National Capital Region: Close To 10 Million Persons (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2003-012

Release Date: 

Tuesday, January 14, 2003













Population growth rate slowed down to 1.06 percent

The National Capital Region, which covers the 12 cities and five municipalities, recorded a total population of 9,932,560 persons in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000). This was up by 478,520 persons as compared to 9,454,040 persons recorded in the 1995 Census of Population (POPCEN). For the period 1995 to 2000, the annual population growth rate for the National Capital Region was 1.06 percent, lower than that of the 1990 to 1995 period (3.30 percent). If the current annual population growth rate of the metropolitan area continues, the population is expected to double in 65 years.

The number of households increased to 2,132,989 as compared to 1,985,299 households in 1995. The average household size recorded in Census 2000 was 4.63 persons, slightly lower than the 1995 figure of 4.74 persons and the national average of five persons.

Median age was 24 years

National Capital Region had a median age of 24 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population were below 24 years old. In 1995, the median age was 23 years.

Among the 12 cities and five municipalities, San Juan and Makati City had the highest median age with 26 and 25 years, respectively. Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Las Piñas City, Navotas and Taguig had a median age of 23 years and other cities/municipalities with 24 years.

Sex ratio was recorded at 97

In Census 2000, the recorded sex ratio was 97 males for every 100 females. In 1995, the sex ratio was 95.

Dependency ratio was 53

The proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) was 31.9 percent, while the proportion of old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 2.9 percent of the regional population. The proportion of economically active population (15 to 64 years) made up 65.2 percent of the total population.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 53.38. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 53 dependents (49 young dependents and four old dependents).

Nine in ten were Roman Catholics

Majority (89.10 percent) of the population of the National Capital Region were Roman Catholics. Iglesia ni Cristo (2.89 percent) and Evangelicals (1.74 percent) followed.

About 98 percent were literate

The proportion of household population 10 years old and over in National Capital Region who were able to read and write a simple message was 98.14 percent. Males - (98.17 percent) literacy rate was almost the same as that of the females- (98.11 percent).

Average number of children ever-born was two

The average number of children ever-born in National Capital Region was two.

The city/municipality with the most number of women with eight or more children ever born was Navotas with 1.56 percent. Followed by Las Piñas City at 1.48 percent.

Most of the overseas workers were males

In 2000, there were 165,575 overseas workers as compared to 182,335 overseas workers in 1995 POPCEN. More than half (56.52 percent) of these overseas workers were males.

The population of overseas workers in 2000, had a median age of 34 years. This meant that half of the overseas workers were below 34 years old. Female's overseas workers had a median age of 29 years, younger than their male's counterparts (37 years).

Electricity, main source of lighting

Majority (92.67 percent) of the households used electricity for lighting, only 1.51 percent used kerosene or gaas and 1.74 percent, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

The proportion of households using electricity as the main source of lighting was highest in Pateros (95.61 percent). In Novotas, 3.12 percent of the households still used kerosene or gaas.

One in two households depended on own use, faucet community water system for potable water

The main sources of water supply for drinking and/or cooking were own use, faucet, community water system (50.78 percent); shared, faucet community water system (24.29 percent); and shared, tubed/piped deep well (9.69 percent).

Majority of the households used liquefied petroleum gas for cooking

Majority of the households used liquefied petroleum gas (71.81 percent) as fuel for cooking; 17.69 percent used kerosene and 5.44 percent used electricity for cooking.

Households exclusively used water sealed, sewer/septic tank

The proportion of households with water sealed, sewer/septic tank, used exclusively was 67.84 percent. About 16 percent had water sealed sewer/septic tank shared with other households and 1.09 percent used closed pit. Households that did not have any toilet facility accounted for one percent.

Picked up by garbage truck was the usual manner of garbage disposal

Proper disposal of garbage leads to a good environment and good health. About 90 percent of the households in National Capital Region had their garbage picked up by garbage truck; 5.27 percent, through burning; and 3.06 percent, dumping in individual pit.

The proportion of households that had their garbage picked up by garbage truck was highest in San Juan and Marikina City at 98.76 percent and 98.63 percent, respectively. The lowest proportions were in Taguig (79.84 percent) and Caloocan City (78.43 percent). On the other hand, the proportion of households that had their garbage burned was highest in Caloocan City at 14.25 percent.

Three out of seven households owned/ amortized their housing units

About 48 percent of the households owned/amortized their houses. Those who occupied their housing units for free with consent of the owner comprised 11.17 percent while 32.21 percent rented their housing units.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution of Top Ten Cities/Municipalities: National Capital Region, 2000

City/Municipality Total Popuation Percent
  National Capital Region   9,932,560 100.00
     Quezon City 2,173,831 21.89
     Manila 1,581,082 15.92
     Caloocan City 1,177,604 11.86
     Pasig City 505,058 5.08
     Valenzuela City 485,433 4.89
     Las Piñas City 472,780 4.76
     Makati City 471,379 4.75
     Taguig 467,375 4.71
     Parañaque City 449,811 4.53
     Marikina City 391,170 3.94

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: National Capital Region, 2000

  Age Group   Total Population   Male Female   Sex Ratio
  National Capital Region   9,932,560 4,877,842 5,054,718     96.50
     Under 1    255,191    131,657    123,534   106.58
       1 to    4    956,161    490,125    466,036   105.17
       5 to    9 1,045,297    536,296    509,001   105.36
     10 to 14    914,010    461,142    452,868   101.83
     15 to 19    970,920    454,275    516,645     87.93
     20 to 24 1,090,487    506,550    583,937     86.75
     25 to 29    984,618    477,951    506,667     94.33
     30 to 34    865,349    430,622    434,727     99.06
     35 to 39    713,170    354,564    358,606     98.87
     40 to 44    607,853    303,085    304,768     99.45
     45 to 49    474,156    237,694    236,462   100.52
     50 to 54    367,402    183,817    183,585   100.13
     55 to 59    219,070    106,834    112,236    95.19
     60 to 64    182,938      84,971      97,967    86.73
     65 to 69    118,975      53,031      65,944    80.42
     70 to 74      78,102      33,439      44,663    74.87
     75 to 79      45,707      17,662      28,045    62.98
     80 and over      43,154      14,127      29,027    48.67

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group, Literacy and Sex:  National Capital Region, 2000

Age Group Literate Illiterate
Both Sexes Male Female Both Sexes Male Female
  National Capital Region   7,482,764 3,623,735 3,859,029 141,993 67,484 74,509
     10 - 14 870,620 439,198 431,422 39,736 21,035 18,701
     15 - 19 947,027 443,361 503,666 17,006 8,228 8,778
     20 - 24 1,069,374 495,923 573,451 11,967 5,925 6,042
     25 - 29 967,397 468,608 498,789 10,218 5,295 4,923
     30 - 34 848,753 420,637 428,116 9,774 5,100 4,674
     35 - 39 700,701 347,984 352,717 8,558 4,085 4,473
     40 - 44 595,807 296,277 299,530 7,746 3,668 4,078
     45 - 49 464,207 231,996 232,211 7,117 3,493 3,624
     50 - 54 358,676 179,479 179,197 6,687 2,934 3,753
     55 - 59 212,538 103,842 108,696 5,334 2,218 3,116
     60 - 64 177,010 82,510 94,500 4,945 1,922 3,023
     65 - 69 114,712 51,593 63,119 3,596 1,150 2,446
     70 and over 155,942 62,327 93,615 9,309 2,431 6,878

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Disabled Persons by Type of Disability and Sex: National Capital Region, 2000

Disability Both Sexes Male Female
  National Capital Region   109,236 52,554 56,682
     Low vision 46,910 19,954 26,956
     Mental illness 13,584 6,778 6,806
     Partial blindness 7,248 3,432 3,816
     Mental retardation 6,459 3,633 2,826
     Loss of one or both arms   6,037 3,159 2,878
     Quadriplegic 4,943 2,785 2,158
     Others 24,055 12,813 11,242

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Average Number of Children Ever-Born to Ever-Married Women 15 to 49 Years Old by Age of Women and City/Municipality: National Capital Region, 2000

City/ Municipality Average Number of Children Age Group
15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
Ever-Married Women
  15-49 Years Old  
1,741,587 53,903 229,289 328,568 343,714 305,370 268,936 211,807
  National Capital Region   2.10 0.51 1.04 1.55 2.12 2.57 2.81 2.86
    Manila 2.05 0.53 1.04 1.53 2.11 2.46 2.74 2.80
    Mandaluyong City 2.10 0.51 1.05 1.60 2.10 2.54 2.78 2.81
    Marikina CIty 2.19 0.55 1.06 1.55 2.15 2.58 2.97 2.99
    Pasig City 2.14 0.50 1.08 1.55 2.09 2.57 2.90 2.93
    Quezon City 2.08 0.55 1.08 1.54 2.10 2.55 2.75 2.81
    San Juan 1.93 0.31 0.96 1.26 1.64 2.45 2.61 2.88
    Caloocan City 2.19 0.48 1.03 1.63 2.24 2.72 2.98 2.97
    Malabon 2.13 0.43 0.97 1.67 2.30 2.49 2.96 2.83
    Navotas 2.18 0.52 1.14 1.83 2.41 2.77 2.61 2.93
    Valenzuela City 2.03 0.66 0.96 1.52 2.12 2.58 2.71 2.82
    Las Piñas City 2.18 0.47 1.01 1.62 2.20 2.68 2.86 2.96
    Makati City 1.93 0.43 0.90 1.37 1.85 2.29 2.65 2.73
    Muntinlupa City 2.10 0.42 1.02 1.53 2.06 2.63 2.77 2.83
    Parañaque City 2.04 0.45 1.00 1.56 2.01 2.60 2.63 2.75
    Pasay City 1.98 0.61 1.05 1.41 1.95 2.45 2.74 2.91
    Pateros 2.39 0.64 1.26 1.72 2.43 2.72 3.02 3.32
    Taguig 2.19 0.49 1.08 1.56 2.24 2.81 3.10 2.96

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Ever-Married Women 15-49 Years Old by Age Group and City/Municipality: National Capital Region, 2000

City/ Municipality Ever-Married Women 15-49 Years Old Age Group
15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
  National Capital Region   1,741,587 53,903 229,289 328,568 343,714 305,370 268,936 211,807
    Manila 265,362 9,762 36,475 48,114 50,328 45,237 41,559 33,887
    Mandaluyong City 47,271 1,260 6,078 9,149 9,365 8,529 7,155 5,735
    Marikina City 66,382 1,745 7,729 12,565 13,068 11,779 10,700 8,796
    Pasig City 90,608 2,376 11,201 17,344 18,569 15,806 13,603 11,709
    Quezon City 381,332 10,501 49,448 72,636 77,022 67,421 58,522 45,782
    San Juan 18,820 663 2,016 3,319 3,582 3,731 3,116 2,393
    Caloocan City 210,621 6,985 28,064 38,713 41,880 37,787 32,580 24,612
    Malabon 60,027 2,410 8,232 10,722 11,425 10,520 9,344 7,374
    Navotas 42,383 1,902 6,208 7,967 8,181 7,161 6,078 4,886
    Valenzuela City 87,994 2,849 12,999 17,286 17,081 15,085 12,704 9,990
    Las Piñas City 80,508 2,482 10,224 14,604 16,004 13,959 12,812 10,423
    Makati City 84,995 2,254 10,326 16,008 16,648 15,490 13,831 10,438
    Muntinlupa City 66,140 1,833 8,298 12,572 12,703 11,603 10,754 8,377
    Parañaque City 80,055 2,362 10,272 15,104 15,814 13,814 12,852 9,837
    Pasay City 62,447 2,088 8,294 13,106 12,146 10,472 9,133 7,208
    Pateros 9,785 182 1,231 1,726 2,073 1,768 1,488 1,317
    Taguig 86,857 2,249 12,194 17,633 17,825 15,208 12,705 9,043

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 7. Overseas Workers 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Sex: National Capital Region, 2000

Age Group Both Sexes Male Female
  National Capital Region         165,575             93,577              71,998
    Below 20        25,395              8,909              16,486
    20 - 24        18,422              6,945              11,477
    25 - 29        21,194            11,599                9,595
    30 - 34        23,396            14,073                9,323
    35 - 39        20,703            13,796                6,907
    40 - 44        20,546            14,305                6,241
    45 years old and over          35,919            23,950              11,969

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 8. Language/Dialects Generally Spoken in the Households: National Capital Region, 2000

Language/ Dialect Total Population Percent

  National Capital Region  

         2,132,989           100.00

    Tagalog

         2,012,285             94.34

    Ilocano

              15,657               0.73

    Bisaya/Binisaya

             13,234               0.62

    Bicol/Bikol

             11,689               0.55

    Other local languages/dialects

             71,293              3.34

    Other foreign languages/dialects  

              8,831              0.41

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 9. Household Population by Top Five Religious Affiliation and Sex: National Capital Region, 2000

Religious Affiliation Both Sexes Male Female
  National Capital Region           9,880,102         4,848,560      5,031,542
    Roman Catholic         8,803,072         4,323,010      4,480,062
    Iglesia ni Cristo            285,587            141,868         143,719
    Evangelicals            171,892             81,714           90,178
    Islam             58,859             29,652           29,207
    Other Protestant             48,827             23,354           25,473
    Others           348,636           166,855         181,781
    None               8,280              4,078            4,202
    Unknown           154,949             78,029          76,920

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 10. Households by Type of Fuel Used for Lighting and City/Municipality: National Capital Region, 2000

City/ Municipality Total Households Type of Fuel Used for Lighting
Electricity Kerosene LPG Oil Others
  National Capital Region   2,132,989 1,976,739 32,304 37,051 920 85,975
    Manila 333,547 304,881 5,856 4,780 80 17,950
    Mandaluyong CIty 59,682 55,537 632 752 20 2,741
    Marikina City 80,160 75,680 590 778 33 3,079
    Pasig City 107,835 100,742 1,312 1,263 33 4,485
    Quezon City 480,624 446,269 6,621 9,844 251 17,639
    San Juan 24,605 22,826 147 236 - 1,396
    Caloocan City 249,567 231,513 4,204 3,669 109 10,072
    Malabon 74,137 68,238 1,739 1,845 11 2,304
    Navotas 49,450 45,888 1,545 474 11 1,532
    Valenzuela City 106,382 99,998 1,060 1,142 21 4,161
    Las Piñas City 97,962 90,290 1,283 2,511 31 3,847
    Makati City 103,981 97,325 1,190 1,914 44 3,508
    Muntinlupa City 78,016 71,357 1,286 2,291 83 2,999
    Parañaque City 94,109 86,953 1,865 1,997 41 3,253
    Pasay City 78,180 72,278 1,217 1,620 33 3,032
    Pateros 12,029 11,501 128 49 - 351
    Taguig 102,723 95,463 1,629 1,886 119 3,626

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 11. Households by Usual Manner of Garbage Disposal and City/Municipality: National Capital Region, 2000

City/ Municipality Total Households Usual Manner of Garbage Disposal
Picked-Up by Garbage Truck Dumping in Individual Pit Burning Composting Burying Feeding to Animals Others
  National Capital Region   2,132,989 1,910,139 65,181 112,380 8,646 11,677 7,839 7,127
    Manila 333,547 318,444 5,008 1,568 612 732 1,112 6,071
    Mandaluyong City 59,682 57,940 1,176 278 94 29 82 83
    Marikina City 80,160 79,064 627 191 20 184 74 -
    Pasig City 107,835 102,707 1,116 2,950 200 449 334 79
    Quezon City 480,624 443,491 13,015 16,544 2,722 1,832 1,120 1,900
    San Juan 24,605 24,301 99 36 24 11 88 46
    Caloocan City 249,567 195,740 10,703 35,560 1,038 2,665 1,434 2,427
    Malabon 74,137 65,956 4,923 2,308 263 193 253 241
    Navotas 49,450 42,759 2,698 1,039 591 513 130 1,720
    Valenzuela City 106,382 85,217 5,582 12,815 477 1,190 408 693
    Las Piñas City 97,962 88,488 3,353 4,447 222 562 667 223
    Makati City 103,981 96,620 2,520 3,533 500 354 297 157
    Muntinlupa City 78,016 64,592 4,044 7,674 547 770 175 214
    Parañaque City 94,109 79,837 4,404 7,916 303 545 260 844
    Pasay City 78,180 72,052 2,480 917 183 642 372 1,534
    Pateros 12,029 10,919 282 741 51 12 12 12
    Taguig 102,723 82,012 3,151 13,863 799 994 1,021 883

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 12. Households by Main Source of Water Supply for Drinking and/or Cooking and City/Municipality:
National Capital Region, 2000

City/ Municipality Total Households Main Source of Water Supply for Drinking and/or Cooking
Own Use, Faucet, Community Water System Shared Faucet, Community Water System Own Use Tubed/ Piped Deep Well Shared, Tubed/ Piped Deep Well Tubed/ Piped Shallow Well Dug Well Spring, Lake, River, Rain, etc. Peddler Bottled Water Others
  National Capital
      Region  
2,132,989 1,083,072 518,091 84,776 206,709 13,057 13,049 3,629 135,205 27,603 47,798
    Manila 333,547 210,142 91,326 3,899 5,521 712 438 707 9,394 1,823 9,585
    Mandaluyong 59,682 31,809 19,682 2,274 3,452 64 164 22 622 631 962
    Marikina City 80,160 49,884 17,161 1,775 4,182 362 72 20 3,777 677 2,250
    Pasig City 107,835 62,407 25,219 2,624 2,256 1,157 211 - 10,565 1,043 2,353
    Quezon City 480,624 264,477 114,730 17,173 55,806 3,012 4,838 453 6,284 3,414 10,437
    San Juan 24,605 18,151 5,697 68 41 - 24 36 142 107 339
    Caloocan City 249,567 111,247 58,618 12,136 34,646 2,640 2,512 429 19,514 2,241 5,584
    Malabon 74,137 42,109 26,975 1,276 1,594 99 12 45 187 554 1,286
    Navotas 49,450 22,381 19,489 488 1,451 55 550 12 3,860 106 1,058
    Valenzuela City 106,382 43,684 20,504 3,737 11,976 978 608 211 20,290 923 3,471
    Las Piñas City 97,962 36,650 12,985 9,384 16,805 1,144 819 211 13,654 3,960 2,350
    Makati City 103,981 65,148 26,742 1,562 4,267 135 79 55 2,802 1,999 1,192
    Muntinlupa City 78,016 21,719 14,309 11,787 21,228 702 471 178 4,293 1,984 1,345
    Parañaque City 94,109 33,226 14,322 5,483 10,271 704 724 634 21,398 5,364 1,983
    Pasay City 78,180 44,487 26,728 1,330 1,898 75 188 464 1,025 689 1,296
    Pateros 12,029 7,049 3,497 90 458 - 13 - 298 522 102
    Taguig 102,723 18,502 20,107 9,690 30,857 1,218 1,326 152 17,100 1,566 2,205

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

Literacy Rate - the proportion of literates to the total population in a given group

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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