Bulacan: Population Reached Two Million Mark (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-127

Release Date: 

Friday, September 6, 2002

 

Population to double in 14 years

The province of Bulacan registered a total population of 2,234,088 persons in the year 2000, up from 1,784,441 persons in 1995. This figure gave the province an average annual growth rate of 4.93 percent, an increase of 1.69 percentage points from the 1990 to 1995 period. The number of households was registered at 463,886, an increase of 104,273 households over the 1995 figure. This gave an average household size of 4.8 persons, a slight decrease from the 1995 and national average of five persons. If the current growth rate continues, the population of Bulacan was expected to double in 14 years.

Bulacan ranked first in Central Luzon Region in terms of population size

Bulacan ranked first in terms of population size among the six provinces (Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales) and two highly urbanized cities (Angeles City and Olongapo City) in Central Luzon, contributing 27.82 percent to the 8 million population of the region. At the national level, the province shared 2.87 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

San Jose Del Monte, the biggest municipality in terms of population size

Of the 24 municipalities comprising Bulacan, San Jose Del Monte, was the biggest in terms of population size. This registered a population of 315,807 persons or 14.1 percent of the total provincial population. It was followed by Malolos, the provincial capital (7.85 percent), Meycauayan (7.30 percent), Santa Maria (6.46 percent) and San Miguel (5.54 percent). Doña Remedios Trinidad had the smallest population with 0.61 percent of the total provincial population.

Bulacan had a median age of 23 years

Bulacan had a median age of 23 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population were below 23 years old. In 1995, the median age was 22 years.

Sex ratio was recorded at 99.96

Females outnumbered their male counterparts with a sex ratio of 99.96 females for every 100 males.

There were 1,315,820 persons or 58.90 percent of the total population belonging to the voting population. The proportion of males (49.32 percent) in the voting age was lower than that of the females (50.68 percent).

More than half of females were in childbearing ages

Out of 1,117,258 females, 594,028 or 53.17 percent belonged to childbearing or reproductive group (15 to 49 years). The highest percentage of which, were those at age group 15 to 19 years (18.53 percent).

Dependency ratio down to 64

The percentage of the total population belonging to age group 0 to 14 years was 35.3 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) accounted for 3.6 percent, while 61.2 percent were in 15 to 64 years age group (economically active population).The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 64. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 64 dependents (58 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and six persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). In 1995, the dependency ratio was recorded at 65.

Females dominated higher levels of education

About 40.46 percent of the household population aged five years and over in Bulacan had attended or completed elementary education; 30.93 percent, high school; 10.77 percent, college undergraduates; 5.07 percent, academic degree holders and only 0.20 percent with post baccalaureate courses. On the other hand, the proportion of children 5 to 6 years old who had completed pre-school and were likely to become Grade I students in the next school year was 2.52 percent (49,015 pupils).

There were more males than females who had attended or finished high school and post secondary education. On the other hand, those who were college undergraduates, had college degree and with post baccalaureate courses were predominantly females.

Nine out of ten were Tagalog

Majority (90.4 percent) of the household population in Bulacan classified themselves as Tagalog. Others were Bisaya/Binisaya (2.22 percent), and Bicol/Bikol (1.95 percent). Other ethnic groups included Ilocano and Cebuano with 1.08 percent and 0.75 percent, respectively.

Married persons outnumbered single persons

Of the total population 10 years old and over in Bulacan, a higher proportion of married persons (48.33 percent) was reported as compared to single persons (41.30 percent). The remaining 10.37 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status.

About 21 percent of the housing units had floor area of 20 to 29 square meters

Twenty one percent of the occupied housing units had floor area of 20 to 29 square meters (20.6 percent). About 20 percent had floor area of 10 to 19 square meters and 30 to 49 square meters. Only 5.4 percent of the occupied housing units had floor area of 120 and over square meters.

Majority of the households used strong materials for their houses

Majority of the households in Bulacan used galvanized iron/aluminum (84.9 percent) and a small percentage still used cogon/nipa/anahaw (2.2 percent) as roof of their houses. As to the construction material of the outer walls, more than half of the occupied housing units had walls made of concrete/brick/stone (57.4 percent), and 24 percent, half concrete/brick/stone and half wood.

Of the total occupied housing units, 55.5 percent had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum and concrete/brick/stone for walls.

 

BULACAN

Bulacan is the land of Tagalog Poets, whose prosperous towns and rich agricultural lands have nurtured a most vibrant and colorful people. The province of Nueva Ecija bound it on the north, on the east by the provinces of Aurora and Quezon, on the west by the province of Pampanga and on the south by the province of Rizal, Metro Manila and Manila Bay. Bulacan got its name from the Tagalog word "bulak" meaning cotton, which was its former principal product. The climate in Bulacan is similar to the rest of Central Luzon. There were two pronounced seasons with a dry period from November to April and a wet period the rest of the year.

The province is also known for world-class jewelry. Tourist attractions include Barasoain Church, where the revolutionary congress drafted the first Philippine Constitution; the Shrine of Marcelo H. Del Pilar and the monument of Francisco Balagtas. Bulacan is also known for the unique rites and fiestas held around the different towns, like the Carabao Festival in Pulilan and the fiesta of Obando, marked by fertility rite consisting of street dancing by childless couples who hope to be blessed with offspring, and the Crus ng Wawa River festival where a huge decorated pagoda is paraded in the Bocaue River.

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

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table1. Total Population Distribution of Top 5 Municipalities by Sex: Bulacan, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Bulacan 2,234,088 100.00 1,116,830 1,117,258
     San Jose Del Monte 315,807 14.14 158,241 157,566
     Malolos (Capital) 175,291 7.85 86,600 88,691
     Meycauyan 163,037 7.30 81,450 81,587
     Sta. Maria 144,282 6.46 72,209 72,073
     San Miguel 123,824 5.54 62,739 61,085
     Other Municipalities 1,311,847 58.72 655,591 656,256

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Bulacan 2,234,088 1,116,830 1,117,258 99.96
     Under 1 57,616 29,397 28,219 104.17
     1 to 4 227,154 116,120 111,034 104.58
     5 to 9 268,396 137,614 130,782 105.22
     10 to 14 235,055 119,300 115,755 103.06
     15 to 19 219,439 109,352 110,087 99.33
     20 to 24 214,941 106,119 108,822 97.52
     25 to 29 190,372 94,478 95,894 98.52
     30 to 34 182,392 91,156 91,236 99.91
     35 to 39 153,757 78,248 75,509 103.63
     40 to 44 127,653 64,785 62,868 103.05
     45 to 49 100,493 50,881 49,612 102.56
     50 to 54 81,379 40,612 40,767 99.62
     55 to 59 52,338 25,684 26,654 96.36
     60 to 64 43,593 20,297 23,296 87.13
     65 to 69 30,911 13,735 17,176 79.97
     70 to 74 21,480 9,127 12,353 73.88
     75 to 79 13,712 5,349 8,363 63.96
     80 & Over 13,407 4,576 8,831 51.82

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Bulacan 1,946,048 969,058 976,990
     No Grade Completed 62,371 32,273 30,098
     Pre-School 49,015 25,241 23,774
     Elementary 787,280 390,401 396,879
     High School 601,969 305,701 296,268
     Post Secondary 91,637 46,858 44,779
     College Undergraduate 209,540 104,033 105,507
     Academic Degree Holder 98,732 42,290 56,442
     Post Baccalaureate 3,925 1,568 2,357
     Not Stated 41,579 20,693 20,886

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Years Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Bulacan 1,680,922 694,218 812,359 67,385 21,392 72,643 12,925
     Below 20 454,494 425,600 14,224 461 605 6,890 6,714
     20 - 24 214,941 133,044 63,464 446 1,659 14,170 2,158
     25 - 29 190,372 60,258 112,501 816 2,549 13,068 1,180
     30 - 34 182,392 30,089 135,588 1,586 3,209 11,129 791
     35 - 39 153,757 15,547 123,448 2,359 3,194 8,742 467
     40 - 44 127,653 9,021 104,788 3,698 3,097 6,732 317
     45 - 49 100,493 5,968 82,175 5,032 2,483 4,580 255
     50 - 54 81,379 4,587 64,571 7,005 1,889 3,116 211
     55 - 59 52,338 2,527 40,052 6,941 1,036 1,635 147
     60 - 64 43,593 2,303 30,467 8,767 750 1,135 171
     65 - 69 30,911 1,782 19,346 8,541 451 656 135
     70 - 74 21,480 1,493 11,524 7,694 246 385 138
     75 - 79 13,712 964 6,079 6,242 130 211 86
     80 & Over 13,407 1,035 4,132 7,797 94 194 155

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Bulacan 2,230,778 1,114,552 1,116,226
     Tagalog 2,015,822 1,008,323 1,007,499
     Bisaya/Binisaya 49,431 24,145 25,286
     Bikol/Bicol 43,605 22,268 21,337
     Ilocano 24,159 11,987 12,172
     Cebuano 16,786 8,139 8,647
     Others 69,717 34,030 35,687
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 511 355 156
     Not Reported 10,747 5,305 5,442

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS OF THE
OUTER WALLS
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF THE ROOF
Total
Occupied
Housing
Units
Galvanized
Iron/
Aluminum
Tile/
Concrete/
Clay Tile
Half
Galvanized,
Iron/Half
Concrete
Wood Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw
Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials
Asbestos/
Others
NotReported
Bulacan 456,208 387,512 4,622 36,925 8,618 10,170 3,301 462 4,598
     Concrete/Brick/
     Stone
261,869 253,035 3,381 3,941 575 461 369 107 -
     Wood 51,757 41,140 231 2,314 6,143 1,654 225 50 -
     Half Concrete/
     Brick/Stone
      and Half Wood
109,584 76,733 824 29,264 1,380 1,128 192 63 -
     Galvanized iron/
     Aluminum
3,069 2,341 35 572 62 30 18 11 -
     Bamboo/Sawali/
     Cogon/Nipa
16,279 8,641 - 440 315 6,593 200 85 5
     Asbestos 185 104 8 15 6 - - 52 -
     Glass 83 68 9 3 - - - 3 -
     Makeshift/
     Salvaged/
     Improvised
      Materials
5,401 2,761 - 93 46 207 2,248 46 -
     Others/
     Not reported
7,493 2,355 58 262 62 90 39 35 4,592
     No Walls 488 334 76 21 29 7 10 10 1

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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