Population grew by 4.20 percent annually
Lapu-lapu City had a total population of 292,530 persons as of August 1, 2007. This was higher by 34.8 percent compared to the census count of 217,019 persons as of May 1, 2000. These figures translated to an annual population growth rate of 4.20 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.
The household population of Lapu-lapu City in 2007 was 291,708 persons, an increase of 35.0 percent from 216,045 persons in 2000. The number of households, meanwhile, increased by 45.4 percent from 44,439 in 2000 to 64,629 in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.5 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.9 persons in 2000.
Barangay Gun-ob was the most populous barangay
Among the 30 barangays of Lapu-lapu City, barangay Gun-ob had the biggest population size in 2007, comprising 10.2 percent of the total population of the city. This was followed by barangays Pusok (9.1 percent) and Basak (8.6 percent). The top three barangays in 2000 were Gun-ob (10.7 percent), Pusok (10.6 percent), and Pajo (9.0 percent). Barangay Cawhagan (0.2 percent) remained at the bottom in 2007.
More females than males
Of the 291,708 household population, 49.3 percent were males while 50.7 percent were females. This resulted to a sex ratio of 97 males for every 100 females, higher than the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (96 males per 100 females).
Median age increased to 22 years
In 2007, the median age of the household population of the city was 22 years, which means that half of the household population were below 22 years old. This was one year higher compared to the median age of 21 years in 2000.
Age group 0 to 14 years comprised more than one third (34.3 percent) of the household population, of which, children aged 0 to 4 years had the largest share of 12.6 percent. The proportions of age groups 15 to 19 years (10.8 percent), 20 to 24 years (10.7 percent), and 25 to 29 years (10.3 percent) were higher as compared to age group 10 to 14 years (10.0 percent). This was possibly brought about by in-migration of students and workers from other localities.
There were more males than females in age groups 0 to 14 years and 35 to 54 years, while females outnumbered their male counterparts in the rest of the age brackets.
About 59 percent were of voting age
The size of the voting-age population (18 years old and over) of Lapu-lapu City in 2007 was 173,247, or 59.4 percent of the household population. In 2000, the voting-age population was 123,545, or 57.2 percent of the household population. Females (51.7 percent) outnumbered males (48.3 percent) in this particular segment of the city's population.
Dependents decreased to 58 persons per 100 persons in the working-age population
About two-thirds (63.2 percent) of the household population belonged to the working-age population (15 to 64 years). Young dependents (under 15 years) comprised 34.3 percent, while old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for only 2.6 percent.
The overall dependency ratio for Lapu-lapu City in 2007 was 58.3, down from 65.5 in 2000. This means that for every 100 persons in the working-age population in 2007, there were 58 dependents (54 young and 4 old dependents).
Proportion of married persons declined
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 45.4 percent were never-married while 44.2 percent were married. The proportion of married persons in 2007 was lower than the corresponding proportion in 2000 (45.6 percent). On the other hand, the proportions for the rest of the categories for marital status showed increases from their corresponding proportions in 2000. Females outnumbered their male counterparts in all categories for marital status.
More males pursued higher education
Approximately 31 percent of the household population 5 years old and over had attended or completed elementary education, 36.9 percent had reached or finished high school, 9.0 percent were college undergraduates, and 8.6 percent were academic degree holders.
Meanwhile, there were more male academic degree holders (50.4 percent) than females (49.6 percent). The same was true among those with post baccalaureate degrees (52.7 percent males and 47.3 percent females).
About 57 percent had attended school
Almost three-fifths (56.9 percent) of the household population 5 to 24 years old had attended school during School Year 2007 to 2008. School attendance was higher among males (50.5 percent) than females (49.5 percent) during said school year.
Occupied housing units increased by 47.1 percent
In 2007, there were 64,112 occupied housing units in Lapu-lapu City. This was 47.1 percent higher than the number of occupied housing units reported in 2000. A ratio of 101 households per 100 occupied housing units was posted in 2007, lower than the 102 households per 100 occupied housing units ratio computed in 2000. Moreover, the number of persons per occupied housing unit was 4.5 persons in 2007, lower than the ratio of 5.0 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.
Most of the housing units had outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood, and roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum
Among the 64,112 occupied housing units in Lapu-lapu City, one third (33.3 percent) had outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood. As to the construction materials of the roof, 83.9 percent had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. In 2000, most of the occupied housing units had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone (29.3 percent) and roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum (90.2 percent).
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office