Bohol's Population had Increased by More than 100 Thousand (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Population increased at the rate of 0.97 percent annually

Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Bohol posted a total population of 1,255,128 persons as of May 1, 2010.  This is larger by 115,998 persons compared to its total population of 1,139,130 persons counted in the 2000 CPH. The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 0.97 percent.  This is lower by 1.85 percentage point than the 1.85 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.

If the average annual PGR recorded at 0.97 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Bohol would double in about 72 years.

Fifty years ago, the population of Bohol was only 592,194 persons.  This population size is about half of the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.



City of Tagbilaran was the most populous

Among the lone city and 47 municipalities comprising the province of Bohol, the City of Tagbilaran, the provincial capital, was the most populous with a population size making up 7.7 percent of the total provincial population. The municipality of Ubay was second with 5.5 percent share, followed by the municipalities of Talibon (4.9 percent), Tubigon (3.6 percent), Carmen (3.5 percent), Inabanga (3.4 percent), Loon (3.4 precent), and Dauis (3.1 percent). The rest of the municipalities contributed less than 3.0 percent each.

The least populated area was the municipality of Sikatuna with 0.5 percent share to the total population of the province. In 2000, the municipality of Corella was the least populated area.



Sex ratio was 103 males per 100 females

Of the 1,252,793 household population in 2010, males accounted for 50.8 percent while females comprised 49.2 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 103 males for every 100 females.  In 2000, the sex ratio was recorded at 101 males for every 100 females.


Median age increased to 23.7 years

In 2010, the median age of the household population of the province was 24.0 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 23.7 years. This is higher than the median age of 22.1 years that was recorded in 2000.

Moreover, one in every three persons (33.7 percent) was under 15 years old.  Children aged 5 to 9 years (11.6 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 10 to 14 years (11.3 percent) and 0 to 4 years (10.8 percent).  Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 54 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (55 years and over).



More than half of the population were of voting age

The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 59.9 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 57.7 percent in 2000.  The distribution of voting age by sex was the same for males (50.0 percent) and females (50.0 percent).


Dependency ratio decreased to 69 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group

In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 33.7 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 7.2 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 59.1 percent.           

The overall dependency ratio was 69, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 69 dependents (57 young dependents and 12 old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 73 dependents per 100 working-age population (62 young dependents and 11 old dependents).


There were more males than females among the never-married persons

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 46.2 percent were married while 44.7 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (5.0 percent), in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (3.3 percent), and divorced/separated (0.7 percent).

Among the never-married persons, 54.6 percent were males while 45.4 percent were females.  For the rest of the categories for marital status, the females outnumbered the males.


More females had attained higher levels of education

Of the household population aged five years and over, 43.7 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 30.1 percent had reached or finished high school, 7.2 percent were college undergraduates, and 9.1 percent were academic degree holders.  Among those with an academic degree, the females (53.4 percent) outnumbered the males (46.6 percent). Similarly, more females (61.1 percent) than males (38.9 percent) had pursued post-baccalaureate courses.


Persons with disability comprised 1.8 percent of the population in the province

In 2010, around 22,900 persons or 1.8 percent of the 1,252,793 household population had a disability.  The proportion of persons with disability (PWD) in 2000 was 1.6 percent of the 1,137,775 household population of the province during that year.  The number of PWD for the same year was around 17,800.


There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty

Of the 1,117,531 household population five years and over, 3.4 percent (or 38,016 persons) had at least one type of functional difficulty either in seeing, hearing, walking or climbing steps, remembering or concentrating, self-caring (bathing or dressing), or communicating. There were more females (52.6 percent) than males (47.4 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.

Moreover, of the total 38,016 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 55.3 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses.  There were 31.4 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps, 29.4 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid, 21.7 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating, 14.3 percent had difficulty in communicating, and 13.4 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).


Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts

Of the 971,957 household population 10 years old and over in Bohol, 2.2 percent (or 21,201 persons) were overseas workers.  Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 63.4 percent of all the overseas workers from this province.  Overseas workers aged 30 to 34 years made up the largest age group, comprising 20.3 percent of the total overseas workers from this province, followed by the age groups 25 to 29 years (19.7 percent), 45 years and over (19.5 percent), and 35 to 39 years (17.7 percent).


Average household size was 4.8 persons

The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 261,408, higher by 48,193 households compared with the 213,215 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.8 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.3 persons in 2000.




There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units

A total of 259,520 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Bohol in 2010.  This translates to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.8 persons per occupied housing unit.  In 2000, there were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 5.4 persons per occupied housing unit.


Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of strong materials increased

In 2010, one third (33.9 percent) of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, up from 18.3 percent in 2000.  The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of wood, on the other hand, decreased from 26.3 percent in 2000 to 17.2 percent in 2010.  Meanwhile, 80.8 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum.  This is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000 at 73.2 percent.


Three in every four households lived in lots that they owned or amortized           

In 2010, of the total 261,408 households, 76.4 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied.  The corresponding figure in 2000 was 67.9 percent.

Moreover, 17.7 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 4.1 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 0.7 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.