Capiz's Annual Population Growth Rate Down to 1.00 Percent

Reference Number: 

2002-076

Release Date: 

Friday, June 21, 2002

Population growth rate registered at 1.00 percent

The results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) showed that the province of Capiz recorded a total population of 654,156 persons. The figure was higher by 29,687 persons over the 1995 census results. It registered a 1.00 percent annual population growth rate, lower by 0.26 percentage point than that of 1995 (1.26 percent). A corresponding increase on the number of households was also observed, from 119,885 households in 1995 to 128,569 households in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 5.08 persons, lower than the 5.21 average household size recorded in 1995.

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

Among the sixteen municipalities and one city of Capiz, Roxas City, the provincial capital, had the largest population comprising 19.32 percent of the total provincial population. Followed next were the municipalities of Tapaz (6.74 percent); Panay (6.21 percent); Dumarao (6.16 percent); and Pontevedra (6.13 percent). On the other hand, Sapi-an, Cuartero, Ivisan and Dumalag had the smallest population with less than 4.00 percent each.

More than half of the population were below 21 years old

The province had a median age of 21 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 20 years.

Capiz had a male population of 329,006 persons, higher than its female counterpart of 325,150 persons. This figure resulted to a sex ratio of 101.19 males for every 100 females. There were more males in the age group 0 to 49 years, except for the age bracket 40 to 44 years. On the other hand, there were more females in the 50 years and above age group.

Three in five persons belonged to economically active population

Economically active population (aged 15 to 64 years) comprised 58 percent of the total population. Young dependents, aged 0 to 14 years comprised 37.10 percent while 4.89 percent as old dependents aged 65 years and above. The overall dependency ratio was 72.40, lower than the 1995 ratio of 78.84. This meant that for every 100 economically active persons, there were 72 dependents, of which, 64 persons were young dependents and 8 persons were old dependents.

More females pursued higher education

Among the household population aged five years old and over, 48.03 percent had attended/completed elementary education; 25.30 percent, high school; and 4.31 percent, post secondary education. Academic degree holders comprised 3.95 percent; 7.31 percent, college undergraduates; less than one percent (0.73), with post-baccalaureate studies. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (52.78 percent) and post-secondary courses (52.33 percent). On the other hand, there were more females who had attended/completed high school (51.63 percent), were college undergraduates (53.39 percent), were academic degree holders (64.20 percent), and attended/completed post baccalaureate courses (59.95 percent).

Capizeños comprised 97.15 percent of the household population

In Capiz, 97.15 percent of the household population classified themselves as Capizeños. The rest were either Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (0.58), Badjao, Sama Dilaut (0.22 percent), Manobo/Ata-Manobo (0.11 percent) or belonged to other ethnic groups (1.94 percent).

Proportion of married individuals down by 1.36 percentage points

Of the 493,791 total population aged 10 years and over, married persons comprised 43.82 percent, lower by 1.36 percentage points than the 1995 figure (45.18). Single persons, widowed and with other arrangements constituted 47.06 percent, 4.83 percent and 2.82 percent, respectively. Separated/divorced persons constituted 0.58 percent, higher than the 0.40 percent recorded in 1995.

Almost 100 percent occupancy rate

In Capiz, there were 127,164 housing units, of which 127,150 were occupied by 128,569 households. An occupancy rate of 99.99 percent was recorded, higher by 1.02 percentage points than the 1990 figure (97.75 percent). More than 95 percent of the occupied housing units in Capiz were single houses.

Of the occupied housing units, majority (71.6 percent) did not need repair or if needed one, with minor repair only while almost 19 percent needed major repair. Two out of five occupied housing units were relatively new, built from1996 to 2000.

About three out of five houses had strong materials for roof

Majority (58.2 percent) of the housing units in Capiz used galvanized iron/aluminum as material of the roof. The proportion was higher than the 31.8 percent recorded in 1990. On the other hand, the proportion of roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw declined from 64.4 percent in 1990 to 33.7 percent in 2000. The use of concrete/brick/stone as construction material of the outer walls increased from 6.4 percent in 1990 to 16.7 percent in 2000.

CAPIZ

Capiz is situated in the northeastern part of Panay Island. Sibuyan Sea bounded it on the north, Iloilo on the east and south, Antique on the west, and the province of Aklan on the northwest.

In 1213, Bornean datus organized Capiz, then part of Aklan as a "sakop" (political unit) of Panay. It was believed that the name Capiz was derived from the Visayan word kapid, meaning "twins". In 1570, when the Spaniards arrived, twin children were born to Datu Bankaya, the ruler of Aklan. Somehow, the natives unconsciously miscommunicated this to the Spaniards as the name of the place, so the Spaniards adopted the name Capiz. Capiz was made into a province under Act No. 2711 on March 10, 1917 and it included what is now Aklan until it was separated in 1956.

Agriculture is the main industry in the province and major crops are rice, corn, coconut and sugarcane. There are rich offshore fishing grounds and cottage industries that include weaving of piña and jusi. Tourist attractions are the Panay church, Pilar caves and the Halaran festival every first week of October.

Source: Fast Facts About Philippine Provinces
               By: Conrado M. Lancion, Jr.
               (Tahanan Books, Manila)

 

  (Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

Table 1. Population Distribution of Top Five Municipalities by Sex: Capiz, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Capiz 654,156 100.00 329,006 325,150
     Roxas City 126,352 19.32 62,542 63,810
     Tapaz 44,085 6.74 22,201 21,884
     Panay 40,599 6.21 20,613 19,986
     Dumarao 40,303 6.16 20,494 19,809
     Pontevedra 40,103 6.13 20,222 19,881
     Other Municipalities 362,714 55.44 182,934 179,780

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Capiz 654,156 329,006 325,150 101.19
     Under 1 14,572 7,463 7,109 104.98
     1 to 4 61,210 30,868 30,342 101.73
     5 to 9 84,583 43,315 41,268 104.96
     10 to 14 82,348 41,572 40,776 101.95
     15 to 19 73,642 37,660 35,982 104.66
     20 to 24 57,051 29,728 27,323 108.80
     25 to 29 45,374 23,304 22,070 105.59
     30 to 34 42,393 21,391 21,002 101.85
     35 to 39 38,989 19,968 19,021 104.98
     40 to 44 34,158 17,066 17,092 99.85
     45 to 49 29,376 14,786 14,590 101.34
     50 to 54 22,787 11,127 11,660 95.43
     55 to 59 18,810 9,076 9,734 93.24
     60 to 64 16,865 7,856 9,009 87.20
     65 to 69 11,812 5,288 6,524 81.05
     70 to 74 8,365 3,615 4,750 76.11
     75 to 79 5,771 2,472 3,299 74.93
     80 & Over 6,050 2,451 3,599 68.10

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Capiz 577,833 290,367 287,466
     No Grade Completed 32,364 16,711 15,653
     Pre-School 14,164 7,136 7,028
     Elementary 277,544 146,483 131,061
     High School 146,210 70,720 75,490
     Post Secondary 24,903 13,031 11,872
     College Undergraduate 42,218 19,677 22,541
     Academic Degree Holder 22,834 8,174 14,660
     Post Baccalaureate 4,230 1,694 2,536
     Not Stated 13,366 6,741 6,625

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Capiz 653,602 328,692 324,910
     Capizeño 634,997 319,095 315,902
     Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 3,778 1,874 1,904
     Badjao, Sama Dilaut 1,447 725 722
     Manobo/Ata-Manobo 717 401 316
     Others 6100 3,072 3,028
      Not Reported 6,563 3,525 3,038

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Capiz 493,791 232,402 216,366 23,838 2,853 13,912 4,420
     Below 20 155,990 149,011 3,325 144 55 1,063 2,392
     20 - 24 57,051 42,100 11,510 126 182 2,377 756
     25 - 29 45,374 19,233 23,050 246 235 2,258 352
     30 - 34 42,393 8,815 30,550 467 349 1,966 246
     35 - 39 38,989 4,480 31,608 706 406 1,660 129
     40 - 44 34,158 2,522 28,514 1,262 399 1,339 122
     45 - 49 29,376 1,742 24,440 1,691 379 1,061 63
     50 - 54 22,787 1,253 18,375 2,078 285 742 54
     55 - 59 18,810 925 14,689 2,451 210 477 58
     60 - 64 16,865 765 12,261 3,248 157 382 52
     65 - 69 11,812 565 7,893 2,994 66 247 47
     70 - 74 8,365 388 4,846 2,866 61 156 48
     75 - 79 5,771 294 2,994 2,314 32 99 38
     80 & Over 6,050 309 2,311 3,245 37 85 63

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Capiz, 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
Capiz 127,150 74,020 367 4,953 42,830 1,780 421 2,779
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 21,255 20,165 227 422 333 60 5 23
     Wood 5,757 3,977 27 179 1,088 453 11 22
     Half Concrete/
       Brick/Stone
       and Half Wood
17,005 12,843 78 2,549 1,261 225 24 25
     Galvanized
       Iron/Aluminum
575 358 10 124 43 38 1 1
     Bamboo/Sawali/Nipa 78,288 35,840 - 1,558 39,551 979 243 117
     Others/Not Reported 4,270 837 25 101 554 25 137 2,591

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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