Albay: Residence of More Than Half a Million Voting Population

Reference Number: 

2002-137

Release Date: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

 

Population growth rate at 1.77 percent

The total population of Albay, as of May 1, 2000, was 1,090,907 persons. The figure was higher by 85,592 persons over the 1995 Census of Population (POPCEN).

Annual population growth rate was registered at 1.77 percent, lower by 0.24 percentage point as compared to the 1995 figure (2.01 percent). If the current rate continues, the population of Albay will double in 39 years.

The number of households rose to 208,640 or an increase of 20,912 households over the 1995 figure. The average household size was recorded at 5.22 persons.

Legazpi City, the provincial capital, was the largest in terms of population size

Aside from Legaspi City, the provincial capital, which had the largest population share (14.39 percent), other four leading municipalities were Tobaco (9.82 percent), Daraga (9.26 percent), Ligao (8.31 percent), and Guinobatan (6.51 percent). On the other hand, the municipalites of Jovellar (1.59 percent) and Manito (1.87 percent) were the least populated.

Males dominated the younger population

Albay had 553,821 males and 537,086 females. This figure resulted to a sex ratio of 103.12 males for every 100 females.

There were more males in the age group 0 - 49 years while more females in the 50 years and above age groups.

More than half belonged to voting population

There were 587,013 persons or 53.81 percent of the total population who belonged to the voting population (aged 18 years and above). Of this number, 294,273 were males and 292,740 were females.

Close to 50 percent of females in childbearing ages

About 47 percent of the total females comprised the childbearing or reproductive age group (15 to 49 years).

Three out of five belonged to economically active population

Fifty six percent of the population comprised the economically active population (15 to 64 years old), 39.47 percent for population aged 0 to 14 years while 4.55 percent for those 65 years old and over.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 78.63 persons, lower than the 1995 ratio of 84.69 persons.

One out of four attended/completed high school

Out of the total household population five years old and over, 49.31 percent had attended/finished elementary education and 26.25 percent, high school. Those who had achieved higher education comprised 14.76 percent.

There was a higher percentage of females (62.13 percent) than males among those with post baccalaureate studies. The same was true among academic degree holders and college undergraduates (60 percent and 52.05 percent, respectively).

Bikol/Bicol comprised 97.62 percent of the household population

Almost 98 percent of persons in Albay classified themselves as Bikol/Bicol while the rest were either Tagalog (0.48 percent), Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey (0.21 percent) or belonged to other ethnic groups (1.69 percent).

More males among single individuals

Of the total household population 10 years and over, 45.31 percent comprised the never married persons; 45.05 percent, married; 4.62 percent, widowed; 3.41 percent, other marital arrangements; and 0.74 percent, separated/divorced.

Among single persons, the proportion was higher for males (53.76 percent) than females (46.24 percent). On the other hand, among widowed persons, the proportion of females (76.24 percent) was higher than that of the males (23.76 percent).

Majority of the housing units were single houses

In Albay, there were 206,443 housing units being occupied by 208,640 households. Forty six percent of them had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw. In terms of construction materials for outer walls, 37.63 percent had concrete/brick/stone.

Majority (95.63 percent) of the housing units were single houses while 2.99 percent were either duplex or multi-unit residential.

The proportion of occupied housing units that were relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000) was the highest at 31.97 percent.

Of the total occupied housing units, 58.00 percent needed no repair or if needed one, with minor repair only.

 

ALBAY

Albay lies along the Maharlika Highway. The province is bounded by Camarines Sur on the north, Sorsogon on the south and the Lagonoy and Albay gulf on the northeast. The famous Mayon Volcano rise on the eastern part of the province.

The largest share in the total production and employment in the province is from the agriculture industry. Albay's major crops include coconut, rice, abaca and corn. The largest export of the province before was the abaca. Manufacturing of hemp slippers, sinamay and pinolpog are also important home industries of the Albaynons.

The general use of coconut milk, or gata and spiced with siling labuyo distinct Bicolano cuisine from other regional cuisines. "Bicol express", a known Bicolano dish, is perhaps the most challenging specialty, being made almost exclusively from green chili peppers and coconut milk.

Among the tourist attractions in the province were the Mayon Volcano, the offshore coral reefs, white sand beaches and isolated islands.

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

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution of Top Five Municipalities: Albay, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent
Albay 1,090,907 100.00
     Legazpi City (Capital) 157,010 14.39
     Tabaco 107,166 9.82
     Daraga (Locsin) 101,031 9.26
     Ligao 90,603 8.31
     Guinobatan 71,071 6.51
     Other Municipalities 564,026 51.71

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Albay 1,090,907 553,821 537,086 103.12
     Under 1 28,759 14,841 13,918 106.63
     1 to 4 115,024 59,370 55,654 106.68
     5 to 9 147,903 76,534 71,369 107.24
     10 to 14 138,875 71,032 67,843 104.70
     15 to 19 117,855 60,734 57,121 106.33
     20 to 24 91,110 46,693 44,417 105.12
     25 to 29 73,419 37,259 36,160 103.04
     30 to 34 70,194 35,606 34,588 102.94
     35 to 39 62,317 32,017 30,300 105.67
     40 to 44 54,634 27,505 27,129 101.39
     45 to 49 46,171 23,543 22,628 104.04
     50 to 54 39,881 19,825 20,056 98.85
     55 to 59 30,031 14,841 15,190 97.70
     60 to 64 25,084 12,070 13,014 92.75
     65 to 69 18,597 8,636 9,961 86.70
     70 to 74 14,556 6,436 8,120 79.26
     75 to 79 8,379 3,684 4,695 78.47
     80 & Over 8,118 3,195 4,923 64.90

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Albay 946,291 479,061 467,230
     No Grade Completed 46,955 24,302 22,653
     Pre-School 22,707 11,592 11,115
     Elementary 466,627 242,124 224,503
     High School 248,427 124,884 123,543
     Post Secondary 28,860 14,672 14,188
     College Undergraduate 73,859 35,414 38,445
     Academic Degree Holder 34,313 13,864 20,449
     Post Baccalaureate 2,651 1,004 1,647
     Not Stated 21,892 11,205 10,687

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Albay, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Albay 1,090,019 553,247 536,772
     Bikol/Bikol 1,064,124 540,649 523,475
     Tagalog 5,181 2,511 2,670
     Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey 2,306 1,135 1,171
     Bisaya/Binisaya 1,093 466 627
     Others 7,991 3,805 4,146
     Not Reported 9,324 4,681 4,643

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Albay, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Albay 799,221 362,149 360,013 36,943 5,919 27,286 6,911
     Below 20 256,730 243,218 6,784 317 152 2,433 3,826
     20 - 24 91,110 62,469 22,034 242 369 4,978 1,018
     25 - 29 73,419 25,953 41,307 369 530 4,681 579
     30 - 34 70,194 11,808 52,742 670 804 3,769 401
     35 - 39 62,317 6,218 50,835 1,081 861 3,066 256
     40 - 44 54,634 3,725 45,898 1,648 787 2,420 156
     45 - 49 46,171 2,466 38,625 2,369 751 1,845 115
     50 - 54 39,881 1,887 32,541 3,417 583 1,343 110
     55 - 59 30,031 1,212 23,429 3,871 420 1,009 90
     60 - 64 25,084 1,034 18,298 4,653 297 713 89
     65 - 69 18,597 749 12,424 4,762 147 445 70
     70 - 74 14,556 606 8,331 5,126 117 301 75
     75 - 79 8,379 377 4,067 3,676 55 154 50
     80 & Over 8,118 427 2,698 4,742 46 129 76

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Albay, 2000

CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS OF THE
OUTER WALLS
Total
Occupied
Housing
Units
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF THE ROOF
Galvanized
Iron/
Aluminum
Tile/
Concrete/
Clay Tile
Half
Galvanized,
Iron and Half
Concrete
Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw
Wood Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials
Asbestos/
Others/
Not
Reported
Albay 206,443 89,871 5,362 9,818 94,804 1,554 1,307 3,727
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 77,691 59,181 4,898 2,625 10,565 51 57 314
     Wood 33,401 9,644 116 712 21,464 1,064 125 276
     Half Concrete/Brick/
        Stone and Half
        Wood
34,366 14,798 212 5,665 13,326 139 65 161
     Galvanized Iron/
        Aluminum
821 425 18 159 204 9 3 3
     Bamboo/Sawali/Nipa 53,644 4,661 - 563 47,236 267 376 541
     Others/Not Reported 6,520 1,162 118 94 2,009 24 681 2,432

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 11thcensus of population and 5thcensus 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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