Population of 421 Thousand were Enumerated in Nueva Vizcaya (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)

Reference Number: 

2013-068

Release Date: 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

 

Population increased at the rate of 1.39 percent annually

Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Nueva Vizcaya posted a total population of 421,355 persons as of May 1, 2010.  This is larger by 54,393 persons compared to its total population of 366,962 persons counted in the 2000 CPH.  The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.39 percent.  This is lower than the 1.99 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.

If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.39 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Nueva Vizcaya would double in 50 years.

Fifty years ago, the population of Nueva Vizcaya was only 113,824 persons.  This population size is less than one third of the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.

 

Bayombong was the most populous municipality

Among the 15 municipalities comprising the province of Nueva Vizcaya, the municipality of Bayombong, the provincial capital, was the most populous with a population size making up 13.6 percent of the total provincial population.  The municipality of Solano was second with 13.3 percent share, followed by the municipalities of Bambang with 11.3 percent, Aritao with 8.8 percent, Bagabag with 8.4 percent, Kasibu with 7.9 percent, and Dupax del Norte with 6.1 percent. The rest of municipalities contributed less than 6.0 percent each.

The least populated municipality was Alfonso Castaneda with 1.8 percent share to the total population of the province. It was also the least populated municipality in 2000.

 

Sex ratio was 104 males per 100 females

Of the 420,676 household population in 2010, males accounted for 51.1 percent while females comprised 48.9 percent.  These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 104 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the same sex ratio recorded in 2000 (105 males per 100 females).

 

Median age increased to 24.0 years

In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 24.0 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 24.0 years. This is higher than the median age of 21.1 years that was recorded in 2000.

Moreover, approximately one in every three persons (32.3 percent) was under 15 years old.  Children aged 5 to 9 years (10.9 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 0 to 4 years (10.8 percent) and 10 to 14 years (10.7 percent).  Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 59 years.  On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (60 years and over). 

 

More than half of the population were of voting age

The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 61.4 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 56.2 percent in 2000.  There were more males (50.9 percent) than females (49.1 percent) among the voting-age population.

 

Dependency ratio decreased to 58 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group

In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 32.3 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.5 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 63.2 percent.         

The overall dependency ratio was 58, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 58 dependents (51 young dependents and seven old dependents).  This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 71 dependents per 100 working-age population (64 young dependents and seven old dependents).

 

There were more males than females among the never-married persons

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 50.7 percent were married while 41.2 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (4.6 percent), in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (2.3 percent), and divorced/separated (1.2 percent).

Among the never-married persons, 56.0 percent were males while 44.0 percent were females.  For the rest of the categories for marital status, the females outnumbered the males.

 

More females had attained higher levels of education

Of the household population aged five years and over, 36.4 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 32.0 percent had reached or finished high school, 10.3 percent were college undergraduates, and 10.0 percent were academic degree holders.  Among those with an academic degree, the females (58.2 percent) outnumbered the males (41.8 percent).  Similarly, more females (61.3 percent) than males (38.7 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.

 

Persons with disability comprised 1.8 percent of the population in the province

In 2010, around 7,500 persons or 1.8 percent of the 420,676 household population had a disability.  This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.4 percent of the 366,004 household population of the province during that year.  The number of PWD for the same year was around 5,000.

 

More females than males among those with functional difficulty

Of the 375,443 household population five years and over, 2.4 percent (or 8,827 persons) had at least one type of functional difficulty either in seeing, hearing, walking or climbing steps, remembering or concentrating, self-caring (bathing or dressing), or communicating.  There were more females (51.7 percent) than males (48.3 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.

Moreover, of the total 8,827 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 54.1 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses.  There were 34.3 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 32.1 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 20.3 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 15.9 percent had difficulty in communicating; and 14.3 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).

 

Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts

Of the 329,563 household population 10 years old and over in Nueva Vizcaya, 3.3 percent (or 10,764 persons) were overseas workers.  Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts as they comprised 65.7 percent of all the overseas workers from this province.  Overseas workers aged 30 to 34 years made up the largest age group, comprising 20.3 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age groups 25 to 29 years (19.3 percent), 45 years and over (18.8 percent), and 35 to 39 years (17.9 percent).

           

Average household size was 4.4 persons

The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 95,999, higher by 21,597 households compared with the 74,402 households posted in 2000.  The average household size in 2010 was 4.4 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.9 persons in 2000.

 

There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units

A total of 94,831 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Nueva Vizcaya in 2010.  This translates to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.4 persons per occupied housing unit.  In 2000, there were 102 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 5.0 persons per occupied housing unit.

 

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

In 2010, less than half (43.5 percent) of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, up from 29.3 percent in 2010.  The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of wood decreased from 28.6 percent in 2000 to 24.0 percent in 2010.  Meanwhile, 88.7 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum.  This is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000 at 78.8 percent.  Those with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 18.4 percent in 2000 to 8.7 percent in 2010.

 

Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized         

In 2010, of the total 95,999 households, three out of four (75.3 percent) owned or amortized the lots that they occupied.  The corresponding figure in 2000 was 70.8 percent.

Moreover, 18.3 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 4.3 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.2 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.

 

 

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