Monday, June 24, 2013
Population of the City of Isabela increased at the rate of 2.97 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the City of Isabela, a component city in Region IX whose province, Basilan, is under the jurisdication of ARMM, posted a total population of 97,857 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 24,825 persons compared to its total population of 73,032 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 2.97 percent. This is higher than the 2.07 percent annual PGR of the city between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 2.97 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of the City of Isabela would double in 24 years.
Twenty years ago, the population of the City of Isabela was only 59,482 persons. This population size is three fifths of the population of the city in the 2010 CPH.
Sumagdang was the most populous barangay
Among the 45 barangays comprising the City of Isabela, barangay Sumagdang was the most populous with a population size making up 6.1 percent of the total population of the city. Barangay Tabuk (Pob.) was second with 5.5 percent share, followed by barangays Aguada (5.3 percent), San Rafael (4.6 percent), Tampalan and Menzi (3.9 percent each), Marketsite (Pob.) (3.7 percent), Diki (3.3 percent), Kaumpurnah Zone I and Kaumpurnah Zone II (3.2 percent each), Lanote (3.1 percent), Cabunbata (3.1 percent), and Isabela Eastside (Pob.) (3.0 percent). The rest of barangays contributed less than 3.0 percent each.
The least populated area was barangay Makiri with 0.4 percent share to the total population of the city. In 2000, the less populated barangay was Seaside (Pob.).
Sex ratio was 99 males per 100 females
Of the 97,690 household population in 2010, males accounted for 49.7 percent while females comprised 50.3 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 99 males for every 100 females. The sex ratio reported in 2000 was the same as that in 2010.
Median age increased to 21.6 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the city was 21.6 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 21.6 years. This is higher than the median age of 19.9 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, 35.7 percent of the household population were under 15 years old. Children aged 10 to 14 years (12.2 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 0 to 4 years and 5 to 9 years (11.8 percent each). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 14 and 45 to 54 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in age groups 15 to 44 and 55 years and over.
More than half of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 57.3 percent of the household population of the city in 2010, up from 54.2 percent in 2000. There were more females (51.1 percent) than males (48.9 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 64 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 35.7 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.3 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 60.9 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 64, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 64 dependents (59 young dependents and five old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 73 dependents per 100 working-age population (68 young dependents and five old dependents).
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 48.7 percent were married while 44.0 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (4.5 percent), divorced/separated (1.8 percent), and in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (1.0 percent).
Among the never married-persons, 52.1 percent were males while 47.9 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, 35.0 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 24.6 percent had reached or finished high school, 11.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 11.9 percent were academic degree holders. Among those with an academic degree, the females (53.5 percent) outnumbered the males (46.5 percent). Similarly, more females (52.2 percent) than males (47.8 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
Persons with disability comprised 1.5 percent of the population in the city
In 2010, around 1,500 persons or 1.5 percent of the 97,690 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.2 percent of the 72,876 household population of the city during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 900.
More males than females among those with functional difficulty
Of the 86,169 household population five years and over, 3.4 percent (or 2,903 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 males (50.9 percent) than females (49.1 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 2,903 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 38.1 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 47.2 percent who had difficulty in communicating; 23.3 percent had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 19.9 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 10.9 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing); and 10.6 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating.
Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts
Of the 74,672 household population 10 years old and over in the City of Isabela, 2.1 percent (or 1,560 persons) were overseas workers. Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts as they comprised 55.6 percent of all the overseas workers from this city. Overseas workers aged 25 to 29 years made up the largest age group, comprising 20.2 percent of the total overseas workers from this city in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years (17.6 percent), 35 to 39 years (15.8 percent), and 45 years and over (15.7 percent).
Average household size was 4.8 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 20,294, higher by 6,541 households compared with the 13,753 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.8 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.3 persons in 2000.
There were 106 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 19,160 occupied housing units were recorded in the City of Isabela in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 106 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 5.1 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 103 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 5.4 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of light materials decreased
In 2010, more than half (55.6 percent) of the occupied housing units in the city had outer walls made of wood, lower than the 56.2 percent recorded in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 10.5 percent in 2000 to 18.1 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, seven in every 10 occupied housing units (70.0 percent) in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. This is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000 at 59.4 percent. The proportion of occupied housing units with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 35.1 percent in 2000 to 23.7 percent in 2010.
Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 20,294 households, three in every five households (60.9 percent) owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was 55.7 percent.
Moreover, 15.0 percent of the households occupied lots were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 14.0 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.7 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA