Population of Compostela Valley Increased by 107 Thousand (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)

Reference Number: 

2013-083

Release Date: 

Friday, June 21, 2013

 

Population of Compostela Valley increased at the rate of 1.71 percent annually
 
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Compostela Valley posted a total population of 687,195 persons as of May 1, 2010.  This is larger by 106,951 persons compared to its total population of 580,244 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 1.71 percent.  This is lower than the 2.21 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
 
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.71 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Compostela Valley would double in 41 years.
 
Fifty years ago, the population of Compostela Valley was only 102,830 persons.  This population size is only 15.0 percent of the population of the province in 2010 CPH.
 
 
 

Municipality of Monkayo was the most populous

Among the 11 municipalities comprising the province of Compostela Valley, the municipality of Monkayo was the most populous with a population size making up 13.8 percent of the total provincial population.  The municipality of Compostela was second with 11.9 percent share, followed by the municipalities of Pantukan with 11.5 percent, Nabunturan with 10.7 percent, Maco with 10.5 percent, and Laak with 10.3 percent. The rest of municipalities contributed less than 10.0 percent each.

The least populated area was the municipality of Mawab with 5.2 percent share to the total population of the province. It was also the least populated municipality in 2000.
 
 
 
Sex ratio at 111 males per 100 females
 
Of the 686,704 household population in 2010, males accounted for 52.6 percent while females comprised 47.4 percent.  These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 111 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (110 males for every 100 females).
 
 
Median age increased to 22.4 years
 
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 22.4 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 22.4 years. This is higher than the median age of 20.0 years that was recorded in 2000.
 
Moreover, one in every three persons (34.2 percent) was under 15 years old.  Children aged 0 to 4 years and 5 to 9 years (11.6 percent each) comprised the largest age group, followed closely by those in the age group 15 to 19 years (11.2 percent).  Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 64 years and 70 to 74 years.  On the other hand, there were more females than males in the age groups 65 to 69 years and 75 years and over.
 

 

More than half of the population were of voting age

 
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 59.0 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up by 5.0 percent from 54.0 percent in 2000.  There were more males (53.2 percent) than females (46.8 percent) among the voting-age population.
 
 
Dependency ratio decreased to 62 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
 
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 34.2 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.0 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 61.8 percent.
 
The overall dependency ratio was 62, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 62 dependents (55 young dependents and seven 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, 45.7 percent were married while 43.1 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (6.6 percent), widowed (3.7 percent), and divorced/separated (0.9 percent).
 
Among the never-married persons, 58.4 percent were males while 41.6 percent were females.  On the other hand, among the widowed, there were more females (72.7 percent) than males (27.3 percent).
 
 
More females had attained higher levels of education
 
Of the household population aged five years and over, 45.6 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 32.9 percent had reached or finished high school, 6.4 percent were college undergraduates, and 4.8 percent were academic degree holders.  Among those with an academic degree, the females (60.4 percent) outnumbered the males (39.6 percent).  Similarly, more females (59.9 percent) than males (40.1 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
 
 
Persons with disability comprised 1.6 percent of the population in the province
 
In 2010, around 11,000 persons or 1.6 percent of the 686,704 household population had a disability.  This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.1 percent of the 579,719 household population of the province during that year.  The number of PWD for the same year was around 6,500.
 
 
More males than females among those with functional difficulty
 
Of the 607,368 household population five years and over, 2.3 percent (or 14,040 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 (52.0 percent) than females (48.0 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
 
Moreover, of the total 14,040 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 60.4 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses.  There were 25.9 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 21.0 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 19.3 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 17.4 percent had difficulty in communicating; and 14.0 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).
 
Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterpart
 
Of the 527,917 household population 10 years old and over in Compostela Valley, 0.7 percent (or 3,914 persons) were overseas workers.  Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterpart as they comprised 61.5 percent of all the overseas workers from this province.  Overseas workers aged 25 to 29 years made up the largest age group, comprising 23.1 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age group 30 to 34 years (20.2 percent), 35 to 39 years (15.8 percent), and 45 years and over (13.0 percent).
 
           
Average household size was 4.5 persons
 
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 151,821, higher by 31,055 households compared with the 120,766 households posted in 2000.  The average household size in 2010 was 4.5 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.8 persons in 2000.
 
 
 
There were 102 households per 100 occupied housing units
 
A total of 149,077 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Compostela Valley in 2010.  This translates to a ratio of 102 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.6 persons per occupied housing unit.  In 2000, there were 103 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit.
 
 
Majority of occupied housing units had roofs made of strong materials
 
In 2010, 37.9 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of wood, down from 55.7 percent in 2000.  On the other hand, the proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa increased from 21.6 percent in 2000 to 27.2 percent in 2010.  Meanwhile, majority (83.3 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 69.3 percent.
 
Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
           
In 2010, of the total 151,821 households, 57.7 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied.  The corresponding figure in 2000 was lower at 50.5 percent.
 
Moreover, 29.4 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 7.6 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.8 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                     
        (Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
                         Administrator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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