Aklan: Population Growth Rate up to 2.05 Percent in 2000 (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-094

Release Date: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

 

Total population increased by 40,775 persons

The total population of Aklan, as of May 2000, was 451,314 persons, an increase of 40,775 persons from what was recorded in the 1995 Census of Population. This figure translated to an annual population growth rate of 2.05 percent, from 1.43 percent during the 1990 to 1995 period.

The number of households rose to 87,883 higher by 8,755 households as compared to the 1995 figure. The average household size was 5.12 persons slightly lower than 1995 (5.18 persons) but higher than the national average of five persons.

Kalibo (provincial capital) was the largest municipality in terms of population size

Among the 17 municipalities comprising Aklan, Kalibo (provincial capital) was the largest in terms of population size (13.83 percent). It was followed by Ibajay (8.78 percent), New Washington (7.53 percent), Banga (7.12 percent) and Batan (6.18 percent). The least populous was Lezo with 2.75 percent share to the total provincial population.

Aklan ranked fifth in Western Visayas

Aklan ranked fifth in terms of population size among the 6 provinces and 2 highly urbanized cities in the Western Visayas Region, contributing 7.27 percent to the 6.2 million population in the region.

At the national level, Aklan shared 0.59 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

Aklan had a median age of 20 years

Aklan 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 also 20 years.

Male population slightly outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 101.54 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age group 0 to 49 years. On the other hand, females dominated their male counterparts in the aged group 50 years and over.

Overall dependency ratio was 73

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 73. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 73 dependents (63 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 10 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 ratio was lower by 6.21 percentage points as compared to the 1995 figure (79.39 persons).

Majority of academic degree holders were females

Of the total household population 5 years old and over, 42.92 percent completed or attended elementary education (42.92 percent); 27.22 percent, high school; and 4.28 percent were academic degree holders.

Males dominated the elementary (51.96 percent) and post secondary levels (52.89 percent). On the other hand, those in high school (50.52 percent), were college undergraduates (52.59 percent), academic degree holders (64.11 percent) and those with post baccalaureate courses (65.51 percent) were predominantly females.

Majority were Akeanon/Aklanon

Majority of the household population in Aklan classified themselves as Akeanon/Aklanon (96.56 percent). Others considered themselves as Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (0.75 percent), Tagalog (0.50 percent), Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey (0.28 percent), and Cebuano (0.21 percent).

More single men than women

About 46.51 percent of the household population 10 years old and over were single, while 42.93 percent were married. The remaining 10.56 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status.

Majority of the single persons were men (53.89 percent). The proportion of widowed females was noticeably higher (79.11 percent) than males (20.89 percent).

One of four occupied housing units had floor area of 10 to 19 square meters

Of the 86,600 occupied housing units in Aklan, one out of four had floor area of 10 to 19 square meter. This was followed by housing units with floor area of 20 to 29 square meters (21.0 percent) and less than 10 square meters (17.9 percent). On the other hand, occupied housing units with floor area of 120 square meters or more recorded 4.2 percent.

Single houses were most preferred

Majority (97.1 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses.

Almost three out of five occupied housing units needed no repair or if needed one, with minor repair only.

Two out of five occupied housing units were relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000).

The proportion of occupied housing units with walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased by 13.3 percentage points

As to the construction materials used for housing units, 64.5 percent of the occupied housing units had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw. The proportion in 1990 was 79.6 percent.

About 28.4 percent of the occupied housing units had walls made of concrete/brick/stone, higher than the 1990 figure (15.1 percent).

 

AKLAN

Aklan was located between the eastern side of Antique province and east and south of Capiz province. On the north portion was coastal plain surrounded by Sibuyan Sea

The climate differs from time to time but the temperature remains the same all year round.

Aklan was still part of the province of Ogton until 1719. When (Pan-ay) Capiz province separated from Ogton, Aklan, Capiz, Romblon and part of Antique were then considered new provinces. For two centuries, Aklan remained part of Capiz.

Philippine Legislature enacted Aklan as a separate province in April 1956. Republic Act No. 1414 creating the province was signed by President Ramon Magsaysay, and it was inaugurated in November of the same year.

Source: Website of the League of Provinces
               In the Philippines
               (www.leagueofprovinces.com)

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution by Municipality and Sex: Aklan, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Aklan 451,314 100.00 227,380 223,934
     Altavas 22,496 4.98 11,252 11,244
     Balete 23,616 5.23 11,857 11,759
     Banga 32,128 7.12 16,188 15,940
     Batan 27,889 6.18 14,123 13,766
     Buruanga 15,077 3.34 7,589 7,488
     Ibajay 39,643 8.78 20,112 19,531
     Kalibo (capital) 62,438 13.83 30,730 31,708
     Lezo 12,393 2.75 6,230 6,163
     Libacao 25,983 5.76 13,146 12,837
     Madalag 17,441 3.86 8,930 8,511
     Makato 22,777 5.05 11,475 11,302
     Malay 24,519 5.43 12,441 12,078
     Malinao 23,699 5.25 11,977 11,722
     Nabasa 25,014 5.54 12,780 12,234
     New Washington 33,981 7.53 17,217 16,764
     Numancia 24,614 5.45 12,354 12,260
     Tangalan 17,606 3.90 8,979 8,627

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Aklan, 2000

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Aklan 451,314 227,380 223,934 101.54
     Under 1 9,982 5,181 4,801 107.92
     1 to 4 42,457 22,022 20,435 107.77
     5 to 9 56,829 29,196 27,633 105.66
     10 to 14 54,930 27,786 27,144 102.37
     15 to 19 48,723 24,807 23,916 103.73
     20 to 24 38,627 20,020 18,607 107.59
     25 to 29 31,401 16,207 15,194 106.67
     30 to 34 29,039 14,874 14,165 105.01
     35 to 39 26,450 13,407 13,043 102.79
     40 to 44 23,458 11,912 11,546 103.17
     45 to 49 19,884 10,177 9,707 104.84
     50 to 54 16,698 8,251 8,447 97.68
     55 to 59 14,099 6,775 7,324 92.50
     60 to 64 12,218 5,749 6,469 88.87
     65 to 69 9,019 4,045 4,974 81.32
     70 to 74 7,034 2,958 4,076 72.57
     75 to 79 5,045 2,033 3,012 67.50
     80 & Over 5,421 1,980 3,441 57.54

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female

Aklan

397,947 199,602 198,345
     No Grade Completed 22,388 11,736 10,652
     Pre-School 10,117 5,193 4,924
     Elementary 170,803 88,743 82,060
     High School 108,327 53,597 54,730
     Post Secondary 22,501 11,900 10,601
     College Undergraduate 36,896 17,491 19,405
     Academic Degree Holder 17,033 6,113 10,920
     Post Baccalaureate 1,157 399 758
     Not Stated 8,725 4,430 4,295

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Aklan 342,046 159,079 146,846 18,713 2,186 11,464 3,758
     Below 20 103,653 99,056 1,679 83 58 777 2,000
     20 - 24 38,627 28,311 7,553 71 88 2,018 586
     25 - 29 31,401 13,497 15,382 131 171 1,907 313
     30 - 34 29,039 6,380 20,372 267 228 1,610 182
     35 - 39 26,450 3,564 20,722 442 297 1,268 157
     40 - 44 23,458 2,116 19,051 766 336 1,113 76
     45 - 49 19,884 1,611 16,014 1,042 282 858 77
     50 - 54 16,698 1,189 13,124 1,472 229 622 62
     55 - 59 14,099 885 10,692 1,836 176 454 56
     60 - 64 12,218 721 8,581 2,390 140 331 55
     65 - 69 9,019 559 5,751 2,367 86 212 44
     70 - 74 7,034 461 3,881 2,459 48 135 50
     75 - 79 5,045 324 2,351 2,228 27 80 35
     80 & Over 5,421 405 1,693 3,159 20 79 65

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Aklan, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Aklan 450,353 226,791 223,562
     Akeanon/Aklanon 434,869 219,231 215,638
     Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 3,375 1,597 1,778
     Tagalog 2,271 1,144 1,127
     Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey 1,281 642 639
     Cebuano 939 443 496
     Others 4,816 2,330 2,486
     Not Reported 2,802 1,404 1,398

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: Aklan, 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
Aklan 86,600 87,883 450,353 1.01 5.20
     Single House 84,061 85,283 436,445 1.01 5.19
     Duplex 376 398 1,935 1.06 5.15
     Multi-Unit Residential 300 319 1,434 1.06 4.78
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 158 164 795 1.04 5.03
     Institutional Living Quarters 14 15 81 1.07 5.79
     Other Housing Unit 6 6 16 1.00 2.67
     Not Reported 1,685 1,698 9,647 1.01 5.73

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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