Bataan: Population Reached the 500 Thousand Mark

Reference Number: 

2002-077

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

 


Population growth rate up to 2.74 percent

The total population of Bataan, as of May 2000 was 557,659 persons, an increase of 66,200 persons over the 1995 census count of 491,459 persons. This figure translated to an annual growth rate of 2.74 percent, higher than the 2.72 percent annual growth rate reported during the 1990 to 1995 period.

The number of households also rose to 113,674, compared to 98,499 households in 1995. The average household size was 4.90 persons, a slight decrease from 1995 (4.98 persons) and the national average of five persons.

Mariveles was the most populous municipality

Of the 12 municipalities comprising Bataan, Mariveles contributed the biggest proportion (15.38 percent) to the total provincial population. Dinalupihan (13.65 percent) and Balanga, the provincial capital, (12.75 percent) followed. The least populous was Morong with 3.81 percent share to the total provincial population.

Bataan ranked fifth in Central Luzon

Among the six provinces comprising Central Luzon (Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales) and two highly urbanized cities (Angeles City and Olongapo City), Bataan ranked fifth in terms of population size contributing 6.94 percent to the 8 million population of 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.

Bataan had a median age of 22 years

The population of Bataan had a median age of 22 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 21 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population was below 22 years old.

Male population slightly outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 100.87 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age group 0 to 19 years and 30 to 44 years. On the other hand, females dominated their male counterparts in the aged group 20 to 29 years and 55 years and over.

Overall dependency ratio was 62 in 2000

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 62.44. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 62 dependents (56.73 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 5.72 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). In 1995, the dependency ratio was recorded at 66.

Most of the academic degree holders were females

Of the total population 5 years old and over, 37 percent had completed elementary education; 34.09 percent, high school; and only 4.89 percent were academic degree holders.

Males dominated the high school (50.62 percent) and post secondary levels (56.86 percent). Females on the other hand, dominated the elementary level (51.02 percent), those with academic degree holders (58.76 percent) and with post baccalaureate courses (61.1 percent).

Home of the Tagalogs

Majority of the household population in Bataan classified themselves as Tagalog (88.2 percent). Only 3.9 percent classified themselves as Kapampangan, 2 percent as Ilocano and 3.4 percent belonged to other ethnic groups.

Majority were single men

Almost half (47.16 percent) of the household population 10 years old and over were married while 42.79 percent were single. The remaining 10 percent were either widowed, divorced, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status.

Majority of never married or single persons were men (52.89 percent). The proportion of widowed and divorced/separated on the other hand, were noticeably higher among females with 78.82 percent and 67.08 percent, respectively.

Housing occupancy rate up by 2.82 percentage points

The total housing units in Bataan was 111,029, of which 110,925 were occupied. This registered an increase of 2.82 percentage points from 1990 and recorded a ratio of 5.02 persons per occupied housing unit.

Single houses were most preferred

Majority (87.1 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses. Almost seven out of ten housing units needed no repair/minor repair, and 27.6 percent were built from 1996 to 2000.

Most of the housing units were made of strong materials

Most of the households in Bataan preferred to use galvanized iron/aluminum (78.5 percent) as the construction materials for the roof of their houses and concrete/brick/stone (55.7 percent) for the outer walls. About 12 percent of the occupied housing units had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw and 20.4 percent had walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood.

 

BATAAN

Bataan is situated southwards from the western shores of Central Luzon, Manila Bay to the east, China Sea in the west and Corregidor Island and Cavite to the south. The provinces of Pampanga and Zambales form common boundaries to the north.

When the Spaniards arrived in 1572, Tagalogs lived along the coast of Bataan and the Aetas in the interior mountains.

After the outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Japan in 1941, Bataan became a strategic retreat point for Filipino and American defenders.

A marker in Mariveles indicates the spot were the Death March began, while a Shrine of Valor was erected in Mount Samat to commemorate the historic defense of Bataan.

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

 

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution of Top Ten Barangays: Butuan City, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Bataan 557,659 100.00 280,043 277,616
     Abucay 31,801 5.70 16,055 15,746
     Bagac 22,353 4.01 11,438 10,915
     Balanga 71,088 12.75 35,502 35,586
     Dinalupihan 76,145 13.65 38,879 37,266
     Hermosa 46,254 8.29 23,587 22,667
     Limay 46,620 8.36 23,586 23,034
     Mariveles 85,779 15.38 41,175 44,604
     Morong 21,273 3.81 10,869 10,404
     Orani 52,501 9.41 26,508 25,993
     Orion 44,067 7.90 22,192 21,875
     Pilar 32,368 5.80 16,309 16,059
     Samal 27,410 4.92 13,943 13,467

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Bataan 557,659 280,043 277,616 100.87
     Under 1 13,708 7,037 6,671 105.49
     1 to 4 54,289 28,199 26,090 108.08
     5 to 9 64,835 33,269 31,566 105.40
     10 to 14 61,906 31,520 30,386 103.73
     15 to 19 59,244 29,697 29,547 100.51
     20 to 24 55,172 27,296 27,876 97.92
     25 to 29 45,310 22,623 22,687 99.72
     30 to 34 43,565 21,818 21,747 100.33
     35 to 39 38,085 19,110 18,975 100.71
     40 to 44 33,373 16,696 16,677 100.11
     45 to 49 26,288 13,139 13,149 99.92
     50 to 54 20,379 10,412 9,967 104.46
     55 to 59 11,542 5,731 5,811 98.62
     60 to 64 10,341 4,952 5,389 91.89
     65 to 69 7,642 3,442 4,200 81.95
     70 to 74 5,436 2,491 2,945 84.58
     75 to 79 3,370 1,379 1,991 69.26
     80 & Over 3,174 1,232 1,942 63.44

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Bataan 488,531 244,058 244,473
     No Grade Completed 17,740 9,076 8,664
     Pre-School 11,475 5,885 5,590
     Elementary 181,570 88,926 92,644
     High School 166,552 84,307 82,245
     Post Secondary 32,802 18,651 14,151
     College Undergraduate 45,713 22,889 22,824
     Academic Degree Holder 23,881 9,849 14,032
     Post Baccalaureate 640 249 391
     Not Stated 8,158 4,226 3,932

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown

Bataan

424,827 181,803 200,368 16,255 5,343 18,807 2,251
     Below 20 121,150 114,963 3,138 78 146 1,689 1,136
     20 - 24 55,172 34,682 16,210 89 424 3,413 354
     25 - 29 45,310 14,668 26,652 192 588 2,969 241
     30 - 34 43,565 7,341 32,151 338 737 2,854 144
     35 - 39 38,085 3,872 30,381 543 806 2,389 94
     40 - 44 33,373 2,314 27,381 888 765 1,963 62
     45 - 49 26,288 1,319 21,569 1,305 694 1,359 42
     50 - 54 20,379 1,018 16,224 1,695 469 934 39
     55 - 59 11,542 498 8,804 1,501 252 466 21
     60 - 64 10,341 366 7,294 2,096 220 339 26
     65 - 69 7,642 275 4,868 2,143 113 209 34
     70 - 74 5,436 198 3,100 1,949 64 103 22
     75 - 79 3,370 131 1,539 1,582 39 65 14
     80 & Over 3,174 158 1,057 1,856 26 55 22

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Bataan 556,489 279,265 277,224
     Tagalog 490,916 246,933 243,983
     Kapampangan 21,735 11,090 10,645
     Ilocano 11,259 5,230 6,029
     Bisaya/Binisaya 7,290 3,615 3,675
     Bicol 4,683 2,264 2,419
     Others 18,728 9,154 9,574
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 131 95 36
     Not Reported 1,747 884 863

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: Bataan, 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
Bataan 110,925 113,674 556,489 1.02 5.02
     Single House 96,564 98,258 490,929 1.02 5.08
     Duplex 5,748 5,976 26,917 1.04 4.68
     Multi-Unit Residential 7,450 8,248 32,614 1.11 4.38
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 234 245 974 1.05 4.16
     Institutional Living Quarters 24 30 131 1.25 5.46
     Other Housing Units 17 17 81 1.00 4.76
     Not Reported 888 900 4,843 1.01 5.45

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.

Being a highly urbanized city, the population of Butuan City was excluded in the population counts of Agusan del Norte. 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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