Population increased at the rate of 3.11 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Laguna posted a total population of 2,669,847 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 703,975 persons compared to its total population of 1,965,872 persons counted in the 2000 CPH. The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 3.11 percent. This is lower than the 3.67 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 3.11 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Laguna would double in 22 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Laguna was only 472,064 persons. The population size is more than five times the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.
City of Calamba was the most populous
Among the four cities and 24 municipalities comprising the province of Laguna, the City of Calamba was the most populous with a population size making up 14.6 percent of the total provincial population. The municipality of San Pedro was second with 11.0 percent share, followed by the City of Sta. Rosa (10.7 percent) and City of BiÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â±an (10.6 percent). The City of San Pablo and the municipality of Cabuyao each had 9.3 percent share each while the municipality of Santa Cruz, the provincial capital, had a share of 4.2 percent. The rest of the municipalities contributed less than 4.0 percent each.
The least populated area was the municipality of Famy with 0.6 percent share to the total population of the province. It was also the least populated area in 2000.
Sex ratio remained at 98 males per 100 females
Of the 2,665,732 household population in 2010, males accounted for 49.6 percent while females comprised 50.4 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 98 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000.
Median age increased to 24.9 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 24.9 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 24.9 years. This is higher than the median age of 22.8 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, almost one-third (31.1 percent) of the population were under 15 years old. Children aged 0 to 4 years (10.7 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 5 to 9 years (10.4 percent) and 10 to 14 years (9.9 percent). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 14 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (45 years and over).
More than half of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 63.2 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 59.9 percent in 2000. There were more females (51.6 percent) than males (48.4 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 53 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 31.1 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.6 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 65.3 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 53, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 53 dependents (48 young dependents and five old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 60 dependents per 100 working-age population (55 young dependents and five old dependents).
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 44.8 percent were married while 41.8 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (7.4 percent), widowed (4.2 percent), and divorced/separated (1.7 percent).
Among the never-married persons, 51.8 percent were males while 48.2 percent were females. For the rest of the categories for marital status, the females outnumbered the males.
More females had attained higher levels of education
Of the household population aged five years and over, 27.7 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 38.9 percent had reached or finished high school, 11.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 12.1 percent were academic degree holders. Among those with an academic degree, the females (56.5 percent) outnumbered the males (43.5 percent). Similarly, more females (58.9 percent) than males (41.1 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
Persons with disability comprised 1.5 percent of the population in the province
In 2010, around 1.5 percent (or 40,900 persons) of the 2,665,732 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.1 percent of the 1,963,259 household population of the province during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 21,000.
There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty
Of the 2,379,205 household population five years and over, 3.0 percent (or 70,737 persons) had at least one type of functional difficulty either in seeing, hearing, walking or climbing steps, remembering or concentrating, self-caring (bathing or dressing), or communicating. There were more females (55.4 percent) than males (44.6 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 70,737 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 74.4 percent reported that they had difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 19.9 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps, 16.2 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid, 10.7 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating, 8.5 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing), and 9.6 percent had difficulty in communicating.
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 2,100,904 household population 10 years old and over in Laguna, 2.9 percent (or 60,294 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 61.9 percent of all the overseas workers from this province. Overseas workers aged 45 years and over made up the largest age group, comprising 27.3 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years (18.2 percent), 35 to 39 years (16.3 percent), and 40 to 44 years (14.1 percent).
Average household size was 4.3 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 623,707, higher by 205,775 households compared with the 417,932 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.3 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.7 persons in 2000.
There were 103 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 605,423 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Laguna in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 103 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.4 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 102 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 4.8 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of strong materials increased
The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 53.2 percent in 2000 to 71.7 percent in 2010. Moreover, 14.2 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood, 9.4 percent had outer walls made of wood only, and 3.2 percent had bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa as materials for the outer walls. Meanwhile, 94.0 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. This is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000 at 88.1 percent.
Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 623,707 households, 64.2 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was 55.6 percent.
Moreover, 18.0 percent of the households rented the lots that they occupied, 15.3 percent occupied the lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, and 1.7 percent occupied the lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.