Population of Rizal had Increased by 800 Thousand (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)

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Saturday, June 8, 2013


Population increased at the rate of 3.82 percent annually

Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Rizal posted a total population of 2,484,840 persons as of May 1, 2010.  This is larger by 777,622 persons compared to its total population of 1,707,218 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 3.82 percent.  This is lower than the 5.73 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.

If the average annual PGR recorded at 3.82 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Rizal would double in 18 years.

Fifty years ago, the population of Rizal was only 173,958 persons.  The population size is more than 14 times the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.


City of Antipolo was the most populous area

Among the lone city and 13 municipalities comprising the province of Rizal, the City of Antipolo was the most populous with a population size making up 27.3 percent of the total provincial population.  The municipality of Cainta was second with 12.6 percent share, followed by the municipalities of Taytay (11.6 percent), Rodriguez (Montalban) (11.3 percent), and Binangonan (10.1 percent). The rest of the municipalities contributed less than 10.0 percent each.

The least populated area was the municipality of Jala-Jala with 1.2 percent share to the total population of the province. It was also the least populated area in 2000.


Sex ratio was 100 males per 100 females

Of the 2,480,966 household population in 2010, males accounted for 49.9 percent while females comprised 50.1 percent.  These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 100 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (101 males for every 100 females).


Median age increased to 24.2 years

In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 24.2 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 24.2 years. This is higher than the median age of 22.3 years that was recorded in 2000.

Moreover, almost one third of the population (32.3 percent) was under 15 years old.  Children aged 0 to 4 years (10.9 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 5 to 9 years (10.8 percent) and 10 to 14 years (10.6 percent).  Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 14 years.  On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (40 years and over).


More than half of the population were of voting age

The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 61.6 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 58.3 percent in 2000.  There were more females (51.1 percent) than males (48.9 percent) among the voting-age population.


Dependency ratio decreased to 55 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 3.1 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 64.6 percent.          

The overall dependency ratio was 55, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 55 dependents (50 young dependents and five old dependents).  This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 63 dependents per 100 working-age population (59 young dependents and four old dependents).


Proportion of never-married persons in the province increased

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 43.8 percent were married while 42.5 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (8.4 percent), widowed (3.6 percent), and divorced/separated (1.5 percent).

Among the never-married persons, 52.2 percent were males while 47.8 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, 27.2 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 37.0 percent had reached or finished high school, 13.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 12.2 percent were academic degree holders.  Among those with an academic degree, the females (55.9 percent) outnumbered the males (44.1 percent).  Similarly, more females (54.5 percent) than males (45.5 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.


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

In 2010, around 1.8 percent (or 43,500 persons) of the 2,480,966 total household population had a disability.  This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.0 percent of the 1,704,109 household population of the province during that year.  The number of PWD for the same year was around 17,800.


There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty

Of the 2,210,092 household population five years and over, 3.7 percent (or 80,722 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 (54.2 percent) than males (45.8 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.

Moreover, of the total 80,722 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 81.6 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses.  There were 16.8 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps, 13.0 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid, 7.5 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating, 7.1 percent had difficulty in communicating, and 6.0 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).


Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts

Of the 1,941,721 household population 10 years old and over in Rizal, 2.6 percent (or 49,948 persons) were overseas workers.  Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 65.3 percent of all the overseas workers from this province.  Overseas workers aged 45 years and over made up the largest age group, comprising 29.9 percent from this province in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years 17.3 percent, 35 to 39 years (17.0 percent), and 40 to 44 years (14.5 percent).


Average household size was 4.5 persons

The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 555,574, higher by 198,996 households compared with the 356,578 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 542,403 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Rizal 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.


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

In 2010, 66.2 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, up from 48.8 percent in 2000.  The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood, on the other hand, decreased from 21.2 percent in 2000 to 15.2 percent in 2010.  Meanwhile, majority of the occupied housing units (88.1 percent) in 2010, had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum.  The corresponding figure in 2000 was 84.8 percent.


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

In 2010, of the total 555,574 households, 64.8 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied.  The corresponding figure in 2000 was 54.8 percent.

Moreover, 17.1 percent of the households rented the lots that they occupied, 13.3 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, and 2.2 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.



          (Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA