Misamis Oriental had Average Household Size of 4.9 Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

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Friday, January 8, 2010


Total population rose to 748,885 persons

Misamis Oriental (excluding Cagayan de Oro City) posted a total population of 748,885 persons as of August 1, 2007. This registered an increase of 84,547 persons over the total population of 664,338 persons in 2000. The 2007 figure translated to an annual population growth rate of 1.67 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.

The number of households rose by 20,847 from 132,042 in 2000 to 152,889 in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.9 persons, a slight decrease from the 2000 average household size of 5.0 persons.

Gingoog City was the biggest in terms of population size

Among the 2 cities and 23 municipalities in the province of Misamis Oriental (excluding Cagayan de Oro City), Gingoog City (15.0 percent) was the most populated, followed by the municipalities of Balingasag (7.7 percent) and Tagoloan (7.5 percent). Binuangan (0.9 percent) was the least populated municipality.


More males than females

The household population in Misamis Oriental had 383,533 males and 364,240 females, which resulted to a sex ratio of 105 males for every 100 females. Likewise, in 2000, there were more males than females, or a sex ratio of 104 males for every 100 females.

Median age was 21 years

Misamis Oriental recorded a median age of 21 years in 2007. This means that half of the household population was below 21 years old. The median age in 2000 was 20 years.

The proportion to total household population of persons under 15 years old was 36.9 percent. Age group 0 to 4 years had the highest share at 12.6 percent, followed by those in age groups 5 to 9 years (12.3 percent) and 10 to 14 years (12.0 percent).


There were more males than females in the age brackets 0 to 59 years. On the other hand, females outnumbered males in age groups 60 years old and over.

More males than females in the voting-age population

More than half (56.2 percent) of the household population in Misamis Oriental were of voting ages (18 years and over). This was slightly higher than the proportion of voting-age population (55.3 percent) recorded in 2000. The proportion of males (51.2 percent) to the total voting-age population was higher than that of the females (48.8 percent) in 2007.

Dependency ratio declined to 71

The proportion of household population belonging to age group 0 to 14 years was 36.9 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.6 percent while the working-age population (15 to 64 years) had a share of 58.5 percent of the household population.

The overall dependency ratio in Misamis Oriental in 2007 was 70.9. This means that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 71 dependents (63 young dependents and 8 old dependents). The dependency ratio in 2007 was lower compared to the 2000 ratio of 73 persons per 100 working-age population.

Seven out of ten females were widowed

In 2007, more than two-fifths (44.3 percent) of the household population 10 years old and over were never-married, while 46.5 percent were married. The proportion of never-married persons in 2007 was slightly lower than that in 2000 (44.5 percent). In contrast, the proportion of married persons in 2007 was higher compared to that in 2000 (45.4 percent). Moreover, there was an increase in the proportion of persons who were widowed from 3.9 percent in 2000 to 4.3 percent in 2007 and those divorced/separated from 0.9 percent in 2000 to 1.1 percent in 2007.

A higher proportion (55.6 percent) of males among never-married persons was observed in 2007. On the other hand, females dominated the categories for married (50.4 percent), widowed (72.9 percent), divorced/separated (57.0 percent), and those in common law/live-in marital status (50.5 percent).

More females pursued higher levels of education

Of the household population five years old and over, 39.7 percent attended or completed elementary education, 34.0 percent reached or completed high school, 7.4 percent were college undergraduates, and 6.4 percent were academic degree holders.

Among academic degree holders and among those with post baccalaureate courses, majority were females: academic degree holders, 57.8 percent and post baccalaureate degree holders, 55.9 percent.

Among the household population 5 to 24 years old, 64.1 percent attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. There were more males (50.8 percent) than females (49.2 percent) who attended school during the said school year.

101 households for every 100 occupied housing units

A total of 152,889 households resided in 151,163 housing units in Misamis Oriental. This translated to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units or 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, the ratio of households to occupied housing units was 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units or 5.1 persons per occupied housing units.

Proportion of occupied housing units with roofs and outer walls made of strong materials increased

Most of the occupied housing units in Misamis Oriental had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum (76.1 percent), up by 6.0 percentage points from the proportion in 2000. Meanwhile, one out of five (20.6 percent) of the occupied housing units in 2007 had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, indicating an increase of 3.8 percentage points from the 2000 figure of 16.8 percent.







  Source:  Household Statistics Department
                   National Statistics Office
                   Manila, Philippines