Sarangani: Annual Growth Rate Dropped to 2.43 Percent

Reference Number: 

2002-040

Release Date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Population growth rate decreased to 2.43 percent

 

The 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) results showed that Sarangani registered a total population of 410,622 persons, higher by 43,616 persons over the 1995 results. This figure translated to 2.43 percent annual growth rate, lower by 2.55 percentage points than the annual growth rate of 4.98 percent during the 1990 to 1995 period. A corresponding increase on the number of households was also recorded, from 70,636 in 1995 to 82,896 households in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 4.95 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.19 in 1995 and lower than the national average of five persons.

Sarangani had the lowest population in Southern Mindanao

Sarangani had the lowest population among the six provinces (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Sarangani and South Cotabato) and two highly urbanized cities (Davao City and General Santos City) in Southern Mindanao (Region XI) with only 7.91 percent of the 5.2 million persons in the region.

 

Table A. Total Population by Province, Southern Mindanao: 2000

Region/Provinces Total Population
Southern Mindanao 5,189,335
     Compostela Valley 580,244
     Davao del Norte 743,811
     Davao del Sur 758,801
     Davao City 1,147,116
     Davao Oriental 446,191
     Sarangani 410,622
     South Cotabato 690,728
     Gen. Santos City 411,822

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Malungon was the most populated municipality

Among the seven municipalities comprising Sarangani, Malungon was the biggest in terms of population. This registered a population of 93,232 or 22.71 percent of the total population of the province. It was followed by Glan (20.23 percent). The provincial capital of Sarangani, Alabel comprised 14.80 percent of the population. Malapatan followed with 13.12 percent. Kiamba, Maasim and Maitum, on the other hand, had less than 11 percent each.

Half of the population were below 18 years old

Sarangani had a median age of 18 years, slightly higher than the 1995 median age of 17 years.

Sex ratio was recorded at 105.7

There were 211.0 thousand males and 199.6 thousand females in Sarangani. This gave a sex ratio of 105.7 males for every 100 females.

Eight dependents for every 10 economically active persons

More than 55 percent of the population of Sarangani belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years. About 42 percent were young dependents (aged 0 to 14 years), while less than three percent were old dependents (aged 65 years and over). The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 80.7, lower than the 1995 ratio of 84.9. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 81 dependents, i.e., 76 young dependents and five old dependents.

More female than male degree holders

More than 51 percent of population five years old and over had attended or completed elementary education. Almost 20 percent had attended or completed high school, while almost one percent had attended or finished post secondary education. Less than one percent were academic degree holders while almost five percent were college undergraduates. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (53.50 percent). On the other hand, there were more females who had attended/completed high school, college and post baccalaureate courses. Among the academic degree holders, three out of five were females.

Most were Cebuanos

More than 42 percent of the household population classified themselves as Cebuano. Other ethnic groups included Bilaan/B’laan (19.64 percent); Maguindanao (6.24 percent); Hiligaynon, Ilonggo (6.15 percent); T’boli (5.10 percent); Ilocano (4.66 percent); Bisaya/Binisaya (3.89 percent) and Tagakaolo (3.80 percent).

Common-Law/Live-in arrangements up by 5.39 percentage points

Married persons accounted for 46.01 percent of the total persons 10 years old and over, lower than the 1995 figure (51.15 percent) by 5.14 percentage points. Single persons comprised 42.32 percent in 2000 from 44.32 percent in 1995 while the widowed (3.15 percent) had almost the same proportion registered in 1995 (2.59 percent). Those with common-law/live-in arrangements increased from 1.54 percent in 1995 to 6.94 percent in 2000.

Housing occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

Out of 81,572 housing units in Sarangani, 81,560 units (99.99 percent) were occupied by 82,896 households. This rate of occupancy was higher than that of the 1990 figure (95.63 percent). It recorded a ratio of 1.02 households for every occupied housing unit or 5.03 persons per occupied housing unit.

Single houses were most preferred

A very large proportion (96.89 percent) of the total occupied housing units in Sarangani in 2000 were single houses. This was lower by 0.39 percentage points from the 1990 figure. More than 70 percent of the occupied housing units did not need any repair or if ever, needed minor repair only, while almost 19 percent needed major repair. Moreover, one out of every two occupied housing units was built from 1996 to 2000.

Half of the housing units had roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw

The proportion of occupied housing units with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw declined from 65.82 percent in 1990 to only 59.06 percent in 2000. On the other hand, roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum rose from 26.59 percent in 1990 to 33.88 percent in 2000. As to construction material of the outer walls, the use of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa rose from 67.25 percent in 1990 to 68.75 percent in 2000. The use of galvanized iron/aluminum for the outer walls, however, declined from 5.50 percent in 1990 to only 0.42 percent in 2000.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

SARANGANI

Sarangani is located in the southernmost part of the island of Mindanao. It is an oddly shaped province separated into two by General Santos City. Its elongated western section faces south to the Mindanao Sea with its back to the Daguma Range and Southern Cotabato. Its western edge touches Sultan Kudarat, while the eastern tip ends at Sarangani Bay. The eastern section is also elongated in a north-south direction. Its northern tip and eastern flank is against Davao del Sur and the Alip Range. Its western side is bounded by the province of South Cotabato and Sarangani Bay.

 

Table 1. Population Distribution by Sex and Municipality: Sarangani, 2000

Municipality Total Population Percent Male Female
Sarangani 410,622 100.00 210,994 199,628
     Alabel (Capital) 60,779 14.80 31,255 29,524
     Glan 83,051 20.23 42,713 40,338
     Kiamba 44,724 10.89 23,157 21,567
     Maasim 39,424 9.60 20,398 19,026
     Maitum 35,536 8.65 18,255 17,281
     Malapatan 53,876 13.12 27,290 26,586
     Malungon 93,232 22.71 47,926 45,306

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Sarangani 410,622 210,994 199,628 105.7
     Under 1 10,716 5,361 5,355 100.1
     1to 4 47,864 24,297 23,567 103.1
     5 to 9 60,374 30,501 29,873 102.1
     10 to 14 54,108 27,486 26,622 103.2
     15 to 19 44,568 22,529 22,039 102.2
     20 to 24 36,699 18,633 18,066 103.1
     25 to 29 32,745 16,871 15,874 106.3
     30 to 34 28,158 14,829 13,329 111.3
     35 to 39 23,881 12,472 11,409 109.3
     40 to 44 19,110 10,072 9,038 111.4
     45 to 49 14,840 7,909 6,931 114.1
     50 to 54 11,466 6,083 5,383 113.0
     55 to 59 8,683 4,635 4,048 114.5
     60 to 64 7,151 3,916 3,235 121.1
     65 to 69 4,430 2,385 2,045 116.6
     70 to 74 2,884 1,548 1,336 115.9
     75 to 79 1,514 780 734 106.3
     80 & Over 1,431 687 744 92.3

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population 5 Years Old & Over Male Female
Sarangani 351,557 180,866 170,691
     No Grade Completed 59,276 30,123 29,153
     Pre-School 7,536 3,729 3,807
     Elementary 181,831 97,288 84,543
     High School 68,544 33,174 35,370
     Post Secondary 3,147 1,574 1,573
     College Undergraduate 16,192 7,778 8,414
     Academic Degree Holder 2,505 975 1,530
     Post Baccalaureate 1,080 441 639
     Not Stated 11,446 5,784 5,662

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Sarangani 410,137 210,524 199,613
     Bilaan/B’laan 80,559 40,684 39,875
     Bisaya/Binisaya 15,974 8,343 7,631
     Cebuano 173,936 89,895 84,041
     Hiligaynon, Ilonggo 25,222 13,106 12,116
     Ilocano 19,106 9,887 9,219
     Maguindanao 25,608 12,778 12,830
     Tagakaolo 15,573 7,889 7,684
     T’boli 20,901 10,703 10,198
     Other Local Ethnicity 31,167 16,127 15,040
     Other Foreign Ethnicity 546 294 252
     Not Reported 1,545 818 727

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Common-Law/Live-in Unknown
Sarangani 291,668 123,427 134,193 9,187 1,695 20,228 2,938
     Below 20 98,676 90,497 3,995 115 75 2,122 1,872
     20 –24 36,699 18,779 13,545 130 142 3,674 429
     25 – 29 32,745 7,534 20,948 246 197 3,636 184
     30 – 34 28,158 3,100 21,607 339 235 2,759 118
     35 – 39 23,881 1,348 19,401 478 224 2,366 64
     40 – 44 19,110 778 15,654 604 246 1,773 55
     45 – 49 14,840 443 12,133 817 167 1,232 48
     50 – 54 11,466 319 9,031 1,019 143 913 41
     55 – 59 8,683 220 6,658 991 99 681 34
     60 – 64 7,151 177 5,036 1,264 90 553 31
     65 – 69 4,430 95 3,010 1,000 43 253 29
     70 – 74 2,884 59 1,743 893 15 159 15
     75 – 79 1,514 36 832 586 9 45 6
     80 & Over 1,431 42 600 705 10 62 12

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Sarangani, 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
Sarangani 81,560 27,631 123 1,443 48,173 1,509 583 2,098
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 5,319 5,074 49 45 143 4 1 3
     Wood 10,395 6,271 17 184 2,885 978 20 40
     Half Concrete/
     Brick/Stone
     and Half Wood
6,861 5,574 29 711 476 56 3 12
     Galvanized Iron/
     Aluminum
344 202 8 54 57 21 - 2
     Bamboo/Sawali/Nipa 56,072 10,026 - 433 44,178 430 230 775
     Others/Not Reported 2,569 484 20 16 434 20 329 1,266

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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