Kalinga's Population Growth Rate Down To 0.64 Percent (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Total population increased by 8,307 persons

Kalinga posted a total population of 182,326 persons based on the results of the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This was higher by 8,303 persons over the 2000 census figure of 174,023 persons. These figures translated to an annual population growth rate (PGR) of 0.64 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, down from the PGR of 2.63 percent for the period 1995 to 2000.

In 2007, the number of households in the province was posted at 34,858 households, higher by 4,408 households over the 2000 figure of 30,450 households. The average household size in 2007 was 5.2 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.7 persons in 2000.

City of Tabuk was the most populous

Among the lone city and seven municipalities in Kalinga, the City of Tabuk, the provincial capital was the largest in terms of population size. The city contributed 48.2 percent to the total population of the province. This was followed by the municipalities of Pinukpuk (15.2 percent) and Rizal (Liwan) (8.0 percent). The municipality of Tanudan had the smallest population with 4.5 percent share to the total population of the province.


Sex ratio remained at 105 males per 100 females

The household population of the province in 2007 was composed of 93,338 males and 88,760 females. These figures resulted to a sex ratio of 105 males for every 100 females. In 2000, the sex ratio recorded was the same as in 2007.

Median age increased to 20 years

In 2007, Kalinga had a median age of 20 years, which means that half of the household population were below 20 years old. The median age in 2000 was one year lower than the median age reported in 2007.

By age group, persons aged 5 to 9 years had the highest proportion to household population with a share of 12.8 percent. Children aged 0 to 4 years and 10 to 14 years contributed 12.6 percent and 12.4 percent, respectively.


Males outnumbered their female counterparts in age brackets 5 to 59 years. There were more females than males in age groups 0 to 4 years and 60 years and over.

Voting-age population comprised more of males than females

More than half (55.2 percent) of Kalinga's household population belonged to voting-age population (aged 18 years and over). This was slightly higher than the proportion of voting-age population (53.0 percent) recorded in 2000. Of the total voting-age population in 2007, there were more males (51.8 percent) than females (48.2 percent).

Dependency ratio decreased to 73 dependents per 100 working-age population

The proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) to household population was 37.8 percent, while old dependents (65 years and over) comprised 4.4 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for 57.7 percent of the household population.

Kalinga's overall dependency ratio in 2007 was 73 dependents (65 young dependents and 8 old dependents) for every 100 working-age population. This ratio was lower compared to the 2000 dependency ratio of 78 dependents (72 young dependents and 6 old dependents) for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years.

There were more never-married males than females

In 2007, never-married persons comprised 46.7 percent of the household population 10 years old and over, while married persons made up for 46.9 percent. The remaining 6.4 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, had common law/live-in marital arrangement, or had unknown marital status.

The proportion of males (56.2 percent) was higher than females (43.8 percent) among never-married persons. Females outnumbered males in the rest of the categories for marital status: married (50.4 percent), widowed (72.2 percent), divorced/separated (64.7 percent), and common-law/live-in marital arrangement (52.9 percent).

More females than males pursued higher levels of education

Of the household population five years old and over, two out of five (40.8 percent) had attended or completed elementary education, 26.5 percent had reached or completed high school, 2.6 percent had attended or finished post secondary education, 8.7 percent were college undergraduates, 8.0 percent were academic degree holders, and 0.3 percent had post baccalaureate courses.

About three-fifths of those with academic degrees (62.2 percent) and those with post baccalaureate courses (62.5 percent) were females.

Of the 80,753 household population 5 to 24 years old, 67.7 percent had attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. School attendance among females aged 5 to 24 years (71.2 percent) was higher compared to that of their male counterparts (64.4 percent).

There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units

A total of 34,858 households resided in 34,645 housing units in Kalinga. These numbers translated to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, the same ratio reported in 2000. The ratio of persons per occupied housing unit in 2007 was 5.3, lower than the ratio of 5.8 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.

Majority of occupied housing units had roofs made of strong materials

About 87 percent of the occupied housing units in Kalinga had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, higher by 14.4 percentage points from the proportion recorded in 2000. Meanwhile, nearly one in every three (31.2 percent) occupied housing units in 2007 had outer walls made of wood, an increase of 2.0 percentage points from the 2000 figure.





  Source:  Household Statistics Department
               National Statistics Office
               Manila, Philippines