic groups included Boholano (7.1 percent) and Butuanon (4.3 percent).

About 46 percent were still single

Almost half of the household population 10 years and over were single (46.09 percent) while 43.20 percent were married. The remaining 11.0 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, or with other/unknown marital status.

Housing unit occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

The total housing units in Agusan del Sur was 101,942, of which 101,926 were occupied or an almost 100 percent occupancy rate. This registered an increase of 5.30 percentage points from 1990 and a ratio of 1.02 households per occupied housing unit or a ratio of 5.48 persons per occupied housing unit.

Most households preferred single houses

Majority (97.1 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses. About two out of three housing units needed no repair/minor repair, and 49.3 percent were built from 1996 to 2000.

Households preferred cogon/nipa/anahaw for the roof of their houses and wood as walls

As to the construction materials used for housing units, 49.5 percent of the occupied housing units had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw while 40.6 percent with galvanized iron. Majority had wood (74.7 percent) as the construction materials of the outer walls.

Many housing units had a floor area of 10 to 19 square meters

One out of three occupied housing units had a floor area of 10 to 19 square meters. About 26.5 percent had a floor area of less than 10 square meters. Only 3 percent of occupied housing units had a floor area of 90 and over square meters.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

AGUSAN DEL SUR

The province of Agusan del Sur occupies almost all of the Agusan River Valley except for the areas covered by Agusan del Norte. Agusan del Sur is bounded on the north by the province of Agusan del Norte, on the east by the province of Surigao del Sur, on the south by the provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela valley and on the west by the province of Bukidnon.

The land is an elongated basin formation with mountain ranges on its eastern and western side. The Agusan River, which flows from Davao del Norte towards Agusan del Norte, runs almost in the middle of the valley. This valley occupies the central longitudinal section of the province. The province is considered the fourth biggest province in the country occupying a land area of 8,965.5 square kilometers.

The province lies outside the typhoon belt but is usually suffering depressions when typhoons hit the Visayas and Surigao del Norte. It has no definite dry season; rainfalls are heaviest during the period October to January.

The name Agusan del Sur is a very interesting sideline in the history of the province. The name Agusan came from the word "Agasan" which means, "where the water flows".

Agusan del Sur and its sister province Agusan del Norte were once part of Surigao and later of Agusan, until their creation as separate provinces on June 17, 1967 under Republic Act No. 4979.

 

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

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Agusan del Sur 559,294 100.00 289,764 269,530
     Bayugan 93,623 16.74 48,100 45,523
     Bunawan 26,704 4.77 14,025 12,679
     Esperanza 44,151 7.89 22,949 21,202
     La Paz 20,880 3.73 10,728 10,152
     Loreto 31,365 5.61 16,529 14,836
     Prosperidad 70,815 12.66 36,591 34,224
     Rosario 28,675 5.13 14,841 13,834
     San Francisco 56,968 10.19 29,308 27,660
     San Luis 25,901 4.63 13,439 12,462
     Sta. Josefa 22,730 4.06 11,649 11,081
     Talacogon 30,879 5.52 16,014 14,865
     Trento 41,696 7.46 21,521 20,175
     Veruela 36,222 6.48 19,140 17,082
     Sibagat 28,685 5.13 14,930 13,755

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Agusan del Sur 559,294 289,764 269,530 107.51
     Under 1 15,909 8,227 7,682 107.09
     1 to 4 62,682 32,242 30,440 105.92
     5 to 9 83,665 42,612 41,053 103.80
     10 to 14 78,433 39,907 38,526 103.58
     15 to 19 61,290 31,526 29,764 105.92
     20 to 24 46,113 24,152 21,961 109.98
     25 to 29 39,332 20,613 18,719 110.12
     30 to 34 36,843 19,313 17,530 110.17
     35 to 39 33,169 17,472 15,697 111.31
     40 to 44 27,449 14,423 13,026 110.72
     45 to 49 20,798 11,033 9,765 112.99
     50 to 54 15,849 8,275 7,574 109.26
     55 to 59 12,304 6,491 5,813 111.66
     60 to 64 10,501 5,576 4,925 113.22
     65 to 69 6,703 3,608 3,095 116.58
     70 to 74 4,198 2,239 1,959 114.29
     75 to 79 2,200 1,124 1,076 104.46
     80 & Over 1,856 931 925 100.65

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 Sur, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Agusan del Sur 479,862 248,675 231,187
     No Grade Completed 40,863 21,671 19,192
     Pre-School 10,706 5,436 5,270
     Elementary 265,090 143,835 121,255
     High School 110,900 53,175 57,725
     Post Secondary 6,801 3,282 3,519
     College Undergraduate 26,252 12,649 3,603
     Academic Degree Holder 8,595 3,428 5,167
     Post Baccalaureate 1,901 730 1,171
     Not Stated 8,754 4,469 4,285

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 Sur, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Agusan del Sur 397,038 183,010 171,382 13,385 2,883 23,509 2,869
     Below 20 139,723 132,627 2,864 88 63 2,241 1,840
     20 - 24 46,113 28,558 12,410 111 210 4,390 434
     25 - 29 39332 11,444 22,966 192 309 4,211 210
     30 - 34 36,843 4,828 27,783 383 438 3,310 101
     35 - 39 33,169 2,377 26,868 630 419 2,807 68
     40 - 44 27,449 1,176 22,877 901 395 2,054 46
     45 - 49 20,798 721 17,087 1,189 296 1,474 31
     50 - 54 15,849 434 12,597 1,476 247 1,071 24
     55 - 59 12,304 301 9,470 1,557 205 746 25
     60 - 64 10,501 225 7,582 1,951 143 568 32
     65 - 69 6,703 142 4,555 1,618 68 309 11
     70 - 74 4,198 89 2,478 1,391 52 171 17
     75 - 79 2,200 47 1,104 929 23 86 10
     80 & Over 1,856 41 741 968 15 71 20

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Agusan del Sur 558,414 289,126 269,288
     Cebuano 171,276 88,549 82,727
     Manobo 87,543 45,104 42,439
     Hiligaynon 50,707 26,705 24,002
     Boholano 39,765 20,764 19,001
     Butuanon 23,865 12,185 11,680
     Others 182,730 94,526 88,204
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 102 63 39
     Not Reported 2,426 1,230 1,196

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 Sur, 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 Sur 101,926 103,637 558,414 1.02 5.48
     Single House 98,922 100,471 541,987 1.02 5.48
     Duplex 776 828 4,291 1.07 5.53
     Multi-Unit Residential 916 987 4,605 1.08 5.03
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 508 538 2,628 1.06 5.17
     Institutional Living Quarters 17 18 88 1.06 5.18
     Other Housing Unit 8 9 29 1.13 3.63
     Not Reported 779 786 4,786 1.01 6.14

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 7. Occupied Housing Units by Floor Area: Agusan del Sur, 2000

Floor Area 2000 Percent
Agusan del Sur 101,926 100.00
     Less 10 square meters 27,005 26.5
     10 - 19 square meters 32,642 32.0
     20 - 29 square meters 19,589 19.2
     30 - 49 square meters 11,942 11.7
     50 - 69 square meters 4,302 4.2
     70 - 89 square meters 1,874 1.8
     90 - 119 square meters 1,373 1.3
     120 & over square meters 1,712 1.7
     Not reported 1,487 1.5

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.

 







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