Quirino's Population Expected to Double in Twenty Six Years

Reference Number: 

2002-016

Release Date: 

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

 

The population of Quirino, as of May 1, 2000, stood at 148,575 persons. This was higher by 34,443 persons (30.2 percent) ten years ago or almost threefold after becoming a province in 1971. During the eighties, the population grew at the rate of 3.21 percent annually. The rate declined to 2.63 percent from 1990 to 1995 and to 2.71 percent from 1995 to 2000. If the current rate continues, the population of Quirino was expected to double in about 26 years.

The number of households rose to 30,581 in 2000, higher by 4,153 households from 1995. The average household size declined to 4.86 persons from 5.2 in 1990 and 5.0 in 1995. This was slightly lower than the national average of five persons.

Among the six municipalities in the province, Diffun registered the largest population at 39,489 persons. It accounted for 26.58 percent of the total population of the province. Maddela followed with 32,236 persons (21.70 percent). Cabarroguis, the capital of the province, registered the third largest population (25,832 persons or 17.39 percent). These three (3) municipalities combined comprised 65.7 percent of the province's total population. Saguday and Nagtipunan had the least population with less than 12 percent each of the total.

Quirino was the second least populous province in Cagayan Valley, contributing only 5.28 percent to the 2.8 million population of the region and a mere 0.19 percent to the total Philippine population of 76.5 million as recorded in the Census 2000.

Quirino had young population with a median age of 20 years. Males outnumbered females with a sex ratio of 106 males for every 100 females. However, in the age group 65 years and over, the females dominated their male counterparts.

In 2000, the population aged 0 to14 years made up 37.7 percent of the total population while those aged 65 years and above comprised 3.4 percent. Thus, the economically active population, aged 15 to 64 years, was 58.81 percent of the total population in Quirino.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 70. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 70 dependents (64 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and six persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents), an improvement of 6.4 percentage points over the 76.4 ratio reported in 1995.

Of the total household population five years old and over, almost half (48.2 percent) had attended or completed elementary education. Twenty seven percent had either attended or finished high school while 8.0 percent had attended college. Only 2.6 percent were academic degree holders. More than half of those who had attended or finished elementary education (53.7 percent) were males. On the other hand, those who had attended or finished higher education such as post secondary, college and post baccalaureate were predominantly females.

About 72 percent of the household population in Quirino classified themselves as Ilocano while 15.27 percent considered themselves as Ifugao. The remaining 12.7 percent were either Kankanaey, Tagalog, or other ethnic groups.

Half (50.1 percent) of the population 10 years old and above were married while 42.93 percent were single. The remaining seven percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, common-law/live-in or with unknown marital status.

Out of 148,515 household population of the province, only 1,585 persons (1.1 percent) were reported to have some types of disability. Among the disabled, persons with low vision constituted the highest proportion (23.28 percent) followed by those with oral defect (9.40 percent) and partial blindness (8.64 percent).

Of the 31,024 housing units in Quirino, 30,240 were occupied (97.47 percent). Of the total occupied housing units, 97.26 percent were single houses. This registered a ratio of 1.01 household per housing unit and 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
                  Administrator

 

 

QUIRINO

Quirino is located on the southern part of Cagayan Valley. It is bounded by the province of Isabela on the north, the province of Quezon on the east and the province of Nueva Vizcaya on the southeast. Quirino was separated from Nueva Vizcaya and was created as a new province by virtue of R.A. No. 6394 on September 10, 1971. It has a total land area of 3,057.2 square kilometers and is made up of six (6) municipalities broken down into 132 barangays.

 

Table 1. Total Population by Municipality and Sex: Quirino, 2000

Municipalities Both Sexes Percent Male Female
Quirino 148,575 100.00 76,453 72,122
  Aglipay 21,774 14.66 11,244 10,530
  Cabarroguis 25,832 17.39 13,235 12,597
  Diffun 39,489 26.58 20,242 19,247
  Maddela 32,236 21.70 16,602 15,634
  Saguday 12,217 8.22 6,261 5,956
  Nagtipunan 17,027 11.46 8,869 8,158
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Quirino 148,575 76,453 72,122 106.0
  Under 1 3,305 1,693 1,612 105.0
  1 to 4 15,043 7,750 7,293 106.3
  5 to 9 19,811 10,105 9,706 104.1
  10 to 14 17,923 9,153 8,770 104.4
  15 to 19 16,227 8,303 7,924 104.8
  20 to 24 14,022 7,172 6,850 104.7
  25 to 29 12,005 6,229 5,776 107.8
  30 to 34 10,322 5,444 4,878 111.6
  35 to 39 9,515 4,899 4,616 106.1
  40 to 44 8,288 4,354 3,934 110.7
  45 to 49 6,315 3,359 2,956 113.6
  50 to 54 4,594 2,431 2,163 112.4
  55 to 59 3,165 1,634 1,531 106.7
  60 to 64 2,923 1,483 1,440 103.0
  65 to 69 2,020 962 1,058 90.9
  70 to 74 1,358 688 670 102.7
  75 to 79 874 396 478 82.8
  80 and over 865 398 467 85.2
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Quirino 130,167 66,983 63,184
  No Grade Completed 8,695 4,464 4,231
  Pre-School 3,006 1,549 1,457
  Elementary 62,752 33,714 29,038
  High School 34,852 17,728 17,124
  Post Secondary 3,722 1,768 1,954
  College Undergraduate 10,454 4,815 5,639
  Academic Degree Holder 3,330 1,327 2,003
  Post Baccalaureate 823 341 482
  Not Stated 2,533 1,271 1,256
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Mountain Province, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Quirino 148,515 76,426 72,086
   Ilocano 106,640 54,722 51,918
   Ifugao 22,682 11,776 10,906
   Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey 4,755 2,490 2,265
   Tagalog 4,639 2,306 2,333
   Others 9,291 4,906 4,305
   Not Reported 508 226 282
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

Table 5. Total Population 10 Years old and Over by Age Group and Marital status: Quirino, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown

Quirino

110,416 47,397 55,308 4,250 735 2,381 345
    Below 20 34,150 32,595 1127 29 19 219 161
    20 – 24 14,022 8,565 5030 26 33 315 53
    25 – 29 12,005 3,430 8,114 50 67 304 40
    30 – 34 10,322 1,259 8,523 114 97 312 17
    35 – 39 9,515 609 8,337 157 110 292 10
    40 – 44 8,288 356 7,272 283 109 258 10
    45 – 49 6,315 200 5,459 359 89 203 5
    50 – 54 4,594 133 3,803 410 81 163 4
    55 – 59 3,165 67 2,497 413 51 116 21
    60 – 64 2,923 66 2,160 573 37 83 4
    65 – 69 2,020 45 1,355 539 18 58 5
    70 – 74 1,358 25 812 468 14 37 2
    75 – 79 874 18 463 372 6 14 1
    80 & Over 865 29 356 457 4 7 12
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Household and Household Population to Occupied Housing Unit by Type of Building: Quirino, 2000

Type of Building Occupied Housing Unit Household Household Population Ratio of Households and Household Population
Household to Occupied Housing Unit Household Population to Occupied Housing Unit

Quirino

30,240 30,581 148,515 1.01 4.91
Single House 29,413 29,754 144,019 1.01 4.90
Duplex 583 592 3,188 1.02 5.47
Multi-unit Residential 69 75 344 1.09 4.99
Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 40 43 178 1.08 4.45
Institutional Living Quarter 6 6 25 1.00 4.17
Other Housing Unit 8 8 31 1.00 3.88
Not Reported 121 123 730 1.02 6.03
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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