Marinduque: Population to Double in 38 Years (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-068

Release Date: 

Thursday, June 6, 2002

 

Population growth rate increased to 1.81 percent

Marinduque had a total population of 217,392 persons based on the results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000). This registered an increase of 17,482 persons from 199,910 persons five years ago. This translated to an annual growth rate of 1.81 percent from 1995 to 2000. If the average annual growth rate continues at 1.81 percent, the population of Marinduque was expected to double in 38 years.

Number of households rose to 43,921

The number of households of the province rose to 43,921 in 2000, registering an increase of 3,109 households in 1995. This gave an average household size of 4.95 persons, slightly higher than the 4.89 persons recorded in 1995.

Population of Marinduque ranked 10th in Southern Tagalog

Marinduque ranked tenth in terms of population size in the Southern Tagalog Region, contributing 1.84 percent to the 11.8 million population in the region. At the national level, Marinduque shared 0.28 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the Census 2000.

Santa Cruz was the most populated municipality

Among the six municipalities in Marinduque, Santa Cruz, which comprised 27.6 percent of the total provincial population, ranked first in terms of population size. Boac, the provincial capital (22.3 percent) ranked second. Buenavista, on the other hand, had the least population with 8.9 percent of the provincial total.

Half of the population were below 20 years old

Marinduque had a median age of 20 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 19 years. This meant that half of the population of the province were aged 20 years and below.

Sex ratio was recorded at 102

Male population outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 102 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age bracket 0 to 54 years. As the age advanced to 55 years onwards, however, the females dominated their male counterparts.

Eight dependents for every 10 economically active persons

In 2000, the 0 to14 age group made up about 39 percent of the total population of the province while population aged 65 years and above comprised 5.3 percent. The economically active population aged 15 to 64 years, thus, made up 55.8 percent of the total population.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 79.1. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 79 dependents (70 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents and nine persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 ratio was lower than the 87.4 ratio reported in 1995.

Females dominated higher levels of education

Of the total household population five years old and over, almost half (49.6 percent) had attended or completed elementary education. Twenty seven percent had either attended or finished secondary education while 7.3 percent had attended college. Only 3.9 percent were academic degree holders. There were more males who had finished elementary education (51.1 percent) and secondary education (50.3 percent) compared to females (48.9 percent and 49.7 percent, respectively). On the other hand, those who had attended college, academic degree holders and post baccalaureate were predominantly females.

Majority of Marinduqueños were Tagalog

About 97 percent of the household population in Marinduque classified themselves as Tagalog. The remaining three percent were either Boholano, Pangasinan/Pangalatao, Bisaya/Binisaya, Bikol/Bicol, Ilocano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, or belonged to other ethnic groups.

Married persons outnumbered single persons

There was a higher percentage of married persons than single persons in Marinduque (47.1 percent for married versus 43.5 percent for single). Those who were either widowed, divorced/separated, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status comprised 9.3 percent of the household population 10 years old and over.

Housing occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

There were 43,708 housing units in Marinduque, of which 43,685 units (99.95 percent) were occupied by 43,921 households. This registered a ratio of 1.01 household per occupied housing unit and a ratio of 4.97 household population per occupied housing unit. Majority of occupied housing units were single houses (97.18 percent). Duplex and multi-unit residential houses accounted for only 1.19 percent and 0.69 percent, respectively.

Marinduque

Marinduque is an island province separated from the Bondoc Peninsula of Quezon at the southeastern portion of Luzon by the Mompog Pass. Mindoro Island is to the west across the Tablas Strait. The Sibuyan Sea lies to the south. Batangas lies northwest beyond the Tayabas Bay. The terrain is generally level but rises towards the central mountains.

Marinduque was originally part of the province of Balayan (now Batangas) during Spanish period, until it was separated, together with the Island of Mindoro, to form a corregimiento. It became a province under the American regime in 1901. In June 1902, Mindoro was annexed to Marinduque but five months later, Marinduque was attached to the province of Tayabas (now Quezon). Finally, on February 21, 1920, Marinduque became a separate province by virtue of Act No. 2880.

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table 1. Total Population by Municipality and Sex: Marinduque, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Marinduque 217,392 100.0 109,680 107,712
     Boac 48,504 22.3 24,444 24,060
     Buenavista 19,271 8.9 9,935 9,336
     Gasan* 30,232 13.9 15,347 14,885
     Mogpog 31,330 14.4 15,924 15,406
     Santa Cruz 60,055 27.6 29,959 30,096
     Torrijos 28,000 12.9 14,071 13,929

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Marinduque 217,392 109,680 107,712 101.8
     Under 1 5,611 2,927 2,684 109.1
     1 - 4 22,050 11,226 10,824 103.7
     5 - 9 29,253 14,994 14,259 105.2
     10 - 14 27,653 13,997 13,656 102.5
     15 - 19 22,782 12,003 10,779 111.4
     20 - 24 16,795 8,785 8,010 109.7
     25 - 29 13,588 6,870 6,718 102.3
     30 - 34 13,451 6,820 6,631 102.8
     35 - 39 12,068 6,087 5,981 101.8
     40 - 44 11,627 5,824 5,803 100.4
     45 - 49 9,931 4,971 4,960 100.2
     50 - 54 8,566 4,291 4,275 100.4
     55 - 59 6,790 3,372 3,418 98.7
     60 - 64 5,798 2,764 3,034 91.1
     65 - 69 4,481 2,022 2,459 82.2
     70 - 74 3,117 1,323 1,794 73.8
     75 - 79 2,091 826 1,265 65.3
     80 and over 1,740 578 1,162 49.7

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Marinduque 189,583 95,402 94,181
     No Grade Completed 7,288 3,744 3,544
     Pre-School 4,627 2,308 2,319
     Elementary 93,958 47,966 45,992
     High School 51,409 25,857 25,552
     Post Secondary 6,581 3,669 2,912
     College Undergraduate 13,920 6,776 7,144
     Academic Degree Holder 7,393 2,900 4,493
     Post Baccalaureate 317 97 220
     Not Stated 4,090 2,085 2,005

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

Table 4. Household Populatio by Ethnicity and Sex: Marinduque, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Marinduque 217,244 109,555 107,689
     Tagalog 211,249 106,609 104,640
     Boholano 664 342 322
     Pangasinan/Pangalatao 270 136 134
     Bisaya/Binisaya 268 132 136
     Bikol/Bicol 247 105 142
     Ilocano 237 103 134
     Cebuano 223 104 119
     Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 201 96 105
     Others 1,169 568 601
     Not Reported 2,716 1,360 1,356

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Marinduque 160,330 69,793 75,547 8,288 1,095 4,503 1,104
     Below 20 50,415 48,255 1,091 21 17 395 636
     20 - 24 16,771 11,524 4,255 27 61 769 135
     25 - 29 13,575 4,471 8,179 46 106 698 75
     30 - 34 13,425 2,056 10,418 98 143 648 62
     35 - 39 12,044 1,048 10,105 162 173 508 48
     40 - 44 11,605 693 9,988 333 145 424 22
     45 - 49 9,926 501 8,499 474 140 294 18
     50 - 54 8,559 346 7,086 743 117 346 21
     55 - 59 6,786 240 5,497 781 66 184 18
     60 - 64 5,796 192 4,292 1,090 63 147 12
     65 - 69 4,481 157 3,020 1,160 32 97 15
     70 - 74 3,116 121 1,717 1,194 16 53 15
     75 - 79 2,091 99 911 1,041 8 20 12
     80 and over 1,740 90 489 1,118 8 20 15

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

6. Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Households and Household Population to Occupied Housing Units by Type of Building: Marinduque, 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
Marinduque 43,685 43,921 217,244 1.01 4.97
     Single House 42,454 42,658 211,159 1.00 4.97
     Duplex 520 544 2,519 1.05 4.84
     Multi-unit Residential 301 307 1,280 1.02 4.25
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 110 111 518 1.01 4.71
     Institutional Living Quarter 21 21 85 1.00 4.05
     Other Housing Unit 4 4 18 1.00 4.50
     Not Reported 275 276 1,665 1.00 6.05

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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