Population Growth Rate Declined in Sultan Kudarat (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-049

Release Date: 

Saturday, May 3, 2003

 

Population growth rate at 2.52 percent

The Census 2000 results showed that Sultan Kudarat registered a total population of 586,505 persons, higher by 64,318 persons over the 1995 results. This figure recorded a decrease in the annual growth rate, from 3.44 percent in 1995 to 2.52 percent in 2000. A corresponding increase on the number of households was also recorded at 114,461 households, higher by 10,150 households over the 1995 figure. This resulted to an average household size of 5.12 persons, higher than the national average of five persons.

Tacurong was the most populated municipality

Tacurong had the highest population among the twelve municipalities in Sultan Kudarat with 76,354 persons or 13.02 percent of the total population of the province. This was closely followed by Isulan, the provincial capital with 12.47 percent, Lebak (12.09 percent), and Bagumbayan (9.11 percent). On the other hand, the least populated municipality was Columbo with 3.7 percent.

Sulltan Kudarat was the second most populated province in Region XII

Sultan Kudarat ranked second in terms of population among the three provinces, (Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Lanao del Norte), two cities (Cotabato City and Marawi City) and one highly urbanized city (Iligan City) in the Central Mindanao Region with 25.36 percent of the 2.3 million persons of the region. At the national level, the province contributed 0.77 percent to the total population of 76.5 million.

Half of the population were below 19 years old

Sultan Kudarat had a median age of 19 years, slightly higher than the 1995 median age of 18 years. The proportion of the population aged 0-4 years declined from 13.49 percent in 1995 to 13.29 percent in 2000.

Sex ratio was recorded at 105.22

There were 300.7 thousand males and 285.7 thousand females in Sultan Kudarat. This gave a sex ratio of 105.22 males for every 100 females. There were more males in the age group 0 to 69 years, while more females were in the 70 years and above age group.

Three dependents for every four economically active persons

More than 56 percent of the population of Sultan Kudarat belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years. About 41 percent were young dependents, aged 0 to 14 years, while about three percent were old dependents, aged 65 years and over. The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 76.43, higher than the 1995 ratio of 75.63. This meant, that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 76 dependents, i.e., 71 young dependents and 5 old dependents.

More female than male degree holders

More than 43 percent of population five years old and over had attended or completed elementary education, 26.8 percent in high school, and 1.99 percent in post secondary education. More than two percent were academic degree holders while 7.62 percent were college undergraduates. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (54 percent) and with post-secondary courses (52 percent). On the other hand, there were more females who attended/completed high school, college and post baccalaureate courses.

Hiligaynons/Ilongos dominated the province

About 46.92 percent of the household population classified themselves as Hiligaynon/Ilongo. Others classified themselves as Ilocano (17.17 percent), Cebuano (9.21 percent), Manobo/Ata Manobo (5.37 percent) and the rest belonged to other ethnic groups (8.41 percent).

About 45.77 percent were married

Married persons accounted for 45.77 percent of the total persons 10 years old and over, lower than the 1995 figure (49.62 percent) by 3.85 percentage points. Single persons comprised 44.67 percent in 2000, from 46.17 percent in 1995. The proportion for the widowed (3.58 percent) was higher by 0.68 percentage point as compared to 1995 (2.90 percent). Those with other arrangements increased, from 0.66 percent in 1995 to 4.17 percent in 2000.

Almost all housing units were occupied

Out of 113,114 housing units in Sultan Kudarat, 113,104 units (99.99 percent) were occupied by 114,461 households (585, 768 persons). This rate of occupancy was higher than that of 1990 (96.78 percent). It recorded a ratio of 1.01 households for every occupied housing unit or 5.18 persons per occupied housing unit.

Single houses were most preferred

A very large proportion (96.67 percent) of the total occupied housing units in Sultan Kudarat in 2000 were single houses. This was lower by 1.51 percentage points from the 1990 figure. While almost 22 percent needed major repair, more than 62 percent of the occupied housing units did not need any repair or if needed, with minor repair only. Moreover, one out of three occupied housing units was built from 1996 to 2000.

Housing units with roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum went up by 20.11 percentage points

The proportion of occupied housing units with roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum rose from 23.74 percent in 1990 to 43.85 percent in 2000. Likewise, housing units with wood and concrete/brick/stone as construction materials of the outer walls increased to 20.44 percent and 13.26 percent, from 17.41 percent and 4.96 percent in 1990, respectively.

 

 

  (Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

SULTAN KUDARAT

 

Sultan Kudarat is situated between the provinces of Maguindanao and Cotabato to the north, South Cotabato and Sarangani to the south, Davao del Sur on the east and Moro Gulf on the west. The province's topography ranges from plains to rolling hills and mountain.

As delineated by the American Government in 1914, Sultan Kudarat was part of the province of Cotabato. In 1973, following the Tripoli Agreement and by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 341, Sultan Kudarat became part of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). However, majority of its residents voted against the inclusion of Sultan Kudarat in the ARMM in the 1989 plebiscite.

 

 

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

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Sultan Kudarat 586,505 100.00 300,716 285,789
     Tacurong 76,354 13.02 38,639 37,715
     Isulan (Capital) 73,129 12.47 37,393 35,736
     Lebak 70,899 12.09 36,728 34,171
     Bagumbayan 53,444 9.11 27,849 25,595
     Lambayong 51,192 8.73 26,059 25,133
     Other Municipalities 261,487 44.58 125,263 123,133

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Sultan Kudarat 586,505 300,716 285,789 105.22
     Under 1 14,341 7,174 7,167 100.10
     1 to 4 63,591 32,234 31,357 102.80
     5 to 9 82,531 42,523 40,008 106.29
     10 to 14 77,514 39,301 38,213 102.85
     15 to 19 64,936 32,784 32,152 101.97
     20 to 24 53,135 27,170 25,965 104.64
     25 to 29 45,584 23,344 22,240 104.96
     30 to 34 41,514 21,457 20,057 106.98
     35 to 39 36,240 18,884 17,356 108.80
     40 to 44 28,821 15,151 13,670 110.83
     45 to 49 22,688 11,903 10,785 110.37
     50 to 54 17,110 9,106 8,004 113.77
     55 to 59 12,277 6,471 5,806 111.45
     60 to 64 10,116 5,251 4,865 107.93
     65 to 69 6,546 3,358 3,188 105.33
     70 to 74 4,470 2,194 2,276 96.40
     75 to 79 2,604 1,281 1,323 96.83
     80 & Over 2,487 1,130 1,357 64.61

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Sultan Kudarat 504,847 260,662 244,185
     No Grade Completed 61,426 30,204 31,222
     Pre-School 9,774 6,524 3,250
     Elementary 217,614 117,882 99,732
     High School 135,299 67,521 67,778
     Post Secondary 10,064 5,271 4,793
     College Undergraduate 38,455 18,432 20,023
     Academic Degree Holder 11,097 4,319 6,778
     Post Baccalaureate 2,483 1,074 1,409
     Not Stated 18,635 9,435 9,200

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Sultan Kudarat 513,314 257,086 256,228
     Hiligaynon/Ilongo 240,839 123,741 117,098
     Ilocano 88,160 45,379 42,781
     Cebuano 47,254 24,519 22,735
     Manobo/Ata Manobo 27,541 14,209 13,332
     Others 43,157 22,209 20,948
     Not Reported 4,152 2,149 2,003

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Sultan Kudarat 426,042 190,303 195,012 15,271 2,297 17,749 5,410
     Below 20 142,450 131,930 5,213 217 97 1,669 3,324
     20 - 24 53,135 32,182 16,794 180 185 3,004 790
     25 - 29 45,584 13,633 27,951 301 261 3,029 409
     30 - 34 41,514 5,701 32,149 538 309 2,595 222
     35 - 39 36,240 2,590 30,203 758 331 2,207 151
     40 - 44 28,821 1,422 24,276 1,081 300 1,646 96
     45 - 49 22,688 934 18,776 1,393 283 1234 68
     50 - 54 17,110 623 13,671 1,653 194 892 77
     55 - 59 12,277 387 9,441 1,703 117 570 59
     60 - 64 10,116 340 7,161 2,037 90 431 57
     65 - 69 6,546 207 4,286 1,739 54 220 40
     70 - 74 4,470 176 2,667 1,412 36 131 48
     75 - 79 2,604 81 1,390 1,019 21 66 27
     80 & Over 2,487 97 1,034 1,240 19 55 42

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Sultan Kudarat, 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
Sultan Kudarat 113,104 49,591 264 4,415 53,437 3,037 420 1,934
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 14,993 14,407 122 207 151 89 2 15
     Wood 23,123 10,669 48 535 9,892 1809 85 85
     Half Concrete/
       Brick/Stone
       and Half Wood
14,979 11,421 47 2,617 707 174 5 8
     Galvanized
       Iron/Aluminum
529 298 11 119 60 39 1 1
     Bamboo/Sawali/Nipa 55,485 11,901 - 872 41,647 887 125 53
     Others/Not Reported 3,995 895 36 65 980 39 202 1,772

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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