Butuan City: Three Out of Five Housing Units with Galvanized Iron for Roof and Wood for Walls(Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-074

Release Date: 

Thursday, June 20, 2002

 

Population growth rate increased to 1.70 percent

The population of Butuan City, as of May 2000 was 267,279 persons. This was up by 20,205 persons as compared to 247,074 persons in 1995. The population growth rate of Butuan City had been continuously declining since 1980 to 1995. From a growth rate of 5.40 percent during the 1975 to 1980 period, it dropped to 2.82 percent during the 80-s and further to 1.53 percent during the early 90-s. However, in 1995 to 2000 period, the annual growth rate increased to 1.70 percent. The number of households also rose to 50,273 from 46,596 in 1995. The average household size was 5.30 persons, a slight increase from 1995 (5.28 persons) and higher than the national average of five persons.

Butuan City ranked fifth in Caraga

Butuan City ranked fifth in terms of population size among the four provinces and one highly urbanized city (Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte, Butuan City) in Caraga Region. This city contributed 12.76 percent to the 2.1 million population in the region. At the national level, the city shared 0.35 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

Barangay Libertad was the largest in terms of population size

Of the 86 barangays comprising Butuan City, Libertad contributed the biggest proportion (6.50 percent) to the total population of the city. Ampayon and Obrero Poblacion followed with 3.52 and 3.08 percent, respectively. Humabon was the smallest barangay in terms of population with 328 persons or 0.12 percent of the population of the city.

Butuan City had a median age of 20 years

Butuan City had a young population with a median age of 20 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population was below 20 years old. The percentage of the total population belonging to the age group 0 to 14 years was 39.3 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) accounted for 3.3 percent of the total city population while 57.4 percent belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years.

In 2000, overall dependency ratio was 74

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 74.10. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 74 dependents (68 persons aged 0 to 14 - young dependents; and 6 persons aged 65 and over - old dependents).

Females dominated the higher levels of education

About 39 percent of household population five years old and over had completed or attended elementary education; 29.77 percent, high school; and 5.27 percent were academic degree holders. Males dominated the elementary (52.68 percent) and post secondary levels (50.73 percent), while females dominated the higher levels of education, from college to post baccalaureate level.

Over one-third were Butuanons

Most of the persons in Butuan City classified themselves as Butuanon (35.2 percent). About 24.1 percent as Cebuano while 3.8 percent as Surigaonon and 13.7 percent as other ethnic groups.

More single men than women

Almost half of the total population 10 years old and over were single (45.38 percent) while 43.53 percent were married. The remaining 11 percent were either widowed, separated/divorced, with other arrangements and with unknown marital status.

Single persons were mostly men (53.16 percent) compared to 46.84 percent for women. The proportion of widowed females was noticeably higher (73.13 percent) than the males (26.87 percent).

Housing unit occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

The total housing units in Butuan City was 48,857, of which 48,843 were occupied or an almost 100 percent occupancy rate. This registered an increase of 3.29 percentage points from 1990 and a ratio of 1.03 households per occupied housing unit or a ratio of 5.45 persons per occupied housing unit.

Most households preferred single houses

Majority of the occupied housing units were single houses (91.9 percent). About two out of three housing units needed no repair/minor repair, and 32 percent were built from 1996 to 2000.

Most houses were made up of strong materials

Most households in Butuan City used strong materials for their houses. About 60.9 percent used galvanized iron/aluminum for their roof, while 32.6 percent used cogon/nipa/anahaw. As to the construction materials of the outer walls, 67.8 percent used wood and 14.8 percent used concrete/brick/stone.

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

Most of the occupied housing units had a floor area of 10 to 19 square meters (25.9 percent). About 19 percent had a floor area of 20 to 29 square meters. Only 6.1 percent of the occupied housing units had a floor area of 120 and over square meters.

 

Butuan City

Butuan City, which is situated north of Agusan River, has an area of 758 square kilometers.

In 1901, Butuan became a sub-province of Surigao. It became a part of Agusan province together with Agusan del Sur and Bukidnon in 1907.

Butuan City is called "Prehistoric City by the River". Balanghais or wooden boat and other archeological artifacts have been found in the vicinities of Butuan City, which bolster the claim that it is the oldest settlement in the Philippines.

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
Butuan City 267,279 100.00
     Libertad 17,364 6.50
     Ampayon 9,404 3.52
     Obrero Pob. (Bgy. 18) 8,240 3.08
     San Vicente 8,159 3.05
     Limaha Pob. (Bgy. 14) 8,122 3.04
     Ambago 7,138 2.67
     Baan Km 3 7,108 2.66
     Holy Redeemer Pob. (Bgy. 23) 6,642 2.49
     Baan Riverside Pob. (Bgy. 20) 6,118 2.29
     Ong Yiu Pob. (Bgy. 16) 5,398 2.02

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Butuan City

267,279

135,735

131,544

103.19

     Under 1

7,649

4,036

3,613

111.71

     1 to 4

27,887

14,524

13,363

108.69

     5 to 9

35,226

18,055

17,171

105.15

     10 to 14

34,305

17,244

17,061

101.07

     15 to 19

28,429

14,186

14,243

99.60

     20 to 24

23,052

11,454

11,598

98.76

     25 to 29

19,778

10,075

9,703

103.83

     30 to 34

18,562

9,338

9,224

101.24

     35 to 39

16,817

8,451

8,366

101.02

     40 to 44

14,187

7,272

6,915

105.16

     45 to 49

11,380

5,930

5,450

108.81

     50 to 54

8,909

4,559

4,350

104.80

     55 to 59

6,604

3,410

3,194

106.76

     60 to 64

5,800

2,915

2,885

101.04

     65 to 69

3,711

1,863

1,848

100.81

     70 to 74

2,391

1,194

1,197

99.75

     75 to 79

1,412

675

737

91.59

     80 & Over

1,180

554

626

88.50

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

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

230,696

116,578

114,118

     No Grade Completed

9,862

5,342

4,520

     Pre-School

4,684

2,357

2,327

     Elementary

90,541

47,698

42,843

     High School

68,683

33,892

34,791

     Post Secondary

10,116

5,132

4,984

     College Undergraduate

27,703

13,347

14,356

     Academic Degree Holder

12,155

5,261

6,894

     Post Baccalaureate

434

189

245

     Not Stated

6,518

3,360

3,158

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

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

Butuan City

196,517 89,173 85,537 7,663 2,012 8,878 3,254
     Below 20 62,734 58,744 1,050 47 36 797 2,060
     20 - 24 23,052

15,563

5,105 35 117 1,769 463
     25 - 29 19,778 7,274 10,479 74 181 1,528 242
     30 - 34 18,562 3,296 13,428 149 256 1,318 115
     35 - 39 16,817 1,653 13,527 274 292 990 81
     40 - 44 14,187 967 11,647 408 305 808 52
     45 - 49 11,380 615 9,298 578 272 567 50
     50 - 54 8,909 391 7,058 793 213 409 45
     55 - 59 6,604 238 5,063 897 118 268 20
     60 - 64 5,800 159 4,109 1,189 102 202 39
     65 - 69 3,711 104 2,391 1,018 60 111 27
     70 - 74 2,391 75 1,322 889 36 52 17
     75 - 79 1,412 60 650 629 15 37 21
     80 & Over 1,180 34 410 683 9 22 22

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Butuan City 266,200 135,122 131,078
     Cebuano 64,072 32,639 31,433
     Butuanon 93,589 47,135 45,454
     Boholano 21,171 11,096 10,075
     Surigaonon 10,071 4,851 5,220
     Bisaya/Binisaya 39,185 19,649 19,536
     Others 36,440 18,841 17,599
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 478 301 177
     Not Reported 1,194 610 584

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: Butuan City, 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
Butuan City 48,843 50,273 266,200 1.03 5.45
     Single House 44,904 46,084 245,835 1.03 5.47
     Duplex 1,793 1,895 9,020 1.06 5.03
     Multi-Unit Residential 1,270 1,391 6,257 1.10 4.93
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 208 216 1,106 1.04 5.32
     Institutional Living Quarters 19 31 128 1.63 6.74
     Other Housing Unit 12 12 38 1.00 3.17
     Not Reported 637 644 3,816 1.01 5.99

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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