Nine Out Of Ten Antiqueños Were Hamtikanons

Reference Number: 

2002-064

Release Date: 

Monday, June 3, 2002

 

Population growth rate was registered at 1.97

The province of Antique registered a total population of 472,822 persons in the year 2000, from 431,713 in 1995. This figure gave the province an average annual growth rate of 1.97 percent, from 1.14 percent registered during the 1990 to 1995 period. Similarly, the number of households rose to 93,298, higher by 8,933 households from 1995. This gave an average household size of 5.07 persons, a slight decrease from the 1995 average of 5.11 persons.

San Jose, the provincial capital, was second to the biggest in terms of population size

Among the eighteen municipalities in the province, the municipality of Sibalom which comprised 10.57 percent of the total provincial population, was the largest in terms of population size. This was closely followed by San Jose, the provincial capital, with 10.21 percent. The municipalities of Hamtic (8.09 percent), Culasi (7.35 percent) and Patnongon (6.67 percent) followed next. The municipalities of Belison and Libertad had the least population with 2.46 percent and 2.74 percent, respectively.

Sex ratio was recorded at 102.32

Male population slightly outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 102.32 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age bracket 0 to 49 years while there were more females reported in the 50 and above age brackets.

Antique had a median age of 21 years

In 2000, Antique had a median age of 21 years, higher than that of 1995 (20 years). This meant that half of the population were aged 21 years and below.

Dependency ratio was 78

Economically active population aged 15 to 64 years comprised 56 percent of the total population, 37.94 percent for aged 0 to 14 years and 5.97 percent for 65 years and above. Thus, the overall dependency ratio was 78.30, lower than the 1995 ratio of 83.48. This meant that for every 100 economically active persons, there were 78 dependents, 68 persons of which were young dependents and 10 persons were old dependents.

More females pursued higher education

Among the household population aged five years old and over, 47.85 percent had attended/ completed elementary education; 25.06 percent, high school; and 4.97 percent, post secondary education; 3.72 percent, academic degree holders; 6.46 percent, college undergraduates; and less than one percent (0.45) with post-baccalaureate studies. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (51.66 percent) and post-secondary courses (54.42 percent). On the other hand, there were more females who had attended/completed high school (50.03 percent), were college undergraduates (52.73 percent), were academic degree holders (63.97 percent), and attended/completed post baccalaureate courses (68.37 percent).

9 in 10 Antiqueños were Hamtikanons

In Antique, 94.5 percent of the household population classified themselves as Hamtikanons. The rest were either Cuyunun/Cuyunan (1.4 percent), Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (1.0 percent), Cebuano (0.9 percent) or belonged to other ethnic groups (2.0 percent).

Proportion of married individuals down by 3.06 percentage points

Of the total population aged 10 years and over, married persons comprised 42.77 percent, lower by 3.06 percentage points than the 1995 figure (45.83). The proportions of single persons, widowed and with other arrangements were 46.83 percent, 5.54 percent and 3.47 percent, respectively. Separated/divorced persons constituted 0.66 percent, higher than the 0.46 percent recorded in 1995.

Majority of the housing units were single houses

Census 2000 recorded a total of 92,436 housing units, of which 92,394 were occupied by 93,298 households. These figures recorded a 99.95 percent occupancy rate, higher by 3.46 percentage points than the 1990 figure (96.49). Of the occupied housing units in Antique, 97.98 percent were single houses, 0.41 percent were duplex while 0.24 percent were multi-residential.

Majority (60.91 percent) of the occupied housing units did not need repair or if needed one with minor repair only. This was lower by 6.22 percentage points from the 1990 figure (67.13 percent). Two out of five occupied housing units were relatively new, built from1996 to 2000.

The proportion of roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum doubled after 10 years

In Antique, the proportion of housing units with roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum doubled, from 23.98 percent recorded in 1990 to 49.32 percent in 2000. On the other hand, the proportion of roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw declined from 75.96 percent in 1990 to 44.47 percent in 2000. The use of concrete/brick/stone as construction material of the outer walls increased by 11.86 percentage points, from 7.02 percent in 1990 to 18.88 percent in 2000.

 

ANTIQUE

Antique is a long stretch land occupying the western coast of Panay Island. The province of Aklan bounds it on the north and northeast, Capiz and Iloilo on the east, by Cuyo Pass on the west and by Panay Gulf on the south.

Antique has rich mineral resources and is known for its loom-woven fabrics (piña, jusi, "patadyong"), pottery and handicrafts. Tourist attractions include Sta. Rita Church in Sibalom with a reclining statue of the patron saint from Italy; Pula Waterfalls in San Remigio; and beaches like Camp Autajay, the island of Semirara, Nogas, and Hurao-hurao, all offering scenic panorama and fine beaches.

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

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table 1. Population Distribution of Top Five Municipalities by Sex: Antique, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Antique 472,822 100.00 239,120 233,702
     Sibalom 49,971 10.57 25,319 24,652
     San Jose (Capital) 48,261 10.21 24,063 24,198
     Hamtic 38,230 8.09 19,385 18,845
     Culasi 34,732 7.35 17,489 17,243
     Patnongon 31,555 6.67 16,171 15,384
     Other Municipalities 270,073 57.12 136,693 133,380

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Antique 472,822 239,120 233,702 102.32
     Under 1 12,443 6,537 5,906 110.68
     1 to 4 46,457 23,590 22,867 103.16
     5 to 9 61,499 31,606 29,893 105.73
     10 to 14 59,008 29,882 29,126 102.60
     15 to 19 48,900 25,671 23,229 110.51
     20 to 24 37,167 19,686 17,481 112.61
     25 to 29 31,667 16,603 15,064 110.22
     30 to 34 29,903 15,158 14,745 102.80
     35 to 39 27,967 14,279 13,688 104.32
     40 to 44 24,571 12,446 12,125 102.65
     45 to 49 20,012 10,068 9,944 101.25
     50 to 54 16,634 8,037 8,597 93.49
     55 to 59 15,008 7,145 7,863 90.87
     60 to 64 13,356 6,093 7,263 83.89
     65 to 69 10,292 4,679 5,613 83.36
     70 to 74 7,376 3,162 4,214 75.04
     75 to 79 5,359 2,292 3,067 74.73
     80 & Over 5,203 2,186 3,017 72.46

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Antique 413,663 208,809 204,854
     No Grade Completed 27,432 14,473 12,959
     Pre-School 13,226 6,791 6,435
     Elementary 197,921 102,239 95,682
     High School 103,650 51,795 51,855
     Post Secondary 20,548 11,183 9,365
     College Undergraduate 26,722 12,631 14,091
     Academic Degree Holder 15,383 5,543 9,840
     Post Baccalaureate 1,843 583 1,260
     Not Stated 6,938 3,571 3,367

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Antique 472,561 238,935 233,626
     Hamtikanon 446,747 225,700 221,047
     Cuyunun/Cuyunan 6,542 3,363 3,179
     Hiligaynon/Ilonggo 4,615 2,282 2,333
     Cebuano 4,178 2,271 1,907
     Others 9,204 4,670 4,534
     Not Reported 1,275 649 626

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Antique 352,423 165,050 150,716 19,529 2,335 12,245 2,548
     Below 20 107,908 103,711 1,625 95 52 1,062 1,363
     20 - 24 37,167 26,987 7,319 58 126 2,326 351
     25 - 29 31,667 13,385 15,526 148 183 2,231 194
     30 - 34 29,903 6,777 20,722 309 267 1,684 144
     35 - 39 27,967 3,859 21,909 520 300 1,281 98
     40 - 44 24,571 2,525 19,679 847 368 1,078 74
     45 - 49 20,012 1,759 16,059 1,155 278 707 54
     50 - 54 16,634 1,372 12,877 1,571 238 525 51
     55 - 59 15,008 1,132 11,149 2,071 179 447 30
     60 - 64 13,356 1,041 9,270 2,504 137 371 33
     65 - 69 10,292 871 6,482 2,606 79 224 30
     70 - 74 7,376 678 4,000 2,467 55 143 23
     75 - 79 5,359 464 2,423 2,329 41 75 27
     80 & Over 5,203 489 1,676 2,849 32 91 66

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Antique, 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
Antique 92,394 45,568 144 3,082 41,084 382 135 1,999
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 17,442 16,232 87 214 879 3 4 23
     Wood 3,843 2,442 5 92 1,196 94 - 14
     Half Concrete/
       Brick/Stone
       and Half Wood
13,371 9,428 34 1,792 2,033 51 5 28
     Galvanized
       Iron/Aluminum
430 318 2 49 47 11 - 3
     Bamboo/Sawali/Nipa 54,829 16,615 - 902 36,521 213 59 519
     Others/Not Reported 2,479 533 16 33 408 10 67 1,412

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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