Ifugao: Total Population Grew By Almost 20,000 Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Total population grew by almost 20,000 persons

Ifugao recorded a total population of 180,815 persons as of August 1, 2007, indicating an annual population growth rate of 1.56 percent for the period 2000 to 2007. The registered total population of the province in 2007 was higher by 19,192 persons than its 2000 total population of 161,623 persons.

Alfonso Lista (Potia) remained the largest municipality in terms of population size

With a total population of 25,323 (14 percent) in 2007, Alfonso Lista (Potia) remained the largest municipality in Ifugao. It was followed by Lamut (12.2 percent) and Banaue (11.9 percent). The smallest municipality in the province was Hungduan with a share of 5.3 percent to the total population of the province

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Average household size decreased to 5 persons

The number of households increased by 4,886 or 15.6 percent from 31,346 in 2000 to 36,232 in 2007. Household population, likewise increased by 19,114 (11.8 percent) from 161,483 persons in 2000 to 180,597 persons in 2007. On the average, a household comprised of 5 persons in 2007, slighlty lower than the averge household size of 5.2 persons per household in 2000.

Sex Ratio was 105 males for every 100 females

The sex ratio in 2007 was 105.4 or 105 males for every 100 females, one male higher than the sex ratio in 2000. The sex ratio in 2000 was 104.3 or 104 males for every 100 females.

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Median age was 21 years

The household population of Ifugao had a median age of 21 years in 2007 or half of the household population were below 21 years old. This was two years higher than the recorded median age of 19 years in 2000.

Comparing the household population by age group, persons who were 10 to 14 years old had the highest proportion (12.2 percent), followed closely by 5 to 9 years old (12.1 percent) and 15 to 19 years old (12.0 percent). Except for ages 60 and above, males dominated the household population in all age groups

Males remained to dominate the voting-age population

The voting-age population (18 years and over) in 2007 accounted for 56.6 percent of the household population. This was dominated by males with a percent share of 51.5 percent of the voting-age population. In 2000, the proportion of voting-age population was lower at 52.6 percent, which was also dominated by males (51.1 percent).

Dependents decreased by 13 persons for every 100 working-age population

The proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) to household population was 35.9 percent while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.4 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) registered a percent share of 59.7 percent reflecting an uptrend from the 2000 figure of 55.2 percent.

The overall dependency ratio remarkably decreased from 81 dependents (73 young dependents and 8 old dependents) per 100 working-age population in 2000 to 68 dependents (60 young dependents and 8 old dependents) for every 100 working-age population in 2007. This shows that persons in the working age group were relieved of 13 dependents for every 100 persons in the working ages.

Persons with common law/live-in partner declined

Single (50.1 percent) and married persons (43.8 percent) dominated the household population 10 years old and over in 2007. About 6.10 percent of the household population 10 years old and over were either widowed, divorced/separated, had common-law/live-in partner or with unknown marital status. Compared to the 2000 figures, proportion of single (49.1 percent) and married (42.3 percent) persons showed an increase for the period 2000 to 2007. Common-law/live-in, on the other hand, declined from 2.1 percent in 2000 to 0.48 percent in 2007.

Academic degree holders went up to 8.8 percent

About 41.5 percent of the household population 5 years old and over in 2007 had attended or completed elementary education and about one fourth (25.8 percent) had reached high school. In 2000, elementary (46.2 percent) and high school (21.9 percent) also recorded the highest proportion among the educational levels attained. However, elementary posted a decline of 4.8 percentage points while high school soared by 3.8 percentage points. Academic degree holders, which accounted for 3.0 percent of the household population 10 years old and over in 2000, went up to 8.8 percent in 2007. Majority of those who reached preschool and elementary were males, while the rest of the educational levels were dominated by females.

School attendance at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008 of household population 5 to 24 years old was 68.0 percent in 2007, in which, females, with a percent share of 51.2 percent of the total school attendees, outshone their male counterparts.

Ratio of household per 100 occupied housing unit was unchanged

Total occupied housing units increased by 15.7 percent from 31,134 in 2000 to 36,032 in 2007. For both years, there were 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units. However, in terms of number of persons per occupied housing unit, the ratio of 5 persons for every occupied housing unit in 2007 was slightly lower than the ratio of 5.2 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.

Use of lighter materials for roofs and outer walls dropped

Wood (49.6 percent) remained to be the most popularly used construction material of outer walls of occupied housing units in 2007 but use of this material for the outer walls slightly went down by 0.80 percentage point as compared to the proportion of users (50.4 percent) in 2000. It was further noted that there was a shift from lighter to stronger material for the outer walls of the occupied housing units. Between the period 2000 and 2007, bamboo/sawali/cogon was down from 16.0 percent to 7.14 percent and galvanized iron/aluminum slightly dropped from 11.0 percent to 10.5 percent. While the abovementioned materials decreased, used of concrete/brick/stone (from 10.9 percent to 18.1 percent), and half concrete/brick/stone and half wood (9.7 percent to 13.8 percent) increased.

Majority (86.9 percent) of the occupied housing units had roofs that were made of galvanized iron/aluminum, showing an increase of 16.3 percentage points from the proportion obtained in 2000 (70.6 percent). The use of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 26.8 percent in 2000 to 11.2 percent in 2007.




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  Source:  Household Statistics Department
               National Statistics Office
               Manila, Philippines