More Highly Educated Females in Camarines Norte (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-132

Release Date: 

Monday, September 9, 2002

 

Population growth rate at 1.49 percent

The total population of Camarines Norte, as of May 1, 2000, was 470,654 persons. The figure was higher by 31,503 persons over the 1995 Census of Population (POPCEN) results. It translated to an annual population growth rate of 1.49 percent, lower than that of the 1990-1995 period (2.20 percent). If the current rate continues, the population of Camarines Norte will double in 46 years.

A corresponding increase in the number of households was also observed, from 84,561 households registered in 1995 POPCEN to 91,866 in Census 2000. However, a slight decrease in the average household size was recorded, from 5.19 persons in the 1995 to 5.12 persons in 2000.

Labo was the largest in terms of population size

The three leading municipalities of Camarines Norte in terms of population were Labo (17.29 percent), Daet, the provincial capital (17.13 percent), and Jose Panganiban (9.79 percent). On the other hand, the municipality of San Vicente was the least populated accounting for 1.91 percent of the total population.

Sex ratio was recorded at 105.29

In Camarines Norte, there were more males (241,388) than females (229,266). This figure resulted to a sex ratio of 105.29 males for every 100 females.

The concentration of males were in the age bracket 0 to 54 years while in the 55 years and above age bracket for the females.

More than half belonged to the voting population

The voting population aged 18 years and above comprised 52.99 percent (249,416 persons) of the total population, of which 51.11 percent were males (127,497 persons) and 48.49 percent were females (121,919 persons).

Two out of five females in childbearing ages

The childbearing or reproductive age group (15 to 49 years) comprised 47.05 percent of the total female population.

Dependency ratio was 79.52

In Camarines Norte, 55.71 percent of the population or 262,179 persons comprised the economically active population (15 to 64 years old). Population aged 0 to 14 years constituted 40.51 percent of the total population while those 65 years old and over made up 3.78 percent.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 79.52, lower than the 1995 ratio of 84.91.

One-half of the population had elementary education

Out of the total household population five years old and over, 49.93 percent had attended/finished elementary education; 28.60 percent, high school and 2.40 percent, post secondary studies. Those who had achieved a higher education comprised 10.42 percent.

There was a higher percentage of females (60.76 percent) than males among those with post baccalaureate studies. The same is true among academic degree holders and college undergraduates (61.13 percent and 53.40 percent, respectively).

Almost 79 percent were Bicolanos

About 78.81 percent of the household population classified themselves as Bicolanos while the rest were either Tagalog (19.12 percent) or belonged to other ethnic groups (2.07 percent).

More males among single individuals

Of the total household population 10 years and over, 45.41 percent comprised the married persons; 43.15 percent, never married persons; 4.32 percent, widowed; 5.57 percent, other marital arrangements; and 0.95 percent, separated/divorced.

Among single persons, the proportion was higher for males (55.55 percent) than females (44.45 percent). The same was true among married persons, 50.25 percent for the males and slightly lower for the females (49.75 percent).

Strong materials for roof and outer walls were preferred

In 2000, 48.86 percent of the occupied housing units used galvanized iron/aluminum as the construction materials for the roof. For the outer walls, 64.38 percent of the occupied housing units had walls made of either concrete/brick/stone or wood.

In terms of the year built, the proportion of occupied housing units that were relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000) was the highest at 40.07 percent. Hence, majority (62.85 percent) of the housing units needed no repair or if needed one, with minor repair only.

Almost 96 percent of the total occupied housing units were single and 1.98 percent were duplex.

 

 

CAMARINES NORTE

The province of Camarines Norte occupies the northwestern portion of the Bicol Peninsula. Pacific Ocean bounds it on the north, San Miguel Bay on the south, Quezon province on the southwest and Camarines Sur on the south.

The province name Camarines was derived from the Spanish word "camarin" which means rice granary or warehouse. In 1829, the province was divided into two, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. In 1854, the two provinces were again united as Ambos Camarines and in 1857, separated again. In 1893, North and South were again united. The Philippine Legislature passed Act No. 2711 on March 10, 1917 authorizing the governor general to divide the province into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.

The province is a rich mining area, having an abundant reserve of gold, iron, copper, uranium, lead and zinc. However, the province is predominantly agricultural with coconut and abaca as the major products. Tourist attractions in the provinces include clean white sand beaches, underground caves, waterfalls, historic shrines and parklands.

Source: Fast Facts About Philippine Provinces
               by: Conrado M. Lancion,
               (Tahanan Books, Manila)

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution of Top Five Municipalities: Camarines Norte, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent
     Camarines Norte 470,654 100.00
     Labo 81,388 17.29
     Daet (Capital) 80,632 17.13
     Jose Panganiban 46,064 9.79
     Paracale 42,453 9.02
     Mercedes 41,713 8.86
     Other Municipalities 178,404 37.91

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
     Camarines Norte 470,654 241,388 229,266 105.29
      Under 1 12,953 6,684 6,269 106.62
     1 to 4 52,355 26,909 25,446 105.75
     5 to 9 64,733 33,236 31,497 105.52
     10 to 14 60,626 31,181 29,445 105.90
     15 to 19 48,802 25,287 23,515 107.54
     20 to 24 39,076 20,341 18,735 108.57
     25 to 29 32,105 16,534 15,571 106.18
     30 to 34 32,028 16,637 15,391 108.10
     35 to 39 28,469 14,951 13,518 110.60
     40 to 44 24,453 12,810 11,643 110.02
     45 to 49 19,631 10,137 9,494 106.77
     50 to 54 15,628 7,875 7,753 101.57
     55 to 59 12,173 6,051 6,122 98.84
     60 to 64 9,814 4,723 5,091 92.77
     65 to 69 7,136 3,417 3,719 91.88
     70 to 74 4,950 2,262 2,688 84.15
     75 to 79 2,954 1,276 1,678 76.04
     80 & Over 2,768 1,077 1,691 63.69

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex: Camarines Norte, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
     Camarines Norte 404,785 207,230 197,465
     No Grade Completed 19,473 10,211 9,262
     Pre-School 9,952 4,943 5,009
     Elementary 202,110 106,551 95,559
     High School 115,777 59,089 56,688
     Post Secondary 9,706 4,960 4,746
     College Undergraduate 29,461 13,728 15,733
     Academic Degree Holder 11,502 4,471 7,031
     Post Baccalaureate 1,027 403 624
     Not Stated 5,777 2,964 2,813

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Camarines Norte, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
     Camarines Norte 470,087 240,912 229,175
     Bikol/Bicol 370,494 189,889 180,605
     Tagalog 89,864 46,074 43,790
     Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey 953 499 454
     Cebuano 757 385 372
     Others 5,016 2,517 2,499
     Not Reported 3,003 1,548 1,455

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Camarines Norte 340,613 146,991 154,672 14,702 3,222 18,973 2,053
     Below 20 109,428 103,194 3,065 118 83 1,826 1,142
     20 - 24 39,076 24,079 10,610 107 235 3,716 329
     25 - 29 32,105 9,342 18,933 164 325 3,211 130
     30 -34 32,028 4,294 24,258 321 430 2,638 87
     35 - 39 28,469 2,307 23,106 459 458 2,071 68
     40 - 44 24,453 1,276 20,231 727 448 1,708 63
     45 - 49 19,631 777 16,054 1,024 384 1,332 60
     50 - 54 15,628 562 12,433 1,402 321 875 35
     55 - 59 12,173 380 9,361 1,599 214 584 35
     60 - 64 9,814 273 6,892 2,039 124 456 30
     65 - 69 7,136 176 4,669 1,899 97 264 31
     70 - 74 4,950 140 2,765 1,830 46 151 18
     75 - 79 2,954 87 1,388 1,382 25 61 11
     80 & Over 2,768 104 907 1,631 32 80 14

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Camarines Norte, 2000

CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS OF THE
OUTER WALLS
Total
Occupied
Housing
Units
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF THE ROOF
Galvanized
Iron/
Aluminum
Tile/
Concrete/
Clay Tile
Half
Galvanized,
Iron and Half
Concrete
Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw
Wood Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials
Asbestos/
Others/
Not
Reported
Camarines Norte 90,838 44,380 539 1,885 41,879 755 596 804
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 27,718 24,637 411 303 2,274 24 25 44
     Wood 30,761 9,975 53 506 19,504 557 89 77
     Half Concrete/Brick/
        Stone and Half
        Wood
12,006 7,377 39 844 3,620 50 40 36
     Galvanized Iron/
        Aluminum
273 161 3 18 78 7 4 2
     Bamboo/Sawali/
        Nipa
15,705 1,404 0 169 13,919 106 85 22
     Others/Not Reported 4,375 826 33 45 2,484 11 353 623

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 11thcensus of population and 5thcensus 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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