Friday, July 26, 2013
Population of Lanao del Sur increased at the rate of 1.55 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH), the province of Lanao del Sur posted a total population of 933,260 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 133,098 persons compared to its total population of 800,162 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 1.55 percent. This is lower than the 2.92 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.55 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Lanao del Sur would double in 45 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Lanao del Sur was only 378,327 persons. This population size is more than two fifths of the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.
Marawi City remained the most populous
Among the lone city and 39 municipalities comprising the province of Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, the provincial capital, was the most populous area with a population size making up 20.0 percent of the total provincial population. It was followed by the municipalities of Wao with 4.3 percent, Malabang with 4.1 percent, Lumba-Bayabao (Maguing) with 3.5 percent, and Marantao with 3.1 percent. The rest of the municipalities contributed less than 3.0 percent each.
The least populated area was the municipality of Lumbaca-Unayan with a share of 0.7 percent to the total population of the province. It was also the least populated area in 2000.
Sex ratio was 95 males per 100 females
Of the 928,384 household population in 2010, females accounted for 51.4 percent while males comprised 48.6 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 95 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (94 males per 100 females).
Median age remained at 17.6 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 17.6 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 17.6 years. The recorded median age in 2000 was the same as that in 2010.
Moreover, about two in every five persons (44.0 percent) were under 15 years old. Children aged 5 to 9 years (15.8 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 0 to 4 years and 10 to 14 years (14.1 percent each). Females outnumbered males in the age groups 0 to 44 years and 75 years and over. On the other hand, there were more males than females in the age groups 45 to 74 years.
Almost half of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 48.8 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, down from 49.2 percent in 2000. There were more females (51.8 percent) than males (48.2 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio remained at 84 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 44.0 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 1.6 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 54.4 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 84, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 84 dependents (81 young dependents and three old dependents). This ratio is the same dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 84 dependents per 100 working-age population (81 young dependents and three old dependents).
Females outnumbered males in all the categories for marital status
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 50.2 percent were never married while 45.0 percent were married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (2.9 percent), divorced/separated (1.4 percent), and in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (0.1 percent).
There were more females than males in all the categories for marital status: single (51.6 percent), married (50.1 percent), widowed (73.0 percent), divorced/separated (62.5 percent), and in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (53.8 percent).
More females had attained higher levels of education
Of the household population aged five years and over, 35.9 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 23.3 percent had reached or finished high school, 10.0 percent were college undergraduates, and 6.7 percent were academic degree holders. Among those with an academic degree, the females (59.6 percent) outnumbered the males (40.4 percent). Similarly, more females (53.4 percent) than males (46.6 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
Persons with disability comprised 1.3 percent of the population in the province
In 2010, around 12,400 persons or 1.3 percent of the 928,384 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000, which was 0.4 percent of the 798,669 household population of the province during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 3,500.
There were more males than females among those with functional difficulty
Of the 797,065 household population five years old and over, 4.1 percent (or 32,773 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 (50.8 percent) than females (49.2 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 32,773 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 68.1 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 29.8 percent who had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 28.6 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 25.1 percent had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 13.3 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing); and 11.4 percent had difficulty in communicating.
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 650,576 household population 10 years old and over in Lanao del Sur, 1.3 percent (or 8,157 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 53.1 percent of all overseas workers from this province. Overseas workers in the younger age groups (below 20 years) made up the largest age group, comprising 18.7 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by those in age groups 45 years and over (16.9 percent), 25 to 29 years (15.0 percent), and 30 to 34 years (14.3 percent).
Average household size was 6.5 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 143,786, higher by 26,351 households compared with the 117,435 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 6.5 persons, lower than the average household size of 6.8 persons in 2000.
There were 121 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 118,859 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Lanao del Sur in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 121 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 7.8 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 127 households per 100 occupied housing units and 8.6 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of strong materials increased
In 2010, more than half (51.7 percent) occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of wood, down from 53.2 percent in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, on the other hand, increased from 19.3 percent in 2000 to 26.2 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, majority (85.5 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 81.1 percent.
Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, 81.5 percent of the 143,786 households lived in lots that they owned or amortized. The corresponding figure in 2000 was lower at 70.4 percent.
Furthermore, 11.2 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 2.5 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.1 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA